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New steak and seafood restaurant for Belfast
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New steak and seafood restaurant for Belfast

April 2nd, 2014 | by LCN Editor
Belfast brothers Daniel and Martin Courtney are getting ready to bring a new eating experience to the Belfast restaurant scene. Stix and Stones, a steak and seafood restaurant , is set to open in Belfast city centre in May. It...
Back in the Blue Room days
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Back in the Blue Room days

March 27th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
Valley Hotel patrons with fond memories of evenings spent at the hotel’s old Blue Room bar in the 70s and 80s enjoyed a rare chance to re-live those memories recently when the Fivemiletown venue staged a reunion get-together....
New club opens at Dunbar Street
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New club opens at Dunbar Street

March 27th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
A new nightclub has opened at Dunbar Street in Belfast in premises formerly occupied by Mynt, which closed its doors in 2013 The new club, called Villa, opened in the middle of this month following an investment of £750,000 and...
Flogas blog puts food on the map
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Flogas blog puts food on the map

March 20th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
www.flogastronomy.com, the blog devised by Flogas for those with a passion for food, is in the process of creating a calendar of food festival and charity food demonstrations throughout Ireland. Whether it’s a large scale...
Small and perfectly formed…
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Small and perfectly formed…

March 20th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
As east Belfast continues to evolve its restaurant offering – rivalling the city’s other culinary quarters in the process – Neil Johnston of latest arrival, Graze, tells LCN a little of he and John Moffatt’s plans for...
Saucy new venture for Tony
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Saucy new venture for Tony

March 20th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
Leading Northern Irish chef and restaurateur Tony O’Neill is to launch a range of Italian sauces for retail. The products being planned will be sold, initially, through the three Belfast restaurants – Il Pirata, Coppi and...
Bell rings the changes at Galgorm
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Bell rings the changes at Galgorm

March 18th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
Renowned County Antrim chef, Chris Bell is now the driving force at the new Eagle Bar and Grill on the Galgorm Castle Estate near Ballymena. His arrival is part of an ongoing, multi-million pound development at the leading...
Talented trio serves up success
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Talented trio serves up success

March 18th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
A team of talented hospitality and catering students from the South Eastern Regional College (SERC) has won the prestigious Brakes Student Chef Team Challenge. Team members Jamie Rea, Euan Sibbald and Andrew Cassling recently...
Planning go-ahead for luxury Belfast hotel
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Planning go-ahead for luxury Belfast hotel

March 7th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
A £12m plan to transform the old Scottish Mutual building in Belfast city centre into a luxury boutique hotel has been given the green light by planners. The company behind the development plans is Tullymore House Ltd., which...
Ballygally refurb nears completion
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Ballygally refurb nears completion

March 7th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
The Hastings Hotel Group has announced that the doors of the four-star hotel will open again on April 6. The re-vamped hotel will have 18 new ‘coastal view’ bedrooms including six family rooms, making it one of the largest...