The Ramore Complex is undoubtedly the jewel for eating on the North Coast of Northern Ireland. Located near Ramore Head in the town of Portrush, the Ramore opened its doors almost 30 years ago with a seating capacity of 100 covers. To-day this family-owned business has expanded to five superb restaurants and two high fashion bars, attracting thousands of visitors each year.
As a Portrush local myself, I can honestly say the Ramore complex is the soul of the town and everytime I’m home, it’s the first item on my hit list of things to do. Innovative, nostaglic and steeped in tradition aren’t words often thrown together, but when it comes to the Ramore, it’s a perfect fit. The social hub of the North Coast, the Ramore is an appetite craving dream for locals away from home.
Its Restaurants include:
The Ramore Wine Bar: the first and most famous of the Ramore family. A beautiful, stylish restaurant offering a range of culinary delights. Famous dishes include Bang Bang Chicken, Tobacco Onions and Penne Chicken Pasta. Previously frequented by the famous T.V. chef Keith Floyd, the Wine Bar continues to attract celebrities and tourists alike.
The ordering process is a modern take on dining with customers placing their orders themselves at the bar before taking their seats. This makes the Wine Bar a buzz of activity as guests interact and involve themselves in the restaurants activities, spotting who they know and enjoying the atmosphere.
The Mermaid: this high end, special occasion restaurant is located in the penthouse of the Ramore Complex with views across Portrush bay. This spectacular restaurant exudes class and splendour with food to match. This restaurant is available for bookings.
Neptune & Prawn, Restaurant and Bar: Located across the bay, Neptune and Prawn is the restaurant for those looking to eat and party. Asian style dishes designed for sharing, and artistic cocktails refreshingly tantalize the taste buds.
The Harbour Bistro, Front Bar and Gin Bar: if you’re looking for the perfect steak, look no further than the Harbour Bistro. Wood fired food drenched in warmth and snug style. The Gin Bar upstairs is perfect for socialising after with live music and buoyant atmosphere, and if its a tasty, traditional pint of Guiness you want, then the Harbour Bar is the place for you.
Coast: This family friendly restaurant is great for kids and affordability. Italian style food, including pizza’s and pasta available for sitting in or take-away.
Last but definitely not least to mention is the Ramore Famous Desserts. Eat in or take them away, these innovative taste sensations are enough to wet anyone’s appetite. Colour galore, and exceptionally made, they are definitely worth the trip. Share or have one to yourself.
All in all and whichever you pick, the Ramore Complex is a “must do” on the North Coast trial. For us locals, its essential. Ramore: Welcome Home.
For more information, check http://www.ramorerestaurant.com/