Popular Belfast-based restaurant group, Millar’s, has announced an expansion into the city centre with the launch of its new concept, Millar’s Grill & Seafood. The restaurant, which is the group’s second, opens this Thursday 30th November at Lanyon Quay, and is set to offer a modern twist on classic fayre.

Launched following 18 months of planning and a £75k investment, the new establishment is set to create 20 jobs in the area. Boasting a sleek, contemporary décor, it seats 70 people and features a separate, private dining room that accommodates up to 40.

The news comes following the success of sister restaurant, Millar’s, which was established on the Upper Lisburn Road during the pandemic.

The restaurant’s locally-sourced menu features elevated dishes such as Tempura Oyster, along with a signature cocktail menu, that offers an innovative spin on classic tipples, such as its festive Fig and Cinnamon Old Fashioned.

Local suppliers include Ewing Seafoods, which will supply the establishment with lobster.

Founder, Chris Millar, was shortlisted in the Chef of the Year category at LCN Awards 2023. He says, “We’re delighted to announce our expansion, as we launch Millar’s Grill & Seafood in the city centre.

“This is a new departure for the group. The restaurant offers premium steak and seafood at accessible prices, an offering that I truly believe to be unique here in Belfast.

“We’re very much looking forward to welcoming our first visitors to Millar’s Grill & Seafood as we enter into the festive period.”

The restaurant’s initial launch will be followed by the introduction of an outdoor space in spring 2024.

Co-Founder, Matthew Roman-Wilkinson, says, “It’s incredibly exciting to launch our second restaurant here in Belfast.

“Millar’s Grill & Seafood will showcase the best of NI produce, with quality cuisine served in a contemporary setting with an unparalleled atmosphere.” 

Head-Chef, Sarah Humphreys, boasts more than 20 years’ of experience in the industry. She says, “Having worked with Chris for many years, I am thrilled to collaborate again on Millar’s Grill & Seafood.

“We have curated an impressive menu with a fresh and modern take on traditional steak and seafood dishes and it is a pleasure to introduce this new concept to Belfast.”

Millar’s Grill & Seafood is wheelchair accessible.

Located close to local landmarks, like ICC Belfast and SSE Arena Belfast, the restaurant is easily accessible on foot from Belfast city centre, or by train, from the Lanyon Place and Great Victoria Street stations.

Nearby parking includes Lanyon Place Car Park and Oxford Street Car Park.

To find out more about Millar’s Grill & Seafood, visit www.millarsgrillandseafood.com.