Tea-rooms and restaurants in Northern Ireland

The Bay Restaurant is bright and airy - on sunny days, you can sit outside © Mount Stewart / National Trust

The Bay Restaurant is bright and airy - on sunny days, you can sit outside

For many visitors, relaxing at one of our tea-rooms or restaurants is an essential part of a great day out. Whether you're looking for a refreshing drink or lunch, you'll get the best in taste and quality with a delicious range of snacks, including teas and coffees, soup, sandwiches, tray bakes and scones, as well as meals.

Every pound of profit generated by our catering outlets contributes directly to the National Trust's conservation work.

Where to eat:

Co Antrim

Giant's Causeway

Enjoy a selection of local tasty food and refreshments in the new Visitor Centre café. Whether you fancy a quick cappuccino and a muffin or a more wholesome bowl of traditional Irish stew or the delicious North Coast Seafood Chowder, the menu is sure to have something to tempt you. The grab and go café also has free Wi-Fi.

Alternatively, relax, unwind and spend some time in The Causeway Hotel bar and restaurant.

Carrick-a-Rede

Come and join us in the Weighbridge tea-room where we serve a wide range of scones, cakes and tray bakes to accompany morning coffee and afternoon tea. We also have a range of gluten free cakes and tray bakes. As well as delicious, freshly made sandwiches and soup we also have a wide range of refreshments, from Fair-Trade teas and coffees to soft drinks and mineral waters.

Co Armagh

The Argory

The newly renovated Courtyard Coffee Shop, located within the main Courtyard, is full of fresh home-baked produce - sandwiches, paninis, soups, scones and cakes to name but few. On a sunny day, take a walk around our fabulous gardens and enjoy a coffee under the porte-cochère whilst taking in the surrounds of what was originally a working farmyard.

Co Down

Castle Ward

The Coach House Café is located in the Stableyard and spills outside for alfresco eating. Relax and enjoy great coffee, delicious cake or something savoury like soup, sandwiches, filled rolls, quiche, salads and pies. There is something on the menu to suit most people’s taste, including vegetarian and gluten free options. Indulge in a hot chocolate and muffin or a cup of Earl Grey and a scone while you decide what next to enjoy during your visit to Castle Ward.

Mount Stewart House, Garden and Temple of the Winds

The impressive Bay Restaurant at Mount Stewart is a fresh new approach to catering at Trust properties. The 65-seater restaurant has a stylish look, and its light and airy design is reflected by a contemporary menu created by Mount Stewart’s Head Chef. During the day, self-service facilities for hot food and snacks are available. Diners can choose from an exciting range of bistro-style dishes, created from locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.

The restaurant also offers a wide selection of wines, spirits, beers, mineral waters and soft drinks. Evenings are available for special parties, but must be booked in advance.

Rowallane Garden

Visitors to Rowallane Garden can look forward to enjoying even more of its beauty with the opening of a new tea-room in Rowallane House. The colour schemes mirror the four seasons and there is a delightful patio area for outdoor dining. The vibrant café offers a variety of light bites, tempting cakes and a wide range of drink choices. These include freshly brewed coffee and healthy options like fresh juices, filled wraps, salads, jacket potatoes and paninis.

Co Fermanagh

Castle Coole

The Tallow House Tea-Room has been extended and refurbished for the 2012 season. The 50-seater tea-room is open throughout the season for hot food and snacks. Diners can choose from a range of delicious home made dishes which have been created from locally-sourced ingredients where possible.

Florence Court

The Stables Restaurant is located beside Visitor Reception in the Stable Yard. The Stables is a spacious, traditional style 50-seater tea-room, which serves a range of creative dishes. Famed in the local area for their delicious range of home baked goods, the desserts and cakes at the Stable Tea-Room prove popular with visiting diners.

Crom

The Little Orchard Tea-Room is located in the Visitor Centre at Crom, a spacious and airy tea-room with beautiful views across Lough Erne. The tea-room is open throughout the season with a range of hot lunches and snacks available, using fresh local produce wherever possible.

Co Londonderry

Springhill

The quaint tea-room at Springhill was originally the Servants’ Hall, with some of the original features still intact. Visitors can relax in the surrounds of this 17th-century plantation home and enjoy locally baked scones and hot drinks. A hidden gem, not to be missed.