Experience a Taste of Ulster

Enjoy locally sourced food created and served by our students.

Our restaurant

Situated on York Street, we offer a contemporary dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere

We are a licensed training restaurant for the bright minds of Ulster University's Business School, where students can put their management skills and knowledge to the test.

The Academy was incredibly proud recently to win the 'Grub Club Restaurant of The Year' award for 2019

Established over 40 years ago, the Grub Club is an exclusive private dining club, which scours the whole of Northern Ireland to find the very best restaurants the region has to offer.

Past winners have included The Merchant’s Great Room Restaurant, Deane’s, Shanks, Roscoff, James Street South and The Old School House.

With strict criteria to select its winner based on the excellent calibre, integrity and innovation of its entire food, beverage and service offering, the Grub Club celebrates culinary excellence at its best.

Open during term time, The Academy serves lunch weekdays from 12.30 pm and dinner is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7.00 pm.

Supporting local suppliers means a lot to us, therefore we are a proud member of Taste of Ulster and are delighted to have been awarded an "excellent" in our latest assessment. We also hold a five star rating for hygiene.

Matt Logan, winner of the Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2014

A live working environment for hospitality and culinary students

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Our students

We provide a live working environment for students studying a BSc Hons degree in Culinary Arts Management or BSc Hons degree in International Hospitality Management.


Our restaurant is key to helping them develop the practical and managerial skills they need to become industry leading experts.

Previous students included Matt Logan, winner of the Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year and Hollie Forde who now works as a pastry chef for Michelin starred restaurant Eipic.

For more information on these courses please visit Ulster University course finder

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