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  • 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.

  • Nix
    Carrickfergus | Food and Drink

    This small but cosy Cafe/bistro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (Friday-Saturday) and does take-away food as well. For lunch, soups salads and irresistible cakes are on the menu. Nix is a modern and fresh place to eat, drink and socialise.

  • Ownies Bar and Bistro
    Carrickfergus | Food and Drink

    Ownies Bar and Bistro is one of Irelands finest Gastro Pubs, it offers the highest standards of service and food and drink while maintaining the warm atmosphere of an Irish Pub. It is famous for its seafood chowder and its home made Deserts.

  • Glass House Bistro
    Carrickfergus | Food and Drink

    Glass House Bistro of Carrickferugs is based in the Museum and Civic Centre. Food Standard Agency 5 star. Irish cuisine. Outside catering.

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. 

 

Castles & Stones Day Tour

Castles & Stones Day Tour
Tours and Itineraries

Discover our unique history, myths and personality on a day spent exploring unforgettable places in the company of local people. See it all through our eyes as a local storyteller recounts the legends that grew from this place and shaped its people.

Thieves & Steel Day Tour

Thieves & Steel Day Tour
Islandmagee | Tours and Itineraries | Carrickfergus | Whitehead

As you travel, our storytellers will delight you with tales of fairies, giants and local folklore. This tour combines ethereal myths and legends with the power of castles, engines and steel walkways. It’s Ireland as you’ve never seen it before.

Causeway Fisher Fishing Trips

Causeway Fisher Fishing Trips
Activities | Carnlough | Experience

Hop aboard the Causeway Fisher and enjoy a 3 hour fishing trip out of Carnlough or Glenarm (subject to tidal and weather conditions) and enjoy spectacular views of the Causeway Coast.

  • 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. 

     

  • Castles & Stones Day Tour
    Tours and Itineraries

    Discover our unique history, myths and personality on a day spent exploring unforgettable places in the company of local people. See it all through our eyes as a local storyteller recounts the legends that grew from this place and shaped its people.

  • Thieves & Steel Day Tour
    Islandmagee | Tours and Itineraries | Carrickfergus | Whitehead

    As you travel, our storytellers will delight you with tales of fairies, giants and local folklore. This tour combines ethereal myths and legends with the power of castles, engines and steel walkways. It’s Ireland as you’ve never seen it before.

  • Causeway Fisher Fishing Trips
    Activities | Carnlough | Experience

    Hop aboard the Causeway Fisher and enjoy a 3 hour fishing trip out of Carnlough or Glenarm (subject to tidal and weather conditions) and enjoy spectacular views of the Causeway Coast.