Restaurant Profile October 2018: Top Blade Belfast

Restaurant Profile October 2018: Top Blade Belfast

WHEN DOES YOUR RESTAURANT OPEN? Top Blade will be opening at the end of September/early October. Most of my inspiration has come from a restaurant in London called Flat Iron. I’m bringing the new concept to Belfast and I think the simplicity of the menu, yet quality good food, will... View Article

Restaurant Profile September 2018: Rain Check, Titanic Quarter Belfast

Restaurant Profile September 2018: Rain Check, Titanic Quarter Belfast

WHEN DID YOUR RESTAURANT OPEN? Andy and I had been operating our neighbouring convenience store business, SPAR in the ARC Retail, for over four years serving a mix of customers; from people who work, study and live in Titanic Quarter to tourists, concert and event goers. In January 2018, we... View Article

Restaurant Profile August 2018: Poacher’s Pocket, Lisbane

Restaurant Profile August 2018: Poacher’s Pocket, Lisbane

WHEN DID YOUR RESTAURANT OPEN? We purchased Lisbarnett House just outside Comber in 2012, carrying out an extensive £500,000 refurbishment and extension in 2014. Originally, we had no plans to change the name; however, we wanted a fresh image and rebranded to The Poacher’s Pocket to reflect our food ethos... View Article

Restaurant Profile Summer 2018: Blackwell House, Scarva

Restaurant Profile Summer 2018: Blackwell House, Scarva

WHEN DID BLACKWELL HOUSE OPEN? We opened about three and a half years ago. Neither my husband nor I had any experience in the hospitality industry or food trade before that. I qualified as a home economist, working for Sharp Electronics and then Vodafone as head of talent and development... View Article

Restaurant Profile May 2018: Molly’s Mill, Laurencetown

Restaurant Profile May 2018: Molly’s Mill, Laurencetown

WHEN DID YOUR RESTAURANT OPEN? We opened our doors on October 31 (Halloween Night) – the aim was to open with a bang! The site we are located on has long been associated with the restaurant trade. However, unfortunately, prior to this it had been closed for several years and... View Article

Restaurant Profile April 2018: Clenaghans Restaurant, Aghalee

Restaurant Profile April 2018: Clenaghans Restaurant, Aghalee

WHEN DID YOUR RESTAURANT OPEN? Clenaghans opened its doors on November 14, 2017. As soon as we saw the building, we knew we had to give it a go. TELL US ABOUT THE SPACE YOU HAVE We have a fabulous stone building that consists of three rooms; two with lovely... View Article

Restaurant Profile March 2018: Buba Belfast

Restaurant Profile March 2018: Buba Belfast

WHEN DID YOUR RESTAURANT OPEN? Buba opened for business on January 25. The food we serve is inspired and influenced by the rich flavours of the modern day Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa. There is no doubt that Belfast offers a superb range of top quality restaurants producing... View Article

Restaurant Profile February 2018: Primrose Derry

Restaurant Profile February 2018: Primrose Derry

WHEN DID YOUR RESTAURANT OPEN AND WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO OPEN IT? Our new Primrose restaurant and delicatessen opened mid-November 2017 so we are still very new on the scene, although our brand Primrose has been around for six years now. With humble beginnings on Carlisle Road in Derry, we... View Article

Restaurant Profile January 2018: Galgorm Resort & Spa

Restaurant Profile January 2018: Galgorm Resort & Spa

TELL US ABOUT THE SPACE YOU HAVE Aaron: At the Resort, we currently have three on-site restaurants, a bespoke conservatory serving afternoon tea and a spa eatery known as Elements. Our Italian, Fratelli, has just gone through an extension, adding an additional 70 seats, so now offers dining for a... View Article

Restaurant Profile December 2017:  Little Big Fish, Donaghadee

Restaurant Profile December 2017: Little Big Fish, Donaghadee

WHEN DID LITTLE BIG FISH OPEN? RUTH: We’ve been open for almost two months. My background is in marketing, communications and quite recently within the food industry so I’ve been lucky to become well acquainted with great chefs and restaurant managers including the now Little Big Fish Head Chef Andy... View Article