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Carrickarede Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$, , Irish
21 Main Street, Ballintoy BT54 6LX, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2076 2241
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (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 9 September 2017

The Carrickarede Bar and Restaurant were advertising a musician, so we popped in for a beer and to enjoy the music around 11pm (the musicians only start playing around 10pm it seems). There was no atmosphere and I'm afraid the music was poor. We were...More

Thank 111Bev
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I think that they cater more for coach parties. There is an extensive buffet for 9.95. No sandwiches, but you can buy a portion of potato wedges with bacon and cheese for 3.95 and they are enough for two people.

2  Thank F1roger
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We have clearly been misled by our travel agency that has promised that "this restaurant has commited to source the vast majority of its ingredients from local producers". To make a long story short, it is very very far from being true. We probably wouldn't...More

Thank PopsEtVince
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Not much to look at inside and no real view, but the food was good. We went for lunch after going to the rope bridge, and the place was empty, so I can't comment on the atmosphere in the evening when it might be more...More

Thank Christine K
Reviewed 6 June 2017 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

4  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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Bar, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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