Restaurant Profile April 2020: Courtney’s Steakhouse, Newry
Pat Courtney, co-owner with his wife Patricia, talks to HRNI
WHEN DID YOUR RESTAURANT OPEN?
Courtney’s Steakhouse opened in 2016 and is part of a larger group of establishments across South Co Down, offering high-quality food across a diverse clientele. The restaurant is a family-run establishment, headed by myself and my wife Patricia. We both have vast experience in the restaurant trade and are supported by excellent front- and back-of-house teams, led by our General Manager Paula McCann.
TELL US ABOUT THE SPACE YOU HAVE
Courtney’s Steakhouse is located in the commercial heart of the bustling City of Newry along the banks of the Newry Canal. It is in a prime location for visitors and locals alike, as it is surrounded by an abundance of retail outlets and entertainment venues.
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU?
The steakhouse is placed at the higher end of the market, and customers come to enjoy the overall experience of finest-quality steak and seafood. An extensive wine list and cocktail list complements this offering, with the restaurant viewed as a location for special occasions for all customers.
DOES YOUR MENU CHANGE OFTEN?
The team also offers a diversity of offerings to meet seasonal demands and customer requirements. This is achieved through gaining valuable feedback from our established customer base and keeping abreast of developments in the food industry.
WHAT IS YOUR FOOD SOURCING POLICY?
The restaurant is renowned for its quality, and this comes from creating a local supply chain in sourcing its produce, which ensures quality and provenance of food can be verified to customers.
WHO ARE YOUR CUSTOMERS?
The Courtney’s team is passionate about providing a high-quality product and service delivery to all its new and existing clientele. This is shown by growth in its customer base for the steakhouse, positive reviews on social media and a growing number of tourist visitors or passing trade visiting the establishment. Courtney’s Steakhouse has built a strong reputation for good food and excellent service in the heart of Newry, and has become known wider afield. Indeed, the restaurant has five-star feedback from 200 reviews on TripAdvisor.