THE LIGHTHOUSE BISTRO
The Lighthouse Bistro started out as a pop-up restaurant called Bistro Nights in Whitehead and Larne. They were so popular they were frequently delivering set tasting menus of up to 12 courses. The food was made from scratch using creativity and originality but it was tiring lugging the stuff around so they decided to put down roots in their home village of Whitehead.
Husband and wife Joni and Erica are Chef and Front of House/General Manager respectively. They love the local Blackhead Lighthouse and coastal path, hence the name.
The majority of their ingredients are local from suppliers like Cleaver and Steel Butchers in Ballycarry, Islandmagee skippers David and Phillip Galbraith and Corndale Farm. They make their own butter and bread.
The menus change seasonally. Expect dishes like Gobbins lobster, chicken wings with Bushmills mayonnaise and local fish and game.
Finalists World Cuisine, The Food Awards, Northern Ireland