Emma Woods, General Manager at Horatio Todd’s Bar & Restaurant
DESCRIBE A TYPICAL DAY?
Busy! My main priority is to make sure our customers are happy, that there’s plenty of stock behind the bar and our staff are performing at their best. No day is ever the same, which keeps things very interesting.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
Working in a golf Ccub as a waitress.
FAVOURITE TV SHOW: Scandal, at the minute anyway.
FAVOURITE FILM: Forrest Gump
ALBUM CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: Beyonce, Lemonade
FAVOURITE BAND: The Eagles
LAST BOOK READ: Hilary Clinton, Hard Choices
FAVOURITE CELEBRITY: Adele
FAVOURITE FOOD: Paella or anything with lots of seafood in it.
FAVOURITE RESTAURANT: I love trying out the new menus at Horatio Todd’s. With so many great restaurants across Northern Ireland, I struggle to pick a favourite, however in Belfast I do love Tedford’s.
LAST HOTEL YOU STAYED AT: Lough Erne Resort
LAST BAR/NIGHTCLUB YOU VISITED: The National & Sixtysix
FAVOURITE PLACE IN WORLD: New York, my favourite city and one that holds great memories for me.
INDOOR CONCERT OR FESTIVAL: Indoor concert
LAST HOLIDAY: Barcelona at the beginning of the summer
FAVOURITE HOT DRINK: Coffee
FAVOURITE SOFT DRINK:Diet coke
BEER OR CIDER: Beer
WHITE OR RED WINE: White
WHISKEY OR BRANDY: Whiskey
GIN OR VODKA: Gin
COCKTAILS OR BUBBLY: Bubbly
WHAT FOUR PEOPLE WOULD YOU INVITE TO A DINNER PARTY? Princess Diana, Heston Blumental – and invite him early to help me cook, Marilyn Monroe and JFK.
ONE ITEM YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT? My mobile phone.
WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE OF YOUR LIFE? Bette Midler
WHAT IS YOUR IDEAL JOB? Aside from my current one of course, it would have to be an X Factor judge
FAVOURITE QUOTE: “If you can’t handle me at my worst, you don’t deserve me at my best,” Marilyn Monroe.
INSPIRATION IN YOUR LIFE? I have had many people influence my life, but the most influential people have been my parents.
THE MOST IMPORTANT LIFE LESSON YOU’VE LEARNT? Never give up!