Noble Holywood – Restaurant Review

The really nice thing about what I do for a living is that sometimes I can just take the day off and do something nice. And recently the nice thing I did was jump on a train to Holywood to check out one of its newest restaurants, Noble.  Before you visit Noble, there are three things…

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse – the new menu

I recently got to try out the new menu at the Marco Pierre White restaurant in east Belfast’s Park Avenue Hotel. The restaurant has been open for a couple of years now and I managed to wangle myself an invite to the opening at the time. Two things struck me – firstly, the food was…

The Ivory Relaunch

Iconic restaurant Ivory in Belfast has had a facelift. In case you don’t know what on earth I’m talking about, The Ivory is perched on top of House of Fraser in Belfast’s Victoria Square. the best entrance can be found at the corner of Chichester Street and Victoria Street. There are a couple of things…

Restaurant Review – Browns in Town

I love going to Donegal. it’s a great place, lovely stuff to look at. But in all honestly one of my absolute favourite things about going to Donegal is that you go through Derry to get there. And when you go through Derry, you get to go to Browns in Bonds Hill. Now, Browns is…

The Bull & Ram, Ballynahinch – The Review

In all honesty it seems a little superfluous doing a review of the Bull & Ram because in its short life anyone and everyone worth their restaurant reviewing salt has already been there before me. If you need convinced then check out this rave from the Guardian’s food critic Jay Rayner. And this guy doesn’t…

The Parson’s Nose – a gem in Hillsborough 

If you follow me on social media then you’ve probably already seen at the fabulous blogger event hosted by The Parson’s Nose recently. If you don’t know it this is a lovely Georgian pub in Hillsborough. It’s just had a refurbishment and management were keen to show us the new look. It’s much lighter and…

It’s All Happening At The Fitzwilliam Hotel

To brighten up a rather dull January, the folks at the Fitzwilliam Hotel invited myself and a few other media types over for a slap-up lunch. I’m not going to go on about the food because I’ve waxed lyrical about the food at the Fitz before, but needless to say it was all delish. I…

A Slice of Mexico in East Belfast

Me and him have just returned to east Belfast after living on the southside for a couple of years so we’re starting to rediscover all the little treasures the east has to offer. We decided to nip out for a bite to eat one Friday night recently and wanted into the Mandarin City Chinese restaurant…

Tasty Treats @ Bullitt in Belfast

Trendy concept hotel Bullitt has opened in Belfast and it’s the place to be these days for just about everything. Fancy a gourmet coffee? They’ll see you right with their Kees Van Der Westen coffee machine. Need a place for a meeting in Belfast city centre? They have superfast wifi and USB points. There’s the…