New Rushmere restaurants to open in October

New Rushmere restaurants to open in October

Five Guys and Nando’s are on track for an October open date at Rushmere Shopping Centre, Craigavon after construction of the two new standalone units was completed. Completion of the combined 7,000 sq. ft. space marks a new milestone for Rushmere which confirmed in January that it had secured letting... View Article

Best Parties Ever announce exciting new launch in Northern Ireland for Christmas 2018

Best Parties Ever announce exciting new launch in Northern Ireland for Christmas 2018

Best Parties Ever, the UK’s largest Christmas party provider, has announced that it is expanding its portfolio by launching in Belfast this Christmas, taking its famed festive parties to South 13 Belfast (S13) (The former B&Q Building), on the Boucher Road, a pioneering social enterprise and regeneration project under the... View Article

Michael Deane listed in Top 5 UK restaurateurs

Michael Deane listed in Top 5 UK restaurateurs

Renowned Belfast chef & restaurateur, Michael Deane, has been shortlisted to the top 5 Restaurateurs in the UK for the prestigious Catey Awards which take place in The Grosvenor Hotel in London this week. He will line up alongside some of the greats of the culinary world in these Islands... View Article

Northern Ireland’s Food Heartland Excellence Awards 2018 are open for entries

Northern Ireland’s Food Heartland Excellence Awards 2018 are open for entries

Northern Ireland’s Food Heartland Awards 2018, in association with Power NI, have officially opened for entries. These awards champion and celebrate passion, quality, innovation and success across the thriving food, drink and hospitality sector throughout the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon borough area. From specialist artisan producers to household brands... View Article

James Street South Group to open Cathedral Quarter cookery school

James Street South Group to open Cathedral Quarter cookery school

James Street South owner and award-winning chef Niall McKenna is to open a new cookery school in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter later this year. The leading chef, restaurateur and entrepreneur has confirmed that his James Street South Group has purchased the Grade B listed Waterman House building at 5-23 Hill Street... View Article

The Poacher’s Pocket renovation serves up a new experience

The Poacher’s Pocket renovation serves up a new experience

Award-winning County Down gastro-pub favourite, The Poacher’s Pocket, has undergone a £200,000 renovation. The cosy new front bar extension in Lisbane near Comber will offer regular patrons and culture enthusiasts a traditional country-chic pub experience. Opening up new offerings for Poacher’s Pocket visitors, the six-figure investment provides an extended space... View Article

New pocket maps celebrate the continued rise of coffee culture in Belfast and the Causeway Coast

New pocket maps celebrate the continued rise of coffee culture in Belfast and the Causeway Coast

Following on from the success of the first Belfast Coffee Map released one year ago, NI Coffee Maps recently launched Belfast Coffee Map 2.0 and the first Causeway Coast Coffee Map. Showcasing the wealth of speciality coffee establishments in Northern Irelands first city, and along it’s world renowned Causeway Coast,... View Article

Starbucks opens latest outlet in newly-refurbished Moneda House

Starbucks opens latest outlet in newly-refurbished Moneda House

The newly-refurbished Moneda House, Wellington Place, Belfast welcomes its first tenant with global coffee brand Starbucks securing its latest city centre offering. The prominent corner site will have a 2,500 sq ft coffee shop to cater for the numerous office buildings and increasing student population in the area. Moneda House... View Article

Howard St toasts new look

Howard St toasts new look

Well known Belfast city centre bar and restaurant, Howard Street, has unveiled its freshly renovated premises following a £40,000 transformation with investment support from First Trust Bank. The restaurant, recently named as one of Northern Ireland’s ‘Top 100’ hospitality venues by Hospitality Ulster, completed the refurbishment as part of its... View Article

Lough Erne Resort’s Noel McMeel awarded top industry accolade

Lough Erne Resort’s Noel McMeel awarded top industry accolade

Lough Erne Resort’s Noel McMeel, Executive Head Chef at the luxurious five-star Fermanagh hotel, has been named ‘Best Chef in Ulster 2018’ at the prestigious Good Eating Guide to Ireland annual awards. Beating off stiff competition from within the booming culinary scene in Ulster, Noel McMeel’s talents and creative flair... View Article