Michelin-star chef reopens Northern Ireland restaurant closed for two years

Michelin-star chef reopens Northern Ireland restaurant closed for two years

Northern Ireland’s top chef is set to revitalise a restaurant that has been closed for two years in a sleepy Co Antrim village. Danni Barry earned her reputation as the best at the Michelin-starred Deanes Eipic in Belfast. Now she is behind the reopening of the once-popular Clenaghans restaurant in... View Article

Dishing up delicious diversity  – independent hospitality guide gives recognition to Ireland’s best

Dishing up delicious diversity – independent hospitality guide gives recognition to Ireland’s best

From five star hotels to food trucks, representatives of the very best in Irish hospitality gathered at Bord Bia’s Thinking House in Dublin yesterday, for the announcement of the 2018 Georgina Campbell Awards. An annual celebration of excellence associated with the respected Georgina Campbell’s Ireland independent hospitality guides, and Ireland’s... View Article

Michelin Guide 2018: Northern Ireland restaurants retain coveted stars

Michelin Guide 2018: Northern Ireland restaurants retain coveted stars

Northern Ireland restaurants Ox and Deane’s Eipic have retained their Michelin stars in the 2018 guide. The new guide was launched at the a gala event in London on Monday. It is considered the foremost authority on the world’s greatest dining establishments. The awards, the judges said, recognised the very best dining experiences in... View Article

A space for people to create their own dreams

A space for people to create their own dreams

Bringing a high-end coffee concept to Ballymena’s Mill Street was a bold move for locals Johnny and Emma Hickinson. Once the heart of the town, Mill Street had seen better days when the couple opened the doors of the Middletown Coffee Co in December 2015. Almost two years later, however,... View Article

Deanes and JN Wine Celebrate 60 Years in business

Deanes and JN Wine Celebrate 60 Years in business

Two of Ireland’s best known names in the food and wine industry have come together to celebrate a joint 60 years in business. Wine merchant, James Nicholson, is marking 40 years of JN Wine and restaurateur Michael Deane has been in business in Belfast with his Deanes Restaurants for 20... View Article

College’s restaurants get half a million pound makeover

College’s restaurants get half a million pound makeover

North West Regional College (NWRC) has unveiled its newly refurbished training restaurant at Strand Road Campus in Derry~Londonderry. The college has invested more than half a million pounds in the past 12 months upgrading their state of the art eating establishments. This includes a £170,000 upgrade to the Flying Clipper... View Article

Newcastle eaterie to move to larger premises and create new jobs

Newcastle eaterie to move to larger premises and create new jobs

Brunel’s restaurant in Newcastle will move to larger premises next month, creating 15 new jobs and bringing its current staff numbers to 25. The new 70-seat venue will open on October 14, after a £100,000 investment. It will occupy a 2,700 sq ft unit located at the Downs Road in Newcastle and... View Article

South Belfast cafe is serving up world cuisine and 10 new jobs

South Belfast cafe is serving up world cuisine and 10 new jobs

A cafe has created 10 jobs after opening for business in Belfast. Cafe Melrose is owned by Paul and Sinead McElvanna and has taken over the site vacated by the former Jenz cafe on the Lisburn Road. It serves up a range of healthy, vegetarian and gluten-free options, as well as catering... View Article

High-end Dublin burger bar Bunsen to open in Belfast

High-end Dublin burger bar Bunsen to open in Belfast

Belfast is set to get another top-end burger restaurant as a Dublin stalwart expands into Northern Ireland, it can be revealed. Bunsen is the brainchild of chef Tom Gleeson, a business and politics graduate. The 32-year-old, who has worked in top restaurants including Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck, now has five restaurants in the Republic.... View Article

Slow Food Festival celebrates return with new local product launches

Slow Food Festival celebrates return with new local product launches

Northern Ireland’s only Slow Food Festival, organised by Derry City and Strabane District Council, will celebrate its return to Guildhall Square next month with the launch of two new high quality local food and drink products as part of the major grassroots culinary showcase which attracted a bumper 25,000 visitors... View Article