Belfast Telegraph

Which two Northern Ireland restaurants make the Sunday Times Top 100?

By Cate McCurry

Two Northern Ireland restaurants are to be featured in The Sunday Times' Top 100 Restaurants list.

Harry's Shack in Portstewart and Ox in Belfast won places on the prestigious directory.

Ox is run by Stephen Toman, whose modern, European approach to cuisine was refined in some of the best restaurants in Paris. His menu includes signature dishes such as Mourne Mountains lamb.

Harry's Shack is in a National Trust-owned building and specialises in seafood.

The owner, Donal Doherty, combines fish from Greencastle with vegetables from the restaurant's own farm.

The top list is compiled by a judging panel of well-known faces, including TV chefs Jamie Oliver and Antonio Carluccio and Soho House founder Nick Jones.

Laurel Ives, editor of The Sunday Times' Top 100 Restaurants, said only the best eateries featured.

"The panel is made up of some of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in the industry, from chefs and owners, to our own expert writers," she added. "They picked out the best culinary establishments in the UK."

Belfast Telegraph