A familiar face in Belfast’s hospitality scene is set to a return to its Cathedral Quarter home next month.
The eclectic restaurant, Made In Belfast, will open its doors once again in the historic Cathedral Quarter on November 4, with owner Emma Bricknell keen to get back serving up fresh, hearty food for the people across the city.
“I’m excited about being open again. This venue was the busiest restaurant we had and it’s in the coolest of areas so yeah I’m really looking forward to it.” she said.
The Talbot Street location which opened in 2010 was one of three venues that the Made In Belfast chain had with venues at the iconic City Hall and Hill Street but due to ongoing structural issues and the impact of Covid-19, Emma had to make the decision to streamline her business and halt any expansions to the restaurant chain.
“That’s the nature of the game, nothing lasts forever. You work hard and do other things as the food movement moves on.” she explained.
Recently the Blondtreprenuer Ltd owner closed Prawnagraphic, a Californian inspired seafood restaurant in Hill Street which served locally sourced fish and cocktails closed its doors due to an ongoing sewage problem in the area.
After a rocky 18 months, Emma believes now is the perfect time to focus her efforts on Made In Belfast and embark on a new journey with the restaurant chain.
“We’ve been closed for a long time so opening now feels like the right thing to do and I think being in one venue streamlines the staff and any issues that I’ve faced previously in other locations”.
Made In Belfast has gone back to its roots and will serve up high quality gastro Modern European cuisine in a chilled environment, making it the perfect venue for after work drinks or a family get together.
Opening from Thursday to Sunday from 12pm to late, the latest menu will have tasty options for everyone from those who are gluten free to vegan.
Emma reassured her customers that Made In Belfast has kept up their commitment to working with local suppliers to provide great food for the people that make Belfast.
“We’ve got a great team in the kitchen involved with a similar kind of menu as before and we are working with locally sourced products. We were never about fancy food, just a good proper feed.”
For anyone who wants to book a table, Made In Belfast operates a strict online booking only system.