The Rathlin tour is currently only available as a private group or event tour with a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 14. The tour fee does not include the Rathlin Island Ferry which you will need to book for the 10am ferry or earlier on the day of your tour.
3 fun hours discovering the foodie secrets of Rathlin Island.
A truly unique experience and fun day out!
£30 per person 3 hours 4 stops Local, artisan foods Picnic in a local Kelp store overlooking the ocean (with Rathlin Red ale!) Meet 3 owners and chefs 1 expert, fun and enthusiastic local guide
There are a surprising number of places to eat on Rathlin, each offering a different delight to the foodie visitor. Come on a discovery fun experience day out in Northern Ireland with us and find out all their secrets!
Sarah's Watershed Cafe - cool, hipster and retro with gorgeous breakfasts and lunch time eats like freshly made toasted sandwiches and unusual soups accompanied by local soda bread. Hear how Sarah came to the island and, quite frankly, never left!
Create a picnic from local artisan cheeses, meats, traditional irish snacks and breads at Boyle's Delicatessen in Ballycastle and add a wee treat from the Community Shop on Rathlin. Ksenia or Aoife tell us at Irish Feast when there's fresh fish or cooked lobster in from the local fishermen.
Eat your picnic at the Kelp Store, watching the seals or just staring out across the ocean, accompanied by The Glens of Antrim Ales and Beer's iconic Rathlin Red Ale. Unbeatable food in a stunning location. Heaven.
McCuaig's Bar - on the Rathlin food tour, we have vegetable soup and wheaten bread because your guide could talk about the history and provenance of these two foods for HOURS! There's also fresh fish and chips, or a glass of Rathlin Red ale to be had. YUM.
The Manor House on Rathlin has been refurbished to a high level and is a beautiful boutique guest house, complete with en suite rooms, a cute wee bar/seating area and a BIG fire. Here you could have a full meal (if you still had room!) or perhaps a kelp and parmesan scone with fresh butter and a hot cup of tea. Kelp is a local delicacy and sown, grown and harvested on the island. Unbeatable!
Irish Feast Top Tip
Remember to book your trip with the Rathlin Island Ferry Company and consider booking into the Manor House or an Airbnb on the island to really enhance the experience. Imagine reading Bernie McGill's best selling novel 'The Watch House' in the place where it's set. Immersive experiences don't get much better than this...