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The Lighthouse Bistro

Nestled along the coast between Carrickfergus Castle and the Gobbins Cliff Path, The Lighthouse Bistro is situated just off Victorian Whitehead's colourful promenade.

The Lighthouse Bistro is a small, cosy, award winning family run restaurant which makes everything from scratch including its own pasta, breads and smokes and pickles a range of local produce too. You can expect to find local cheeses, seafood, coffee and a range of meat dishes such as smoked pork belly and steaks on the menu.

The Bistro holds various events throughout the year including tapas nights, wine tasting and tasting menus. Dates are announced on our website and via social media. We are unlicenced but you may bring a bottle!

Our menu is subject to change. We regularly have daily lunch and evening specials on offer.

Sea you all soon!


Food Awards NI finalist in the World Cusine category
Food Awards NI overall NI Customers Choice
Carrickfergus Business Awards Best Start Up Business
LCN Best Newcomer Finalist
Taste of Ulster


2 Marine Avenue
BT38 9QN


07769 274 472

54.753986358643, -5.7074398994446

Opening Times

Friday and Saturday:
Lunch 12:00 - 15:00 (Last orders 2pm)
Evening 17:00 - 22:00
Bistro to Go 16:00 - 21:00
Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Closed Sunday to Thursday.


  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Baby Changing facilities
  • Bring your own
  • Children's Menu Available
  • Highchairs Available
  • Suitable for Children