Northern Ireland

Restaurant to open in Robinson and Cleaver building

Cleaver House, facing city hall, was home to department store Robinson and Cleaver,
Image caption Cleaver House, facing city hall, was home to department store Robinson and Cleaver,

A restaurant is set to bring new life to one of Belfast city centre's landmark buildings.

Cleaver House, facing city hall, was home to department store Robinson and Cleaver, famed for its grand staircase.

In March, plans were revealed to convert the building into a cafe and restaurant with outdoor terrace.

It was designed by McGonigle McGrath Architects.The cafe opened last week and the restaurant will open on Monday.

Robinson and Cleaver, at the corner of Donegall Place and Donegall Square North, became a top department store after opening in the late 19th century,