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Carrickarede Bar & Restaurant

) #2 of 2 Restaurants in Ballintoy $$ - $$$ , , Irish
21 Main Street, Ballintoy BT54 6LX, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2076 2241
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average2%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
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“rope bridge” (4 reviews)
“warm up” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Irish
$$ - $$$
21 Main Street, Ballintoy BT54 6LX, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy place to find coming or going to Carrick-a-Rede bridge. I'd say avoid it. Cozy fire place in the restaurant burning peat, beautiful, until they add the plastic carcinogens {pop bottles}, at least the windows were open when the place filled up with a wee...More

Thank Nannygale
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Stopped here after visiting the rope bridge and had a very good pint of Guinness. Staff friendly ando happy to chat.

1  Thank jaxgloucester
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

What a great little find in Ballintoy ....a must do and stop by ! Great service ,food and libations .....the Guinness beer is so amazingly fresh and served with pleasure .... Bushmills Whiskeys as well . The chef has some great very affordable meals that...More

2  Thank sunrisemahon
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This was the best lunch experience of our two week stay...and we always had good lunches! We ate here in between the bridge and the Giant's Causeway. The atmosphere was great...toasty peat fire going which smelled wonderful, cozy seats, even a local telling her friends...More

5  Thank RocktonTravelers
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Too rainy to visit the bridge, and we were cold and wet, so we wanted a warm, dry place to relax. This place was perfect. We sat at the bar and just about had the place to ourselves for a late afternoon Irish coffee. We...More

3  Thank jrdek
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

My friends and I ate here recently after visiting the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. The food hit the spot and was very reasonably priced. The staff was very nice as well.

4  Thank Bethagee1
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Had a hard time finding a place to get something to eat after 8pm but this place served us good food at reasonable price! Service was good - we just sat and ate in the bar due to time of evening but was good experience

4  Thank Ronda C
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We stopped at this place after visiting Dunluce Castle, Giants Causeway and Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge. It is located in the pretty little town of Ballintoy, which is convenient to all the sights. The day we were there, there was only one other couple in the...More

4  Thank lifeinsagebrush
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Stopped with friends for lunch, excellent value for money all home cooked meals Friendly waitress service and nothing to much trouble.

4  Thank Bids M
Reviewed 27 September 2015

We've had a burger and chicken goujons. All food was served quickly. Meal was tasty and reasonably priced. The only thing was that the place didn't accept credit cards which was mentioned on the bottom of the menu. Unfortunately, being tourists, we didn't pay attention...More

4  Thank travelbonkers44
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Nearby Attractions
Ballintoy Harbour
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4.21 km away
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
3,045 reviews
1.59 km away
White Park Bay
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3.24 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Bar, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Main Street, Ballintoy BT54 6LX, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballintoy
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2076 2241
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Situated along the breathtaking North Antrim Coast of Ireland This warm and friendly Family-run Bar and Restaurant is ideal for Food, Drink, Music and Craíc. Enjoy a pint at the open fire. Bar Meals served Daily.
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