A trip to the Northern Ireland is a must for visitors from home and abroad alike. This region has much to offer the discerning tourist. Country roads and mountains and spectacular coastlines are there to be explored. Northern Ireland’s main towns and cities are diverse. Derry/Londonderry is the UK City of Culture for 2013  – with a full programme of art, festivals, exhibitions, events and culinary treats. Of course there are strong Irish connections in the city also, embracing a mix of two very different cultures and ideologies. Just outside Derry?Londonderry,  the Everglades Hotel is a great stop for exploring this historical location and surrounding countryside.  Everglades belongs to the Hastings group of hotels in the north, and as such, comfort and luxury are part of the accommodation package. As a Good Food Ireland Approved Provider, the food here is of the highest of standards – with local produce at the heart of each menu. All Hastings group hotels have firm commitment to sourcing locally and highlighting local produce on their menus. Best quality meats are treated simply at The Grill restaurant. An aged and charcoal grilled ribeye steak here is one of the best we’ve ever tasted! The Sunday Lunch buffet and carvery is excellent value for money. Everglades is located  a short drive from the city centre. In Derry/Londonderry itself, take a trip to Brown’s Restaurant, walking distance from city centre. This award winning smart casual dining location is popular with regulars and visitors. Enjoy the chic menu and a glass of champagne or cocktail in the champagne lounge beforehand.  Two great Good Food Ireland destinations –  and a vibrant city to explore. What are you waiting for?