UK hotel, restaurant and coffee shop operator Whitbread is set to launch its tenth Bar + Block Steakhouse in Belfast city centre.
On 24 April, the steak-focussed, all-day casual dining restaurant brand will open its first Northern Ireland site at Waring Street, Belfast.
Bar + Block will be an informal steakhouse serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an emphasis on high quality steaks at affordable prices.
Signature dishes will include rotating steak specials from the ‘butcher’s block’, as well as the Mighty Block burger — an 8oz hand-ground beef patty with cheese sauce, smoked beef brisket, crispy onions, pickles, cucumber, lettuce, tomato and black sauce. Bar + Block’s drinks range will include craft beers and ciders, cocktails and wine.
The modern design, inspired by the theatre of food and drink, will include an open kitchen and central feature bar with copper detailing, reclaimed wood, comfy seating and warm lighting. It will also include the brand’s signature neon cow, wall calligraphy detailing the brand story and colourful, contemporary artwork.
Nathalie Pomroy, chief marketing officer for Whitbread Restaurants, said: “We’re very excited to launch our tenth Bar + Block Steakhouse in Belfast as part of our wider brand growth strategy. Following the success in the mainland UK, we are eager to see how our unique offering will be received in the beautiful city of Belfast filled with real foodies.”