Tedfords invests £250,000 in new quayside premises
Colin Angus, facilities manager and Cormac Artt, Richmond Interiors & Fit Out, with Tedfords’ Kitchen Proprietor & Group Head Chef Alan Foster and Co-Proprietor Sharon Foster.
Award-winning Belfast restaurant, Tedfords on Donegall Quay, has opened a second restaurant in the city centre, creating 20 new jobs.
Owned and managed by husband and wife team, Alan and Sharon Foster, over £250,000 has been invested in Tedfords’ Kitchen, which opened in early July in time for the Tall Ships.
Tedfords’ Kitchen is occupying a 4,500-square-foot unit at No.1 Lanyon Quay, a new casual dining restaurant and wine bar which will complement the original Tedfords Restaurant.
The new venture seats 90 and has a terraced outdoor seating area, adding to the cosmopolitan feel of Tedfords’ Kitchen.Future plans include a further private dining space for 30, due to be completed later in the year.
“Over the past 15 years, we’ve worked hard to build an award-winning reputation for quality and fine dining at Tedfords,” said Alan Foster, Proprietor and Group Head Chef. “We’d always hoped to expand our portfolio to include a more casual dining establishment however the right opportunity just didn’t present itself, until now.
“The renewed buoyancy in the economy, Belfast’s growing reputation for food and the increasing number of international events that are choosing Northern Ireland, have all been instrumental in our decision to expand.”
These factors, coupled with the multi-million pound extension of the Waterfront Hall, and finding the right location on Lanyon Quay, signified that the time was right for Alan and Sharon to invest significantly in the development of Tedfords’ Kitchen.
Sharon Foster, co-proprietor, said: “The location of Tedfords’ Kitchen, which is situated just beside the Waterfront Hall piazza, is perfectly placed to accommodate the casual dining, wine bar style that we wanted to create. With an outdoor terrace, the wine bar & restaurant will be open seven days per week, and we’ll be offering relaxed dining all-day and into the night.”
Mark Devlin, the former Sous Chef at Tedfords, has been appointed as Head Chef at Tedfords’ Kitchen, and will oversee a diverse menu that offers a range of casual dining options, including early morning coffees, lunch, small plates and evening meals.
Tedfords’ Kitchen restaurant & wine bar will be open seven days a week from 8am