Food & Drink

There is an abundance of excellent restaurants in Bushmills, a walk away from The Old Bushmills Barn or even better your own private chef. Northern Ireland was named the world's Best Food Destination in 2018.
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F.E.A.S.T (Julia Shirley) at The Old Bushmills Barn
Available to all guests of The Old Bushmills Barn - their own private in house dining experience, with award winning Cordon Bleu Chef, Julia Shirley. Julia uses only the best locally sourced food while taking her time for each client to bring a night of lavish eating. As well as being the personal chef for the late actress Elizabeth Taylor, Julia has worked for many clients with interesting and diverse backgrounds. If you would like this option please contact Julia on 07768693129 prior to your stay. Check out her website and Instagram via the links below:
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Tartine at The Distillers Arms, Bushmills
A stone throw away is one of the best dining experiences in Northern Ireland. The Distillers Arms was originally home to the Bushmills Distillery owners, spending some years as lodgings and a pub before being converted to the restaurant, retaining many of its original features. Their cooking style should be described as modern brasserie with a selection of dishes and wines being found throughout their menus. The restaurant likes to 'give the nod' to Irish cuisine classics. 
  • Gary Stewart, Tartine, wins Restaurateur of the Year 2017 at NI Institute of Hospitality Awards
  • ULSTER Chowder champion at Rathlin Sound and Maritime festival 2017
  • Northern Irish Tourism Award for Best Food Tourism Experience 2016.
  • Listed in the Georgina Campbell Ireland Guide.
From the Barn walking for 3 minutes brings you to the award winning restaurant The Distillers Arms. 
The Bushmills Inn, Bushmills
A short 6-minute walk away is The Bushmills Inn. Their Restaurant is one of the most idyllic places to eat in Bushmills, offering all-day dining and serving the finest dishes using seasonal and locally-sourced produce in an elegant, atmospheric and relaxed setting. 
+44 (0)28 2073 3000 / Reservations
Bushmills Townhouse, Bushmills
A 7-minute walk from The Old Bushmills Barn in the heart of Bushmills is Bushmills Townhouse. Opening for the first time in 2024, their vision is for a pleasantly relaxed, informal and friendly licensed restaurant offering simple Irish inspired and elegantly presented dishes priced for regular visits and not just for special occasions. 
Open Wednesday to Saturday. 
028 2003 2510 / Reservations
The Ramore Restaurants, Portrush
The Ramore restaurants are a series of restaurants in and around Portrush Harbour. Check out their website below for the different dining experiences on offer. Recommended is to have a Guiness at the very famous Harbour bar, a cocktail at Neptune & Prawn and some roof top tapas at the new Basalt. Booking is not required proving useful on busy Saturday nights and holidays.
Only a short 10 minute drive from the accommodation.
028 7082 6969 / Reservations
Amici Ristorante, Portstewart
A 12-minute drive away in Portstewart, situated on the water edge beside the Old Golf Course, Amici reflects the passionate, humble and sociable attitude of Italians towards food. Using only the best local ingredients to produce a rustic, homely and authentic Italian menu.
028 7083 4444 / Reservations
Harry’s Shack, Portstewart
Bang on Portstewart Strand beach (the Game of Thrones film location), this wooden shack has one of the north coast's best restaurants. Serving fresh fish caught daily you can have top quality food in a casual environment. This restaurant scores very well with critics and boasts winning The Best New Restaurant in the UK in the Sunday Times, 2016. 
028 7083 1783 / Reservations



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