Restaurateur Niall McKenna, owner and head chef of Belfast’s renowned James Street South Group, is merging his two iconic restaurants in Belfast city centre as part of a new £300,000 redevelopment project.
The leading hospitality group said it was blending its greatest assets – award-winning dining and customer service – under one restaurant roof to accommodate burgeoning demand from a growing base of local and international visitors for a more bistro-style all-day dining experience.
Among the best restaurants in Belfast, McKenna opened his first landmark James Street South restaurant in 2003, leading a local revolution in classic cooking using seasonal, local produce. His neighbouring Bib Gourmand award-winning James Street Bar + Grill, opened in 2011.
Amalgamating the entire floor space of both restaurants – which will include moving the kitchen – the newly-combined all-new restaurant will provide seating for up to 70 customers in a brand new, relaxed and contemporary setting which will include a bar area and larger kitchen space.