According to The Irish News, a new California-styled seafood restaurant called Prawnagraphic has opened in Belfast.
The restaurant is set up by Made in Belfast owner, Emma Bricknell, and is located in the heart of the city’s Cathedral Quarter.
Opened just days after the restrictions on indoor hospitality were lifted, Prawnagraphic takes the place of The Grill on Hill Street, which closed last September.
When speaking to the Irish News, Bricknell said the new venture is inspired by California-styled seafood.
“Think po boys, prawn toast to lobster rolls, with dirty sides and light vegan-based desserts,” said the restaurateur.
Bricknell said the Made in Belfast
brands will also soon disappear from her City Hall and Talbot Street restaurants, with new plans for a burger bar and a Mexican-themed restaurant.
“Those new brands are currently in development, but it won’t be long before we’ll be able to reveal them.”
Bricknell also discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality sector with The Irish News, saying "We had no choice but to restructure the business. Many staff didn't tell us they were moving on until the last minute leaving us with three restaurants and not enough staff to open. I had to make a hard decision, which of the restaurants would open and how."
Despite the hardships suffered as a result of the pandemic, Bricknell remains "confident our current plan for reopening the three restaurants in stages is the best economic decision for the company."
Bricknell also assured customers that Made in Belfast vouchers will be honoured under the new brands.
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