From Wednesday 14 October Taste events cancelled in line with NI Executive restrictions

***Due to the new NI Executive restrictions from Wednesday 14 October 2020 the remainder of the Taste events have been cancelled***

Taste of Ards and North Down(.pdf) is a collection of individual experiences which celebrate delicious local food and drink, showcasing some of the borough’s finest eateries and breweries. Combined with farmers' markets and a chance to savour the tastes of our region as local restaurants feature their signature dish throughout the month.

Borough Harvest Markets

Comber | The Square, Comber Farmers' Market Thursday 1 October 9am - 1pm
Newtownards | Conway Square: Saturday 17 October, 8am - 5pm

Weekly markets are a tradition here, a fixture in Newtownards and Bangor for almost a century. Strangford Lough seafood, local vegetables, plants, homewares and traditional breads that are baked as you wait are available for you to buy. Our Harvest Markets offers all that and more, showcasing the very best of our borough weekly markets and bringing to you some wonderful new artisan stalls to stock up on the freshest selection of goods from the area. Don’t forget the borough weekly and monthly markets will also be running during the period.

Foodie Experiences

*Please note when booking the NI Executive guidance: The maximum table size is six and is to be composed by a maximum of two households. No alcohol or food will be served after 10.30pm and all customers must leave by 11pm. It is current guidance for customers in hospitality premises to wear face coverings when they are moving around and not eating or drinking - for example when entering and going to a table, or to the bathroom. We kindly request that ticketholders respect this guidance.

Ulster Scots Food and Culture Night in Donaghadee (18+)
8 October 2020, 7pm

A night to celebrate the heritage, culture and food traditions of Donaghadee and the surrounding areas.  We’ve brought together three fantastic restaurants that have elevated the town to the status of a leading foodie destination.  Grace Neills, The Lighthouse Bar & Grill and Pier 36 have created a three course culinary delight from local ingredients that offers a flavour of the very best Ulster-Scots foodie traditions.

Grace Neills
028 9188 4595
£35 pp Read Menu (pdf)
Book now on TicketSource
The Lighthouse Bar and Grill
028 9188 4316
£35 pp Read Menu (pdf)
Book now on TicketSource
Pier 36
028 9188 4466
£38.50 pp Read Menu (pdf)
Book now on TicketSource

Should you have any dietary or access requirements we recommend that you contact the restaurant directly before booking to ensure that your requirements can be met.  The venues will endeavour to accommodate as far as possible. 

Surf & Turf at the Brig
Saltwater Brig, Kircubbin (16+)
10 October 2020, 12noon - 3pm 

A whistle stop food and drink tour of the Ards Peninsula all under the roof of the historic Saltwater Brig just outside the village of Kircubbin on the eastern shores of stunning Strangford Lough. Guests will get to try local Angus beef burgers and steaks from Greyabbey alongside superb Strangford Lough langoustines and a special whiskey cocktail from Echlinville.  You'll hear the stories of the food and drink that you are tasting and get to know the story of the Brig and current proprietors, the McCarthys.
Find out more and Book now on TicketSource

Local Food and Drink Showcases (18+)
We are delighted to showcase our local talent through these wonderful foodie experiences in our borough towns; Donaghadee, Comber and Newtownards.
Harbour and Company, Donaghadee: 15 October 2020, 7pm
The Bull & Claw, Newtownards: 21 October 2020, 7pm ***CANCELLED***
No 14 at The Georgian House, Comber: 22 October 2020, 7pm ***CANCELLED***
Find out more and Book now on our website

Local Dish Month ***CANCELLED***

In Ards and North Down we are home to the finest and freshest ingredients, sourced in abundance and here to be discovered in delicious dishes served in our award-winning borough restaurants.
Find out more on local dish page

Please Note: All events are strictly over 18's only with the exception of the Surf &Turf at the Brig 16+. Booking essential. (Drinks are not included in the ticket price unless stated in the menu). Details subject to change. Health Note: Some foods may contain allergens. With regards to food allergies, intolerances and dietary requirements ticket holders are advised to speak to a member of staff at the venue for more information at least 48 hours before the event or ideally before purchasing tickets.

Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy applies