honest, flavourful food
A few words about our chef and owner
Gary Bell a native of County Wexford started his career in Michelin Star, Shanks restaurant with renowned Chef Robbie Miller. Travelling extensively and gaining experience along the way Gary worked in Michelin Star restaurants in London, Chapter One, and New York La Bernafine, a Michelin two star restaurant. Moving to Downtown Manhattan he worked in Bayard’s, a Michelin one star restaurant. Then he moved to Upstate New York to a restaurant called Vertigo.
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Our story and how it all started
After returning to Ireland he became the head chef head chef in Thorntons Michelin Star restaurant in the Fitzwilliam Hotel on st Stephens Green, Dublin. Laterly Gary Worked in The Merchant Hotel and formed Underground Dining an immensely popular pop-up restaurant. Catering for groups of up to 140 guests the locations varied from the Titanic Quarter to Clandeboye Lodge in Bangor. In September 2017 Chef Gary Bell opened Underground Dining in High Street, Bangor. Providing a wide and varied menu from locally sourced produce the restaurant has rightly earned a fantastic reputation and the testimonials from its clientele reflect the meticulous dedication of Chef Gary Bell and his service team headed by Front of House Louise Mayne