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Roark's Kitchen

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56 Harbour Road | Ballintoy Harbour, Ballintoy, Northern Ireland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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7 restaurant reviews
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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 

4 Thank pmam76
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
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Staying in Ballintoy Harbour and popped in for lunch. Busy, but got a seat for a family of 4. Had a great lunch and the kids already knew which cake they wanted. That covered lunch and the leftovers became pudding at teatime. Lovely touches that my wife noticed were chairs and beach toys outside for people to borrow and return.... More 

Thank Duncan H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Back visiting family so we just had to pop in for afternoon tea. Jam and cream fruit scones where just divine my husband had the Black Forest gateau, he doesn't normally have a sweet tooth but polished the lot off. The place is really quirky and gets so busy because of the good quality food and cakes, next time your... More 

Thank Arlette H

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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?