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  • Bentra Grill
    Food and Drink | Whitehead

    The Bentra Grill on the outskirts of Whitehead, has a fully licensed grill bar menu using only the finest local produce and offering an enjoyable dining experience. It's ideally located on the Causeway Coastal route and near The Gobbins.

  • Take Thyme Delicatessen
    Shopping | Carrickfergus | Food and Drink

    Take Thyme is a delightful delicatessen set in the unique Courtyard complex in Carrickfergus, retailing fresh produce alongside tasty bites and lunchtime specials, with opportunities to eat alfresco.

  • Coastal Coffee
    Food and Drink | Whitehead

    Coastal Coffee is a friendly café based near the railway station in Whitehead and renowned for their range of delicious breakfasts, served all day, speciality teas and coffees, traybakes and a tasty selection of hot and cold dishes.

  • Chocoa Couture Chocolate House and Bistro
    Ballymena | Food and Drink

    Northern Ireland's first premium chocolate and dessert boutique bistro, located in Ballymena offering handmade chocolates, luxury desserts and hot food.

  • The Prom Café
    Larne | Food and Drink

    The Prom Café, located in Larne beside a delightful promenade walk and Jurassic coastline, offers exceptional coastal views and delicious food including afternoon tea.

  • Castello Italia
    Carrickfergus | Food and Drink

    Italian restaurant, coffee shop and gelato emporium in Carrickfergus, ideally positioned on the Causeway Coastal route, with stunning views over Belfast Lough and an easy walk to Carrickfergus Castle.

  • The Grouse Restaurant & Bar
    Ballymena | Food and Drink

    The Grouse Restaurant & Bar has long been a favourite for food, drinks and live entertainment in the heart of Ballymena’s bustling town centre. It is renowned for its great location, luxurious traditional décor, roaring fires and relaxing atmosphere.

  • The Dancing Goat Cafe
    Carrickfergus | Food and Drink

    Located in the grounds of Kilcreggan Urban Farm, The Dancing Goat Café is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise offering work opportunities to adults with learning disabilities, providing healthy breakfasts, lunches & sweet treats.

  • Castle Kitchen + Bar
    Galgorm & Cullybackey | Food and Drink

    The distinct flavour, warmth, and ambience of authentic BBQ smokehouse await you at Castle Kitchen + Bar.

  • Josper’s Restaurant, Belfast Loughshore Hotel
    Carrickfergus | Food and Drink

    Treat yourself to an impressive range of delicious, freshly prepared food served by our friendly and dedicated staff. Whether a hearty breakfast, light lunch or a delicious evening meal, our warm welcome will ensure you return time after time.

  • The Lighthouse Bistro
    Food and Drink | Whitehead

    Local seafood, cheese, steaks, coffee and freshly made desserts are available at this coastal restaurant in Whitehead. Only 10 minute drive from The Gobbins, Carrickfergus Castle.
    Themed Tasting Menus (such as Game of Thrones®) and Tapas available.

  • Fratelli
    Galgorm & Cullybackey | Food and Drink

    Fratelli Ristorante, Pizzeria & Bar oozes rustic Italian charm with a contemporary edge, welcoming guests into a family-friendly, informal environment where the focus is on simple yet quality cookery and a warm welcome.

Gatto's Ristorante

Gatto's Ristorante
Ballymena | Food and Drink

Gatto’s is a family run business in Ballymena town centre, inspired by their Italian family heritage, to create delicious food including the pasta and pizza doughs, all made in-house from traditional family recipes for that authentic taste.

Rococo

Rococo
Ballymena | Food and Drink

Fantastic family owned restaurant, in the heart of Ballymena town centre, offering a great selection of food, wine, beers and cocktails.

Monroe’s Restaurant

Monroe’s Restaurant
Ballymena | Food and Drink

Monroe’s is a locally owned family restaurant located in the IMC Cinema complex in Ballymena, offering a casual dining experience for all, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in its large socially safe restaurant and outdoor seating area.

Ballygally Beach

Ballygally Beach
Walking | Attraction | Ballygally and Cairncastle

This award winning beach is located in Ballygally, 10km north of Larne town on the beautiful Causeway Coastal Route and is perfect for a short walk to blow the cobwebs away or to build sand castles with the kids or to even enjoy a quick swim!

Whitehead Sea & Food Tour

Kayak in Whitehead and see Blackhead Path
Activities | Experience | Whitehead

Experience Whitehead and the Blackhead Lighthouse and path from the sea as you kayak along one of the world’s most famous coasts then finish your sea journey with a delicious meal at the award winning Lighthouse Bistro.

River Bann tours with Abhainn Cruises

River Bann cruise
Portglenone | Tours and Itineraries | Activities

This scenic river cruise from Toome to Portglenone commences at the lock-keepers cottage on Toome canal and stops at the delightful Wild Duck Inn in Portglenone.  Great for sight-seeing, a family day out, adventurers, photographers, historians, video producers and even team building. 

 

  • Gatto's Ristorante
    Ballymena | Food and Drink

    Gatto’s is a family run business in Ballymena town centre, inspired by their Italian family heritage, to create delicious food including the pasta and pizza doughs, all made in-house from traditional family recipes for that authentic taste.

  • Rococo
    Ballymena | Food and Drink

    Fantastic family owned restaurant, in the heart of Ballymena town centre, offering a great selection of food, wine, beers and cocktails.

  • Monroe’s Restaurant
    Ballymena | Food and Drink

    Monroe’s is a locally owned family restaurant located in the IMC Cinema complex in Ballymena, offering a casual dining experience for all, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in its large socially safe restaurant and outdoor seating area.

  • Ballygally Beach
    Walking | Attraction | Ballygally and Cairncastle

    This award winning beach is located in Ballygally, 10km north of Larne town on the beautiful Causeway Coastal Route and is perfect for a short walk to blow the cobwebs away or to build sand castles with the kids or to even enjoy a quick swim!

  • Kayak in Whitehead and see Blackhead Path
    Activities | Experience | Whitehead

    Experience Whitehead and the Blackhead Lighthouse and path from the sea as you kayak along one of the world’s most famous coasts then finish your sea journey with a delicious meal at the award winning Lighthouse Bistro.

  • River Bann cruise
    Portglenone | Tours and Itineraries | Activities

    This scenic river cruise from Toome to Portglenone commences at the lock-keepers cottage on Toome canal and stops at the delightful Wild Duck Inn in Portglenone.  Great for sight-seeing, a family day out, adventurers, photographers, historians, video producers and even team building.