the lighthouse bistro
the lighthouse bistro
Nestled along the County Antrim 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 cheese, seafood, coffee and a range of meat dishes such as smoked pork belly and lamb shank on the menu.
The Bistro holds various events throughout the year. Dates are announced here and via social media. We are unlicenced but you may bring a bottle!
Please read through our Sit In Dining and Bistro to Go! guidelines.
We are now providing a 'Bistro to Go!' menu which is available on Friday and Saturday. Please follow us on Facebook to keep up to date.
Orders can be taken from 12 noon on Friday and 2pm on Saturday. Order slots are available from 4pm to 9pm on both evenings.
Please telephone 02893 372447 to book.
Payment taken over the phone at the time of ordering. Walk in orders also accepted.
Bistro to Go!
Large chicken wings, salad, dip £10
Seafood Chowder with garlic bread £10
Large goats cheese salad £10
Pasta Carbonara with garlic bread £10
Seafood pasta with garlic bread £10*
Chicken&chorizo pasta with garlic bread £10*
Vegetarian pasta with garlic bread £10*
Duck ragu with garlic bread £10
Classic Pasta Bolognese with garlic bread £10
Chilli Con Carne, boiled rice, sour cream £10
Chicken Tarragon, fragrant rice, garden greens £10
Free range chicken Caesar Salad £10
Smoked beef brisket brioche bap £12
Deviled chicken brioche bap £1
Sides; chips, skins, salad £2.50
Glass bottle drinks from £1.50
*Choose cream or tomato based sauce
Sit In Dining
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic we have put many provisions in place such as operating at half capacity. Please refer to the following;
-Please sanitise your hands when entering and leaving the premises
- Log onto our wifi and order from our website menu
- Please remain at your table
- Cutlery/glassware will be brought to your table at the same as your order
If passing other guests please do so 'back to back'
-Contacless payments will be taken at the table
-To prevent queuing, staff will advise when the bathroom facilities are free
-Please respect our staff and customers and do not visit if you are suffering from any symtoms as per Public Health Agency
Thank you for your time!
mixed seafood, baby potatoes, onions, white wine cream, House bread
House BBQ sauce, chive sour cream, salad garnish, green slaw, lime
beetroot, tomato salsa, walnuts, mixed leafs, seeds
chicken, smoky bacon, cos lettuce, iceberg, garlic croutons, Caesar dressing, parmesan
mixed fish and seafood, tomato & basil sauce, baby boils, House bread, aioli
duo of root vegetable purees, red wine jus, aioli, green slaw
free range chicken fillet, garden greens, tarragon cream, white cabbage pickle
creamed rooster potatoes, honey roasted carrots, red wine jus
(all served with garlic bread & parmesan)
Virgin olive oil, parsley
House bread, tomato & basil salsa, herb oil
Mixed vegetables, red kidney beans, mushrooms, boiled rice, House pickles
Mixed vegetables, tomato sauce, garlic bread
2 Marine Avenue, Whitehead, Carrickfergus, BT38 9QW
Evening (sit in)
Friday & Saturday 17- 20
(booking only, doors closed 22)
Friday & Saturday 16- 21