Archive : November 2010
Horatio Todd's wins 'Best Newcomer' at Go Belfast Awards
29 November 2010
Horatio Todd’s are celebrating after winning the ‘Best Newcomer’ category at the Go Belfast Awards 2010 which took place in the Europa Hotel on Friday 26th November.
Widely known as The GONGS, the GO Belfast Awards 2010 are run by Northern Ireland’s number one lifestyle and entertainment magazine, GO Belfast and showcase the very best of Belfast’s lifestyle and entertainment sectors with winners decided entirely by public vote.
Horatio Todd’s Bar and Restaurant in Ballyhackamore is the latest addition to the Botanic Inns Group and the new premises which was inspired by 19th Century East Belfast pharmacist Horatio Todd, offers customers quality and comfort with a touch of class.
Speaking about the award Morgan Watson, manager Horatio Todd’s said “We were delighted to pick up this award as there has been a great effort from the whole team since Horatio Todd’s opened earlier this year. This is the first bar that Botanic Inns has had in East Belfast and the reaction has been phenomenal.
“It is especially encouraging to know that the awards are decided by the public alone and we would like to thank all those out there who voted for us, especially our customers at Horatio Todd's, we really appreciate all their support. Our ethos is to provide our customers with quality food and drinks as well as great service and entertainment and we believe that Horatio Todd’s Bar and Restaurant provide this and more to the people of East Belfast and beyond.”
A Spellbinding Transformation At Ryan's
08 November 2010
A touch of magic is coming to Belfast to mark the final instalment of the Harry Potter story. The movie will debut on 19th November and to celebrate the launch of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’, Ryan’s Bar on Belfast’s Lisburn Road will be transforming itself into The Leaky Cauldron, the film’s most famous pub for 2 weeks only.
Since it first hit the screen in 2001, The Harry Potter movies have become the highest grossing film series of all time with over $5.4 billion in worldwide receipts and it was Ryan’s customers’ anticipation of the seventh and final instalment that was the catalyst to transform the bar into the Leaky Cauldron.
Gerrie Anderson Manager of Ryan’s said “There has been great excitement amongst our staff and customers about ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ and as this is the last installment of the story, we thought it would be a great time to transform the pub and create a real buzz of excitement around the film.
“The Harry Potter series has broad appeal across all ages and many of our customers have a real passion for the series. With the transformation of the bar we are providing the opportunity for cinema goers and customers alike to immerse themselves in all things Harry Potter and extend their movie experience.
“We have lots of fantastic Harry Potter offers, not least the Leaky Cauldron’s famous butter beer and we will be selling both alcoholic and non alcoholic versions. We will also have a series of Harry Potter dinner parties but importantly there will be lots of Harry Potter fun for the whole family. Our staff are really excited about dressing up in Harry Potter costumers, I just hope customers don’t mind being served by Lord Voldemort!
Ryans/The temporary Leaky Cauldron is not associated with J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or any of the individuals or companies associated with producing and publishing Harry Potter books and films.