Along the Causeway Coast, there are plenty of fantastic restaurants, so much so, that it can almost be impossible to narrow it down.
Taste Causeway, an organisation that was set up to promote and raise awareness of local food and drink providers, has luckily made the mammoth choice so much easier.
These 9 Taste Causeway restaurants are guaranteed to tantalise your taste buds.
Check them out below:
- Tartine, Bushmills
Situated in the picturesque village of Bushmills is a hidden gem with a myriad of awards behind them. The Distillers Arms, once home to the Bushmills Distillery owners, has been converted into a magnificent restaurant called Tartine. Not to worry, as Tartine still has many of the original lodging’s features throughout.
Throughout Tartine are a selection of paintings and prints, curated to match the relaxed atmosphere of the eatery, and each one created by a local artist. With a menu designed to tantalize your taste buds, Tartine is sure to be your new favourite restaurant.
Learn more about Tartine at http://www.distillersarms.com/
- The Bushmills Inn Restaurant, Bushmills
The Bushmills Inn Restaurant celebrates its history, and offers a range of dining experiences for guests to enjoy while overlooking the Bushmills Inn garden courtyard. Inside the award-winning restaurant are open turf fires, a gaslit bar, a secret library and a 30-seat cinema.
Serving traditional Irish cuisine with a range of locally sourced produce, you can enjoy a fine dining experience in the restaurant. If you’re looking to soak up the summer sun, the patio is open for you to enjoy al fresco dining. For nibbles, the Gas Bar even offers Irish tapas bar bites.
Book your visit to The Bushmills Inn Restaurant by going to https://www.bushmillsinn.com
- Porthole Restaurant, Portballintrae
Known as the heart of Portballintrae, the Porthole Bar and Restaurant at the Bayview Hotel offers sumptuous local produce throughout their menu, as well as drinks imported from across the globe.
Curl up by the open peat fire and watch the wild Atlantic Ocean as you enjoy the intense flavours that the Porthole has to offer.
Find out more about The Porthole Restaurant by visiting http://www.bayviewhotelni.com
- The Causeway Hotel Restaurant, Bushmills
Overlooking the coast where Finn McCool once stood, your visit to The Causeway Hotel Restaurant will not be anything less than magical. Located on the ground floor of the hotel, you will be able to take in breath-taking views of the wild Atlantic Ocean and rolling countryside while you dine.
Whether you’re looking to relax after a long day of exploring the Causeway Coast, or just simply looking for an ideal space to catch up with friends and family, The Causeway Hotel Restaurant is the ideal place to go.
More information about The Causeway Hotel Restaurant can be found here https://www.thecausewayhotel.com/
- The French Rooms, Bushmills
A visit to The French Rooms is essential for anyone who loves to read while they dine. Upon entering, you’ll be met with an impressive library where you’ll be able to flick through books about travel, food, and interior design while nestled up next to the double-sided fire.
As the name would suggest, The French Rooms features delectable French inspired dishes which will make you believe you are dining next to the River Seine. A trip to The French Rooms is a go-to for any foodie.
Visit http://www.thefrenchrooms.com/ to find out more
- Adelphi Bistro, Portrush
The award winning Adelphi Bistro, located within the 4 star Adelphi Hotel in the heart of Portrush, offers gourmet style food in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.
Their fully accessible facilities are family-friendly with high chairs, a baby changing station, and a lounge area in which to relax after a day exploring the North Coast. The team of chefs at The Adelphi Bistro prepare dishes from only the very best of seasonally available fresh local produce.
To have a look at the menus and book a table go to https://www.adelphiportrush.com/bistro
- Fullerton Arms Restaurant, Ballintoy
For Game of Thrones fans, a visit to Fullerton Arms Restaurant is a must if you want to lay your eyes on one of the famous Game of Thrones doors used in Season 6, and sit upon a custom-built Iron Throne.
The menu is packed full of traditional Irish cuisine that is made using produce from across Northern Ireland for an authentic Causeway Coast taste.
More information about the Fullerton Arms Restaurant can be found at https://www.fullerton-arms.com
- Ocho Tapas Bistro, Portstewart
Ocho Tapas Bistro are serious about including Spanish produce and spices in their menu, with items like Morcilla, Jamon Serrano and Padron Peppers being sourced directly from Southern Spain.
At Ocho Tapas, you will be whisked away to the Mediterreanan without having to leave the Causeway Coast. The chefs masterfully blend local seafood and produce with authentic Spanish recipes, with more than enough to go around.
Discover the taste of the Mediterreanan at Ocho Tapas Bistro http://www.ochotapas.com/
- The Port Kitchen & Bar, Portrush
After a long day sightseeing and taking in the wonders of the Causeway Coast, a visit to the award-winning Port Kitchen and bar is a must.
The Port Kitchen & Bar is located in the Portrush Atlantic Hotel in the heart of the bustling centre of Portrush with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.
For more information and to have a look at the menu visit https://www.portrushatlantic.com/dining/
For more Taste Causeway experiences, head over to https://www.tastecauseway.com/