~ 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!
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.
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.
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!
Phone: 028 207 30033
Address:45 Main Street, Bushmills, BT57 8QA
The Distiller`s Arms
Excellent food in an atmospheric old building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Phone: 02870 832 015
Address: 117 Strand Road, Portstewart, BT55 7PG
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.