New Chapter for Brunel’s Restaurant

Brunel’s RestaurantNewcastle restaurant, Brunel’s, has just announced the relocation of its premises to a larger, 70-seater restaurant, leading to the creation of 15 new jobs.  Due to open in mid-October, a significant sum has been invested in the new restaurant, with upwards of £100,000 allocated to creating a state-of-the-art kitchen.

Retaining its original name of Brunel’s, named after the engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel – designer of the SS Great Britain which ran aground in Dundrum Bay in 1846 – the restaurant will upgrade from its current 40-seater capacity to occupy a 2,700 sq. ft unit located the Downs Road in Newcastle, employing 25 staff in total.

The venture sees Head Chef and Director, Paul Cunningham team up with newly-appointed Co-Director and General Manager, Fiona Davey for this new chapter for Brunel’s.

Speaking about the decision to relocate, Head Chef, Paul Cunningham, explains: “Since opening in 2014, Brunel’s has established a loyal clientele, who enjoy fine and innovative dishes, created from the best of local and seasonal produce.  As we built our reputation for creating good food from the heart and our customer-base grew, it became apparent that we needed more space so when the opportunity  arose to move to a new location that was more central, and larger in size, we knew that it was time for the next chapter for Brunel’s.”

Co-Director and General Manager, Fiona Davey, adds: “I am thrilled to have joined Brunel’s at this pivotal point in its journey. Having worked in the hospitality industry for many years, in some of County Down’s finest restaurants, the time was right to return to my hometown and be part of this exciting new phase.

“Aligned with Brunel’s reputation for exceptional food, we have paid great attention to detail throughout our new restaurant. From our incredible menu, to the stylish interiors and high spec of the kitchen, we’ll be offering an unforgettable dining experience to customers, both old and new.”

Officially opening in mid-October, Brunel’s will feature an open plan kitchen, a dedicated cocktail bar and will offer an exclusive list of wines that are unavailable in any other restaurant in Northern Ireland.

Brunel’s restaurant & wine bar will be open seven days a week from 14th October 2017.

For further information, please visit, or call the restaurant on 028 437 23951.

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