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  • Cut sugar content, Hunt tells hospitality brands
    News
    30
    Sep 2016
    Cut sugar content, Hunt tells hospitality brands
    The government has warned some of the biggest food chains trading in the UK, including McDonald’s, Pizza Express and Starbucks that they need to slash the...
  • Belfast embraces a taste of Mexico
    News
    28
    Sep 2016
    Belfast embraces a taste of Mexico
    Belfast’s first authentic Mexican taqueria – or taco shop – has opened its doors as a pop-up above the Mourne Seafood Bar on Bank Street, Belfast. Chef,...
  • GB showcase lets NI food and drink shine
    News
    27
    Sep 2016
    GB showcase lets NI food and drink shine
    Some of the province’s most high-profile food and drink producers were in Derbyshire during September for two evenings hosted by celebrity chef, Rupert...
  • ICTU calls for end to RoI hospitality VAT rate
    News
    26
    Sep 2016
    ICTU calls for end to RoI hospitality VAT rate
    The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) has called for the abolition of the Republic’s preferential nine per cent VAT rate for businesses in the...
  • Street furniture charging plans condemned
    News
    06
    Sep 2016
    Street furniture charging plans condemned
    A plan by Belfast City Council to cash-in on plans to allow food and drink businesses in the city to place chairs and tables on the street outside has been...
  • NI visit for top Argentine wine-maker
    Features
    27
    Sep 2016
    NI visit for top Argentine wine-maker
    Alberto Arizu, the third generation producer of Argentina’s Luigi Bosca wines, made his first visit to...
  • Happy at home
    Features
    27
    Sep 2016
    Happy at home
    It’s now six months since Cathal Duncan took on the role of head chef at Hadski’s in Belfast, bringing...
  • Ramada Plaza set to welcome Hospitality Exchange 2016
    Features
    06
    Sep 2016
    Ramada Plaza set to welcome Hospitality Exchange 2016
     October 18 and 19 will see the annual Hospitality Exchange trade event open its doors at the Ramada Plaza...
  • Salt House takes top chip shop title
    Features
    02
    Sep 2016
    Salt House takes top chip shop title
    One of the most tightly-contested categories in the annual LCN Awards is Fish and Chip Shop of the Year –...
  • Moving on up…
    Features
    22
    Aug 2016
    Moving on up…
    Boojum’s newest restaurant in the centre of Belfast is the highpoint in the Maxwell brothers’ hospitality...
  • Historic gaol unveils new restaurant offering
    Venue Spotlight
    28
    Sep 2016
    Historic gaol unveils new restaurant offering
    Cuffs Bar & Grill is a new 80-seater licensed restaurant that has been opened inside the former Crumlin...
  • A labour of love
    Venue Spotlight
    27
    Sep 2016
    A labour of love
    Keith Friel has a host of successful commercial projects to his name, but his involvement in hospitality has...
  • A Noble endeavour
    Venue Spotlight
    27
    Sep 2016
    A Noble endeavour
    A partnership between two former members of Michael Deane’s restaurant staff has led to the opening of...
  • Tradition on tap
    Venue Spotlight
    06
    Sep 2016
    Tradition on tap
    Londonderry’s newest licensed premises – The Guildhall Taphouse in Custom House Street – is also...
  • The art of clubbing
    Venue Spotlight
    22
    Aug 2016
    The art of clubbing
    Secrets in Magherafelt was named Nightclub of the Year for a second time at the LCN gala awards in June....

NEWS

Cut sugar content, Hunt tells hospitality brands
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Cut sugar content, Hunt tells hospitality brands

September 30th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
The government has warned some of the biggest food chains trading in the UK, including McDonald’s, Pizza Express and Starbucks that they need to slash the amount of sugar in the dishes that they serve or offer their customers...
Belfast embraces a taste of Mexico
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Belfast embraces a taste of Mexico

September 28th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
Belfast’s first authentic Mexican taqueria – or taco shop – has opened its doors as a pop-up above the Mourne Seafood Bar on Bank Street, Belfast. Chef, Adam Lynas (35) and his Mexican partner, Eliza Vignolle, are behind La...
GB showcase lets NI food and drink shine
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GB showcase lets NI food and drink shine

September 27th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
Some of the province’s most high-profile food and drink producers were in Derbyshire during September for two evenings hosted by celebrity chef, Rupert Rowley and designed to showcase the quality of Northern Irish produce....
ICTU calls for end to RoI hospitality VAT rate
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ICTU calls for end to RoI hospitality VAT rate

September 26th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) has called for the abolition of the Republic’s preferential nine per cent VAT rate for businesses in the hospitality and tourism, claiming that “the tax break has done nothing for...
Street furniture charging plans condemned
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Street furniture charging plans condemned

September 6th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
A plan by Belfast City Council to cash-in on plans to allow food and drink businesses in the city to place chairs and tables on the street outside has been condemned as a “sunshine tax” by Hospitality Ulster. The Licensing of...

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September 27th, 2016
Moving on up…

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August 22nd, 2016

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

  • Historic gaol unveils new restaurant offering
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    Venue Spotlight
    September 28th, 2016

    Historic gaol unveils new restaurant offering

    Cuffs Bar & Grill is a new 80-seater licensed restaurant that has been opened inside the former Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. Situated in the old kitchen blocks at the notorious Troubles prison, Cuffs Bar & Grill was built following an investment of £350,000 from...Read more

SOCIAL EVENTS

The definitive sound of summer
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The definitive sound of summer

September 6th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Avicii were the headline acts on the biggest stage in Northern Ireland recently as 75,000 music fans...
Bubbcue unveils a sizzling new look
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Bubbcue unveils a sizzling new look

September 2nd, 2016 | by LCN Editor
US-style barbecue chain, Bubbacue, recently celebrated its re-opening in Callendar Street, Belfast, with a VIP party. Originating...
Woodford Bourne NI celebrate Wolf Blass deal
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Woodford Bourne NI celebrate Wolf Blass deal

August 22nd, 2016 | by LCN Editor
Woodford Bourne NI has secured the exclusive distribution rights in Northern Ireland for leading premium wine brand, Wolf Blass....
Bushmills entertains at Belfast Blues event
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Bushmills entertains at Belfast Blues event

July 4th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
Revellers were in high spirits at the Bushmills Marquee as the annual Belfast City Blues Festival returned for its eighth year in...