the lighthouse bistro


About us

The Lighthouse Bistro


The Lighthouse Bistro is a family run restaurant  along the Causeway Coastal route situated by the sea in the picturesque  and colourful ful town of Whitehead.

A  Food NI member and Food Awards NI 2018 finalist, expect to find freshly  prepared local produce in a range of Bistro dishes which include  seafood and meat dishes paired with a warm welcome!

Our  lunch opening hours are from Monday to Friday 11-2pm and also Saturday  lunch from 11-2pm.  We are open Thursday to Saturday from 5pm for our  evening Bistro Menu. 

Please check our facebook for regular events such as tapas, tasting menus and specials.

The Lighthouse Bistro team look forward to seeing you all soon! 


17th January -Tapas with Spanish guitar

25th & 26th January -Burns Night Specials

14th February - Valentine's Night 

13th April - Game of Thrones Tasting Menu


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

17:00 – 21:30

Monday to Friday 11-14

Thursday 17 - 21:30

Friday 17 - 22:30 

Saturday  11-14 & 17- 22:30

Sunday  closed

Doors closed 23:00

Contact Us




The Food Awards NI 2018

Our amazing customers voted our once a month pop up restaurant into the final of the Best World Cuisine category at The Food Awards NI 2018!


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). 


Whitehead Primary School Coffee Morning

The Lighthouse Bistro donated cranberry and coconut scones to the Whitehead Primary School coffee morning to help raise funds to cover the costs of new chairs and tables.

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.