Gary Stewart

Tartine is an award-winning restaurant located at the Distillers Arms in Bushmills. Gary Stewart from Tartine won Restaurateur of the Year 2017 at NI Institute of Hospitality Awards and was the Ulster Chowder champion at Rathlin Sound and Maritime festival in 2017. The Restaurant won the Northern Irish Tourism Award for Best Food Tourism Experience 2016 and is listed in the Georgina Campbell Ireland Guide. Tartine also caters for small boutique weddings.

The Distillers Arms was originally home to the Bushmills Distillery owners, spending some years as lodgings and pub before being converted to the Restaurant, retaining many of its original features. The Restaurant comprises of 3 beautifully appointed, interconnecting areas, each with a contemporary selection of local artists' original paintings and prints. The lighting is low, the atmosphere relaxing and the service attentive. Their cooking style could be described as Modern Brasserie and they are proud to use a variety of locally sourced produce.

Distillers Pickle Sauce is made in small batches by local Award Winning Chef Gary Stewart of Tartine Restaurant in Bushmills. This delicious condiment tastes great with Cheeses, Charcuterie, Burgers and in Sandwiches. It is available to buy online at the Artisan Market online and Quality Delis and Farm shops.

Tartine Restaurant at Distillers Arms

Stella Bolton

Stella Bolton and her team at The French Rooms Bushmills offer a pleasantly relaxed, informal and friendly licensed restaurant offering simple French-inspired and elegantly presented dishes priced for regular visits and not just for special occasions.

The Restaurant is imaginatively designed with zinc-topped tables and bar counter setting the tone. There are French-inspired wall decorations, hideaway 'snugs' and a Petite Salon' with a cosy open fire. For small parties, the semi-private area, affectionately known as the "Moulin Rouge", is the perfect spot for parties for up to 10 people.

Menus feature bistro classics such as Croque Monsieur, eggs royale and Steak Frites, as well as the very popular Tarte Flambee and gourmet sharing platters.

The French Rooms

Trudy & Sean Brolly 

Trudy and Sean Brolly opened the Ocho Tapas restaurant in the seaside town of Portrush in 2015, bringing their love and passion of Spanish cooking to Ireland.

Ocho Tapas serves fresh, local seafood and freshly prepared dishes in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere using locally sourced produce. They can also accommodate vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dietary requirements, and there is a children's menu available. Ocho Tapas also has a great selection of wines and local beers.

At Ocho Tapas, they source most of their raw ingredients locally. Still, some ingredients such as Morcilla, Jamon Serrano and Padron Peppers can only be sourced in southern Spain and Sobrasada, from Mallorca.
The award-winning Ocho Tapas operates from The York Inn Portstewart whilst their Portrush restaurant is being renovated. Stunning sea views and delicious tapas make a visit to Ocho Tapas, the perfect staycation venue for those who crave a Mediterranean escape.

Ocho Tapas

Rob Curley - Slemish Supper Club 

Chef Rob Curley has more than 20 years of experience in the restaurant trade, having worked previously in L'Ecrivain (1 Michelin star restaurant) and Shanahans on the Green in Dublin.

He is a private Chef, specialising in fine dining using top class produce and modern cooking techniques.

He runs the award-winning  Slemish Market Supper Club, a fun, creative and innovative popup dining experience using produce from Slemish Market Garden in Ballymena and the Glens of Antrim in Northern Ireland. This is a six-course surprise menu comprising a drink, wee bite (snack), starter, fish course, meat course and dessert. The supper club is held in different venues around Ballymena, the Glens of Antrim and Northern Ireland.

Rob is no stranger to Bushmills and surrounds. He cooked a bespoke menu for celebrations at Tartine at The Distillers Arms for their 10th birthday celebrations and has brought his supper club to Rathlin to name but a few of his adventures.

 The Bushmills Banquet team were cheering Rob on at The World Paella Day Cup 2021 when he competed in Valencia, cooking with the best tapa chefs in the world. This Chef never fails to impress with his innovation and drive to stretch our imagination using the best of local produce.

Slemish Supper Club

Jacqui Warke 

Jacque Warke heads the team at Warke's Deli. Nestled at the top of Portstewart Promenade is Warke's Deli, offering visitors both an opportunity to sample some local delicacies, as well as taking a taste of the Causeway Coast home with them.

Those who want to experience Warke's Deli at home can simply purchase items, like delectable hummus or crunchy granola pots from their store. Warke's has become the place to visit on the North Coast for hampers, picnics, catering for special events in addition to their delicious café offering.

Warkes Deli Products

Graham Watts

Causeway Coffee roast the very best ethically sourced premium coffee beans. Their range comprises coffee sourced from South and Central America, Asia and Africa and is suitable for all coffee-making methods.

Their coffees are named after ancient Celtic women such as Bebo, the vivacious Queen of Iubhdan, and Ciara (meaning dark or black) after St. Ciara, who could quell fires with a simple prayer.

Causeway Coffee also supplies equipment and accessories for making great coffee at home or work.

Causeway Coffee

Bushmills Distillery

Steeped in history, The Old Bushmills Distillery believe "Bushmills is more than a whiskey. It's a village, where family, friends and neighbours work side by side at the distillery. As we often say, "without the village, there would be no whiskey, and without the whiskey, there would be no village".

The Old Bushmills Distillery support events and initiatives around the village each year, such as the Bushmills Banquet and The Dine Around Bushmills. With a 400 year connection with this landscape, they are the perfect partners to help us toast this special event. The timing couldn't be better with the recent launch of The Causeway Collection 'forged in the footsteps of Giant's.

Bushmills Distillery

Giant's Basalt Rock Gin

Giants Basalt Rock Gin is a premium gin created by very precisely harnessing the extraordinary power of nature. It is distilled within a stone throw of the Giant's Causeway on the north coast of Northern Ireland from basalt-purified water, drawn from our own 600ft well. Launching soon, Bushmills Banquet guests will have the exclusive opportunity to taste this perfectly balanced, bold and complex gin.

Paired on the night with Troughtons' raising spirits' range of tonics from Armagh, we are set for a real treat.

Giant's Basalt Rock Gin


Lacada Brewery has its origins in a love of beer and brewing, a love of place, and a love of people. Lacada Brewery Co-Operative is a multi-award-winning brewery that brews excellent beers in small batches in Portrush. With beguiling names linked to the north coast and a wide range of beer styles, this small brewery has firmly established itself as a favourite with visitors and locals alike. In 2017, their Devil's Washtub dark ale was judged to be the Best New Product in Ireland at Blas na hEireann. With hints of chocolate and toffee alongside marmalade orange, this exceptional beer captured the imagination.

Another hit is their flagship IPA, East the Beast. Named after a famed surfer's wave off Portrush this beer is cool and refreshing with tropical notes of pineapple fizzing on your palette. In 2018 another major award landed for Utopian Stout as it garnered three gold stars at the Great Taste Awards. It's a super beer with a silkiness and smoothness that marries perfectly with its dark coffee and caramel malt characters. Their most popular beer is West Bay citra pale ale, refreshing and more-ish all year round.


Titanic Events

We are delighted to be collaborating with Liz Bottomley from Titanic Events for this very special event. We will also be offering Liz’s Titanic Cabernet Sauvignon for the Banquet. Liz has relocated from Cape Town to Bushmills and has managed events in Northern Ireland, UK and Cape Town. For events and wine contact [email protected].

Titanic Events

Giants Causeway Visitor Team

This stunning venue is now available to hire for special events such as the Bushmills Banquet. Whether it be a corporate event or gala dinner, You can reserve this magnificent space for private use. With its prominent location, superb facilities and award-winning design, the centre will make your event a memorable experience. For further information, contact the team by emailing [email protected], or calling 028 2073 1855.