Our Story

We are two passionate, opinionated foodies and advocates for eating and drinking locally. The Northern Ireland food scene has really exploded over the last number of years with a range of eateries and products to rival anywhere in Europe.

Initially our blogging simply started on Twitter (@DownthehatchNI) as a way to catalogue our culinary adventures. We soon realised that we had a lot more to say about what’s new and good in local food and drink so we thought a blog would allow us to share even more!

Robert is a journalist and a keen cook and Lynsey is a lecturer who works closely with the food industry. We love talking about food and drink nearly as much as devouring it so we too would love to hear from you. Please feel free to comment or tweet us with your NI #foodiefind -eats, drinks; restaurant & hotel recommendations; recipes & foodie pics.