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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Wine Bar
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“Probably the most visited group of restaurants around the North Coast. Located in Portrush which is a 15 min drive away. You won’t be hungry when you leave! 6 restaurants within the complex. Complete with a Gin bar, live music, an unbeatable dessert menu and it’s always busy! No need to book! ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
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“Best pizza oven and great atmosphere at any time during the year! If you are waiting on a table in the mermaid next door, you can enjoy a drink here and they will call you. Also great food offering downstairs. Usually busy. The Guinness is recommended! ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Theme Park
“In 1925, travelling members of the Chipperfield and Trufelli circus families were invited by the local railway company to permanently locate in Portrush on a site beside the railway station.[citation needeThe name 'Barry's' is based on an early supplier (Barr). Barry's maintains a mixture of traditional and modern amusements. Opening hours Barry's opens on a seasonal basis, normally from Easter Monday until the first week in September. Workforce Barry's has a long-standing reputation of providing jobs for teenagers in the local area; rides are operated by older members of staff but the ride attendants are mostly school-going teenagers.date=August 2014}} ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Stunning beach view. watch the surfers while eating great food. 3 courses for price of main deals and low price food downstairs in Bistro/cafe. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“Again just 5 miles with excellent public transport services. Train & Bus. Tapas style service. Good value and central to many other facilities in Portrush. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Absolutely delicious Asian fusion style food and unlike it's sister restaurant The Ramore, you can book a table. If you do decide to go and put your name down one evening, there generally will be a wait, but there is a lovely cocktail bar upstairs where you can order appetisers while you wait.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Take a walk along the golden sands at this lovely beach while enjoying views of Cliffs, Archs & Dunluce Castle.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Not as up market as some of the other restaurants but still has brilliant food and a good atmosphere. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A very popular affordable place to eat which is only a short drive in the beautiful sea side town, Portrush. Ramore has a range of different restaurants, Wine Bar, Tourist, Mermaid, Basalt, Neptune and Prawn. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“East Strand Beach forms a continuum of sand, approx 2.5 miles long, merging into Curran Strand and Whiterocks at its eastern extremity. East Strand Beach is popular for watersports all year round, especially surfing. The beach is bounded by an impressive new pedestrian promenade and an extensive dune system hosting the world famous Royal Portrush Golf Course. Excellent views of The Skerries and the Causeway headlands. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“3 restaurants with view of harbour The Tourist serves pizzas, burritos & burgers. Wine Bar - lively, busy, great food, amazing deserts Mermaid- more expensive ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cafe
“Specialty coffee from various roasters. Homemade food and treats. Fresh Locally Sourced Produce.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Department Store
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Fab for food or try its sister restaurants next door Nepture and Prawn, The Harbour Bistro, The Mermaid... great for lunch and dinner.. A must when visiting the cottage.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“The Atlantic Lounge has live music every weekend and regularly on week days. The best local bands play here ! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Lovely food during the say, good for a drink during the night. Excellent views of the harbour, especially on a good day on the balcony”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Wine Bar
“Probably the most visited group of restaurants around the North Coast. Located in Portrush which is a 15 min drive away. You won’t be hungry when you leave! 6 restaurants within the complex. Complete with a Gin bar, live music, an unbeatable dessert menu and it’s always busy! No need to book! ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Stunning beach view. watch the surfers while eating great food. 3 courses for price of main deals and low price food downstairs in Bistro/cafe. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“Again just 5 miles with excellent public transport services. Train & Bus. Tapas style service. Good value and central to many other facilities in Portrush. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Absolutely delicious Asian fusion style food and unlike it's sister restaurant The Ramore, you can book a table. If you do decide to go and put your name down one evening, there generally will be a wait, but there is a lovely cocktail bar upstairs where you can order appetisers while you wait.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A very popular affordable place to eat which is only a short drive in the beautiful sea side town, Portrush. Ramore has a range of different restaurants, Wine Bar, Tourist, Mermaid, Basalt, Neptune and Prawn. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“3 restaurants with view of harbour The Tourist serves pizzas, burritos & burgers. Wine Bar - lively, busy, great food, amazing deserts Mermaid- more expensive ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Literally two doors down via the back lane - this traditional, lively pub offers food, friendly service & live music”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You have a choice of 3 restaurants. My favourite is The Wine Bar. The one in the "middle"”
  • 1 local recommends

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