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2013 Award Winners CHEF OF THE YEAR 2013

Ian Orr, Browns Restaurant & Champagne Lounge Derry City

Chef of the Year 2013 - Ian Orr, Browns Restaurant & Champagne Lounge Derry City Great ingredients have always been the essential foundation for great meals – the celebrated French chef Paul Bocuse called them ‘the building blocks of good cooking’- and our best chefs take full advantage of the fact that Irish producers are supplying world class ingredients in abundance.

Ian Orr is just such a man, renowned for his dedication to fresh seasonal produce and support of local suppliers. Cooking with a deft hand and a light touch that allows the natural flavour, texture and colour of ultra-fresh seasonal ingredients to take the lead is his trademark – and even diners who may be reluctant to try Tasting Menus, fearing ‘a lot of bits and pieces’ rather than a decent meal, need have no worries here.

While delivering on the culinary bells and whistles demanded of special occasion menus, Ian has his feet firmly on the ground and ‘real food’ is always at the heart of his cooking – which rates with the finest in the land.

So visitors to the Derry, the 2013 City of Culture, who may be keen to experience the best the area has to offer should ensure that at least one meal at Browns Restaurant is firmly fixed in their itinerary!

Browns Restaurant & Champagne Lounge

Londonderry, Co. Londonderry
17 votes
3 euro For Cooking & Service Well Above Average Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
The city’s most highly-regarded restaurant over two decades, Browns is now enjoying an exciting phase in the ownership of Ian Orr, a  leading chef well known from his time as head chef at Rathmullan House in Co Donegal (among several respe ...

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