Tag Archives: Year of Food & Drink

Walk, Wine and Dine in Northern Ireland

Posted on by Sarah

Enjoy the natural beauty and authentic taste of Northern Ireland on these walk trails featuring some of Northern Ireland’s most fabulous eateries. Walk, Wine and Dine along the Causeway Coastal Route Portballintrae Loop & Bayview Hotel On the 5.5 mile circular walk from the seaside village of Portballintrae to the famous Giant’s Causeway, you’ll take [...]

BBC Good Food Show Northern Ireland

Posted on by Sarah S

Excitement is building ahead of the BBC Good Food Show Northern Ireland! Coming to Belfast’s Waterfront Hall from 14-16th October 2016, it promises to be one of the highlights of Northern Ireland’s Year of Food & Drink, and marks the first time that the flagship event will be hosted anywhere in Ireland. And there has never been a more delicious time to visit Belfast! The [...]

Titanic Dining at Rayanne House

Posted on by Carla

2016 is all about Northern Ireland’s Year of Food and Drink, showcasing the best of Northern Ireland’s cuisine. March is Heritage & Traditions month and what better way to get in touch with your roots than spending an evening or a weekend dining in luxury at Rayanne House. This 5 star guest house in Belfast is renowned [...]

Love our Food, Love Our Locals

Posted on by Sarah S

Northern Ireland is home to a hospitable bunch of people who just love going the extra mile for their visitors. Hospitality goes hand in hand when it comes enjoying the perfect meal, and we’ve caught up with two of Northern Ireland’s local food heroes who reveal just how much love and care they put into being the host with the most. Patsy O’Kane, Beech Hill Country [...]

Feel right at home with a foodie hamper from Northern Ireland

Posted on by Cathy

Let’s be honest, we all get excited to see what freebies have been left for us when we walk through the door of our holiday home.  A bottle of wine, some chocolates, nice toiletries or a bunch of flowers all make us feel welcome at the start of our holiday. Here are some self-catering providers [...]

Romantic Dinners and Stayovers in Northern Ireland

Posted on by Sarah S

Every Romeo and Juliet knows that sharing a sumptuous meal for two is the best way to succeed in matters of the heart. With February being Northern Ireland’s ‘Love Local’ month, our flourishing foodie scene is all set to spice up all sorts of romantic escapes. So whether you’re searching for the perfect place to [...]

The History of Lough Neagh Eels

Posted on by Paul Coleman

As the largest freshwater lake in the British Isles and the fifth largest in Europe, Lough Neagh is not just steeped in amazing history and folklore, it’s also the home of the largest wild caught eel fishery in Europe. Eel fishing has been a major industry on the lough for centuries – archaeologists have even [...]

Try an alternative breakfast with Mourne Seafood Cookery School

Posted on by Carla

As part of Northern Ireland’s Year of Food & Drink 2016, the humble kipper is back in fashion for breakfast, but with a modern twist.  Roger Moynihan, head chef at Mourne Seafood Cookery School, has a recipe for these traditional favourites. Herrings known as Silver Darlings are caught and landed at Kilkeel, Co. Down then [...]

Bed… and definitely Breakfast!

Posted on by Sarah S

Whether it’s to set you up for the day ahead, cure you after a late night out or just because it’s a lazy Sunday, the Ulster Fry is one of our most famous dishes embracing local produce and popular at any time of the day. We’ve got just a few ideas if you’re looking for an overnight stay in Northern [...]

Super Stayovers with Tasty Breakfasts

Posted on by Sarah S

A brilliant breakfast is one of my favourite things about getting away for the weekend in Northern Ireland. In fact, it’s worth taking a stay over somewhere just to savour the scrumptiousness of what is actually some of the greatest morning food on the planet. You are spoilt for choice anywhere you roam. But to [...]