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 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 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…
Modern Irish in Lisburn

Tap Room

Normally you'd visit a brewery for its beer, and the brews at Hilden Brewery definitely warrant a trip. But its bar-restaurant is unmissable in its own right for dishes such as soup with Hilden Stout wheaten bread a…
Cafe in Ballintoy

Red Door Cottage

Fronted by a fire-engine-red door, this little cottage sits 200m off the main coast road along the side road to Ballintoy Harbour. Everything is homemade: soups, chowders, Irish stew, burgers and cakes. The garden's…
Pub Food in Cushendun

Mary McBride's Pub

The original bar here (on the left as you go in) is the smallest in Ireland (2.7m by 1.5m), but there's plenty of elbow-bending room in the rest of the pub. Good pub grub is served downstairs and there's live music …