Head Chef Leigh Thurston at Oakroom Restaurant with 2AA rosette award

Our Chefs: Leigh Thurston & Noel Mc Meel

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Noel McMeel, described by Forbes Magazine as “The King of Irish Cuisine” is a multi-award-winning and highly acclaimed champion of Irish produce as well as being a respected author and broadcasterIn a glittering career he has worked in some of the world’s top restaurants and catered for a host of global celebrities including the McCartney-Mills’ wedding and participants in the G8 summit that took place at in Northern Ireland and included world leaders such as US President Barack Obama, Presidents and Prime Ministers of the world. In his new role at the Ebrington Hotel Noel McMeel will be offering a true gastronomic journey for each guest  
Northern Irish cuisine is inspired by the nature that surrounds us…

Northern Irish cuisine is inspired by the nature that surrounds us…


Leigh Thurston, Head Chef at the Ebrington Hotel believes that Northern Irish cuisine today is in great shape and explains: “We have some of the world’s best suppliers on our doorsteps.  It’s all about telling the customer about the food, but also the person behind the food: who is the supplier and what they passionately do. It makes the relationships we have with these producers very personal which, as well as consistent quality, is another reason why we have been working with so many of them for so long.”  The Ebrington has cultivated a reputation for refined farm-to-table cuisine, generous hospitality and elegant design at the most elegant of restaurants with some of the best views of  the city. 
Within 6 months of opening,
Head Chef Leigh & his team were awarded 2 AA Rosettes for the Oakroom Restaurant which is proving extremely popular with both hotel guests and local foodies who enjoy creative high quality food at realistic prices.