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“Two misfires in Ballintoy and then hit good at Red Door Bistro” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carrick-A-Rede Bar and Restaurant

Carrick-A-Rede Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 4 Restaurants in Ballintoy
Price range: $7 - $12
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Irish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Situated along the breathtaking North Antrim Coast of Ireland This warm and friendly Family-run Bar and Restaurant is ideal for Food, Drink, Music and Craíc. Enjoy a pint at the open fire. Bar Meals served Daily.
Wordsley, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Two misfires in Ballintoy and then hit good at Red Door Bistro”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Had had lovely meals here earlier in the summer, so when guests were here for The Lammas Fair, took them expecting the same lovely meals and service. Meals were being served in the bar area but it was fairly crowded. Dining room turned out to be locked, so we went across the road to The Carrick a Rede Bar after having eaten here before too, who were not serving meals!. So down the road to the Red Door Tea Rooms, who had a coach party of a family reunion in the main restaurant, but offered to cater for us in the Garden Summer House, which was delightful. Food all served out to us with politeness and hospitality. Delighted with The Red Door, but have to say disappointed with both Fullerton Arms and Carrick-a Rede Bar!. Not a good shop window for Ballintoy and Causeway Coast tourism.

Visited August 2013
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Seal Beach, California
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134 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Bad Vibes”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

Seemed more like a locals place, where tourists weren't really welcome. Sat at the bar and the bartender (lady owner?) didn't have 2 words to say. Take your business across the street.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Luv2travel009
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Plymouth
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Really friendly bar and restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Can't fault it! Friendly landlord and staff, wonderful log and peat fire and excellent Guinness. Food delicious and excellent value. We both preferred this to the Fullerton Arms which is opposite.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ian W
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Llangefni, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Food was delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

We stopped here to eat on our way back from the rope bridge. There was plenty of room in the big car park at the rear, and when we got inside, we found that it was completely empty. We ordered our food nevertheless, and after waiting a long 30 mins - considering we were the only customers - along came the most delicious food, and plenty of it. Overall, I would definitely recommend the food, just that the service was a bit slow, but worth the wait I would say.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 80Kevin
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Wordsley, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Dinner for four of us after visiting Ballymoney, Dark Hedges, Ballintoy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

Our waitress was young, very friendly and efficient. drinks came quickly and order for food was taken with light banter. Three starters between four of us was ample, spring rolls, breaded brie (Scrummy) and chicken tikka. We shared all three as a platter and all of us enjoyed these. Main courses, the ladies had the fish dishes, Ballintoy Mackerel and Salmon, both enjoyed these and said they were delicious, a medium rare steak with ample onion rings, chips and grilled tomato and a Chicken Jalfreizi with rice for the men folk, again scrummy. The Curry was ace!! Again the waiter was young serving the food but was friendly and efficient. Waitress checked i to see if all was well and it was!! We found the Carrick clean and the service fine. A gallery of local turn of the century scenes adorn the walls, and views from the conservatory across to Rathlin are breathtaking. We had a lovely relaxing meal here and would gladly revisit, and recommend!,

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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