Fish and chips don't come fresher: local boats unload their daily catch right alongside this little harbourside hut. The cod, haddock, scallops, scampi and crab cakes, along with chips made from locally farmed potatoes, draw long queues in summer (expect to wait).
Incorporating a homewares shop and gourmet deli counter, this French-themed emporium with zinc-topped tables is an especially good option for breakfast (croques monsieur and madame, crêpes, eggs royale, brioche bacon butty). Lunch and dinner choices span supreme of guinea fowl to cajun-seasoned sea bass.
The Central Wine Bar is a safe bet for a great meal. Fresh local produce is used to create dishes like slow-roasted beef, smoked sea trout and seafood chowder. Friendly service and a good wine list are bonuses.
A traditional Irish bar with a modern feel and a must stop for visitors to the Antrim Coast where they can experience the unique mix of ‘craic agus ceol’ (fun and music). With live entertainment and Traditional Irish Music Sessions all year round.
Inside a former pub, with bare boards, exposed stone and glowing fire, Tartine's three interconnecting dining rooms are adorned with Irish art. Local produce is given a French twist: Guinness and molasses cured salmon on a baked seafood thermidor and Irish oysters in a Pernod-infused cream.
Down a flight of steps from the street, this cosy little basement restaurant with intimate wooden booths and a big slate fireplace is a good place to sample Ulster produce like locally caught crab claws, north coast salmon and Atlantic prawns, along with Irish beef and lamb.
Artisan bakers Dara and Ciara Ó Hartghaile use only three ingredients in their sourdough loaves: flour, water and salt. You can see the bread being made in the downstairs bakehouse; panels explain the process. Upstairs, a bright cafe serves vegetarian breakfasts and lunches, as well as pastries and excellent coffee. Look out for regular sourdough-making classes (£90 per person).
Bang on Portstewart Strand beach, this wooden shack has one of the north coast's best restaurants (book ahead for lunch and dinner). Harry's uses fruit, vegetables and herbs from its own organic farm plus local meat and seafood in simple but sensational dishes like megrim sole with cockles and seaweed butter, and Mulroy Bay mussels in Irish cider.