Root & Branch opens new café in Ormeau Baths

Root & Branch opens new café in Ormeau Baths

Ormeau Baths has today announced the opening its new coffee shop, which will be operated by Belfast-based specialty coffee roasters Root & Branch, becoming the brand’s second outlet in the city. Ormeau Baths is a newly developed co-working space and tech community based in an historic former bath house in... View Article

£75m Bangor revamp includes new hotel

£75m Bangor revamp includes new hotel

Hospitality group Beannchor has backed a plan to build a new waterside hotel in Bangor as part of a £75m regeneration of Queen’s Parade. A revamp of the semi-derelict area has been discussed for around 20 years but no progress had been made. Now consortium Angelvale, which includes Merchant Hotel... View Article

Food NI CEO, Michele Shirlow, awarded MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017

Food NI CEO, Michele Shirlow, awarded MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017

Food NI Chief Executive Michele Shirlow has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, receiving the award in recognition for her services to the food and drink sector in Northern Ireland. Michele is the driver behind Food NI, the... View Article

Bottom’s Up for Bottomless Brunch

Bottom’s Up for Bottomless Brunch

Not quite breakfast, not quite lunch, a new foodie trend is sweeping the coolest cities, and Horatio Todd’s in Ballyhackamore is one of the first restaurants in Northern Ireland to offer the ‘Bottomless Brunch’. Kicking off on July 1st, ‘bottomless dining’ taps into the growing demand for brunch, where diners... View Article

Bushmills Irish Whiskey is searching for local cocktail bartenders to compete in Sky Bar Awards 2017

Bushmills Irish Whiskey is searching for local cocktail bartenders to compete in Sky Bar Awards 2017

Just days remain for Northern Ireland’s finest bartenders to enter the Bushmills ‘Cocktail Bartender of the Year’ category at the Sky Bar Awards 2017. Now in its twelfth year, the Awards are of the most premium available across the licensing trade and bring together talent from both Northern Ireland and... View Article

Green Tourism Scoop Social Impact Award

Green Tourism Scoop Social Impact Award

The world’s largest sustainable certification programme of its kind, Green Tourism has picked up the top prize for Social Impact at the inaugural Irish Business Network Scotland Awards, recognising their sustainable destination project in County Down, in partnership with Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. The award-winning project supported tourism... View Article

Scouting for Girls on course for  Dubai Duty Free Irish Open gig

Scouting for Girls on course for Dubai Duty Free Irish Open gig

English pop-rock stars Scouting For Girls have been confirmed to perform at the closing ceremony of this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart on Sunday July 9. With local indie rock stars Two Door Cinema Club already teed up for a special homecoming... View Article

McKeever Hotel Group buys Dunadry Hotel

McKeever Hotel Group buys Dunadry Hotel

County Antrim family business, McKeever Hotel Group has added to its portfolio of hotels with the acquisition of the Dunadry Hotel for an undisclosed sum. The addition of this 80 bedroom hotel with health, leisure and spa facilities now brings the company’s hotel collection to five as the McKeever Hotel Group... View Article

New spa at Fermanagh’s Finn Lough Resort is open for business

New spa at Fermanagh’s Finn Lough Resort is open for business

Finn Lough Resort in Fermanagh has opened the latest phase of its development which includes delivering the new forest spa, restaurant and bar, upgraded hotel suites and iconic Bubble Domes. The 100 acre retreat on Lough Erne is focused on the “eco-luxury market” targeting couples and adult groups across UK,... View Article

James Street South celebrates Apprentice excellence in bid to secure industry future

James Street South celebrates Apprentice excellence in bid to secure industry future

Leading figures from the hospitality, tourism and education sectors attended a celebratory event at award-winning James Street South, as its Apprentice Programme participants graduated from the 2016/17 scheme, with six securing full time jobs within the restaurant group. The completion of the third James Street South Apprentice Programme, created by... View Article