Belfast’s brightest new restaurant @MazeBelfast opens in Grand Style with music and dance


Bubbly Brazilian belly dancer, Cida Arcanjo brought a touch of samba glamour to Belfast as she wowed guests at the exciting and colourful Grand Opening of Maze Restaurant.


Guests from the media and fashion worlds packed into Belfast’s brightest new culinary jewel to enjoy a taste of its mouth-wateringly eclectic menu, sip sparkling wine and cocktails and listen to the sweet sounds of smooth jazz vocalist Rosie Timoney.


Many even tried a spot of belly dancing as the charming Cida enticed them on to the floor.

Maze Restaurant is the perfect symbol of the new Belfast with its friendly multi-national staff, flamboyant décor and delicious melting pot of different dishes and tastes.

And the guests invited to the launch reflected Belfast’s cosmopolitan side, with representatives from Africa, India and Eastern Europe, including stunning Ukraine model, Yuliya Petrichenko from the Crimean city of Sevastopol.

Located at 11 Wellington Place, the vibrant International Fusion restaurant is the brainchild of chef and restaurateur Michael Karan, who moved to Northern Ireland from New Delhi ten years ago. The sleek and sophisticated new eatery, which is on the site of Belfast’s famous eatery, The Carlton Restaurant, appeals to all tastes

Mr Karan said: “Maze Restaurant is a place where you can come for breakfast, lunch and enjoy sumptuous dinners with wine and cocktails in the evenings. We are open non-stop from 8am until late to suit people’s increasingly varied and busy lifestyles.”

Maze Restaurant, which can seat up to 130 people, boasts a lava stone grill, which makes the restaurant’s speciality – deliciously charred, deeply flavoured Argentinean style, spiral cut steaks with chimichurri sauce. The steaks are marinated for 48 hours for maximum flavour.

The staff is a United Nations of catering talent with chefs and front-of-house staff from Italy, Poland, Egypt, Singapore, India and Northern Ireland. Head chef, Marcus Diego has worked in restaurants throughout the world including the US.

The Maze’s team of chefs include one of Belfast’s top Indian chef’s, Jainal Abedin, who was head chef at a leading Indian restaurant Bengal Brasserie for over 17 years, as well as sous chef John Sanju who worked as chef trainer at the famous Gaucho Argentinian steak restaurant in London.

For more information visit or call 028 9508 6794 / 9031 1101.



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