~ Enjoy ~

Food & Drink

~ Stop by for a bite to eat ~

~ Restaurants ~

The Nook at the Giant`s Causeway

Charming pub / restuarant situated right beside the entrance to the Giant`s Causeway. Can get very busy but there always seems to be room for one more pint of Guinness / bowl of seafood chowder!

Website: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Nook/337055406375888

Phone: 028 207 32993

Address: 48 Causeway Road, Bushmills, BT57 8SU

The Smuggler`s Inn

A family-run hotel almost opposite the entrance to the Giant`s Causeway, provides accommodation and a restaurant.

Website: www.smugglersinnireland.com

Phone: 028 207 31577

Address: 306, Whitepark Road, Giants Causeway, Bushmills, County Antrim BT57 8SL
GPS: 55.219881, -6.512085

The Bushmills Inn

Luxury hotel and restuarant in the centre of the village of Bushmills, close to the Giant`s Causeway and situated almost opposite a park-and-ride facility.

Website: www.bushmillsinn.com

Phone: 028 207 33000

Address: 9 Dunluce Road, Bushmills, BT57 8QG

The French Rooms

Quirky, delightful, arty and full of antiques, The French Rooms are wonderful for lunch or dinner!

Website: thefrenchrooms.com

Phone: 028 207 30033

Address:45 Main Street, Bushmills, BT57 8QA

The Distiller`s Arms

Excellent food in an atmospheric old building.

Website: www.distillersarms.com

Phone: 028 207 31044

Address: 140 Main Street, Bushmills, BT57 8QE

The Ramore Restaurant complex

Situated around the harbour in Portrush, the Ramore complex comprises several restaurants that serve everything from traditional to eastern food, or if you`re thirsty there`s the small but perfectly-formed Harbour Bar, which is traditional downstairs and has a gin bar upstairs. The Ramore is a popular family destination and can get very busy at weekends, but you can always book a table then have a drink while you`re waiting.

Website: www.ramorerestaurant.com

Phone: 02870 824 313

Address: Ramore Restaurants, The Harbour, Portrush, BT56 8DF

Ocho Tapas Bistro

An authentic Spanish tapas bistro that serves excellent, original food.

Website: www.ochotapas.com/#about

Phone: 02870 824 110

Address: 92-94 Main Street, Portrush, BT56 8BN

55 Degrees North

A family-run restaurant with the most spectacular window seats in Ireland.

Website: 55-north.com

Phone: 02870 822 811

Address: 1 Causeway Street, Portrush, BT56 8AB

Portstewart Golf Club

Paradise for any golfer, but non-golfers are also welcome in the clubhouse restaurant and bar. Another establishment with a spectacular view.

Website: www.portstewartgc.co.uk

Phone: 02870 832 015

Address: 117 Strand Road, Portstewart, BT55 7PG

Harry`s Shack

Situated, literally, in a shack at the top of Portstewart beach. A stunning location, fresh seafood and modest size make it advisable to book, especially for dinner, although during the day, outside tables are popular with beach-walkers warming up over a coffee. If eating, you can bring your own wine.

Website: www.facebook.com/HarrysShack

Phone: 02870 831 783

Address: 118 Strand Road, Portstewart, BT55 7PG

The Water Margin

Superb Chinese restaurant situated in a former boathouse at the very edge of the River Bann in central Coleraine.

Website: www.watermargincoleraine.co.uk

Phone: 02870 342 222

Address: 1 Hanover Place, Coleraine, BT52 1EB


Something very different – a genuine Turkish restaurant in the heart of Coleraine, close to the scenic old court house and bridge.

Website: www.facebook.com/truvamezegrill

Phone: 02870 320 555

Address: 6 Captain Street Lower, Coleraine, BT51 3DT


Although it calls itself a coffee shop, Crusoes also serves delicious home-made meals and cakes. Tends to be busy at most times of the day, but particularly at lunchtime.

Website: www.facebook.com/crusoes.coffeeshop

Phone: 02870 849 618

Address: 29 Sea Road, Castlerock, BT51 4TN

The Willow Garden Tea Room

Strictly speaking, not a restaurant, but like Crusoes, serves delicious home-made food in a location where food of any kind is quite hard to come by! The Downhill estate has no visitor facilities except for a bathroom, but not far from the Lion`s Gate, hidden in Downhill forest, the Willow Garden is a wee gem that`s really worth discovering. Opens seasonally, usually from April onwards. Check the website for details:

Website: thewillowgardentearooms.co.uk

Phone: 02870 848 146

Address: 5 Springbank Road, Coleraine, BT51 4RU

The Point Bar

Situated at Magilligan Point (where you might be tempted to leave the Earl Bishop Trail by taking a ferry to Donegal!), the Point is more of a restaurant than a bar. Very popular with local families and with a large passing trade, the Point is always busy at lunchtimes and in the evenings, so it is advisable to book or arrive prepared to wait a while for a table.

Website: www.facebook.com/Point-Bar-Magilligan-351925791484964

Phone: 028 7775 0440

Address: 107 Point Road, Limavady, BT49 OLP

The Lime Tree

The Lime Tree is very highly-regarded for the quality and originality of its food, which is nearly all sourced fresh & locally.

Website: www.limetreerest.com

Phone: 028 777 64300

Address: 60 Catherine Street, Limavady, BT49 9DB

The Coach House Brasserie

The Coach House is part of the much larger Roe Park resort, on the outskirts of Limavady, and is a popular family restaurant. Because of its size, it can usually accommodate diners whenever they turn up and booking is usually only needed for big parties or on special occasions.

Website: www.roeparkresort.com/restaurants-bars/oc-ahans-coach-house-bar

Phone: 028 777 22222

Address: Roe Park Resort, Limavady, BT49 9LB

List for Derry/Londonderry

The city of Derry/Londonderry has far too many excellent restaurants to list here. Browns in the Waterside is a personal favourite, but really the best thing to do is either let your nose lead you (the city is compact and easily explored on foot), or let your eyeballs do the walking and consult the exhaustive list below, courtesy of official tourism body, Discover Northern Ireland.