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“Tasty Lunch Stop”
Review of Roark's Kitchen

Roark's Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Ballintoy
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Incredible place to stop and eat and rest next to the sea!
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We found this restaurant while we exploring the country lanes near the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. The weather was horrible with dense crowds so we abandoned that task.

The Roark’s Kitchen is AT Ballintoy Harbour, not 2 km from it as suggested by TripAdvisor. The Lane leading to the harbour is very narrow and there are some right angled corners so that it looks like you are driving into someone’s residence. It almost appears that you are driving off the cliff as you approach the coast.

The great thing about the road is that it is inaccessible to tour buses and most tourists are not fit enough to hike down to the harbour! The harbour is extremely picturesque with few tourists. It is a regular location for shooting the Games of Thrones hence the eponymous name of the restaurant.

We had soup and sandwich for lunch, which was perfect on a cold rainy day. The homemade cakes and pies were delicious so be sure to leave room for dessert!

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

The best Irish Stew in NI and the cakes etc are scrumptious. We travel from Australia to NI for a few weeks every year to visit family in Belfast and always make a couple of visits to Roark's Kitchen.

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

Spotted the reviews of Roarks on trip advisor and popped by between our other stops, and SO glad we did. BEAUTIFUL location, (helped along by great weather) and inspite of the kitchen doing rip-roaring trade we were served very quickly, and by such friendly, (and incredibly generous) staff. I'm a big lad and even I could truly say the portion sizes when we were there were fantastic. in short... they ROARK !!!! (I'll get me coat.)

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Reviewed 3 August 2018

Last day of our holiday in the area ,spent the morning at the harbour and decided on lunch at Roarks kitchen, had the Irish stew and have to say it was delicious ,all the food coming past looked just as good.

Thank Doreen B
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

It was a very lovely day when we found this place by accident. We decided to buy the ice cream since it was my best friend birthday. The staff (very friendly guy) was very nice when offer me two scoops of ice cream haha.
He asked where am I come from then a big smile when i told him i'm from Indonesia.
I had rhum raisin ice cream by the beach and it was lovely. Just found out that this place Ballyntoy Harbour is one of Game of Thrones location!
Would love to comeback

Here are some pics to show how lovely Roarks Kitchen and its harbour ... And the nice guy

Thank Annisa2203
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