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Roark's Kitchen

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56 Harbour Road | Ballintoy Harbour, Ballintoy, Northern Ireland
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After a brisk walk we were cold & ready for lunch but the place looked closed. Walking past we noticed that the door was flapping so we stuck our heads in, "open in 10 mins" came back as music to our ears. We both had the stew, wheaten & tea meal dealc& oh boy it was good. Big chunks of... More 

Thank DucInc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cannot fault this place: friendly staff, great choice of Home-baked cakes and substantial traditional hot meals served in a quaint tearoom setting at a stunning location. A must if you are in the area visiting Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge or White Park Bay. 5 stars!!!

Thank Shay G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We found this little place by mistake on a Sunday drive around the coast! It was a very breezy cold day so we were happy to find somewhere to shelter and get warmed. The staff were so friendly and couldn't fault them one bit. There were about twenty cakes to choose from so we couldn't say no!The coffee cake and... More 

Thank Cathy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We were invited for a tea by a local lady on our way to Ballintoy. The cafe is placed in a picturesque surroundings and quite famous too (there's even a plaque featuring one of the HBO's GOT characters - Theon Greyjoy). It's a great cafe to enjoy your friends' company. We had only a cuppa tea but there was also... More 

Thank Karolina Z
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had lovely ham and cheese toasties and hot chocolates here, a perfect way to end a lovely day. They have a very large selection of homemade cakes to choose from too.

Thank Sarah H
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This small stone cottage is like an Alladin's cave. Irish stew, pizza, and an amazing selection of items baked on the premises. Big customer turnover, small premises and high quality food. I love this place. A must for the foreign traveller.

1 Thank FinnMcCoolAsia
West Kelowna, Canada
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225 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The home cooked food is excellent, the baked goods decadent, the service warm and friendly. Put on a sweater, if you need, and sit outside - take in the setting and enjoy your food / coffee or tea. Wonderful place to decompress and appreciate life. Wish this was close to my home!

1 Thank WKGuy1
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Re last review from pam76 who slated the tea room for being too busy !!! Can't believe you gave them a one ! You'll find the bus trips that the tourists were on allow them 30 mins to walk down and up to the white church again ! As you said greAt cakes etc but they were Too Busy may... More 

Thank Pauline M
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Can't believe this place gets so many great reviews Yes it's in a spectacular place and has lovely food amazing cakes but it's a victim of its own success Terrible service it can't cope with the numbers of people and the staff are too busy to interact in any way with their customers We witnessed 2 tourists having trouble on... More 

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love this rustic little traditional cottage. It is full of charm and yummy desserts, what more could you want. I have been visiting this cafe since i was a child and have many fond memories of tackling slices of cake the size of your head. Great variety in traybakes and sweets. Any time i am there they have... More 

Thank AKetsz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Harbour Road | Ballintoy Harbour, Ballintoy, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballintoy
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?