Fine dining fish restaurant moves to casual Belfast sister site
High-end restaurant Tedford's has "relocated" to its Lanyon Quay premises after 18 years in business.
The fine dining seafood restaurant, housed within a historic former ship chandlers' building, closed after owners Alan and Sharon Foster decided to relocate to their new, more casual restaurant, Tedford's Kitchen, on Lanyon Quay.
The original Tedford's was renowned for its seafood dishes and in 2015 the couple opened Tedford's Kitchen to capture the growth in the Lanyon Quay area. Speaking when Tedford's Kitchen launched, owner and chef Alan said of his first restaurant: "It's hard work and there's a lot of government processes to it but it's our consistency which has helped."
While the couple would not comment on the closure of the restaurant, they did say that Tedford's would "relaunch".
Belfast Telegraph restaurant critic Joris Minne said: "The Donegall Quay site seems to draw occasional attention from restaurateurs who may see the merit of being in a historic location close to the legal district and the Waterfront conference and exhibition centre.
"But moving Tedford's from the former chandlers' building to a modern space must surely make sense.
"Tedford's Kitchen is distinct and popular; if they intend to add a more upmarket version as a neighbour to the existing one, it sounds like a very good idea."