Larne Loves Food



Chef demonstrations and live music from ALS Band at Broadway

10.30am – 3.00pm

Carriages Bistro, Larne

10.30am – 11.00am

Demonstrations and Giant Paella

Carriages Bistro gives a new meaning to homegrown. The restaurant sources everything locally and even their salad is grown in the restaurant garden. The team of Chefs cure all their own bacon on the premises, age their own steaks and make their own corn beef and sausages.

The family run business has been serving the area for over 20 years and some of the staff have been working in Carriages for as long as 18 years, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere

Londonderry Arms Hotel, Carnlough

1.1.00am – 11.30am

Joanna Hamill will be showcasing the delights of afternoon tea and will showcase the hotel’s signature wheaten bread and shortbread.

The Londonderry Arms offers the elegant surroundings of the Frances Anne and Tapestry Room restaurant or the Coach House Bistro.  In our award-winning restaurant, which can seat up to 80 people, we offer a wide choice of the best locally produced food.

Our chef Manus Jamison designs menus that reflect the specialities of the Glens of Antrim, for example, wild salmon, lamb from the Antrim Hills and locally produced vegetables.

We hold the Taste of Ulster Award and a Top Rating Award of 5 under the National Food Hygiene Scheme.

Browns Restaurant, Londonderry

11.30am – 12.30pm

Head Chef Ian Orr

Ian has just been awarded Chef of the Year Ireland 2013 by Georgina Campbell.

Browns Restaurant and Champagne lounge (established in 2009) has gained a reputation for excellent food, genuine hospitality and unpretentious service. The critics have not only established it as the best restaurant in the North West but placed it among the best in Ireland. Situated on the eastern bank of Lough Foyle – Head Chef Ian Orr is renowned for his dedication to fresh seasonal produce and support of local suppliers, and visitors keen to experience the best the area has to offer will not be disappointed.

Tipped as one of Ireland’s top talents, Ian Orr trained under the late Robbie Millar at Northern Ireland’s formative Michelin starred restaurant Shanks before moving to London’s River Cafe and then as head chef at Rathmullan House Hotel in Donegal. Ian has selected and trained his team to maintain his high standards.

Driven by a passion for good local produce and seasonality, over the years his culinary finesse has caught the attention of food writers and experts resulting in several awards and listings in leading food guides.

Food Stalls in Larne Market Yard

10.30am – 3.00pm

Participants include:

Ann’s Pantry, Larne

Family bakery for over three decades established 1967. Winner of Great Taste Awards 2011, 2012, 2013

Wide selection of breads, cakes, pies, wheatens, sodas, shortbreads.

Eleanor Craig’s Fudge, Larne

The recipe for our Homemade Butter Fudge has been in the family for many generations. It has never been altered, nor changed in any way from one generation to the next – it never had to be!

It all began over 50 years ago when the secret blend of natural ingredients (contains no artificial ingredients nor preservatives) was created, which gives us the crumbly texture that we still achieve today.

Broughgammon Farm, Ballycastle

Broughgammon Farm is a family farm run by The Cole Family, specialising in Cabrito (Kid Goat Meat), Seaweed and Rare Breed Soay Sheep Meat. Depending on the time of year we may also have a ready supply of free-range eggs and pork available from the farm.

Matassa and Carville

Italian Pulled Pork and Calabrian Sausage specialities..

“Had a great day at the opening of the Market Yard Larne on 7 September.  Great response for our Calabrian paprika and fennel sausage with balsamic and caramelised red onion chutney on ciabbatta bread!”

Tesco Express

The Tesco-driven “Switch to Local” campaign aims to encourage consumers to think twice about where the brands and products they buy come from and to switch at least one item on their weekly shopping list for a locally-produced or home-grown alternative.

As part of their “Switch to Local” campaign, Tesco will be working with some of their local suppliers providing tastings throughout the day.

Event supported by Larne Borough Council and Good Food NI & Taste of Ulster