Hastings Hotels, recently voted Ireland’s leading luxury hotel group, are offering a range of gastronomic experiences to showcase locally sourced produce from Northern Ireland as part of the Taste The Island tourism initiative.
Guests who take advantage of special Autumn offers at any of the seven Hastings Hotels will enjoy some local sweet treats in their rooms, including Armagh Apple Jellies, Bushmills Fudge and traditional Yellowman honeycomb toffee.
Yellowman is a unique sweet treat found at the 400-year-old annual Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle.

Top-class Hastings’ chefs have also created a special menu celebrating local food, available in many of their restaurants.
The menu, which offers two courses for £18, features a delicious handpicked Kilkeel white crab starter, tasty pork or ham main courses from traditional breeds, and a divine yogurt and honey parfait, made from the milk of cows on County Down’s Lady Dufferin’s estate where they are said to know each cow by name. 
This can be matched with a selection of locally-sourced tipples such as Maggie’s Leap IPA from Kilkeel-based Whitewater brewery, a Symphonia Gin Bramble from Benburb, or a Bushmills triple-distilled 10-year-old whiskey.
The Taste the Island menu is available at all seven Hastings Hotels across Northern Ireland, including Belfast’s Grand Central Culloden or Europa, the Slieve Donard Resort in County Down, Ballygally Castle on the Antrim Coast and the Everglades Hotel, Derry.
Welcome treats are provided in all hotels for guests booking a ‘Taste the Island’ autumn break, with prices for an overnight stay at Hastings Hotels starting at £90 per room including breakfast.


Voted Ireland’s best luxury hotel group for the past two years, The Hastings Collection has seven hotels, including the five-star Culloden Estate and Spa, the world-famous Europa Hotel, the four-star Stormont Hotel and Northern Ireland’s largest new hotel, The Grand Central Hotel – all situated in Belfast.
Outside Belfast, the magnificent Slieve Donard Resort and Spa is situated adjacent to the world-famous Royal County Down Golf course in Newcastle Co Down.
The Group also owns the four-star Everglades Hotel in Derry and the historic Ballygally Castle set on the stunning Antrim coast at the gateway to the nine Glens of Antrim, a short drive from the Giant’s Causeway and world-famous Games of Thrones Tour.