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Recipe for Success! Jean-Christophe Novelli Names His Belfast ‘Grand Chef’

Jean-Christophe Novelli – the French-born, Belfast-bound celebrity chef – has named local man Jim Mulholland as ‘le grand chef’ of his first restaurant on the island of Ireland.

‘Novelli at City Quays’ is set to open in April as part of the all-new AC Hotel Belfast, the £25 million hotel owned and developed by Belfast Harbour in the heart of its landmark City Quays development.

Situated right on the waterfront, with unparalleled views across Belfast Lough – optimised by a double-height glazed façade and open-air terrace – the 112-seater ‘Novelli at City Quays’ restaurant marks the multi-Michelin-starred and 5-out-of-5 AA Rosette-winning chef’s Ireland début.

It is also the first in the AC Hotels by Marriott® 100+ global portfolio to feature a destination restaurant, with ‘Novelli at City Quays’ representing an outstanding coup for Belfast and Northern Ireland’s hospitality and tourism offering.

The appointment of Jim Mulholland, who is highly respected in the industry and first came to the celebrity chef’s attention in 2016 when he cooked for him at Ballyrobin Country Lodge, making a memorable impact both for his food and his personality, will enable the culinary duo to ‘cook up’ a bespoke-for-Belfast Mediterranean menu.

For more information, please contact Sarah Fox on 028 9042 7004.