Owned by husband and wife team, Tony and Andrea O’Neill, who also operate Belfast-based Italian restaurant Coppi, Buba joins existing tenants Pizza Express, The House of Zen and Salt Bistro in Saint Anne’s Square.
Their latest venture is a fun and vibrant open-plan eatery serving modern day Eastern Mediterranean-inspired food.
Speaking after the official launch event last week, Buba co-owner Tony O’Neill said: “We are thrilled to be opening Buba. We want to keep pushing the envelope by introducing not just Greek and Turkish influences, but also the exciting and perhaps less familiar spices and recipes of North Africa and the Middle East.
“There is no doubt that Belfast now offers a superb range of top quality restaurants producing fantastic cuisine. Buba will be a unique and tasty addition to the rich mix.”
Andrea O’Neill, co-owner added: “We are confident, even in these uncertain economic times, that adventurous food lovers or even the merely curious will relish a menu that is truly delicious.
“We have provided much-needed jobs in refurbishing our premises and will initially create 20 full and part-time posts and we’re delighted about this.”
Luke McClelland, surveyor, CBRE commented: “This announcement is fantastic news for the city centre and in particular the Cathedral Quarter, which has been experiencing significant regeneration and development.
“Buba is an exciting and unique addition to the thriving food and drink scene in Belfast, and will further strengthen the offering at Saint Anne’s Square.”