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Roark's Kitchen

56 Harbour Road | Ballintoy Harbour, Ballintoy BT54 6NA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2076 3632
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (60 reviews)
“fish stew” (26 reviews)
“coffee cake” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
56 Harbour Road | Ballintoy Harbour, Ballintoy BT54 6NA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit for the array of homemade cakes and deserts. There are home- cooked main meals available too in this quirky family cafe on the harbour. Spoilt for choice!

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely love this place. Visited yesterday and sat outside with my dogs. The coffee is really good and I can't recommend enough the chocolate orange cake. The portions are massive! The setting is fantastic with the nicest views.

Thank Jen34_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a quick warm up. The dessert table was a joy! The caramel shortbread was the best ever! Coffee was good. Place is small so you may have to wait a bit but it is well worth the wait.

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Every time we are in the north coast area we visit Ballintoy, it is a beautiful spot and we always get lunch at roarks, unfortunately on this occasion we where very disappointed. Had to ask the server to clean the table, and she was so...More

Thank Jennyblue71
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Amazing home made food here - we had an assortment of the day champ special (absolutely delicious) and a number of deserts. Completely delicious. It was packed in here, but worth the wait if you have the time.

Thank AHB007
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We told some people we were staying in Ballintoy Harbour, and the first thing they mentioned was this café. They gestured with their hands as they said, 'They have BIG cakes there.' We were not disappointed. Very BIG cakes. But the Victoria sponge was so...More

Thank Sosmall07
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Lovely meal here and they even provided water for our dog as we sat outside. Don't take credit cards but prices are reasonable and the food is fresh and straightforward. Would recommend here.

Thank JS741
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We found this restaurant while we exploring the country lanes near the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. The weather was horrible with dense crowds so we abandoned that task. The Roark’s Kitchen is AT Ballintoy Harbour, not 2 km from it as suggested by TripAdvisor. The Lane...More

Thank FunOnly
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The best Irish Stew in NI and the cakes etc are scrumptious. We travel from Australia to NI for a few weeks every year to visit family in Belfast and always make a couple of visits to Roark's Kitchen.

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Spotted the reviews of Roarks on trip advisor and popped by between our other stops, and SO glad we did. BEAUTIFUL location, (helped along by great weather) and inspite of the kitchen doing rip-roaring trade we were served very quickly, and by such friendly, (and...More

Thank Errant_Sandgrounder
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25 April 2017|
Response from mint225 | 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
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
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Harbour Road | Ballintoy Harbour, Ballintoy BT54 6NA, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballintoy
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2076 3632
Incredible place to stop and eat and rest next to the sea!
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