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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…
Cafe in Portstewart

Warke's Deli

Warke's makes everything on the premises – Bircher muesli, pancakes, soups, salads and bruschetta included. If you'd rather take a picnic to the beach, you can get hampers made up. Its corner building (where Portmor…
Beach in Portstewart

Portstewart Strand

The broad, 2.5km beach of Portstewart Strand is a 20-minute walk south of the centre along a coastal path, or a short bus ride along Strand Rd. Parking is allowed on the firm sand, which can accommodate over 1000 ca…
Sports in Portstewart

North West 200 Motorcycle Race

Ireland’s biggest outdoor sporting event is run on a road circuit taking in Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine; you can see the starting grid painted on the main road at Portstewart's eastern edge. It attracts up t…
Pub in Portstewart

Anchor Bar

Hugely popular with students from the University of Ulster, the Anchor offers a well-stocked bar and decent pub grub, and has live bands Friday and Saturday. The complex includes the Anchorage Bistro, Aura nightclub…
Cafe in Portstewart


Morelli's is a local institution, founded by Italian immigrants and serving up its own ice cream (since 1911) along with cafe classics. Its ice-cream sundaes are legendary.