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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

The Lighthouse Bistro
The Lighthouse Bistro
The Lighthouse Bistro


2 Marine Avenue Whitehead BT38 9QN


+44 (0) 7769 274 472

54.75309, -5.70828


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's Menu Available
  • Highchairs Available
  • Suitable for Children
  • Bring your own
  • All major credit/debit cards accepted