One Third of NI workplaces have their Christmas party booked by…September!

One Third of NI workplaces have their Christmas party booked by…September!

Key findings: 80% say their company will have a Christmas party this year Almost one third (31%) say their office Christmas party is booked by September 37% of companies will cover the entire cost of the Christmas party One third (33%) pay for their own party 45% spend up to... View Article

Henderson Foodservice now ‘heading for a £115m turnover’

Henderson Foodservice now ‘heading for a £115m turnover’

Marking 50 years in business last year, Henderson Foodservice now has more than 420 staff between Northern Ireland and the Republic. Just this summer, the company, which is part of the Henderson Group – a business which came in at the number six spot in the Ulster Business Top 100 Northern Ireland... View Article

Sizzling new steak restaurant to open St Anne’s Square

Sizzling new steak restaurant to open St Anne’s Square

The iconic St Anne’s Square in Belfast is to reach full capacity as a new restaurant looks set to open at the end of September, nabbing the final unit in the development. Top Blade steakhouse will be housed in the unit formerly occupied by Chopin and represents an investment of... View Article

Niall McKenna’s new unified refurbished restaurant ‘James Street’ opens

Niall McKenna’s new unified refurbished restaurant ‘James Street’ opens

Belfast hospitality trailblazer and award-winning chef Niall McKenna officially opens his newest restaurant venture this week. The owner and head chef of James Street South Group officially opens ‘James St.’ on Friday 7th September – the new name for a brand new ‘bistronomy’ experience and the result of a £300,000... View Article

Excitement builds for The Restaurant Show 2018

Excitement builds for The Restaurant Show 2018

Whatever your role in the industry, you’re sure to come away with business boosting insights and inspiration from The Restaurant Show 2018. Now in its 30th anniversary year, the event will see an impressive line-up of experts, influencers and industry names come together to share their expertise and life lessons.... View Article

London restaurateur brings fine dining flair to Moira Indian Restaurant

London restaurateur brings fine dining flair to Moira Indian Restaurant

With over twenty years’ experience in London’s thriving hospitality scene, Rashal Khan is serving up a unique twist on Indian cuisine following his recent takeover of Moira-based eatery, Masala Hut. Representing a significant investment into the local area and and the introduction of 7 new roles to the existing team,... View Article

Balloo Inns showcases recognition of award-winning team during Chef Appreciation Week

Balloo Inns showcases recognition of award-winning team during Chef Appreciation Week

Award-winning gastro-pub group, Balloo Inns, is in the celebratory spirit this Chef Appreciation Week. Recognising the skills, talent and work ethic within the team, Balloo Inns will be highlighting the talent within the team by showcasing the chefs who have created some of the delicious dishes. A specially curated menu... View Article

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