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Roark's Kitchen

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56 Harbour Road | Ballintoy Harbour, Ballintoy BT54 6NA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2076 3632
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“irish stew” (23 reviews)
“cakes” (59 reviews)
“coffee cake” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
56 Harbour Road | Ballintoy Harbour, Ballintoy BT54 6NA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Home cooked treats in a tiny cafe overlooking the sea. Staff pleasant and helpful. Prices very reasonable. Liked it so much we went back again. Irish stew tasted great. Mackerel delicious. But make sure you have room for the cakes and deserts.

Thank S0l58
Reviewed 8 September 2017

A must for your visit to the area, the Harbour is stunning with a snack in the cafe part of the visit. The cakes are stunning. The other food is really good too with a good range and choice. The prices are very reasonable and...More

Thank Shaugho
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Small tea rooms offering a small selection of hot food locally caught. However the cakes and cold offerings are amazing! All homemade by a very talented woman called Pauline. Unbelievable!

Thank 345Andrew28
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We loved this location and the food here was excellent. The cakes and pies on offer need to be seen to be believed. We had a light lunch of salad rolls and champ to save room for dessert! A great little stop. Service was fast...More

Thank Stewartclan5
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I think the location causes some reviews to be written with rose tinted glasses. The location is stunning and is well worth a visit if in this area. Can become very busy on sunny weekends. The cafe is just that ... a local cafe. There...More

Thank 1_mth_1
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The food here is fantastic! Pop inside and check out the cakes, even if you're not hungry. You soon will be! Great choice of food for such a small cafe. Waiter/waitress service too.

Thank Chloe-may G
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This week, while on holiday on the North Coast, my family visited Ballintoy Harbour and had lunch in Roark's Kitchen. The salad that came with my wife's lunch had several quite large jagged pieces of broken glass within it. The first if these was only...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Fantastic views/ destination and terrific place to have a cafe. Whether it was busy and towards the end of the day I don't know, but not having been before unfortunately first impressions would mean we wouldn't rush back. We got 'told' 3 times that we...More

1  Thank Anthony R
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is a delightful little cafe in a stunning location. We had toasted sandwiches (all delicious) and some amazing cake, Lemon meringue, coffee cake a a retro piece of black Forrest washed down with some good coffee. Everything is freshly baked and you get service...More

Thank Amoq
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

A lovely little cafe with cakes to die for! Well worth a visit if you are in the area and an oasis in the rain!

Thank Janeburchall
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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
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
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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