the lighthouse bistro

Whitehead

About us

The Lighthouse Bistro

Nestled along the coast between Carrickfergus Castle and the Gobbins Cliff Path, The Lighthouse Bistro is situated just off Victorian Whitehead's colourful promenade. 


The Lighthouse Bistro is a small, cosy, award winning family run restaurant which makes everything from scratch including its own pasta, breads and smokes and pickles a range of local produce too. You can expect to find local cheeses, seafood, coffee and a range of meat dishes such as smoked pork belly and steaks on the menu. 


The Bistro holds various events throughout the year including tapas nights, wine tasting and tasting menues. Dates are announced here and via social media. We are unlicenced but you may bring a bottle!


Our menu is subject to change. We regularly have daily lunch and evening specials on offer. 


WE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 2ND JULY TO 18TH JULY FOR OUR SUMMER BREAK. WE WILL BE OPEN AGAIN ON FRIDAY 19TH JULY. 


Sea you all soon!


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Lunch




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

Hours

Lunch

Tuesday to Saturday 11-14


Evening

Thursday to Saturday 17 - 21


Monday & Sunday - closed.


Booking recommended. 

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Press

The Food Awards NI 2019

We were thrilled to be Highly Commended in the overall Customers Choice Award at the Food Awards NI this year! Thanks so much everyone!

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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). 

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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

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 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

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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

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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.