An A to Z of Places to Eat

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A list of places to eat out in Portrush

We are often asked for recommendations of where to eat in and around Portrush. However, with such an amazing selection of amazing places to eat it can be very difficult. So to help you all we have come up with the below list of places to eat in and around Portrush.

It’s not by any means a definitive list, as there are many many more to chose from.

A – The Adelphi Bistro


Award-winning cuisine from the 4-star Adelphi Hotel, Portrush. Made with seasonally available fresh local produce, this bistro provides gourmet-style food in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Menu options for coeliacs are a speciality, with lunchtime, evening and special menus specially designed for those who are unable to eat gluten.

The bistro is very allergy/food intolerance aware, with clearly marked menus. It also offers a children’s menu.

67-71 Main Street, Portrush, BT56 8BN

Telephone – 02870 825544

B – The Babushka Kitchen Café


Set on the Edge of the harbour in the old Lifeboat station, Babushka Kitchen Café is focused on honest and accessible food using the best of local ingredients. There is a focus on brunch with seasonal lunch specials, the South Pier setting-overlooking West Strand is an idyllic venue to enjoy a delicious bite with a variety of speciality coffees that reflect quality, seasonality and sustainable relationships

South Pier, Portrush BT56 8FN

Telephone – 07780 502012

C – Counties Restaurant


Part of the Portrush Atlantic Hotel, this restaurant serves an international menu in elegant surroundings. It was the finalist of the Northern Ireland Food Awards Hotel Restaurant of the Year 2018 and hopes to continue its winning form in 2019. A particular speciality is the North Coast Burgers. The Counties, now called the Port Kitchen Bar,’ Head Chef Nigel Steele won the Unilever Food Solutions Country Range Group, Best Burger competition with CRG & Hellmann’s in 2019 so knows a thing or two about making the best-tasting burgers around.

73 Main St, Portrush BT56 8BN

Telephone – 02870 826100

D – The Deerstalker Bistro


The Deerstalker Bistro offers quality fare using locally sourced, fresh ingredients. The menu offers excellent choice and value for money, with a fantastic range of burgers, lasagne and spicy chicken wings. For those seeking something a little special, the duck and steak always garner rave reviews.

For those with a craving for pizza, you can order from the Pizza Library next door. All the pizzas are prepared with the freshest ingredients, using genuine Neapolitan dough and cooked in an authentic Italian wood-fired oven. Kids (and adults) love to watch the Pizza chef at work as he prepares and cooks the pizza’s live in the restaurant.

This bistro offers vegetarian options and a children’s menu.

Golf Links Hotel Portrush, Bushmills Rd, Portrush BT56 8JF

Telephone – 02870 826611

E- Edition Café, Coleraine


Locally sourced, down to earth food, crafted with love – this café aims to create the best-tasting dishes from scratch alongside local producers. The menu includes breakfast and brunch until 3pm, lunch options (including some fantastic burgers, soups, salads and light bites) and Keenan’s fresh cod with mushy peas, homemade tartare and fries.

The café is Vegetarian-friendly and offers vegan and gluten-free options.

15 Kingsgate Street, Coleraine BT52 1LB

Telephone – 02870 353291

F – 55 Degrees North

55 Degrees north Portrush

A modern, family-run restaurant with stunning views of the beach, serving gourmet burgers, pasta and a great kids’ menu. The restaurant offers a special 2-course lunch menu and a grill menu daily from 5pm.

This restaurant caters for vegetarians and vegans, offers gluten-free options and has a kids’ menu.

1 Causeway St, Portrush BT56 8AB

Telephone – 02870 822811

G – The Gas Bar, Bushmills Inn, Bushmills


From Guinness and oysters to Mourne lamb Irish stew, enjoy a range of Irish-themed tapas and pre-dinner nibbles with ingredients sourced from the finest artisan producers. The Gas Bar is a traditional Irish pub offering peat fires, live music and great craic.

Also, at the home of the world’s oldest distillery, it goes without saying that they have an extensive offering of the finest whiskey as well as craft beers and locally distilled gin. They also offer an intriguing range of signature cocktails alongside popular classics.

9 Dunluce Road, Bushmills BT57 8QG

Telephone – 02820 733000

H – The Harbour Bar


Enjoy wood-fired grilled meats, chicken, fish and famous steaks from JD Hart and Sons butchers. This restaurant offers a wide selection of bistro dishes in a pleasant, rustic setting. The woodburning grill lends all the dishes a special something and doesn’t forget to leave room for a famous Ramore dessert.

This restaurant has limited vegetarian options. Children are welcome but will not be served after 8-pm.

6 Harbour Road, Portrush BT56 8DF

Telephone – 02870 822430

I – The Inn on the Coast Bar Bistro


Enjoyed by visitors and locals alike, the Inn on the Coast Bar Bistro offers an evening menu of great Irish food. Choose from a selection of delicious meat, chicken, vegetarian and seafood dishes, including a delightful sounding steak and Guinness pie.

The bistro caters for vegetarians and offers gluten-free options.

50 Ballyreagh Road, Portrush BT56 8LT

Telephone – 02870 823509

J – Joey’s Bar, Ballymoney


Joey’s Bar is run by the family of the late Joey Dunlop, motorcycle road racing champion extraordinaire. A must for bikers, come and view Joey’s extensive collection of memorabilia and enjoy great Guinness and craic, sharing stories and memories of the great man with fellow aficionados and family.

15 Seymour Street, Ballymoney BT53 6JR

Telephone – 02827 663095

K – Kiwis Brew Bar


Kiwis Brew Bar is a craft beer pub serving a wide range of burgers, chicken wings and sides. All their meat is provided by Etherson’s, World Butchers Challenge winners. If you are in town on a Wednesday, don’t miss their Psycho Wings on Wing Wednesdays – delicious hot wings served with the tongue-tingling, fiery Carolina Reaper pepper sauce!

47 Main Street, Portrush BT56 8BN

Telephone – 02870 822402

L – Leona’s Tea Room & Bakery


Leona’s is the perfect place to enjoy a traditional Irish afternoon tea while visiting the Causeway Coast. Traditional traybakes, fresh tea and coffee, all feature on the menu, but it is Leona’s signature scones that really get people talking. The scones combine traditional family recipes with a novel approach. Choose from a selection of five – yes, five – homemade scones baked fresh every morning.

The tea room also offers an all-day breakfast and light bites of toasties, soup. Panini and bowls of Irish stew.

41 Magheraboy Road, Portrush BT56 8NU

Telephone – 02870 823507

M – The Magheraboy House Hotel

The magherabouy Hotel Portrush

At Magheraboy House Hotel, sit back, relax and enjoy excellent quality dining and great craic at Dawson’s Bistro. It offers an exquisite menu, combining classic dishes with modern twists. The menu features mouth-watering Puck-puck Chicken Wings to start, local beef from Dunluce Farms cooked on the chargrill, award-winning sausages and mash, and so much more. They also have an excellent selection of local craft beers, house wines and gins and whiskeys to keep the drinks connoisseur happy.

The bistro has vegetarian options and a children’s menu.

41 Magheraboy Road, Portrush BT56 8NU

Telephone – 02870 823507

N – Neptune & Prawn


Neptune & Prawn offers an informal dining experience, serving many Asian and seafood inspired dishes which are perfect for sharing. Share some salt and chilli Neptune & Prawns, treat yourself to crispy aromatic duck pancakes or bang bang chicken. Open 7 nights a week, the bar also serves terrific cocktails. It’s a great way to spend an evening in Portrush.

This restaurant offers some vegetarian options. It is not suitable for children.

4 Kerr Street, Portrush BT56 8DQ

Telephone – 02870 822448

O – Ocho Tapas Bistro


Enjoy the taste of Spain with a Northern Irish twist. The Ocho Tapas Bistro serves fresh local seafood and freshly prepared dishes using locally sourced produce in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Try their Tasting Menu or Early Bird Menu – and, if you get the tapas bug, why not consider enrolling in one of their cookery classes.

The bistro caters for vegetarians and vegans, offers gluten-free options and has a children’s menu.

92-94 Main Street, Portrush BT56 8BN

Telephone – 02870 824110

P – The Port Hotel

The Port Hotel Portrush image of the bar room

Enjoy a grill bar menu with daily specials and light bites at the Port Hotel Cellar Bar. Great craic is guaranteed, with karaoke, dancing, entertainment evenings and weekly quiz nights.

53-57 Main Street, Portrush BT56 8BN

Telephone 02870 825353

Q – Quays Bar


Specialising in pub grub, you can enjoy a beef and Guinness pie, steak, cod and chips or a pasta dish at this welcoming and friendly local bar, with a delicious dessert to follow.

The bar has limited options for vegetarians but offers a kids’ menu.

63 Eglinton Street, Portrush BT56 8DN

Telephone 02870 823889

R – Royal Court Hotel

Royal Court Hotel pORTRUSH

Carvery is a speciality at the Royal Court Hotel Restaurant and grill bar. Available every day during the summer, only the finest local produce is used, and diners come from miles around to enjoy it. The restaurant is fully licensed and has an extensive collection of fine wines and beverages. All food is cooked to order, and snacks are available all day, supplementing the lengthy lunch and evening menus.

The evening menu has dishes suitable for vegetarians and has gluten-free options.

233 Ballybogey Road, Portrush BT56 8NF

Telephone – 02870 822236

S – The Smugglers Inn, Bushmills


Situated just one mile from the UNESCO world heritage Giant’s Causeway, the Smuggler’s Inn offers a fully licensed restaurant, a bistro and bar. The restaurant, which can cater for large parties and weddings, provides a wide range of classic dishes, burgers, steaks and pasta at lunchtime and a more extensive evening menu.

The Inn caters for vegetarians, can adapt some dishes for diners requiring a gluten-free option and has a kids’ menu.

306 Whitepark Road, Bushmills BT57 8SL

Telephone – 02820 731577

T – Tides Restaurant

The Tides Restaurant

Offering popular international dishes, plus spectacular sea views, Tides Restaurant is a great place to unwind and enjoy lunch or dinner. This restaurant currently offers three courses for the price of your main, and if you can’t manage all three, then you can choose a small glass of wine, a bottle of selected beer or a soft drink instead. Diners are raving about their fabulous food, which includes chicken dishes, burgers and steak, so be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment. There is also a range of classic cocktails to enjoy.

This restaurant caters for vegetarians and offers a children’s menu….and thee best Sweetie filled

21 Ballyreagh Road, Portrush BT56 8LR

Telephone – 02870 823833

V – The Indus Valley Restaurant

The Indus Valley Coleraine

The Indus Valley Restaurant serves a selection of favourite regional Indian dishes in sumptuous surroundings. Holders of an award of excellence by the AAA Guide of Excellence, the staff strive to make their welcome as outstanding as their food, which is prepared to the very highest standard, using only the freshest ingredients. Enjoy a gentle bhuna or challenge your taste buds with a fiery vindaloo, accompanied by the side of saag aloo or Tarka daal. There is an extensive choice on offer.

This restaurant offers a children’s menu.

4 Dunhill Road, Coleraine BT51 3NA

Telephone – 02870 354242

W – The Wine Bar, Portrush

Ramore-Restaurant Wine Bar Portrush

The Wine Bar is renowned for its fantastic tasting fresh food, lively atmosphere, and a menu to suit all tastes. Enjoy Arizona Spiced Chicken or Monkfish & Tiger Prawns from the main menu, a sumptuous steak or a Wellington with a twist, a pizza or pasta, or, if you fancy something a little different, why not pick a dish to share from the Bar’s classic lunchtime menu. There are so many options.

This bar offers vegetarian food and a kids’ menu.

The Harbour, Main Street, Portrush BT56 8DF

Telephone – 02870 824313

Y – Portrush Yacht Club

Portrush Yacht club

The Galley Kitchen café at Portrush Yacht Club offers a fantastic all-day breakfast and a selection of light lunchtime bites. Whether you’re sailing oceans or just watching from afar, the Galley Kitchen is a great place to refuel.

This café offers daily specials, including Slimmer’s Fry, a special breakfast designed for Slimming World members.

Harbour Road, Portrush BT56 8DF

Telephone – 02870 823932

Z – Zinc Restaurant, Ballymoney

Zinc Ballymoney

Zinc Restaurant is a hidden gem. It offers a combination of French, Irish and seafood cuisines, pizzas, pasta, mains, sides and the most delicious-looking desserts. Service is second to none, and the food is of great value. Reviewers are raving about this vegetarian-friendly restaurant so book a table and come and see what all the fuss is about.

This restaurant caters for vegetarians, offers gluten-free options and has a kids’ menu.

1 Roeding Foot, Ballymoney BT53 6JJ

Telephone – 02827 662341

Well there you have it a great list of fantastic places to eat in Portrush.

what do you think? Have we missed anywhere?