The Red Door Tea Room and Bistro

Nigel and Joann McGarrity (with several of their family) are the team behind this really popular tea room and bistro on the north Antrim coast. The setting couldn’t be more idyllic; a traditional Irish cottage in the bucolic rolling hills.

They’ve been open for four seasons now. The food is as traditional as the cottage it’s served in. There is a full lunch menu using local produce where possible. Think fish chowder, fresh mackerel from the waters of Ballintoy or Ballycastle and of course, Irish Stew. The eggs come from Glenshesk Free Range Eggs. There is meat from local butchers and Causeway Prime Meats. Jamison supplies the potatoes and Scott’s bring the fruit and vegetables.

There are plenty of sweet treats too.

Dine in the cottage itself or the cute wooden cabin in the garden. If it’s cold and wet, sit at the turf fire, if it’s sunny, soak up the rays at the outdoor tables. They’ve got it covered.

We love that you can have your tea and freshly baked scone or dessert on fine china. Food always tastes better off a good china set, don’t you think?


5 star food hygiene rating


The Red Door Tea Room and Bistro
14a Harbour Road
BT54 6NA
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Telephone 028 2076 9048
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