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Whet Your Appetite At Lisburn & Castlereagh Restaurant Week

New Council launches festival of food, entertainment and special offers across more than 40 eateries

Alderman Allan Ewart, Lisburn girl Molly McWilliams, Kellie McIlroy, Manager of the Speckled Hen in Lisburn and James McAnerney, Head Chef at the Speckled Hen

FOOD lovers are in for a treat this month as the inaugural Lisburn & Castlereagh Restaurant Week kicks off with eight days of events and special offers across some of the district’s finest eateries from Saturday October 31 to Saturday November 7.

There are more than 40 bars and restaurants signed up and together they are offering a wide range of deals and unique events including family fun days, pub quizzes, gin tasting sessions, fancy dress parties and Irish theme nights.

Alderman Allan Ewart, Lisburn girl Molly McWilliams and Kellie McIlroy, Manager of the Speckled Hen in Lisburn

Alderman Allan Ewart, Lisburn girl Molly McWilliams and Kellie McIlroy, Manager of the Speckled Hen in Lisburn

Promoted by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Restaurant Week 2015 aims to support the local hospitality sector and with less than two weeks to go keen diners have already been given a taste of what’s in store.

At special launch events in Forestside Shopping Centre on the October 10 and Lisburn City Centre on the October 17 shoppers were treated to cookery demos by local participating restaurants and food-sampling sessions.

Alderman Allan Ewart, Chairman of the Development Committee at Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council said: “We are delighted that so many great eateries have signed up to take part in Restaurant Week 2015. There is certainly something for every taste, every budget and every age, and the list of special offers and events is almost endless.

“We’re building on what was achieved during Lisburn Restaurant Week in 2014 and in the first year of the new council we really wanted to highlight the quality of the food and hospitality on offer across Lisburn & Castlereagh – we believe it rivals that of anywhere in Northern Ireland.

“There are some fantastic money saving offers and discounts available throughout the week, which is great for consumers, but the ultimate goal is to increase visitor footfall at restaurants, bistros pubs and cafes.

“We want the event to have a lasting impact not just during Restaurant Week but year round, which is important for our local economy.

“The response has already been fantastic and it helps to bring people together as restaurateurs, funders, sponsors and local suppliers have all united to deliver a varied and entertaining week.

“We’d like to thank everyone who has got involved and shown their support, it is shaping up to be a fantastic event.”

Full event listings for Restaurant Week are available now at www.lcrestaurantweek.com

You can also find all of the latest deals, news and competitions on our Facebook page including the chance to win a brilliant trip for two to Paris, courtesy of Oasis Travel. Don’t forget to use our hashtag #eatyourheartout

Participating restaurants

Lisburn

Angelo’s

Bar Bistro, Down Royal Park Golf Course

Café @ Inspirations

Coffee Inc

Del Toro

Dobbies Restaurant

Drumbo Park

Eds Bar & Grill

Frankie & Benny’s

Gowdy’s of Down Royal

Hilden Brewery

Makhulu 5

Robbie Cahoon’s

Simply Fish & Chips Bistro

Spice Lisburn

Square Bistro

Stepping Stones

The Ballymac Hotel

The Brown Bean

The Speckled Hen

Thornbury’s Restaurant

Hillsborough

Humble Pie

Prima Gusto

The Parson’s Nose

The Pheasant

The Plough Inn

Moira

The Four Trees

The Quirky Bird

The Tannery

Castlereagh

Café Laurent

Café Nosh

Charlie’s Bistro & Lounge at La Mon

Cinnamon

Dundonald Old Mill

Everest Restaurant

Fillerz Café

Maple Cafe at Woodlawn Garden & Lifestyle

The Gardeners Rest at Hillmount

The Grill at The Four Winds

The Ivanhoe Grill & Bar

The Mill Restaurant

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