the lighthouse bistro


About us

The Lighthouse Bistro


Bistro Menu

Dessert Menu

all £4.50

Vegan Menu

Thursday Tapas Menu

nb: Weekly changes!

Visit Us

The Lighthouse Bistro

2 Marine Avenue, Whitehead, Carrickfergus, BT38 9QW

028 9337 2447


Open today

11:00 – 14:00


Monday to Saturday 11-14


Thursday to Saturday 17 - 21

Sunday  closed

Booking recommended.

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The Food Awards NI 2019

Our pop up restaurant was in the 2018 Food Awards finals for Best World Cuisine and now our amazing customers have voted our newly opened restaurant into the Best Bistro and Customers Choice Awards 2019 categories! Thanks so much everyone!


Sunday Life

'A star is born. The Lighthouse Bistro has it all!' 

Great review from TableTalk in the Sunday Life 3 months after opening (October 2018). 


Taste of Ulster

We are proud to be a Taste of Ulster member and use local produce where possible! We passed our mystery inspection with a 97% pass rate. 

Team Lighthouse

The Lighthouse Bistro Team


 Having worked for over 30 years in the business, Chef Joni's food obsession leads to a dining experience based on fresh, seasonal and made from scratch plates.   

Our staff are dedicated to providing a relaxing and welcoming dining experience and look forward to meeting you!

Special Events and Catering


Our restaurant is available for private events: weddings, business lunches, dinners, and more. We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event or meet your outside catering requirements!

Changing and Set Menues - Seasonal and Local


Look out for our changing seasonal menues which take advantage of the amazing produce growing and available in these lands! We also provide a set menu experience. Please get in touch for further info. Feedback on our menu is always welcome.