We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Roark's Kitchen

56 Harbour Road | Ballintoy Harbour, Ballintoy BT54 6NA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2076 3632
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“irish stew” (22 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
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (216)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 200 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right on the stunning seafront ( next to filming Game of Thrones). Good coffee & cakes. They'd just opened & we were the only ones there. Friendly chatty ladies running it. Seemed to have quite a selection of homemade cakes & other foods. Higgledy-pickedly place...More

Thank hilaryb53317
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Food is combination of traditional and local and good value for money, with a good range to choose from

Thank BryantheViking71
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Fab location, homely feel if a little compact. Cakes looked amazing and 2 out of 3 were fabulous. A nice spot for tea in the rain or for sitting out in the sun

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Excellent selection of home made cakes, tarts and pastries. Small inside space and seating outside. Well worth a visit if you ar in the area.

Thank TouristUK101
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This may not be the prettiest, or most luxurious establishment and the menu may not be extensive but what they do, they do well. Irish stew and light meals washed down by loads of cake. It was quite funny watching people enter the cafe. You...More

Thank Adrien P
Reviewed 25 September 2017

What a fantastic place! Right on the harbour front. Only a small venue with some tables and chairs outside; inside is wonderfully cosy and welcoming. A large table displays the home baked cakes of the day....which are truly amazing. Huge servings! and absolutely exquisite !!!!...More

1  Thank Colin J
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This cozy restaurant was well worth the winding ride to the harbor. Outside tables are available, but we opted for one of the four inside tables. The first thing we noticed was the table with the most delicious looking desserts made fresh at Roark's. There...More

Thank Shorepapa
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I had tea and a pastry here while touring the harbor. Such a quaint, cozy little place, with a nice selection of teas, coffee, pastries, sandwiches and soups.

Thank NHjo
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
Nearby HotelsSee all Ballintoy Hotels
The Fullerton Arms
304 reviews
1.16 km away
Marine Hotel Ballycastle
716 reviews
9.31 km away
Causeway Hotel
838 reviews
9.48 km away
The Bushmills Inn Hotel
2,002 reviews
10.70 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Fullerton Arms Restaurant
413 reviews
1.16 km away
The Red Door Tea Room
461 reviews
.70 km away
Carrickarede Bar & Restaurant
46 reviews
1.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
Coasteering NI - Private Tours
364 reviews
.06 km away
Ballintoy Harbour
571 reviews
.02 km away
Kinbane Castle
157 reviews
5.22 km away
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
3,501 reviews
2.41 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
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|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from Pauline M | Reviewed this property |
This has just appeared today ! Will check if they are there !
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing