New Belfast café creates 20 jobs at Custom House Square

General manager, Michael Campbell and head chef David Knox outside the new Café on the Square
Gareth McKeown

A NEW Belfast café and restaurant has created 20 new jobs in the heart of the city.

Café on the Square is now open for business at Custom House Square.

The high-end café and restaurant is located on the ground floor commercial unit of the Custom House Square Residence Development, which comprises eight floors and 84 apartments, as well as 45 car park spaces.

Despite the building being completed in 2009, Café on the Square is the first tenant to occupy the ground floor unit. The new eatery has been

developed by Tamworth-headquartered DASC Construction.

Head chef David Knox, who previously worked for a number of fine dining restaurants in the Channel Islands, has devised the menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a focus on using first-rate, local produce exclusively.

General manager of Café on the Square, Michael Campbell said the location was a key factor for setting up in the city.

“It is fantastic to become the first tenants at the Custom House Square Residence restaurant unit, set in the heart of Belfast’s cultural and entertainment sphere.

“The location for this venture is perfect and boasts beautiful surroundings, as well as benefitting from the significant footfall of the nearby Cathedral Quarter.

"Belfast now boasts a fantastic range of high-quality restaurants, and we are confident that Café on the Square will be a welcome addition to the rich mix that is already currently on offer in the city centre.”

DASC Construction director and Tyrone native, Shane Corr added:

“DASC Construction has successfully delivered many developments similar to Café on the Square right across the UK, and we believe there is a real gap in the market for an eatery of this quality to land in the area.

“We wanted to make a positive contribution to the area, not only for the residents in the Custom House Square Residence Development, but also for local businesses, students and tourists who find themselves within close proximity to the Café every day."


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