Jean-Christophe Novelli to Open Exclusive New Restaurant at City Quays

One of the world’s best-known and most successful chefs is to take the helm of Belfast Harbour’s brand new hotel and signature restaurant development at City Quays, it was confirmed today.

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Jean-Christophe Novelli

One of the world’s best-known and most successful chefs is to take the helm of Belfast Harbour’s brand new hotel signature restaurant at City Quays.

Multi-Michelin-starred and 5 out of 5 AA Rosette award-winning chef Jean-Christophe Novelli has chosen City Quays to open his first and only restaurant on the island of Ireland, which will form part of the new £25 million Marriott Hotel.

The four-star AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast, Belfast’s newest waterfront hotel development, will feature the landmark 100-seat restaurant, as well as bar, lounge, meeting rooms, a fitness suite and almost 190 luxury bedrooms.

The stunning new restaurant will open its doors once the hotel is completed in the first quarter of 2018 as ‘Jean-Christophe Novelli at City Quays’.

Featuring a double height glazed façade with waterfront views across the river, the exclusive restaurant will offer a brasserie menu with all the French flair associated with the UK and Ireland’s favourite French chef.

Novelli will be in Belfast next month to reveal more details about his plans.

Graeme Johnston, Property Director of Belfast Harbour, said:

"Recognised across the UK, Ireland, Europe and beyond, Jean-Christophe Novelli is a true champion of high quality, and innovative menu combinations and his decision to choose City Quays, and Belfast, is a testament to the success of our development plans for this key waterfont city location, the strong demand for great hospitality and the vibrancy of our visitor economy.

Strategically located, this exciting new restaurant is great news for the local economy and will provide a welcome addition to Belfast and Northern Ireland’s strong hospitality, leisure and tourism offer.

It’s a real coup for Belfast and I look forward to an outstanding first year when our hotel opens its doors in 2018.”