Congratulations to Niall McKenna!

Last month, Brian, head chef in Shu Restaurant Belfast, battled it out against fellow Belfast chefs Niall McKenna and Derek Creagh in the Northern Ireland heat of BBC Two’s popular culinary show, Great British Menu.

Brian and Derek were pipped to the post by James Street South and Taste of Ulster chef Niall McKenna.

Niall will now go on to compete against the other UK finalists for the chance to cook at a banquet celebrating local produce, hosted by Prince Charles.

Brian said: “Great British Menu was a great experience for me and I hope Niall can go all the way in the competition. It would be great to see a dish, representing Northern Ireland, on the Great British Menu at the banquet”.

Congratulations to Brian, Derek and Niall for getting so far in the competition. We wish Niall all the best of luck in the final stages of the competition.