Bishop's Gate Hotel
With a year of stylish service under its belt, the Bishop’s Gate is already a landmark destination in 'Derry, and further evidence that the city is enjoying a major social and cultural 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, 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 Bishop’s Gate is powering that renaissance.
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