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5 places to enjoy delicious food during the 2017 Irish Open

The 2017 Irish Open takes place from July 4-9.

The North Coast is gearing up for the 2017 Irish Open at the Portstewart Golf Club next week - and here are five of the best places for families to enjoy some delicious food in the area.

1. Cromore Halt Inn and Restaurant, Portstewart

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Cromore Halt Inn and Restaurant, Portstewart

This cosy Portstewart gem offers a relaxing atmosphere, roaring fire and extensive menu. The Chef’s ‘special’ is always particularly recommended, especially on a Sunday for £10.95 with all the trimmings.

It caters for all with vegetarian meals, gluten free dishes and a children’s menu, along with accessible free parking. To book by phone call 028 7083 6888.

2. Ramore – The Harbour Bistro, Portrush

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Ramore – The Harbour Bistro, Portrush

The Ramore group of restaurants are a hit amongst locals and visitors alike with stunning views of the coast, offering highly renowned dishes and drinks for all tastes.

The bistro is a family favourite with a fun atmosphere, a children’s menu and highchairs available. To book call 028 7082 2430 or visit

3. Ocho Tapas Bistro, Portrush

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Ocho Tapas Bistro, Portrush

What’s not to love about tapas, particularly from couple Sean and Trudy Brolly who have brought their love of Spanish food and wine to our shores.

Three tapas on the Early Bird menu costs £10.95 and the kids’ menu costs £5.95. To book by phone or online, call 028 70824110 or visit

4. Bushmills Inn, Bushmills

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Bushmills Inn, Bushmills

The restaurant at this four-star hotel has long drawn visitors from home or abroad to its doors and being close to the famous Bushmills Distillery, it’s a perfect place to unwind after a visit to the whiskey maker.

A signature dish is the Dalriada cullen skink fish soup. Call 028 2073000 to book or visit

5. New York Grill Bar - The York, Portstewart

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New York Grill Bar - The York, Portstewart

With stunning seafront views overlooking Portstewart and a great atmosphere with cosy booths to cater for everyone, New York Grill Bar offers an excellent two course lunch menu for £9.

There is also an early bird menu available from 5pm - 6.45pm, and, of course, a kids option.

To book call 028 7083 3594 or visit

Irish Open tickets:

Weekday, weekend and season tickets are still available for the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and Under 16s are free of charge when accompanied by adult.

Getting there:

Special transport arrangements are in place with families and golf fans encouraged to plan their travel in advance and leave extra time for their journeys.

There are many additional events along the famous Portstewart Promenade that are free to attend including an outdoor cinema showing family films and face painting and balloon making at The Crescent.  

Meanwhile, over 20 of Northern Ireland’s finest musicians will also be performing live and for free across bars, restaurants, hotels and coffee shops in the town as part of the Midsummer Sessions Festival.

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