Shed Bistro

Shed Bistro opened in 2012 and under the leadership of Head Chef Gareth England has steadily built a reputation for serving good food in a modern and contemporary style.

I chatted to Gareth England, 41, to find out more about the bistro on the Ormeau Road and what brought him from London to Belfast.

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Yellow Door Deli

For the second year running Yellow Door Deli has won the Deli and Farm Shop Signature Dish at the Great Taste Awards 2014 for their Strangford Prawn, Leek and Comber Potato Soup.

Yellow Door is a family run business which began as a restaurant and has grown to incorporate an artisan bakery, three delis and an outside catering division.

Chef Simon Dougan, from KIllylea in County Armagh, runs the Portadown deli and I asked him what makes the Yellow Door’s award winning food special.

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Giacomo’s Pizza

Giacomo’s Pizza an Italian restaurant on Belfast’s Malone Road has received rave reviews; fresh pizza dough is prepared daily and the dishes are authentic Italian fare.

Owner Seamus McElroy opened the restaurant 15-months-ago, and tripadvisor has ranked Giacomo’s  in Belfast’s top 25 restaurants list.

I caught up with Seamus, an Omagh native who now lives in Belfast, to chat about his role as “restaurant owner, operator, cook and general dogs body”. Continue reading