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The bar tzar Bill Wolsey, who owns one of the biggest portfolios of pubs, restaurants and hotels in Northern Ireland, can trace the roots of his vast empire back to Bangor. In the heady days of the Sixties and Seventies, Bangor was the seaside resort of choice for the middle classes. Later it became an oasis of relative peace and calm which remained largely immune from the Troubles and as a result of its blessed position was able to offer night time entertainment as Belfast's bars and clubs closed their doors at 6pm for security reasons.
Joris Minne: Prezzo!
There's a lot to be said for the efficiency of European city centre mid-range restaurants geared up for feeding shoppers, office workers and museum visitors. Pick any city between Amsterdam and Albufeira and in their centres you will find clean, formica-clad, brightly lit, food businesses offering a small range of dishes of the day at reasonable prices. They generally don't have much character or charm. They are there to service, not to entertain.
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