First Restaurant Opening At Eastpoint Entertainment Village
11 February 2009The first restaurant, Wolfe’s Burger Connoisseurs, has opened at Eastpoint Entertainment Village on the Old Dundonald Road, Belfast report joint letting agents, Osborne King. Open seven days a week from 9.00 am until 10.30 pm (last food orders) and fully licensed, Wolfes offer a range of connoisseur handmade, fresh char-grilled burgers made with 100% pure Northern Irish Beef. They also offer a selection of classic dishes, speciality coffees, desserts and a special junior menu for the kids. The restaurant’s chic modern fit-out boasts a fabulous boutique style interior with a mixture of intimate booths and open-plan seating areas for larger parties. Already experienced restaurateurs who own the highly successful Papa Brown’s Grill in Carrickfergus, the owners plan on creating 15 full-time and up to 20 part-time jobs at Wolfe’s over the next couple of months.
Pic: L to R Richard McKibbin (Osborne King), Olivia Hall (Wolfe's Burger Connoisseurs and Mark Carron (Osborne King)
Commenting on the decision to open a new restaurant at Eastpoint, spokeswoman, Olivia Hall remarked: "Having successfully established ourselves in Carrickfergus, we were looking for a new challenge when the opportunity to launch a restaurant at Eastpoint arose. We think that there’s a definite market for what Wolfe’s has to offer which is quality, value-for-money food at affordable prices in a relaxed, sociable and fun atmosphere. We have an all day dining extensive menu from breakfast, lunch to evening meals so that people can drop in at any time whether it’s just for a snack, coffee, dessert or a full meal. Plus, there’s no need to make a reservation, however, bookings are available! We’re aiming to attract a wide cross-section of customers from professionals wanting to meet for breakfast to families, young people and cinema goers and we think that we are ideally placed to do so in terms of location, free on-site parking and overall accessibility."
Wolfe’s is the first of a number of new restaurants due to open within the £18 million complex that has been developed by Turkington Holdings Ltd while an 8-screen Omniplex cinema - Northern Ireland’s first digital auditorium - opened in December. The circa 85,000 sq ft development also provides extensive on-site car parking spaces.
Dundonald is already well established as a popular leisure destination, a fact acknowledged by Mark Carron from Osborne King, joint letting agents for the complex. He said: "It’s very encouraging to see this development coming to fruition, and now that the Omniplex is fully operational and Wolfe’s is up and running, Eastpoint looks set to become a major leisure and entertainment attraction and one that will complement other attractions located immediately within the vicinity. This part of the Borough currently attracts thousands of visitors per week and we’re confident that restaurants such as Wolfe’s will help to establish Eastpoint Entertainment Village, and indeed Dundonald as one of the province’s top leisure destinations."
Not planning to rest on their laurels for long, the owners are planning to open a second restaurant, The Blue Chicago Grill, at Eastpoint within the next few months while the joint agents will be announcing details of additional new restaurant openings at Eastpoint shortly.