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Roark's Kitchen

56 Harbour Road | Ballintoy Harbour, Ballintoy, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2076 3632
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“irish stew” (20 reviews)
“cakes” (56 reviews)
“coffee cake” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
56 Harbour Road | Ballintoy Harbour, Ballintoy, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here to have lunch while visiting Ballintoy Harbour. I ordered the Champ with sausage and bacon. I did not know what Champ was, so had to ask. It turned out that I was getting bangers & mash, although I have...More

Thank surfercharlie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's all home made in here and you'll need to stop to get back up the hill leading away from Ballintoy Harbour! Hospitality and portions are of Irish generosity, and it's all fine because it's calorie free - it says so! Don't miss it!

Thank AlanR_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place for some refreshment Cost seating inside and I recommend going inside to look at the cakes as the menu will not do them justice Right on the Harbour with lots lovely walking paths nearby and small beach If you enjoy the...More

Thank JZoopa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called here for lunch. Lovely cove and nice suntrap. Road down is a little challenging with traffic both ways...its narrow with several u bends. We had sandwiches which were very basic, lacked butter and filling falling apart. Service was ok. Seating is old plastic sun...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at Roark's Kitchen for coffee and scones while walking the Causeway Coastal Path. Good service and good food. Great location. Worth the stop.

Thank John C
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Afternoon coffee and cake lol what a selection cakes mmmmm their pies smelt and looked amazing - a must place to visit - friendly staff and reasonably priced

Thank belfast-jj
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Arrived after closing time and we were served a delicious tea and home made cake. Fantastic location right on the beach. Finished off with ice cream to die for!

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We stopped at this charming cottage before they opened and wanted a cup of tea so badly that we waited for twenty minutes for them to open. It was well worth the wait! I had one of the best scones I have ever had, fresh...More

1  Thank Donna K
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I called in to this lovely place as my wife's sister was there 12 years ago and recommended it. We had the Irish stew followed by some cake. Everything was very tasty. The cakes are to die for. The staff are very...More

1  Thank slickspivSheffield
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Absolutely fabulous. A totally amazing choice of yummy Homebaked produce so so much to choose from and has a really lovely homely atmosphere. An absolutely fantastic place with wonderful food and extremely friendly staff. Nothing is too much trouble for them. Highly impressed. Definitely be...More

2  Thank Jaci G
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Nearby Attractions
Ballintoy Harbour
451 reviews
.03 km away
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5.21 km away
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2.40 km away
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Aloha Roark's Kitchen, My niece, who will be traveling to Ireland with us, is a vegetarian. Do you have vegetarian options for lunch that do not include any tomato products like grilled cheese and French fries, etc.? Mahalo, Denise
26 April 2017|
Response from MBell250 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there Its a small and simple cafe, nothing fancy here, but hopefully they will be able to find something to serve you to help your veggie friend...
Sean Dot F
Hello On Tuesday we visited your Cafe for a very fine lunch. About the same time I misplaced my sunglasses. Have you found them? They are prescription sunglasses. Brand: Jeff Banks, Tinted a brown shade, with tortoise shell rims. If you have found them please reply to this email and I will send you a postage paid envelope to have them returned to me in NZ. Kind regards Dot Fahey
30 July 2016|
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Response from Pauline M | Reviewed this property |
This has just appeared today ! Will check if they are there !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Harbour Road | Ballintoy Harbour, Ballintoy, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballintoy
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2076 3632
  • E-mail
Telephone: 028 207 63632

Incredible place to stop and eat and rest next to the sea! Definitely needs to be on tripadvisor!
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