Ian Orr to appear on BBC Saturday Kitchen Live this St Patrick’s Day

Ian Orr, the multi award winning Chef Patron of Browns Bonds Hill Group, will feature on BBC Saturday Kitchen Live on St Patrick’s Day, Saturday 17 March at 10.00am.

Starring alongside presenter Matt Tebbutt, Ian, whose restaurant was awarded Best Food Tourism Experience in Northern Ireland for 2017, will be cooking an Irish themed dish to tempt the taste buds of this week’s celebrity guest, Amanda Redman.

Speaking ahead of his Saturday Kitchen appearance Ian said: “I’m really looking forward to cooking on Saturday Kitchen this St Patrick’s Day, this will be my second time on the show and it’s a real privilege to be invited back.  I’ll be showcasing one of our signature dishes from the restaurants using some fantastic local produce”

“I’m used to cooking live in front of an audience in my restaurants at my regular cooking demonstrations and at the various events I appear at across Northern Ireland, I’m determined to do well on the omelette challenge this time. I want to see my face on that board!”

It will be a busy weekend for Ian “after the show I’m performing another live demonstration at a special St Patrick’s Day event in Borough Market in London, the event has been organised by Food NI in conjunction with Tourism Ireland, and I’ll be entertaining a number of food writers and bloggers during the afternoon”

Ian Orr opened Browns Bonds Hill with Marcus Roulston in 2009. The restaurant has twice been named Best Restaurant in Ulster by Restaurants Association of Ireland and has won the coveted title of Best Restaurant in Derry~Londonderry from Restaurants Association of Ireland for nine consecutive years. It is across the Foyle from its sister restaurant Browns in Town which has been awarded for customer service excellence by Restaurants Association of Ireland. Their portfolio includes Ardtara Country House Hotel in Upperlands, which has been awarded for customer service excellence by Restaurants Association of Ireland and named AA Guest Accommodation of the Year in NI 2017 and Browns On The Green and Barnhill Bar & Grill in Letterkenny. They also offer bespoke outside catering with Browns Anywhere.

Browns Bonds Hill has been named in Sunday Times Ireland 2017 Top 100 Irish Restaurants and in Business Post Top 101 Great Irish Restaurants 2017.

Ian Orr appearing live on BBC Saturday Kitchen Live, BBC One, Saturday 17 March at 10.00am.