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 Ulster produce in dishes like onion and Guinness soup, haunch of 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, sea bass, scallops, scampi, et al, as well as chips made from locally farmed pot…
Top Choice Irish in Ballymena


Just off Ballymena's main street, this gastropub is an exceptional find for seriously good cooking. All of the breads and condiments are made on the premises including exquisite pea-and-mint purée accompanying fresh…
Top Choice Irish in Larne

Billy Andy's

Bucolically situated 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 gastropub …
Irish in Ballycastle

Cellar Restaurant

Down a flight of steps from the street, this cosy little basement restaurant with intimate wooden booths and a big slate fireplace is a good place to sample Ulster produce like locally caught crab claws grilled, Car…
Cafe in Portrush

Café North

Tucked beneath 55 Degrees North, this licensed cafe serves good coffee plus breakfast rolls and pancakes on an outdoor terrace; it also has daily lunch specials such as fish pie, and an evening menu in summer.
Italian in Portrush


Another water front place offering stone-baked pizzas, pasta dishes and a range of steak, chicken and fish dishes.
Bistro in Portrush

Harbour Bistro

Quality grub – juicy steaks, homemade burgers, spicy chicken, oriental dishes and vegetarian meals – a family-friendly atmosphere (there's a kids menu) and a harbour-side location make the Harbour one of Portrush's …
Cafe in Giant's Causeway to Ballycastle

Roark's Kitchen

On the quayside at Ballintoy Harbour, this cute little chalk-built tearoom serves teas, coffees, ice cream, home-baked apple, cherry and rhubarb tart, and lunch dishes such as Irish stew or chicken and ham pie.
Cafe in Ballycastle


Housed in a former printer's shop with a lovely original black-and-white mosaic floor, this brisk and cheerful cafe serves a wide range of sandwiches, from pitta to panini and bagels to baguettes, as well as cappucc…