The Causeway Coast is renowned for its stunning landscape, sprawling beaches, and a number of incredible local eateries that people can’t help but go back for more of.
Luckily, there are plenty of ways visitors can explore some of the best places to eat in a matter of hours.
Taste Causeway, an organisation that promotes and raises awareness for a number of exceptional food and drink providers on the Causeway Coast, has 10 spectacular food and drink tours that are bound to sweep you off your feet.
Find out more below:
- Catch and Sea™, Portstewart
Catch and Sea™ is a flagship NI Embrace a Giant Spirit visitor experience. Local Causeway Coast Foodie Tour Guide, Wendy Gallagher and Skipper, Boy Matthew, have teamed up to offer this luxury, guided, sunrise Catch and Sea tour.
Get away from it all, leave the picturesque harbour of Portstewart at daybreak, you will enjoy the bracing sea air, the spray and the sounds of the mighty Atlantic Ocean, while learning a thing or two about catching and filleting fish, the local lobster pots and the history of this iconic coastline, where the River Bann meets the sea.
Back to shore with your haul, this will be centrepiece of a gourmet, cooked breakfast, featuring locally sourced ingredients, specially prepared and served by your personal Chef at Warke’s Deli. This family run deli, overlooking the harbour, is a flagship stockist of Taste Causeway multi-award-winning produce.
Book your once-in-a-lifetime trip at https://causewaycoastfoodietours.com/catch-and-sea/
- Coast & Country, Coleraine
During this six-hour tour, you will be whisked away in a luxury coach to experience the flavours that make the Causeway Coast so unique. The tour is led by Wendy Gallagher, an expert in hospitality and tourism, who will reveal the wonders all five stops have to offer.
You’ll be able to sample the goods local producers have to offer, while finding out more about their history and experiences, how the produce is grown and reared, and best of all, leave with a full tummy. For all foodies, this tour is a must.
Visit https://causewaycoastfoodietours.com/coast-and-country/ for more information
- Causeway Lass Tours, Portrush
Any foodie would love to have the opportunity to catch their own food. Luckily with Causeway Lass Tours, you can. Those who take part can watch the sunrise over Dunluce Castle while fishing for their breakfast off the Causeway Coast. Guests on the trip have encountered dolphins, basking sharks, and even a whale, so you should bring a camera for those once-in-a-lifetime shots.
Having caught, filleted and learned about the catches, you will head back to shore to sample them in bespoke dishes created by the chef. Given the unpredictable nature of fishing, you never know what your breakfast could be.
For more information on how to book, visit https://causewayboats.com/foodie-tours/
- Heart & Soul, Portrush
A walking tour is the perfect way to experience Portrush like you never have before. During your walking tour with Heart & Soul, you’re guaranteed to be in good company as you are introduced to Portrush’s only craft brewery and a selection of mouth-watering dishes from the town’s restaurants and bistros.
Across the four different venues, you’ll hear more from the businesses about their produce and their origins as you are treated to delicious dishes. The food, the craic, and the scenery are sure to create an unforgettable experience.
More information about the Heart & Soul tour can be found here https://causewaycoastfoodietours.com/heart-and-soul/
- Heart & Soul, Portstewart
New to 2021, this walking tour of the picturesque Portstewart combines amazing scenery with the very best food from around a town known for its charm, hospitality, and unique foodie scene. Throughout the evening, guests will experience the finest local dishes while breathing in the crisp sea air.
Each meal in the four different venues will be accompanied with a tale on how the dish went from source to table, as well as a specially chosen drink. To finish the evening, guests can take a sip of a Bushmills Whiskey cocktail, or a pint of Guinness.
To learn more about this experience, go to https://causewaycoastfoodietours.com/heart-and-soul/
- Dine around Bushmills, Bushmills
A food tour like no other, you’ll be able to experience the wonderful village of Bushmills onboard a vintage blue Bedford bus which will transport you to four different and unique venues. In each venue, you will have the opportunity to sample dishes made specially using local produce.
Each tour is led by a dedicated guide who will discuss all things local, whether it’s about food or drink, historical-based, or even a folklore or two. Guests are bound to leave this tour with a full stomach and a newfound appreciation for Bushmills.
To take part in this tour, visit https://www.dinearoundbushmills.co.uk
- Ballycastle Food Tour, Ballycastle
For those wanting to experience the wonderful eateries in Ballycastle by foot, the Ballycastle Food Tour is the perfect tour. During the three-hour tour, you’ll dine at some of Ballycastle’s most infamous restaurants and artisan cafes, and experience how they use local produce.
All of the guides are foodie fanatics and unique story tellers so they will have you entranced while you enjoy the best of what the town has to offer, as well as share some of the history and culture too.
To book your place on the Ballycastle Food Tour, go to https://www.irishfeast.com/ballycastle-food-tour.html
- Bushmills Food Tour, Bushmills
Bushmills may be a small village, but it’s local restaurants and cafes are mighty. By taking part in the Bushmills Food Tour, you will spend 3.5 hours meeting, greeting and tasting delicious dishes made by a team of talented chefs.
You’ll discover more about the traditional, family-owned businesses that help shape the taste of Bushmills. You’ll even get to sample a rare 12-year-old whiskey from the distillery itself.
Discover Bushmills by visiting https://www.irishfeast.com/bushmills-food-tour.html
- Rathlin Food Tour, Rathlin
This tour is an extra special collaboration with Ksenia from Rathlin Island who will show you around Northern Ireland’s largest inhabited island. Not only will you experience the wonderful food presented by Rathlin Island’s finest, but you’ll have a glimpse at all kinds of land and sea birds that inhabit the island.
Depending on the season, you might even spot some puffins at the West Lighthouse. This tour is the perfect opportunity to anyone who wants to dive into the history of this fascinating land.
More information on the Rathlin Food Tour can be found here https://www.irishfeast.com/store/c9/Rathlin_Food_Tour_Dates.html
- The Old Bushmills Distillery Tasting Tours, Bushmills
Nestled in the village of Bushmills is Ireland’s oldest working distillery. Throughout the tour, visitors will take a journey through Bushmills Distillery and discover how the whiskey is crafted and distilled.
If that wasn’t enough, you’ll even get to sample some of the whiskey too. The distillery also offers a number of intimate, pre-bookable tours for small groups so you can experience this unique opportunity with family and friends.
For more information about bookings and prices visit https://bushmills.com/intl/distillery/
To create your next Taste Causeway experience, visit https://www.tastecauseway.com