Hotel review: Galgorm Resort & Spa, Northern Ireland

Hotel review: Galgorm Resort & Spa, Northern Ireland

Glorius Galgorm! Galgorm Manor Resort and Spa is a large country house hotel with leisure facilities located in lush grounds just outside Cullybackey near Ballymena in Northern Ireland. It’s a 45-minute drive from central Belfast / George Best City airport or a mere 30 minutes from Belfast International Airport. First impressions countRead More…

Food Review: John Long’s, Belfast

Food Review: John Long’s, Belfast

Belfast’s oldest fish & chip shop You can’t visit Belfast without visiting its oldest chippy – John Long’s.  Operating since 1914, John Long converted part of his grocery shop on Mill Street to sell fish & chips. Demand became so great that he moved to Athol Street, taking over an oldRead More…

Recipe: Fifteens (tray bake)

Recipe: Fifteens (tray bake)

Inspired by a recent trip to Belfast where we had a reminder of how good Fifteen Cake (or simply Fifteens) is, I decided to make some myself.  It seems like everyone in Northern Ireland loves Fifteens but I didn’t even know of its existence until about 7 yrs ago whenRead More…

Water Sommelier at Belfast hotel

Water Sommelier at Belfast hotel

The Merchant House hotel in Belfast have introduced a water menu and water butlers. With the choice of £26 Canadian glacier water or perhaps some Icelandic water at £7. Water Menu Iceberg, Still: Canadian Arctic Ice shelf Newfoundland – £26.45 Fiji, Still: Fiji Islands Rainforest – £5.50 Chanteldon, Sparkling: FranceRead More…