April 17, 2024 by Rikki Thompson
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A new concept eatery offering restaurant quality food available as a take-away service is set to open in Portadown. While also providing a spacious outdoor seating area with seating for 54 people, this concept promises to be the perfect blend of convenience and ambiance, allowing customers to savour their meals in the comfort of their own home or in the inviting atmosphere. Sure to attract food connoisseurs and create a unique dining experience in Portadown Deja Vu eagerly await the opening tomorrow (Thursday 18th April)

Get ready for an incredible culinary experience with the opening of Deja Vu at 10 William Street Portadown. This unique food concept originated in Armagh, recognising a gap in the market for artisan street food. After discovering a coffee trailer in Donegal, local businessman Keith bought and renovated it, launching at the Go Filling Station on Armagh Road in Richhill in 2021. The success there led them to expand into a larger space. Now, Deja Vu is ready to tantalize your taste buds in Portadown.

Keith McMahon, owner of Deja Vu, originally from Armagh,  spent 7 years in Africa, where his mother managed and bars in Gambia, West Africa. Together, they the opened a restaurant and bar in the tourist centre of Gambia and the hospitality sector had the sweet taste of success for the mother and son duo. After living in Lanzarote, London, and Manchester where he worked for an outdoor advertising agency. Keith returned to Armagh and started an outdoor signage company called KDM Digital Print.

But life has its twists and turns, and Keith found himself at a crossroads. He made the brave decision to sell KDM and pursue his passion for artisan street food.  With a desire to awaken taste buds and a vision for a new food concept, Deja Vu Portadown will join the brand as a second site with Armagh already up and running. 

At the heart of Deja Vu’s success is the incredibly talented group head chef, Anita Rush. Not only is she passionate about food, but she’s also a culinary wizard in the kitchen. Anita ensures that every dish that leaves her domain is nothing short of perfection. With Deja Vu’s expansion into Portadown, Anita will play a vital role in the launch, bringing her expertise and creativity to the table.

Keith and Anita are both driven by a shared vision of providing a dining experience that goes beyond the ordinary. They want to create a space where people can gather, indulge in delectable flavours, and embark on a culinary journey that will tantalise their senses. From the moment you step into Deja Vu, you’ll be greeted with an ambiance that exudes warmth and invites you to unwind and savour every moment.

Speaking to UrbanABC, Anita said “Our aim is to create restaurant quality food without the formality of a restaurant; that you can enjoy under our stunning marquee or in comfort of your own home.

“We’ve found weekly specials and menus that celebrate seasonal, local produce and keeping an eye on upcoming trends helps not only to keep our customers excited for what’s coming next but also keeps the chefs passionate about what they are creating. We like to pay homage to cuisines from around the world but with our signature Deja Vu twist”.

At Deja Vu in Portadown, you can expect a unique and sophisticated dining experience. The menu is carefully crafted to showcase a variety of flavours and culinary techniques, ensuring that there’s something to please every palate. From delicious appetizers to mouthwatering main courses and delectable desserts, Deja Vu is set to take your taste buds on a journey like no other.

Once Deja Vu is opened, the team will immediately be starting work on curating an express lunch menu for the convenience of local workforce t enjoy a delicious meal without sacrificing time.

Make sure to visit their new location in Portadown and experience the magic of artisan street food. Pedestrian access is from the William Street entrance while vehicular access is easier from the Thomas Street entrance with confident free parking provided.

So gather your loved ones, including your four-legged pals, and visit Deja Vu for an unforgettable dining adventure. The outdoor seating area is equipped with the beeper system and provides a safe and enjoyable environment for you to relax, indulge, and make new memories.

Opening hours are 12pm – 8pm on Thursdays, 12pm – 9pm Fridays and Saturdays and 1pm – 8pm on Sundays.


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