Causeway Coast Food & Drink
Awarding Winning Restaurants Northern Ireland
There is an abundance of excellent restaurants in Bushmills, nearby Portcaman House. Northern Ireland has been named the world’s Best Food Destination in 2018.
Tartine at The Distillers Arms
A stone throw away is one of the best dining experiences in Northern Ireland. The Distillers Arms was originally home to the Bushmills Distillery owners, spending some years as lodgings and a pub before being converted to the restaurant, retaining many of its original features. Their cooking style should be described as modern brasserie with a selection of dishes and wines being found throughout their menus. The restaurant likes to 'give the nod' to Irish cuisine classics.
- Gary Stewart, Tartine, wins Restaurateur of the Year 2017 at NI Institute of Hospitality Awards
- ULSTER Chowder champion at Rathlin Sound and Maritime festival 2017
- Northern Irish Tourism Award for Best Food Tourism Experience 2016.
- Listed in the Georgina Campbell Ireland Guide.
From the Barn walking for 3 minutes brings you to the award winning restaurant The Distillers Arms.
The Bushmills Inn
A short 6-minute walk away is The Bushmills Inn. Their Restaurant is one of the most idyllic places to eat in Bushmills, offering all-day dining and serving the finest dishes using seasonal and locally-sourced produce in an elegant, atmospheric and relaxed setting.
+44 (0)28 2073 3000 / Reservations
The French Rooms
A 7-minute walk from The Old Rectory Barn in the heart of Bushmills is The French Rooms. Opening for the first time in 2017, their vision is for a pleasantly relaxed, informal and friendly licensed restaurant offering simple French inspired and elegantly presented dishes priced for regular visits and not just for special occasions.
Open Wednesday to Saturday.
028 2073 0033 / Reservations
The Ramore Restaurants
The Ramore restaurants are a series of restaurants in and around Portrush Harbour. Check out their website below for the different dining experiences on offer. Recommended is to have a Guiness at the very famous Harbour bar, a cocktail at Neptune & Prawn and some roof top tapas at the new Basalt. Booking is not required proving useful on busy Saturday nights and holidays.
Only a short 10 minute drive from the accommodation.
028 7082 6969 / Reservations
Amici Ristorante Portstewart
A 12-minute drive away in Portstewart, situated on the water edge beside the Old Golf Course, Amici reflects the passionate, humble and sociable attitude of Italians towards food. Using only the best local ingredients to produce a rustic, homely and authentic Italian menu.
With the owners being close with the Mckeag family, they highly recommend Amici’s to guests of The Old Rectory Barn.
028 7083 4444 / Reservations
Bang on Portstewart Strand beach (the Game of Thrones film location), this wooden shack has one of the north coast's best restaurants. Serving fresh fish caught daily you can have top quality food in a casual environment. This restaurant scores very well with critics and boasts winning The Best New Restaurant in the UK in the Sunday Times, 2016.
028 7083 1783 / Reservations