Roasted and Toasted

So here's a shiny new wee gem of a place you'll have to visit. Roasted and Toasted (great name) opened back in April on Botanic Avenue, a place absolutely crammed with coffee and therefore competition. Does this place hold it's own in the mix? Absolutely! Follow @thebowtieblog R&T serves fantastic locally roasted coffee alongside a... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Checking in at 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 →

Jazz & Fizz at Bert’s

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 →

The Great Gusto

Right so Nic & I had an early dinner in il Gusto on the Lisburn Road what seems like ages ago now, but it came just before a wee naturally occurring blogging break while I sorted some "stuff" out (that's the only way I can articulate it without spiraling off into a stream of consciousness).... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

A Great Solo Act

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 →

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