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Bureau By The Lough

637 Shore Road, Whiteabbey, County Antrim, BT37 0ST
Bureau By The Lough


Established in 2002, Bureau by the Lough is an award-winning pub & restaurant situated in Whiteabbey Village, beside Belfast Lough and at the start of the celebrated Causeway Coastal Route. It is just 6 miles from Belfast, with good car-parking and easy bus and train access.

Awards include ‘Grub Club Best NI Restaurant’, ‘Pubs of Ulster Best NI Food Pub' and 'Newtownabbey Business Awards Best Food Venue'.
Visitors to Bureau By The Lough also enjoy memorable views across Belfast Lough to the County Down hills. In 2012, Sam Neill - Hollywood movie star & acclaimed winemaker - hosted lunch at Bureau By The Lough to launch his Two Paddocks wine range, and was moved to describe the view from the first-floor as “one of the best anywhere in the world from a restaurant.”

Bureau Bar on the ground floor is open daily for drinks, coffee, breakfast, freshly prepared seafood & grill dishes and entertainment. Its Beer Garden - recommended by Discover NI as one the best in Northern Ireland - has uninterrupted views across Belfast Lough and in good weather is perfect for drinks and dining.

Lanyon’s Restaurant on the first floor is ideal for intimate weekend dining, with the seafood & grill menu served against a backdrop of beautiful Belfast Lough. It is named after Sir Charles Lanyon, architect of such famous landmarks as Queen’s University, who lived in Whiteabbey and helped engineer the Causeway Coastal Route on which Bureau By The Lough stands.

In both Bureau Bar and Lanyon’s Restaurant, all dishes are freshly prepared and all ingredients sourced for their seasonality, quality, taste and, wherever possible, local provenance. View Menus at

With its award-winning dining, beautiful location and spacious and flexible facilities, Bureau By The Lough is an excellent option for bespoke functions, from boutique weddings, christenings and Christmas parties to business meetings, conferences and fundraisers.

Bureau by the Lough is accessible – for full details of their accessibility features, see Bureau by the Lough | AccessAble

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  • Cocktail Menu
  • Dogs Accepted Outdoor Dining Area

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's Menu Available
  • Highchairs Available

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

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Opening Times

* Bureau By The Lough: Daily 10:00 - late
Lanyon's Restaurant: Friday & Saturday 17:00 - Late; Sunday 12:00 - 19:00.


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