New Belfast restaurant to serve up a taste of the Med
Belfast's Cathedral Quarter has welcomed a new restaurant which plans to capitalise on business trade and the growth of tourists to the city.
Entrepreneur Eamon Blaney, from Co Down, has opened Quartisan on Waring Street as a restaurant specialising in Mediterranean food with an Italian twist.
Mr Blaney said Quartisan had first operated as a coffee shop and luxury deli.
He then decided to make a "substantial" investment to seek a drinks licence and reopened the venue as a restaurant.
Mr Blaney said he had recruited top hospitality personnel to bring the benefit of their experience to the venture, with head chef Adam Sarhan and Dwight Mettleton at front of the house.
Mr Blaney said: "Adam has travelled extensively, living abroad for 10 years, and brings with him enthusiasm and expertise."
Mr Sarhan formerly worked as head chef at Home Restaurant Belfast, Mourne Seafood.
Mr Mettleton is the former general manager at Albany Bar and Restaurant.
Small plates, sharing plates and an a la carte menu will make up the dinner service at the restaurant while a '3-7-3' express business lunch will also be on the menu.
The drinks list will include cocktails and a selection of Italian beers such as Nastro Azzurro Peroni, as well as an extensive gin menu.