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The Lighthouse Bistro is situated between Whitehead train station, the seafront and is a lovely two minute walk from Blackhead Lighthouse carpark and Beach Road nature Reserve.
2 Marine Avenue, Whitehead, Carrickfergus, BT38 9QW
Wed - Fri
12 - 15
Fri 17 - 22
Sat 17 - 22
Enjoy our super express lunch menu which is excellent value without comprising on quality or taste! Our promenade seating is now open.
Scroll down to view our lunch and evening menues in full.
As a made from scratch restaurant we make our own breads, pasta, ice-cream and desserts. You'll find out more about all our fantasic local suppliers in our restaurant! See below about our authenic Taste Northern Ireland experience!
smoked bacon, gruyere, fresh Bistro bread
red slaw, rocket, chilli mayo, chips / skins GF, DF
creamed potatoes, red cabbage pickle GF
mushrooms, white wine cream, fresh pasta, garlic bread, parmesan
garlic carrots, roasted potatoes, dill cream, samphire GF
mushrooms, butternut squash, chimichurri, *parmesan GF, *DF, V
mixed vegetables, fresh pasta, garlic bread, parmesan V
fresh Bistro bread
green slaw, rocket, aioli, GF, DF
seasonal vegetables, matching sauce / dips
Mourne lamb, champ, pea & mint puree, cherry sauce GF
burnt onion, celeriac, port wine sauce GF, DF
Silverhill duck, pesto creamed potatoes, carrot, cranberry jus GF
lemon & tarragon cream, mushroom tartalet, root vegetables
ricotta cream, berries, walnut crumble GF
cherry gel, calvados cherries, chocolate soil, vanilla ice cream GF
red berry sorbet
Selection of local cheeses, house chutney, crackers, crudites
Enjoy the best of summer and dine alfresco with us! Why not enjoy a glass of wine with your lunch along Whiteheads colourful Promenade?
Our outdoor seating is open in the summer months during lunch and early evening hours. Simply order and pay at the bistro and we will serve your delicious wine and food at your table by the sea!
Please note this area is not bookable.
Alternatively, booking is available during lunch and evening hours for inside dining. You can enjoy a finer A La Carte menu in the evenings. Both menues are freshly prepared and made from scratch using carefully sourced produce.
Do you have a special celebration on the horizon? The Lighthouse Bistro can provide seating of up to 30 people making it the perfect venue for intimate parties, weddings and business functions.
We can offer a tailored menu and excellent service that is attentive to your every need.
Please email us with your special request.
The Lighthouse bistro is a little hidden gem along the East Antrim coast near the Gobbins cliff walk, a stones throw from Blackhead coastal path and lighthouse, and beside one of the UK and Irelands most colourful and Instagramable promenades!
This family run award winning restaurant makes everything from scratch with lots of local produce cooked with pride and dedication and has a lovely wine list, local beers and spirits to match.
Over the warm summer months you can dine alfresco right beside the sea and enjoy a bottle of wine and watch the world go by!
Various events are held across the year including wine tasting, cookery classes, tasting menues and also private events such as intimate weddings..
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