-SHU claims Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland for third year running –
Lisburn Road restaurant SHU has claimed the ‘Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland’ title for the third year in a row at the 2014 National Restaurant Awards – the industry’s most important annual event.
The popular Belfast eatery ranked 76th in the UK, moving up ten places from 2013, at the prestigious industry event which celebrates the 100 best places to eat out in the UK, as voted for by 150 strong National Restaurant Awards Academy, made up of the country’s top industry experts
Judges were impressed by the innovative menu created by Head Chef Brian McCann and by the consistency of service and hospitality provided by Restaurant Manager Julian Henry’s front of house team.
Owned by restaurateur Alan Reid, SHU is the first restaurant in Northern Ireland to claim the prestigious accolade for three years running and the team are understandably delighted to once again be the only Northern Ireland restaurant recognised in the top 100 listing.
Reid and Henry collected the award last night at a glittering ceremony held at the Hurlingham Club London. The hat trick of success reinforces the restaurant’s position as one of the country’s shining stars in the industry.
Reid commented: “We are delighted and humbled to have once again been awarded Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland. 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.”