Acton & Sons is the new laid back brasserie in the thriving quarter of the Linen quarter.

The Belfast city centre restaurant has undergone an extensive transformation to the tune of £100,000.

The Davis family have had a long and successful tenure in the restaurant business – having set up the groundbreaking Skandia group of restaurants in 1968.

The Davis Family. Andrew, Tom and Jonathan (2)

The 100-cover restaurant will serve food throughout the day, seven days a week to shoppers, office workers and theatre-goers, employing twenty full and part-time staff.

Now with a stylish new dark wood interior, relaxing ambience and simple, but high quality food at very reasonable prices, Acton & Sons is taking the family’s philosophy to the next level.

Tom Davis, 81, founded Skandia and was the first to introduce pavlova to Northern Ireland. Under the guidance of their father, the Davis brothers Jonathan and Andrew (who separately run their own restaurant businesses Neill’s Hill and Papa Joe’s respectively), will oversee the running of Acton & Sons alongside executive chef Cath Gradwell and head chef Brian Caldwell.

Executive Chef Cath Gradwell & Jonathan Davis (2)

Jonathan explained: “Our family have long held a restaurant premises in this area and we’re placing our family’s heritage at the heart of this new venture. On the walls you’ll find some of the original menus dating back to the late 1960’s! And from the kitchen, you can expect firm favourites alongside fresh fish and signature dishes of roast fillet of hake, tomato, chorizo and white bean stew. As well as Guinness and honey glazed pork fillet, champ cake, celery and apple salad.”

“The name Acton & Sons derives from the Acton Hotel and Catering School in London where my father attended and subsequently met my mother and the rest, as they say, is history. The restaurant will continue to use only the best local suppliers such as Walter Ewing’s fish and seafood, a supplier we have used since the 1960s.”

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