Business

Entrepreneurs set to shake and stir up hospitality scene

Stephanie Gray and Darrel Stevenson of the Millside Restaurant in Cloughmills

FIFTEEN jobs have been created in Co Antrim following a £500,000 investment to increase the capacity of the Millside Restaurant in Cloughmills from 40 to 100 and add a new gin and cocktail lounge.

It is part of the owners' vision to take the renowned venue to the next level within the north's booming hospitality scene.

Already celebrated for their delicious food and excellent hospitality, owners Stephanie Gray and Darrel Stevenson had the vision to expand the venue and create a fresh new space where locals and visitors can enjoy a cocktail or two with their meal.

Millside Cloughmills already offers a 40-seater restaurant serving up local foods, and the upstairs gin and cocktail lounge will allow patrons to start and end their evening in style. The lounge has been carefully planned and designed to offer a chic intimate atmosphere, complementing the existing restaurant.

Owner Stephanie Gray said: “Since we opened in 2004, we've worked hard to deliver first class food to our customers.

“This has paid off with the reputation we've earned in the local area, and we felt that the time was right to expand the premises to offer something a little bit different.

“We have grown our team from 30 to 45 full and part time staff. We've designed the lounge as a place to enjoy pre-dinner drinks, sip on outstanding cocktails in a relaxed and indulgent ambience.

“We're excited about our new space and can't wait to show it off to existing and new customers in the days and weeks ahead.”

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