We're on the countdown to Christmas and have recently launched our Christmas Menus as well as details of our first ever "Santa Sunday" taking place on Sunday 10th December from 12.30pm - 6pm. Whether you are planning a festive night out or lunch out with work colleagues, we have a delicious menu prepared by Head Chef Will Crawford. With free parking, delicious food and welcoming atmosphere, celebrate Christmas at Down Royal. For bookings or enquiries please contact us on 028 9262 1339 or email here.
To celebrate the Irish Open taking place from 6 - 9 July 2017, Chef Will Crawford will be serving up to deliciously good specials all week while the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open gets underway at Portstewart Golf Club.
What a fabulous evening we had on Friday 30th June 2017 at our Bistro Italiano Italian Themed night! We were fully booked and Head Chef Will Crawford and team prepared an exceptional four course menu with cocktail on arrival! Following the success of this and our Gourmet Seafood evening, we look forward to announcing our next themed evening! Check out our photos below:
Following the success of our Seafood & Wine evening during May, we are delighted to announce that the next themed night in Bar Bistro will be "Bistro Italiano" taking place on Friday 30th June 2017 from 6pm. The Italian themed supper night offers a delicious four course menu with Italian style cocktail on arrival. Head Chef Will Crawford has prepared an exciting menu filled with Italian favourites including Ravioli, Bruschetta, Gremolatta Spaghetti, Traditional Lasagne and desserts to die for! Don't miss out, call us to arrange your reservation on 028 9262 1339 or contact us by email here. Delizioso!
Our first ever gourmet evening of Summer Seafood and Wine Sampling on Saturday 27 May 2017 with Head Chef Will Crawford was a huge success with a fully booked restaurant. Chef Will served a fabulous four course meal with a selection of our finest wines to compliment the array of ocean fresh seafoods. Bar Bistro offers an idyllic venue with panoramic views over the golf course along with delicious foods and extensive choice of beers, wines and spirits. We look forward to announcing details of our next gourmet evening. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for latest updates.
We are delighted to announce that Bar Bistro, Down Royal Park Golf Course was awarded Five Stars for Food Hygiene Rating in April 2017. This was a great achievement for the team at Bar Bistro and for Head Chef Will Crawford. Bar Bistro is open to the public serving a delicious choice of food Tuesday - Sunday. Please click here to view our menus. A warm welcome awaits.
May Day bank holiday weekend is fast approaching and Bar Bistro will be open all day on Monday 1st May 2017 serving food from 11.30am with our full menu available.
We'll also be offering the Down Royal Burger Deal with onion rings, salad and french fries for unbeatable value at only £10. Whether you're planning a day at Down Royal Races, a round of golf on our golf courses or fancy trying somewhere different for lunch or dinner, stop by with us! Booking advisable and can be arranged on 028 9262 1339.
Have a great weekend and we look forward to welcoming you! Golf offers available at www.downroyalgolf.com.
Head Chef Will Crawford has recently joined the team at Bar Bistro, Down Royal Park Golf Course. Having worked as a Chef for over 20 years, he is passionate about creating culinary dishes and introducing new foods and flavours.
Having trained at Belfast Institute of Further Education, Will has worked in numerous hotels and met his mentor Laurent De La Torre in 1999 spending the next four years cooking at prestigious events including a parliament dinner with guest American President Bill Clinton, hosting a dinner for The Eagles as well as Michael Flatley of River Dance and Lord of the Dance.
Laurent De La Torre saw the potential in Will as he was took over the reigns as Head Chef. He then proceeded to Piper's Quay for a year as a Head Chef before moving to the Ivory Restaurant Moira where his career dramatically took off.
2006 was an award winning year for Will as he came 4th in the IFEX Chef of the Year Competition, a major achievement combined with many other awards including 2nd place in the IFEX Province Lamb Dish Competition where he reached the finals in the Restaurant of The Year Taste of Ulster Competition.
Having met American Actor Brendan Frazer, Will's cooking diversified with an Italian fusion incorporated into traditional Irish dishes. This culinary fusion was enjoyed by many at Angelo's Italian Restaurant in Northern Ireland. Following five years at Head Chef position in Alfredo's On The Square, Lisburn, Will is tempting our taste buds at Bar Bistro, Down Royal Park Golf Course with an exciting menu and weekly specials.
While Will has catered for celebrities, movie starts, global entertainers and presidents, outside of work he has a love for all things paranormal! While we're hoping there's no spooky encounters at Down Royal, it's amazing to listen to his stories about Crumlin Road Gaol as well as his meeting with Barry Fitzgerald, former Lead of Ghost Hunters International TV show. Whilst on set, Will had the amazing opportunity to be Head Chef for the complete duration of the Ghost Hunters tour in Ireland.
We hope you enjoy your visit to Bar Bistro and would greatly appreciate reviews following your meal on our Facebook and TripAdvisor pages.
Wine and dine at Bar Bistro on Mother's Day, Sunday 26 March 2017. We will be serving a delicious three course lunch, £17 per person. To arrange a booking please call us on 028 9262 1339. We look forward to welcoming you.
The Function Rooms at Bar Bistro, Down Royal Park Golf Course offer a superb venue for events, celebrations, private functions and special occasions! They are available for bookings 7 days a week with a great selection of catering options including Hot Supper Buffet, Finger Buffet or served 2 / 3 Course Meal. Having been the venue of choice for many celebrations including Christenings, Weddings, Engagement and Birthday parties, Down Royal Park Golf Course is an idyllic venue for family get-togethers. Down Royal is also conveniently situated close to all major routes with convenient car parking facilities and superb views across the surrounding golf courses. To request a copy of our Functions & Events Brochure, Wedding Brochure or to check availability, please contact us on 028 9262 1339 or email us here. We look forward to welcoming you to Bar Bistro at Down Royal Park Golf Course.