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Based in Newcastle, Co. Down, Brunel’s Restaurant has been located on it’s current site since October 2017. It is named after the renowned innovator and inventor Isambard Kingdom Brunel whose ship the S.S Great Britain ran aground in Dundrum Bay in 1846.

Brunel’s is run by Paul Cunningham – Head Chef / Director – and Fiona Davey – General Manager / Director. As directors of the business they both bring different strengths which enable the restaurant to be one of the best places to eat in the country.

Paul has won several awards for Best Chef in Northern Ireland and Ireland as well as appearing on BBC show Great British Menu whilst Fiona has been shortlisted the last three years for Restauranteur of the Year with the Institute of Hospitality.

Specialising in the use of locally produced and foraged ingredients with the majority being supplied from within 25 miles of the restaurant, the menu changes seasonally depending on the produce which is available.

Paul can regularly be found out foraging in the local woodlands, beaches and bays with many elements of his dishes having been freshly gathered from the beautiful surroundings at the foot of Mournes.

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Brunel’s offers a wide variety of menus by award winning chef Paul Cunningham. Our Lunchtime menu includes our famous chowder and freshly baked wheaten, we also serve Early Bird menu, our exquisite fine dining Dinner Menu and our Sunday menu which has 3 courses for £25.

We give diners the opportunity to experience fine dining in an informal, friendly atmosphere, there is always a warm welcome and a smile on the faces of staff and guests.

In light of the ongoing travel restrictions, Brunel’s offers the “staycationer” the opportunity to eat high quality local produce in beautiful surroundings. We are within strolling distance of the Slieve Donard Hotel and next door to the Hutt Hostel or if glamping pods are more your thing Pine Tree Hollow Glamping is a short journey from our door.


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