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“Best meals along the Antrim coast”

Carrickarede Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 4 Restaurants in Ballintoy
Price range: US$8 - US$13
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene
Description: 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.
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best meals along the Antrim coast”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Stopped for lunch today after a visit to the Rope Bridge( be advised over three hundred steps up and back from bridge). Randomly chose Carrick A Rede and it is a gem. Best meal since we arrived in Ireland. Friendly staff who went out of their way to see that we were happy with our meal. Rose and her brothers have a winner here! Such a good experience that we drove back from Bushmills to have dinner as well!

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Tds47_12
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  • English first
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English first
Ware, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Scary! but fun”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

What a brilliant day out for all the family! with superb views, ice cream, and scenic walks, this is before you even get to the bridge!!!
Many years ago it was less stable, now its super safe and a great experience!

Visited July 2013
2 Thank Sean M
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Wordsley, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Two misfires in Ballintoy and then hit good at Red Door Bistro”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Had had lovely meals here earlier in the summer, so when guests were here for The Lammas Fair, took them expecting the same lovely meals and service. Meals were being served in the bar area but it was fairly crowded. Dining room turned out to be locked, so we went across the road to The Carrick a Rede Bar after having eaten here before too, who were not serving meals!. So down the road to the Red Door Tea Rooms, who had a coach party of a family reunion in the main restaurant, but offered to cater for us in the Garden Summer House, which was delightful. Food all served out to us with politeness and hospitality. Delighted with The Red Door, but have to say disappointed with both Fullerton Arms and Carrick-a Rede Bar!. Not a good shop window for Ballintoy and Causeway Coast tourism.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank RamoanRoots
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Seal Beach, California
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Bad Vibes”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Seemed more like a locals place, where tourists weren't really welcome. Sat at the bar and the bartender (lady owner?) didn't have 2 words to say. Take your business across the street.

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Luv2travel009
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Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Really friendly bar and restaurant”
Reviewed 29 April 2013

Can't fault it! Friendly landlord and staff, wonderful log and peat fire and excellent Guinness. Food delicious and excellent value. We both preferred this to the Fullerton Arms which is opposite.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Ian W
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