Most of us really miss eating out and while we can do our bit by cooking with as much local produce as possible, sometimes, you just want your meal put in front of you. Covid-19 has hit a lot of industries hard but the hospitality industry has taken one of the biggest blows. You can do your bit to help keep them afloat and spread some love and kindness to family, friends and neighbours.
Many Taste of Ulster members have reacted to the pandemic by offering takeaway and home delivery options. Some are also feeding NHS staff only like the Armagh City Hotel and Wine and Brine in Moira.
Others are doing food which can be collected like Captain Jack’s in Portaferry. Who wouldn’t like to get some yummy fish and chips left at their door for a neighbour?
You could also pick up some cakes and bakes at French Village or and host a virtual coffee morning now that Zoom parties are all the rage.
Some chefs have decided to share some of their secrets with people at home by doing online cookery demos. They include Great British Menu contestants Paul Cunningham from Brunel’s in Newcastle, from Clenaghan’s in Aghalee and Buba and Coppi restaurants in Belfast.
Lots of us are baking at home but not everyone is pleased with the results. Primrose at the Quay in Derry-Londonderry are doing scones and scone mixes to pick up.
Sunday lunch is often time for families to get together. The Tailors House in Ballygawley, Tyrone is among those doing them for takeaway. You can order some for whoever is in your house and drop portions off with friends and relatives.
Gift vouchers are also a great idea for when all of this is over. They will put a smile on anyone’s face to get one in the post.
Check out a full list of Taste of Ulster members and what they are doing in lockdown:
|Ashvale Farm Shop||11 Old Ballynahinch Road||Lisburn||BT27 5PE|
|Blackwell House||33 Mullabrack Road||Craigavon||BT63 6BP|
|Boyds Café||13 High Street||Ballymoney||BT53 6AH|
|Buba||St Annes Square, Cathedral Quarter||Belfast||BT1 2LR|
|Café Smart||56 Belmont Rd||Belfast||BT4 2AN|
|Captain Jacks||8 – 8c High Street, Portaferry||Newtownards||BT22 1QT|
|Coppi||Saint Annes Square, Cathedral Quarter||Belfast||BT1 2LR|
|The Dairy||5 Waterfall Road||Gleno||BT40 3LE|
|Deanes Restaurant||537 Lisburn Road||Belfast||BT9 7 GQ|
|French Village Café and Bistro||99 Botanic Avenue||Belfast||BT7 1JN|
|Hadskis||33 Donegal Street||Belfast||BT1 2FG|
|Harbour and Company||31 The Parade||Donaghadee||BT21 0HE|
|The Holestone||11 Main Street Parkgate||Ballyclare||BT39 0DG|
|Kamal Mahal||1 Water Street||Enniskillen||BT79 0AG|
|The Lobster Pot Strangford||7 – 11 The Square||Strangford||BT30 7ND|
|McKee’s Country Store & Restaurant||28 Holywood Road||Newtownards||BT23 4TQ|
|McLaughlin’s Corner Restaurant||60 Bann Road, Rasharkin||Ballymena||BT44 8TE|
|The Morning Star||17 – 19 Pottinger’s Entry||Belfast||BT1 4DT|
|No. 14 at The Georgian House||14 The Square||Comber||BT23 5DT|
|Ocho Tapas||92-94 Main Street||Portrush||BT56 8BN|
|The Old Post Office Tea Rooms||191 Kilinchy Road, Lisbane||Comber||BT23 6AA|
|Pier 36||36 The Parade||Donaghadee||BT21 0HE|
|The Poacher’s Pocket||181 Killinchy Rd, Lisbane||Comber||BT23 5NE|
|Primrose at the Quay||Unit 2 Atlantic Quay, 110 – 112 Strand Road||Londonderry||BT48 7NR|
|Quails Fine Foods||13-15 Newry Street||Banbridge||BT32 3EA|
|Stock||Oxford Street, 1st Floor, St Georges Market||Belfast||BT1 4FG|
|Tartine||140 Main Street||Bushmills||BT57 8QE|
|The Tailors House||50 Main Street||Ballygawley||BT70 2HE|
|The Tap Room||192 Grand Street||Lisburn||BT27 4TY|
|Thyme and Co||5 Quay Rd,||Ballycastle||BT54 6BJ|
|Whitehead Golf Club||McCraes Brae, Whitehead||Carrickfergus||BT38 9NZ|
|Wine and Brine||59 Main Street||Moira||BT67 0LQ|