Beach restaurant surfs N Ireland foodie wave

Donal Doherty, who struck gastronomic gold with his hit Northern Ireland seafood restaurant Harry’s Shack, on the beach at Portstewart, has opened a new high-end city bistro, Harry’s Derry.

Doherty (right in photo, with head chef Derek Creagh) is keen to catch the new wave of dining that has seen the emergence of half a dozen high-quality independent restaurants in the province in the past couple of years.

A year in the planning, the new bistro is the third branch of the family restaurant set up 25 years ago by Doherty’s father across the border with the Republic in Donegal. “It’s off to a flying start,” said Doherty.

Seafood for all three Harry’s is sourced from the fishing port of Greencastle, up the Donegal coast, and the family have their own walled garden where they grow the vegetables and salads that are an important feature of the Harry’s menus.



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