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Joris Minne

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Recent articles by Joris:

Havana Bank Square Belfast Restaurant Review

Every prospective restaurateur who dreams of owning his or her own restaurant has an idea in their head of what it would look like and what food it would serve. → Read More

Restaurant review: Coll's Bar/Teac Coll

The brother took his high-sided camper van to Magheroarty in Donegal on Friday the week before last. He brought with him a posse of nervous English visitors who followed him there in a hire car. These are not people to be easily frightened, but coinciding with their Donegal trip was Storm Ciara and that threw a whole new dimension over Ulster's wildest coast. → Read More

Restaurant Review: Fish City leads the way in innovation

Fish and chips have been slowly vanishing from our list of favourite foods, overtaken and replaced by modern, trendy and tasty alternative fast foods. Until 20 years ago there were 35,0 → Read More

Restaurant review: Bengal Brasserie

I am occasionally invited by hospitality bodies to share deep and penetrating insights into the mind of a food writer and restaurant critic. At such events I normally share the four com → Read More

City Picnic is fired up to breathe new life into Belfast's city centre

When Primark went up in flames 16 months ago, few realised how the ripple effects of the fire would impact surrounding businesses. In the core of the old city centre where every buildin → Read More

Restaurant review: The ten best places to dine for lunch in Belfast

Here, in alphabetical order, are the best places in Belfast, with one exception, for that midday meal. → Read More

Ulster Sports Club Belfast Restaurant Review

We live in post-ironic times, and the Ulster Sports Club is a classic illustration of this. Take an out-of-date, outmoded working man's club whose lounge bar sports a stage with Phoenix → Read More

Restaurant review: Sports club's a winner with its authentic Italian cuisine

The most incongruous setting for an Italian restaurant award must go to Belfast Boat Club. Not previously known for its culinary excellence, the Boat Club occupies an enviable position → Read More

Restaurant review: Chubby Cherub

The restaurant circle of life is an ever-spinning wonder. So when tiny Italian-style restaurant Chubby Cherub recently moved a few yards from its original site in Upper Arthur Street ar → Read More

Restaurant review: Turkey Street Food in Belfast

Thanks to the affordability of foreign travel provided by the likes of the much-lamented Thomas Cook tour operator, the plain people of Ulster have, in recent decades, enjoyed new food → Read More

Restaurant review: Bengal Brasserie in Belfast

The acorn that grows into a great oak tree is, in neighbourhood development terms, the pub and the Indian double act. The Ormeau Road acorn was the Errigle and the Bengal Brasserie. Tha → Read More

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