Belfast Restaurant City Picnic Reopens This Week Following £500k Investment
Belfast restaurant City Picnic is reopening for business on Wednesday, December 4, a year and a quarter after a fire at the city's Primark store forced it to close.
Located on Belfast's Castle Street, City Picnic is owned by business partners Gavin Gregg and Arthur McAnerney, and is reopening following an investment of £500,000.
The Belfast Telegraph quotes Gregg as saying, "We are delighted to finally be reopening City Picnic, having utilised our time after the fire to research and develop our menu to cater to the needs of the people of Belfast and beyond.
"Belfast has seen an influx of new restaurants in recent years, but we wanted to offer up something unique.
"Our new focus is on swift service without sacrificing the flavour and quality of the food on offer. There are so many tantalising and mouth-watering choices on the new menu that I know customers will love."
"A Culinary Hub In The City Centre"
Meanwhile, McAnerney commented, "Having to close the doors due to the Primark fire was a very difficult time for the business. We operated from a temporary catering trailer in Royal Avenue last year. However, we always knew we were going to eventually reopen in our original home.
"We spent time perfecting the menu, experimenting with innovative new food combinations and testing new recipes. We studied our space and assessed how we can best use the vast unit, making it a culinary hub in the city centre. So, whilst it wasn't ideal to have to close the unit, we are excited about this new chapter for City Picnic. We are confident our customers, old and new, will love the revamp and will thoroughly enjoy the new menu."
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