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Bull and Ram 'could open in Belfast'

By Emma Deighan

Co Down restaurant Bull and Ram is making plans to expand into Belfast in the coming year with the creation of around 30 new jobs, its chef and owner has said.

Kelan McMichael said the restaurant will have the "same traits" as the establishment in Ballynahinch and a similar - if not extended - food offering.

"What we want to offer is a cracking menu of steaks that use the best beef, but at a reasonable price," Kelan said.

"We want to take the frills out of it and offer the best day out in Belfast."

A strong cocktail menu with influences from London mixologists could also feature and it is expected to create around 30 new jobs.

Bull and Ram in Ballynahinch opened last year to critical acclaim attracting rave reviews from food critics across the board including the Guardian's Jay Rayner.

"We have been open in Ballynahinch for nine months," added Kelan. "I don't even think we would've expected what we have achieved in those months over three years and I feel we need to strike now while the iron is hot."

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