5 Foodie Firsts for Belfast (or thereabouts) in 2017

Northern Ireland's year of Food & Drink is all but a distant memory now but 2017 has brought plenty of new experiences for foodies to get their teeth into. Here are just a handful of them. If you've tried any of these, I'd love to know what you thought so please feel free to leave … Continue reading 5 Foodie Firsts for Belfast (or thereabouts) in 2017

Whiskey & Muses | Bushmills Irish Whiskey #Answerthecall series continues

Register for the event here So this is the next in a series of collaborations between one of Northern Ireland’s longest standing institutions, Bushmills Irish Whiskey and a group of creative individuals who strive to be that little bit different from the norm, creating something unique and inspiring, much like Bushmills Irish Whiskey do themselves. … Continue reading Whiskey & Muses | Bushmills Irish Whiskey #Answerthecall series continues

The Amzing Adventure of Gnorman the Gnome [Video]

ASDA have kindly sent me a lovely hamper to show off their great picnic range (post on that on its way soon). In the middle of the packed and well presented hamper, staring out at me through the plastic wrapping, sat Gnorman the Gnome. I became quite attached to this wee cake and so before … Continue reading The Amzing Adventure of Gnorman the Gnome [Video]

Food Hall on the Ohh Social App

Foodies Fill the Food Hall

Well they certainly didn’t do anything like this back in my day at school! In our canteen you walked in to see big Aggie standing there in a tunic you could’ve used for a ten man tent, ladle in hand, face like thunder, looking at you like she would slap the living daylights out of … Continue reading Foodies Fill the Food Hall

Summer Slushie at Ground Espresso Bar

The sun was out in Belfast today so I called into Ground to try one of their iced drinks they've brought in for the Summer. This one is a peach & summer berries flavour slushie, blitzed in the blender with ice and topped with a handful of little fruity millions chews. Refreshingly sweet and great … Continue reading Summer Slushie at Ground Espresso Bar

Hotel Chocolat

Could you possibly have grabbed a better spot to open any type of shop never mind Ireland’s first Hotel Chocolat Cafe! Right at City Hall where Donegall Sq East, North and Wellington Place meet. This has to be one of the most prime locations in town. Hotel Chocolat has been around since the early 90s … Continue reading Hotel Chocolat

Berts Jazz Bar

Bert's Jazz Bar, part of the now world renowned 5* Merchant Hotel have themselves a brand new afternoon tea menu with a twist. A selection of bite size savoury treats to nibble on and a glass of prosecco to wash them down with. Sounds fantastic! Nic and I were very fortunate to be asked along … Continue reading Berts Jazz Bar

Father’s Day Feast

So I'm a Dad. A challenging and incredibly rewarding job, but unfortunately the pay is crap. Once a year though we get our wee day. An excuse if ever one was needed to treat myself to something tasty. Fortunate timing then that Asda sent me out a couple of pretty mean looking steaks to have. … Continue reading Father’s Day Feast

Coffee by Quarters

Belfast has very recently settled itself into the very trendy position of being divided into “Quarters”. There do however seem to be 5 Quarters to speak of (i’ll just pause while you try and get you head round that one)... So there’s the Titanic, Cathedral, Linen, Gaeltacht and Queens (or University) Quarters plus the City … Continue reading Coffee by Quarters

Early Morning Belfast

Belfast was looking gorgeous in the early morning haze today. I took a stroll round the river Lagan to the Titanic Quarter and went a bit snap happy with my new gadget (a recent Birthday present). Here's just a few of the pics plus a little slide show of a handful more, hope you enjoy.   Instantly … Continue reading Early Morning Belfast

Solo Kitchen & Bar

Right so I promise the title of this post will be my first and final ‘solo’ pun. Well, maybe not, but it was my first visit here in quite a while and this time I wasn’t ‘flying solo’ (sorry! 🙂 ), I was with my wee Mammy for a belated Mother’s Day meet up (she was … Continue reading Solo Kitchen & Bar

Ohh Social

A Great Way to be Social

So there's been plenty of talk about the Ohh Social app recently from myself, other bloggers and plenty of people in general. If you haven't heard of it or haven't got a chance to look at what it’s about, read on, and also check out the fantastic offer that Ohh Social have given me for … Continue reading A Great Way to be Social

The Chubby Cherub

Tucked away in Upper Arthur Street in Belfast City Centre, this little Italian has a very unique and intimate decor. They also have a £6.50 express lunch menu with enough on it to suit most including plenty of vegetarian options.   Very Authentic I was with a few friends from work and, whether through kind … Continue reading The Chubby Cherub

YAHI’s New Breakfast Menu

So the folks at YAHI invited me along to try their new breakfast menu which launched last week. No need to ask me twice! This is one of my favourite cafes in Belfast. YAHI’s coffee is great and their food is fresh and different. They’ve recently upped their game with starting to stock a new … Continue reading YAHI’s New Breakfast Menu

Cocktails O’Clock

George's of the Market has a new cocktail menu! I was very lucky to be invited by the folks at OhhSocial to their first event of the new year. My 1st Event of 2017 The venue is one of the 50 premium partners on OhhSocial's app. George's, which, if you've never heard of it, sits inside and overlooks … Continue reading Cocktails O’Clock

Something New in Dina Dina

So this is something to definitely keep an eye out for in 2017. Dina Dina In Upper Arthur Street, Belfast is a super authentic Italian deli serving their fantastically fresh piadina flatbreads. From January they are introducing to their menu, their own range of Italy's most famous export, Pizza! A group of very lucky foodie writers … Continue reading Something New in Dina Dina

Fish City

Fish City, Ann Street, Belfast City Centre Now here we have somewhere which, as they put it themselves, is "Just what the City ordered". A fish and chip shop right in the middle of town. Marvellous! But on closer inspection, Fish City is much more than your regular wee chippy. I went along with my … Continue reading Fish City

Sweet Afton

Sweet Afton was the venue for a 'real life job' team lunch a couple of weeks ago. I hadn't been since it changed names (again) so was looking forward to trying out somewhere new. "Service was top notch and so was the food" Once upon a lifetime ago, Irene and Nan's occupied this space. It was a … Continue reading Sweet Afton

New Look to Tesco NI Flagship Store

The folks at Tesco Northern Ireland very kindly offered to show me round their newly refurbished flagship store at Newtownbreda, where £2.1 million has been invested into enhancing their customer shopping experience. What's New in Newtownbreda We arrived early for the tour so went up and had a coffee in the newly refitted cafe, the Wife … Continue reading New Look to Tesco NI Flagship Store

Taylor and Clay Wagyu beef burger

A Taste of Taylor & Clay at Bullitt Hotel

  So I wrote a post recently about Bullitt Hotel after calling in for a quick coffee. I really did fall for the place immediately. The atmosphere, the vibe, the attitude and the passion. I loved it, all of it. So I was over the moon to be asked back so soon after. This time … Continue reading A Taste of Taylor & Clay at Bullitt Hotel