Harry's Shack Owner To Open New Restaurant

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Harry's Shack Owner To Open New Restaurant

The Donegal businessman behind the critically acclaimed eatery Harry's Shack, located at Portstewart Stand (pictured), is set to open a new restaurant venture.

With the 'Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink' getting under way this month, Donal Doherty has revealed that he's getting ready to launch Harry’s Wagon, which will be located further down the two-mile stretch of sand at Portstewart and will feature a custom-built trailer with beach-style benches.

The Year of Food and Drink initiative, led by Tourism NI, is hoped to generate €10 million of 'positive PR' in Ireland and Britain, while it is also expected to boost export sales of locally produced food and drink.

Speaking to The Irish Times, Doherty hinted that the new Harry’s Wagon outlet is unlikely to be his last as he looks to "build on both a family tradition and his own hard earned reputation".

“When the National Trust first contacted me about it," said Doherty about his initial investment in Harry's Shack. "I told them there was no way I was going to open a place in Portstewart. I just wasn't interested” said Doherty “But when I went up there on the day and saw the shack and saw Portstewart beach, I just thought 'God, look at this'”.