Chris Bell

As head Chef of the River Room Restaurant at Galgorm Manor, Chris Bell is one of Northern Ireland’s leading and most prolific chefs. Since taking charge, he’s embarked on a journey to being recognized as one of Northern Ireland’s premier fine dining destinations.
His awards are numerous including his most recent, the coveted 2 AA Rosette. In 2002, he won the Gordon Ramsay Scholarship, the 2004 Northern Ireland Young Chef of the Year, and the 2005 Northern Ireland Chef of the Year and over the past decade, he has worked with such iconic chefs as Paul Rankin, Michael Deane and two-star Michelin Chef Paul Heathcote.
Chris spent a year working at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai twice representing Northern Ireland on the hit BBC Television show, Great British Menu.
Always focussing on quality products from local suppliers Chris's food is simple, modern and refined