It is now official. BULL & RAM BELFAST is set to open its doors in the old Beatrice Kennedy site in October 2017.
After the huge success of the original Bull & Ram restaurant (it has just been named as one of the top restaurants in Northern Ireland to dine in in The Good Food 2018), the time was right to expand.
Kelan McMichael, one of Northern Ireland’s hottest chefs, has found his perfect site for the Belfast restaurant and the University Road location fitted the bill perfectly; a grade 1 listed building with original features and in the right spot.
Our review of the original Bull & Ram restaurant remains our all time most read foodie feature. Check it out here.
Kelan says: ‘We are delighted to have found premises in Belfast that will allow us to bring the BULL & RAM experience to Belfast. BULL & RAM BELFAST will offer an innovative menu showcasing the very best of local, seasonal ingredients and we hope it will become a destination for diners to feast on the best oysters, steaks and cocktails. Glenarm Shorthorn steaks, dry-aged in Himalayan salt, will come from the legendary Peter Hannan at Hannan Meats who announced winning two gold medals at the World Steak Challenge last month and is acclaimed for his meat by Michelin chefs far afield. The oysters will be delivered fresh from Killough and Northern Ireland’s master cocktail mixologist will be kept under wraps until nearer opening when he or she will rustle up some of New York’s and London’s hottest cocktails to quench thirsty city goers, as well as serving local gins and artisan beers.’
The interior of this wonderful premises that already has many original features will be creatively transformed by John Teuton Design. Inspiration for the décor will come from the 1920s and early 1930s, with luxurious and snug booths, brass fittings, intimate lighting, eclectic decorations and a sophisticated atmosphere all working seamlessly to entice customers along with an incredible menu and a choice of unique cocktails.
Situated over two floors the restaurant will welcome over 80 covers, opening for lunch and dinner Monday to Sunday.
We can’t wait for the launch opening now!!