New Restaurant Opens In Cookstown, Co. Tyrone
A new restaurant called No. 47 has opened in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, and created 14 jobs.
As reported by The Irish News, No.47, which located at Kilcronagh Business Park, is the second hospitality venture by Co. Tyrone entrepreneur Rachel Molloy, who was reportedly headhunted by Café No.47 regular developer Kevin McGarrity for the new unit.
The new restaurant has reportedly borrowed some of the features of its sister establishment, Café No.47 in Donaghmore, which opened in 2018 and is known for its folk club and art classes.
The new restaurant, which was reportedly designed by interior designer Eamon Carberry, reportedly also features a bespoke mural that was created by artist and musician Jim McKee, and former national chef of the year James Devine is reportedly in charge of the venue’s kitchen.
Molloy reportedly said, "All of [the COVID-19 pandemic-related] challenges have been a huge learning experience, but never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd be turning the key on my second premises so soon.
"It's both daunting and exciting at the same time."
Molloy reportedly said, "We hope to announce our evening menu soon and plans are in place for a folk club with top musical acts, a range of tasty theme nights and some artistic events to reflect on what I believe has been the secret to No.47's story so far."
Molloy reportedly added, "Opening a new restaurant in the midst of a pandemic is perhaps a bold and risky venture, but I believe we’ve got the winning ingredients at No.47 to make it a success."
McGarrity reportedly said, "When my brother, Enda, and I put our heads together, we knew we just had to approach Rachel to recreate the same magic in Cookstown, but the end result has exceeded even our highest expectations.
"I really believe that No.47 is something totally different for mid-Ulster, not only in its energy, atmosphere and impressive interior, but most importantly in the delicious food which is on a different level altogether."
© 2021 Hospitality Ireland – your source for the latest industry news. Article by Dave Simpson. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.