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Hot potatoes - and a new liquor license - for adventure boss Murphy

Spud Murphy's operations manager Glen Stewart (left) and adventure provider boss Gareth Murphy raise a toast to the arrival of its liquor licence

SPUD Murphy’s, a concept serving loaded baked potatoes, has become the first licensed eatery in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.

Owner Gareth Murphy, who signed a lease for the Harbour property earlier this year to launch the business, has just been granted a liquor licence.

Murphy, who is also managing director of We Are Vertigo, and who has invested £3 million in the area in the last year, says his aim is to fuel the Quarter’s night-time economy and offer a casual dining option for those who work, live and visit the area.

He said: “The corporate hospitality market is crying out for novel and unique ways to entertain their staff, especially in the run up to Christmas, and we felt adding Spud Murphy’s to our portfolio was an excellent way of diversifying our offering.

“We’re also perfectly located to serve the scores of tourists that pass our venue every day, where they can now enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine with their meal.”

Last month Murphy announced he was injecting £500,000 into the Titanic Quarter's We Are Vertigo facility, where a 25,000 sq ft inflatable action course is due to open next month.

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