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The French Rooms

45 Main Street, Bushmills BT57 8QA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2073 0033
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
45 Main Street, Bushmills BT57 8QA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Do you like small portions served at high prices, then you'll like this place. My Mediterranean salad was two tablespoons of greens shoved into a mini-bowl topped with a cherry tomato, two olives and several dots of feta cheese. This small bite costs £3.85 but...More

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited recently for the first time. Had coffee and scones. The scones were completely different than we have ever had, Cranberry and Orange crunch. Very tasty as was the lattes. Staff very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was very different with french themed surroundings. Will...More

Thank Billy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came upon this place while looking for somewhere to have coffee. We were so impressed by the lovely staff & quirky surroundings that we immediately booked for dinner the same day! Wonderful freshly prepared food from an extensive menu. We can thoroughly recommend this...More

Thank Cowiesburn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful lunch, 8 of us. The service was prompt with a smile. The food was excellent for the price, just fabulous, very fresh quality Irish produce. All 8 of us agreed that the food was top notch. Will definitely be returning.

Thank McBev
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We went to this restaurant twice over the Easter Holiday and both time it was very busy Booking seems to be a key consideration in the French Rooms It is such a lovely place, the ambiance, decor food all were magnifique!!!!! Their food was beautiful,...More

Thank NormanF1955
Reviewed 9 April 2017

A very pleasant place for a meal providing you are seated where you don't have to whisper to each other when conversing,very close seating arrangement in some areas. Wines are good at a reasonable price and the food on a Sunday lunch menu is good...More

Thank mull515
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the French Rooms for coffee and scones, one morning, but unfortunately, because a coach party had just been there, there were no scones left. The friendly young waitress suggested that we might like some breads and a few snacks. She brought delicious crusty...More

Thank jackslybacon
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Had my 84 year old Mum out for lunch today at the French Rooms. First visit, and we will certainly be back! From booking the table a few days ago everything was first class. Delicious home made breads with pesto and rapeseed flavoured oils and...More

Thank 4Kathryn
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Visiting Bushmills for the first time, the French tearooms from the outside looks like a small cafe/ household gift shop however it is far removed from a cafe, it is a good sized great restaurant with a comprehensive fine dining menu with ample space for...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Three of us visited recently for my sister'site birthday lunch. From the moment we sat down we were not disappointed. The decor is gorgeous and you are never stuck for something to look at. The food-steak, lamb and chicken was cooked to perfection and thoroughly...More

Thank Weewee1975
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Main Street, Bushmills BT57 8QA, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Bushmills
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2073 0033
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The French Rooms is situated in the heart of the Bushmills, home to the world's oldest licensed distillery and the Gateway to the Giant's Causeway - a World Heritage site. Our vision is for a warm, welcoming and informal setting, a place to meet up with friends, drop in for a morning cup of coffee with a 'treat', browse through our shop or savour the flavours of our elegantly prepared dishes.

There's lots to explore, firstly the shop with its eclectic range of French inspired gifts then the Cafe with its 'snugs' and zinc topped tables and bar counter. The "Moulin Rouge" is ideal for a semi private party of up to 10 persons or try the Garden Room which leads to the garden terrace which, in good weather, is a sun trap. On colder days the Garden Room fire is the perfect spot for relaxing with a newspaper and a snack.