Yellow Door expansion cooks up 20 new jobs
Yellow Door, Northern Ireland’s multi-award-winning catering and deli brand, has added to its expanding menu with the launch of the Yellow Door restaurant at Belfast Furniture Mall.
Located in south Belfast’s booming Balmoral Plaza, on the Boucher Road, the building was formerly home to Fulton’s fine furnishings company, which was also well-known for it restaurant, complete with resident pianist.
The piano has now gone, but in its place, Yellow Door is showcasing the very best of Northern Irish produce, cooked to perfection in dishes created by the Yellow Door chefs and also available to buy by the bottle (or packet) in a niche selection of foods from artisan producers, on display at the new in-store eatery.
“We’re delighted to open our first restaurant in this iconic Belfast building,” said Director, Andrew Dougan. “Yellow Door is an expanding family business and we take tremendous pride in setting the standards for innovation and individuality. While phrases such as ‘home cooked’ and ‘local, seasonal produce’ seem to be on everyone’s lips today, the fact is, this has been at the very core of the Yellow Door brand from its inception, 22 years ago.
“We bake our own artisan breads and patisserie, use herbs and leaves from our kitchen garden for our salads and savoury dishes, and source other produce from the best suppliers we can find – and in Northern Ireland we are blessed with many outstanding producers,” continued Andrew.
“Yellow Door aims to be at the heart of the community with a strong farm-to-table focus, and an emphasis on exceptionally flavoursome, seasonal food, cooked and presented in a variety of exciting dishes to match today’s evolving palettes,” said Andrew.
At the new restaurant, Yellow Door is leading the way forward yet again with the introduction of the latest foodie concept – Californian style dining. The latest trend in fashionable eating, it focuses on sharing plates and family-style dining, although traditional favourites such as roast meat and veg are still on the menu thanks to a state-of-the-art new rotisserie for slow roasting.