Plate with salad and salmon

Places to eat

Due to limitations of space, only places to eat in Portaferry are listed here. Many more options are available in nearby towns and villages. Please contact the Visitor Information Centre for further information.

Barholme and the Ferryport Café

Barholme and Ferryport Cafe

11, The Strand,

Frys, Chicken Dishes, Greek Salads, Italian Pastas, Local Fish. Not licensed but bring your own (no corkage charge). Groups catered for – 45 seated or 70 buffet style. Children’s Menu available. Disabled access. Secure courtyard for cyclists. Free Wi-Fi. Shower facilities for non-residents.

Summer hours 9am-8.30pm every day
Winter hours 9-3.30pm Fri to Sun.

Contact: / 028 4272 9967    



Deli-licious cafe

1A/B Castle Street,

Breakfast, homemade scones, soups, paninis, toasties, sandwiches, burgers and chips. Children’s Menu available. Take-Away service available. Groups catered for. Disabled access.

Winter hours: Mon-Fri 9-3pm, Sat-Sun 9-5pm.
Summer hours: Mon-Fri 9-5pm, Sat-Sun 9-7pm.

Contact: 028 4272 9911

Ferry Grill

3, High Street,

Traditional fish & chips menu with fresh cut chips made daily. Take-away only.

Open Mon-Thurs 12-2pm & 4.30-8pm, Fri 12-9.30pm, Sat 12-2pm & 4.30-9.30pm, Sun 4.30-9pm.

Contact: 028 4272 8448


Portaferry Hotel

Dining at the Portaferry Hotel

10, The Strand,

Traditional food & a la carte menu. Locally caught seafood. 5 course tasting menu. Booking advisable. Wheelchair access and groups catered for. Sometimes has traditional music at weekends.

Open all year: Mon-Fri 12-3pm & 5-9pm, Sun 12-4pm.

Contact: / 028 4272 8231

Salthouse Restaurant

Salthouse Restaurant

38-40 Shore Road,

A wide and varied menu to suit all tastes, with locally sourced produce, fresh seafood, vegetarian options. Bar snacks available all day, A la carte served from 4pm. Live bands in the bar playing a range of styles.

Open Fri 4-8.30pm, Sat 10am-9.30pm, Sun 10-8.30pm.

Contact: 028 4272 9972

Slip Inn

The Slip Inn

1, The Strand, Portaferry

Restaurant and Bar Food. Open all year. Fri 5-9pm, Sat-Sun 12.30-9pm.

Contact: 028 4272 990

Crafty Cakes

Crafty Cakes cafe

Castle Yard, Castle Street, Portaferry

Cafe. Open every day 9am-5pm with later opening in the summer holidays.

Contact: 07919 677 489 

Morelli's at Portaferry

Morelli's ice cream parlour

Morelli's Ice-creams, Castle Yard, castle Street, Portaferry

Ireland's famous award-winning Italian ice-cream makers.

Open Sunday to Thursday 12-5pm, Friday and Saturday 12-7pm. Longer opening hours in holiday periods.

Contact: 07849 227 185 / Facebook: Morellis-at-Portaferry