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11 Harbour Road, Carnlough, Northern Ireland
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Description: Tel: 028 2888 5868

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Busy little cafe in a beautiful spot

Visited here while passing through the area. We stopped to admire the beautiful harbour, then popped in here for a cup of tea. Decided to have a sandwich with our pot of tea and glad we did. It was lovely and fresh and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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Ballinasloe, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Stopped here for lunch on our way to Cranny Falls.We ordered three small fries, garlic wedges with cheese and bacon and three kids meals of sausagges and chips. All dishes were freshly prepared and well priced. Sadly everything was slightly on the greasy side.

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Visited here while passing through the area. We stopped to admire the beautiful harbour, then popped in here for a cup of tea. Decided to have a sandwich with our pot of tea and glad we did. It was lovely and fresh and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Great little cafe/restaurant in a lovely location. Called in really just for a cuppa but food looked do good we decided to eat Opted only for a snack of cheesey chips but what a enormous portion. Kept us full all day. Excellent value for money along with good service. We were very impressed an will visit again

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Sentani
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

If you have the privilege of enjoying a drive up the North Antrim coast a stop for a tea and scone is a must at the Harbour Lights Cafe. Overlooking the harbour the tea is fantastic I recommend either sharing a full Irish Breakfast or the mini breakfast for just you. Love the chips and scones too. Great food and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Lovely little stop with a gorgeous view over the bay. Nice traditional breakfast and I loved the cream cheese, bacon, honey bagel. Highly recommend.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Travelled thirty miles with the intention of eating here. One of the party was in her 80's and couldn't use the stairs. We tried to use the lift which was full of chairs and other rubbish and looked as though it was being used as storage. We left and had our meal at the Londonderry Arms. Perhaps we should have... More 

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Situated at the harbour and beside the old railway bridge where limestone was drawn down from nearby hills to the harbour. Also located near the "Londonderry Arms" historic hotel. The café is situated on the first floor and is cosy with a view over the small harbour. Friendly staff and a tidy venue complement their range of hot and cold... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It was a rainy day so we sat inside, however on a nice day it would be great to sit outside with the view of the Harbour. In saying that, our seat inside also had a view. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The service was fast and efficient and the food was lovely. My friend and I had... More 

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Crewe, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Being my first time in NI I foolishly asked for a 'Full English' when I ordered this food. I corrected myself promptly, as my partner had already informed me of how proud the good people of NI are of THEIR breakfast. The staff were lovely, helpful and kind. The tea was nice, and the fry up was even better! I... More 

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Pescara, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We didn't have much choice, really. This cafè was one of the few, if not the only one, open during a Sunday morning on December on the whole coastal route. It's a nice place, right on the sea and the view is amazing. The cafè itself is very clean and you feel welcomed. The food it's not that great though.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Harbour Road, Carnlough, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Carnlough

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish

Description

Tel: 028 2888 5868

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