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Joris Minne

Belfast Telegraph

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Recent articles by Joris:

Overwood Balloo House Restaurant Review

The talented Sweeneys have added Overwood to their restaurant and it thrills with fantastic tastes, classy look and a reasonable price. → Read More

Fitzwilliam Hotel restaurant review

Hotels have been trying hard to up their restaurant game in recent years. Taylor & Clay in the Bullitt Hotel, the Seahorse in the Grand Central Hotel and the Catalina in Lough Erne Reso → Read More

Restaurant review: Made in Belfast

Thank the stars that Emma Bricknell, creator of Made in Belfast and other restaurants, didn't flee to Ibiza after all. A few years ago some political rumpus prompted Emma, who had come → Read More

Restaurant review: Dirt Bird is set to clean up with well-priced great grub

Good food should not be price related. I recently paid a four-figure sum for a family of four birthday celebration in Patrick Guilbaud and have no regrets, just great memories and a des → Read More

Review: Margot - 18 Donegall Square East Lower Ground Belfast

You've got to hand it to Mark Beirne. He gets it right every time. If Mr Beirne was in London or New York he'd have a much bigger palette to work with and I bet he'd be up there with th → Read More

Restaurant review: Stock Kitchen and Bar

Thank God Danny Millar has rediscovered his mojo. After too many years of multi-tasking across three restaurants in Balloo, Hillsborough and Lisbane, Chef Millar had become restless. He → Read More

Restaurant review: Sip & Stone at Belfast International Airport

Poor old Belfast International Airport hasn't been able to catch its breath since footage of endless security queues started popping up on frustrated passengers' Instagram and Twitter a → Read More

Restaurant review: Ora Belfast - Reimagining of tapas bar quite simply a sensation

Marty Murphy, chef patron of Howard Street Restaurant, is a man of unusually combined talents. Cautious on the one hand but daring on the other, Chef Murphy's direction means Howard Str → Read More

Restaurant review: Mekong Street Food

Derry-Londonderry is awakening to a culinary new dawn. In recent weeks and months I've been to two outstanding restaurants. Both of them show all the signs of sector leadership you may → Read More

Restaurant review: Root & Branch Cafe

The top end of the Ormeau Road has now stolen a lead on the rest of the city's cool districts (Lisburn Road and Ballyhackamore) by hosting a cafe restaurant which, I hope you're sitting → Read More

Restaurant review: Masala Hut in Moira

The rise in the quality of Northern Ireland's curry houses has been noticeable in recent months. Is this the result of newly-found competitiveness engendered by the very successful Cobr → Read More

Restaurant review: Bar & Block - Why this foreign sourced menu leaves a mixed taste

I don't want to be the kiss of death for any new restaurant venture but you have to question the wisdom of opening a steak house in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter and only serve beef from → Read More

Restaurant review: Cargo Coffee in Holywood

What have the Ashkenazi Jews ever done for us? Apart from Albert Einstein, Gustav Mahler, Franz Kafka and a hundred thousand more dramatists, business leaders, musicians, scientists, ar → Read More

Joris Minne: Can HMS Caroline pull off a famous final victory?

There is a mystery vessel in the docks of Belfast which is slowly emerging as a star attraction. While it still remains a destination for those in the know, its position as one of the g → Read More

Restaurant review: Coppi in Belfast's St Anne's Square

Service in restaurants is viewed by too many restaurateurs as ancillary, an add-on, a gap that can be plugged. Server off sick tonight? No worries, just phone somebody to do an extra sh → Read More

Restaurant review Freight: Democratic dining that goes beyond the wacky venue

The bish bash bosh of happy men and women cooking in bright steamy kitchens and serving big plates of dirty food in a couple of refurbished 40-foot containers is a uniquely life-affirmi → Read More

Restaurant review: The Mustard Seed

Readers of this column often make road trips to the four corners of Ireland. I know this because they often ask for restaurant recommendations in counties such as Offaly, Tipperary and → Read More

Restaurant Review: Wiping the slate clean at Belfast's Muddler's Club

I've loved Muddler's Club since its inception three years ago. The woody, beardy, creakiness much loved by the hipsterati is coupled to a very real Belfast sense of fast-moving, finger- → Read More

Restaurant review: Cyprus Avenue

A handsome, Parisian-style brasserie on the Newtownards Road, just on the western edges of Ballyhackamore's pulsating culinary heart, Cyprus Avenue was an instant marketing coup for che → Read More

Restaurant review: Deane's at Queens

Deane's at Queens keeps winning the awards and has been one of the most consistent, high performing restaurants in the Deane portfolio. Nestling in the Queen's Quarter away from the hoi → Read More