Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in County Antrim

The Bank House

Cafe, gift shop, art school and more, the Bank House is a social hub for the residents of tiny Whitehead. Located in a former bank (clue in the name), you're guaranteed a warm welcome from Sinead and her team, some …
Top Choice Bistro in Portstewart

Harry's Shack

Bang on Portstewart Strand beach, this National Trust–owned wooden shack has one of the north coast's best restaurants (book ahead for lunch and dinner). Harry's uses fruit, vegetables and herbs from its own organic…
Top Choice Street Food in Derry (Londonderry)

Pyke 'n' Pommes

Derry's single-best eatery is this quayside shipping container. Chef Kevin Pyke's delectable, mostly organic burgers span his signature Notorious PIG (pulled pork, crispy slaw, beetroot and crème fraiche) and Vegand…
Top Choice Irish in Larne

Billy Andy's

In a bucolic setting 7km southwest of Larne, this 19th-century country pub with open log and peat fires, low ceilings, and live traditional music on Saturday afternoons rewards a detour, not least for its fine gastr…
Top Choice Bakery in Ballycastle

Ursa Minor

Specialising in sourdough and friands (sweet almond cakes), Ursa Minor is the kind of bakery-cafe you might hope to find in a hip Sydney suburb rather than the seaside town of Ballycastle. When Dara and Ciara Ó Hart…
Top Choice Irish in Derry (Londonderry)

Brown's Restaurant

From the outside Brown's may not have the most promising appearance, but step inside and you're in an elegant little enclave of brandy-coloured banquettes and ornate metal light fittings, with vintage monochrome pri…
Top Choice Irish in Bushmills

Bushmills Inn

Set in the old 17th-century stables of the Bushmills Inn, this haven has intimate wooden booths and blazing fires, and uses fresh local produce in dishes like Atlantic seafood chowder, wild Irish venison and traditi…
Top Choice Fish & Chips in Ballycastle

Morton's Fish & Chips

Fish and chips don't come fresher: local boats unload their daily catch right alongside this little harbourside hut. The cod, haddock, scallops, scampi and crab cakes along with chips made from locally farmed potato…
Top Choice Bistro in Cushendall

Harry's Restaurant

With its cosy lounge-bar atmosphere and friendly welcome, Harry's is a local institution, serving pub grub staples from noon to 6pm plus an à la carte evening menu that ranges from steak to lobster.
Cafe in Glenarm

Glenarm Castle Tea Room & Shop

Sample Glenarm's famous shorthorn beef at this excellent tea room. Produce from the estate farm and kitchen garden are used in its shorthorn beefburger with walled-garden relish and Glenarm organic smoked salmon san…