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Culinary Salon Dinner with Robin Gill

Tuesday, March 28 2023, 7pm - 10.30pm, at Academy Restaurant, Ulster University, York Street, Belfast


In partnership with the Oxford Cultural Collective, Ulster University is staging a Culinary Salon: a series of dinners hosted by some of the UK and Ireland’s most admired chefs and food writers. The events, which are staged in the new Academy restaurant in central Belfast, celebrate the cultural diversity that characterises our contemporary hospitality scene.

This creative initiative has been made possible through generous funding from the Savoy Educational Trust.


The seventh dinner in the Culinary Salon series, to be held on 28th March 2023, will be prepared by London-based chef Robin Gill. 

Robin is rapidly becoming one of the UK’s most admired chefs. The owner of six restaurants in London – Sorella, Darby’s, Bermondsey Larder, Bottle & Rye and two branches of Maria G’s, as well as a bakery, Rye by the Water – he having a major impact on the culinary scene. 

This Culinary Salon dinner has been scheduled to coincide with the Focus on Food Conference, hosted by Belfast City Council, Tourism NI and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.


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Dublin-board Gill developed his skills under internationally renowned chefs, including Marco Pierre White at the three Michelin-starred, The Oak Room, and Raymond Blanc at the two Michelin-starred, Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons. His love of Italian food stems from his time at Don Alfonso 1890 on the Amalfi Coast. With such a strong pedigree, it is perhaps not surprising that he has found success as an independent operator.

His restaurants are known for being unpretentious and accessible for all, and for putting the focus on cooking great food and working with passionate producers who share his philosophy. The group boasts a calendar of events throughout the year from the infamous Bloodshot supper club to wine masterclasses.

Away from the restaurants, Robin has cooked at and contributed to many events including Dan Barber’s WastED, Wilderness Festival, Food on the Edge, Meatopia, The Big Feastival and The Big Grill in Dublin to name just a few. He has hosted guest nights at The Flitch of Bacon and Hawksmoor. Robin has also contributed recipes to many publications and in 2016 was given the opportunity to write a weekly series of recipes and cooking tips in the Independent on Sunday. 2017 saw Robin as a judge on MasterChef Ireland. He had also appeared on Saturday Kitchen Live. Robin’s first book, Larder, was published in 2018. He has undertaken multiple fundraising treks for Action Against Hunger and works on initiatives in his restaurants to raise funds for this amazing charity.


Robin Gill is the seventh contributor to the Culinary Salon series of dinners at the Academy, Ulster University. Previous contributors have been Romy Gill OBE, Jeremy Lee, Yasmin Khan, Akwasi Brenya-Mensa, Felicity Cloake and Cyrus Todiwala.

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