Bishop's Gate Hotel
With a couple of year's of stylish service under its belt, the Bishop’s Gate Hotel is already a landmark destination in Derry/Londonderry, and further evidence that the city is enjoying a major social and cultural and culinary rebirth. The restoration of the Northern Counties listed building has been sensitively handled – save for the branded awnings, which should be removed – and the team, under manager Ciaran O’Neill, show a real pride in their work in this architectural jewel. The main focus for eating is The Gown restaurant, which offers classic dishes – Caesar salad with crispy hen’s egg; sirloin with green peppercorn cream; chicken breast with fondant potato – but there is also daytime food in The Wig, their champagne bar, and afternoon tea in The Hervey library. Staff are extremely helpful, especially the staff at reception who are benchmark good at their work, and genuinely knowledgeable about the city and what to explore and discover. Derry city’s transformation over the last decade has been simply remarkable, and The Bishop’s Gate Hotel is a powerful element of that renaissance.
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