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Roark's Kitchen

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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” (45 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 14 October 2016 via mobile

Recommended by a local, this tiny seaside cafe is tucked away in Ballintoy Harbor(famous for Game of Thrones filming). Stop here for a light lunch, make sure to leave room for their delightful house made scones, cakes and pies.

Thank AWF27
Reviewed 12 October 2016

A stop not to be missed if you're in the area. It was a beautiful little restaurant with great staff and dessert! Just like we I could see in the picture. Truly a little gem!

Thank BeaverTail
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Visited Monday mid morning. Lovely welcome and hospitality. All manner of cakes and a simple menu, well priced. Stopped by the following Sunday and there were queues out of the door!

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Popped into this wee cafe for dessert today as I had read the reviews on here and myself and companion were not disappointed, in fact I was more than excited to see the range of home made desserts. And the prices are the best value...More

Thank MsBronte
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Make the detour off the Coastal Causeway Route, come down the winding road that seems to never end, and prepare to have a great morning tea/lunch/afternoon tea. This is a must-visit place, situated on a beautiful little harbour. There is an inside table groaning with...More

Thank Noel H
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Visited this picturesque community while on the Black Cab tour out of Belfast. A very scenic destination and known most recently as a film location for the HBO series Game of Thrones. The food was good, and the prices were acceptable for a touristy area....More

Thank CaptainBill217
Reviewed 27 September 2016

we called at ballintoy unplaned and discovered a small gem in roarks kitchen--i had the fish special-mackrel-potato-salad and it was first class-there was very attractivepies and lot of various cake on display--i do not know i avoided sampling some-next time for sure a real gem...More

1  Thank PETER M
Reviewed 21 September 2016

No words to describe this beauty ! The craic, the staff, the views, all amazing. Nothing compared to the food !! So many baked goods, the Mince was the best I have had, ever, period. Potato leek soup also amazing !!

1  Thank maggiesmayday
Reviewed 15 September 2016

A quaint little place which is more like sitting in someone's house rather than a restaurant. The location is stunning and worth the visit alone. The surrounding views of the harbour, cliffs either side and the shore front are breathtaking. The staff are very polite...More

Thank Uncledeek
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Ballintoy - one of my favourite places and to visit Roark's kitchen there is always a pleasure. Their Ulster Fry is the best ever, but all their food is wonderful and home cooked. I certainly never lose weight when on holiday in Northern Ireland !!

Thank GinnyWNewport
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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
25 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
Kids, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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