Ultimate Irish Open eating guide 2017

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Posted by Charlie

Published June 21, 2017

Discover the best places to eat at the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Following our fantastic Year of Food & Drink in 2016, Northern Ireland has proven it is home to some truly spectacular eateries. This year's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is the perfect way to test the extensive list of delectable dishes surrounding our stunning shores. Here are some suggestions to make your search for delicious food a little more appetising.

55 Degrees North, Portrush

55 Degrees North, Portrush

Whether it's the first thing you eat in the morning, the meal you tuck into at night or simply something great for the kids, there's plenty to sink your teeth into and we've rounded them all up in one handy list.

Rise and shine with breakfast at the beach

Check out these great breakfast eateries to start your day right.

Paper Fig, Portstewart - This rustic cafe will give you a fresh and filling start to the day as you savour the local produce or smother strawberry and prosecco jam over toasted sourdough and scones. Coffee lovers are in luck, as this cafe has its own coffee menu which changes every few weeks to keep things fresh.

The Arcadia, Portrush - This family-friendly café boasts spectacular seaside views as well as its own private play park featuring paddling pools for both toddlers and children. The real highlight here is the café's popular Polish Breakfast, which serves up a tasty combo of bacon, eggs, onion and tomato cooked in hot spices and topped with cheese. This is breakfast at its most welcoming.

Take a break with lunch on the Causeway Coastal Route

Take a moment to get away from the golf and enjoy a tasty lunch.

Ocho Tapas Bistro, PortrushWhat’s not to love about tapas, particularly from couple Sean and Trudy Brolly who have brought their love of Spanish food and wine to our shores? Three tapas on the Early Bird menu cost £10.95 and the kids’ menu costs £5.95.

Warke's Deli, Portstewart - This quaint café uses locally sourced ingredients to attract its customers with fresh and delicious breakfast and lunch options. Their options are described as freshly prepared with a twist; take for example their Cashel Blue and pear salad or the sweetcorn and chili soup. They can also make up a picnic hamper if you want to go explore the beautiful surrounding scenery.

Central Wine Bar, BallycastleRun by Philip and Gemma McHenry and family, this restaurant combines seasonally adjusted quality produce from local suppliers, cooked with finesse by top chefs, with a traditional bar atmosphere and great customer service. Sunday lunch is a treat with three courses for £15.95.

Tee-time at the Irish Open

End your day with a delicious meal at one of these superb evening eateries.

Harry's Shack, Portstewart - This extremely popular beach shack restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy good food and an even better atmosphere. Fresh and locally produced fish, meat and vegetables are featured on the menu while you sit back, relax and enjoy the sandy shores surrounding you. You can also expect live music here during the Irish Open as part of the area's 'Midsummer Sessions' festival.

55 Degrees North, Portrush - This bistro sets the scene with sensational views of the coastline and surrounding beaches while you enjoy the menus eclectic cuisine. They offer a 3 course special priced at the equivalent of your main until 6:45pm.

Anchor Bar Complex, Portstewart - The Anchorage Bistro offers an exquisite range of quality ingredients on its tasty menu. Trained staff can offer wine recommendations suitable for your choice of dish so that you get the best taste combination possible. Be sure to expect an extensive main and dessert menu for the little ones too.

Bushmills Inn, BushmillsThe restaurant at this four-star hotel has long drawn visitors from home or abroad to its doors and being close to the famous Bushmills Distillery, it’s a perfect place to unwind after a visit to the whiskey maker. A signature dish is the Dalriada cullen skink fish soup.

Browns, Derry~LondonderryThis long-established restaurant and bar is famous in the Walled City and surrounding area and a treat for both the kids and grown-ups. Expect the best of today’s fish and meat served in a modern style. Three course kids’ menu for £10.

Mama Masala, Derry~Londonderry Spice up your Irish Open stay with a visit to this popular Indian tandoori restaurant and pizza house – something for all the family. The kebabs, tandoori meats and breads are cooked in a traditional tandoor oven and are award-winning.

Ramore Complex, Portrush

Situated on the stunning Causeway coast off the seaside town of Portrush, the Ramore offers a unique range of restaurants and bars serving highly renowned food and drink. From Asian-inspired, Italian cuisine to traditional locally sourced bistro dishes, Ramore has an element of rustic charm that caters for all types of foodies.


Looking for more inspiration?

With so many things to see and do at this years Duty Free Irish Open, there's never been a better time to get involved with everything going on. To make the most of your time here, check out the events happening this year.

If it's a place to stay you need, then look no further than these fantastic Irish Open accommodation offers.

For all other information surrounding the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, click here.


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