Something for the weekend x2: Indus Valley and House Belfast

Hi Guys, two recommendations for weekend activities this week depending on your locality. I have one for the Northwest readers and one for those heading to or living in Belfast.

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1. Fancy a curry? Indus Valley in Coleraine is under new management the King of the Irish Curry Awards and all round nice guy Ali Askir aka the Duke of Spice is growing his empire and his put his touch on the Indian based on the Dunhill road. The interior is large glitzy and very gold, the staff are warm welcoming and very obliging and the food is the perfect thing for a weekend treat i.e calorific and delicious. I was invited down with a bus load of foodies a couple of weeks ago and on a snowy winter night, the bright restaurant was full of life and spicy aromas. I had the chicken tikka masala my usual favourite from the takeaway and it was plate lickingly delicious. So if you fancy a night away from the TV and the washing up.Indus Valley is my suggestion for this weekend.

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2. Fancy a good cocktail, a catchup with friends and maybe a night away this weekend? Then check out the new House Belfast (based in the premises of what used to Madison’s on Botanic Avenue). And yes before you ask the connection to the House brand in Dublin it is under the same ownership. House Belfast is beautiful every detail has been designed to be pictured and put on your Instagram feed from the amazing cherry blossom in the bar to the fabulous pineapple wallpaper in the bedrooms. I loved it!

It isn’t chasing the younger student crowd despite its location it has been designed more for the young professional,the more mature clientele who are looking for a nice well mixed cocktail, friendly staff, plenty of seating and just the right atmosphere to be able to have a conversation or get up and shake your tail feather if you so wish. I’ve gushed about this place lots on my social media channels this week, so I won’t go on much more but if you fancy getting your glad rags on this weekend this would be my top suggestion for somewhere to visit for a great night out.

Emer D xx

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