Posted on Wednesday 29 October 2014 by Ulster Business

New italian restaurant set for belfasts great victoria street

Fratelli's Head Chef Johnny Glass, General Manager Michael Johnston, Sales and Marketing Manager Beth Swindlehurst and Project Manager Colin Johnston

A new restaurant in Belfast will create 35 new jobs as part of a £500,000 investment by Tullymore House, the group behind the Galgorm Resort and Spa.

It’s refurbishing the old Malt Room Bar and Restaurant on the city’s Great Victoria Street and opening Fratelli’s, an Italian restaurant with covers for 200 people.

“We’re delighted to announce this significant investment in Belfast, which we believe will go some way to support the growing demand for quality food, drink and entertainment in a city which is making a big name for itself in terms of tourism and hospitality,” Project Manager, Colin Johnston, who is overseeing the launch of the new restaurant, said.

“Fratelli Belfast will offer a part of the Galgorm experience in the heart of the city and we are very much looking forward to welcoming new guests, colleagues and familiar faces.”

As well as the Galgorm, which is undergoing a £10m extension which is adding 48 rooms, Tullymore House is also behind the new £12m hotel planned for the old Scottish Mutual building in Belfast.

In March it received formal planning permission for the 40-bedroom hotel which will also have two bars, two restaurants, as well as 10 serviced apartments. 

It said up to 180 full and part-time jobs will be created in the hotel once it is up and running, as well as around 100 jobs during the design, building and fit-out stages. Work on the project is already under way.

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