Posted on Tuesday 1 July 2014 by Ulster Business

belfast restaurant shu in for top award

Owner Alan Reid, head chef Brian McCann and manager Julian Henry celebrate their hat trick as SHU Restaurant collects the award for Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland at the National Restaurant Awards for the third year running. 

Belfast eaterie SHU has been named Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland in a list of the Best 100 Places to Eat in the UK.

The Lisburn Road establishment was the highest ranking Northern Ireland name in the 2014 National Restaurant Awards ranking and, at 76th in the UK, moved up 10 places on its 2013 ranking.

The awards are run by Restaurant Magazine – the publication behind the 50 Best Restaurants in the World - and are voted for by 100 restauranteurs, chefs and critics across the UK.

The judges said they were impressed by the menu created by Head Chef Brian McCann and the consistency of service and hospitality provided by restaurant manager Julian Henry’s front of house team.

It’s also the first time a Northern Ireland restaurant has been named in the Best 100 Places to Eat in the UK for the third consecutive year.

“We are delighted and humbled to have once again been awarded Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland,” owner Alan Reid said from the awards ceremony at the Hurlingham Club in London last night.

“To be ranked in the UK’s top 100 restaurants is such a huge honour for every one of us. I am so pleased for our team as the accolade is a testament to the hard work they all put in on a daily basis to maintain the high standards we have set ourselves to create an exceptional guest experience.”

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