Where to Eat and Drink in Newcastle, County Down

If you’re visiting the Mourne Mountains in County Down and looking for some delicious places to grab a bite, you’ve come to the right place! Newcastle has some of the finest restaurants, pubs and cafes in Northern Ireland.

Whether you’re looking for a traditional Irish meal or something more unique, this guide will help you find the perfect spot.

Brunel’s Restaurant

Brunel’s Restaurant creates a soothing and comfortable atmosphere, with a touch of vintage charm that puts you at ease and makes you feel right at home. Order a cocktail while you’re here, they’re some of the best in town!

And if you’re wondering about the main course… Delight in the flavors of pan-roasted hake accompanied by asparagus and cured salmon balatine, served with a side of pea and baby gem, atop a perfectly crisp potato rosti.

Quinns Bar

As you step inside Quinns Bar, you will be transported back to the pinnacle of 19th-century elegance and style. The bar exudes a timeless charm that perfectly complements the menu, boasting pub food classics.

Treat yourself to a pint of Guinness and embark on a culinary journey filled with exquisite flavors that will captivate your taste buds. There is live entertainment every weekend, and the bar serves delicious bar snacks.

The Mourne Seafood Bar

If you’re looking for fresh seafood in Newcastle County Down, then look no further than The Mourne Seafood Bar. This family-run seafood restaurant has served the finest seafood dishes to locals and tourists for over 30 years.

Enjoy freshly caught fish, steamed mussels, and classic fish & chips – all cooked with fresh local ingredients. They also offer a wide selection of wines that are sure to complement your meal perfectly.

The Maghera Inn

With its 200-year-old history, The Maghera Inn Pub is one of those establishments that I long to call my local. It exudes a warm and inviting atmosphere, accompanied by impeccable service and delectable cuisine – a truly exquisite blend of elements!

It’s a great pub to enjoy some steaks and a large pint of Guinness.

Great Jones

The Great Jones is a modern restaurant located in the heart of Newcastle. This establishment offers an eclectic mix of local and international dishes, as well as interesting craft beers and an extensive wine list.

You’ve got to try the Seafood Chowder. It’s made with locally sourced seafood and succulent prawns, all swimming in a creamy chowder sauce. Every spoonful is a delight, especially when paired with the freshly baked homemade wheaten bread.

Make sure to save some space for the delectable cheesecake and refreshing lemon ice cream. The entire dining experience was outstanding and offered tremendous value.

Villa Vinci

Villa Vinci is a charming Italian restaurant located in the heart of Newcastle. The relaxed atmosphere and mouth-watering dishes transport you to Italy right away.

Indulge in the delectable steak sandwich featuring sautéed mushrooms and onions, melted mozzarella, zesty pepper sauce, accompanied by crispy fries and a refreshing salad.

Each plate is presented with an exquisite attention to detail that makes it almost too good to eat – almost!

Where to Stay

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay while visiting Newcastle, County Down, then the The Briers is an excellent option. Situated on the outskirts of town, this place is conveniently within a short stroll of all Newcastle offers.