All Ireland Chowder Competition 2019 and All Ireland Tapas & Pintxo Championships 2019

As reigning Ulster Chowder Champion Chef Gary Stewart is ready to compete once again in the All Ireland Chowder competition this Weekend in Kinsale.

At it’s conclusion Gary will also be travelling to the take part in the All Ireland & Pintxo Championships on Tuesday the 8th and Wednesday 9th April in Tralee - a competition he is very much looking forward to competing in for his very first time.

All the staff here at Tartine wish him all the best of Luck!

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Tartine is TEN!

We are celebrating ten successful years in business and want to take this opportunity to thank our customers for all of their fantastic support in helping to make Tartine the success that it has been

Our mission is still as relevant today as it was back when we started... to serve delicious, affordable food that will make guests return time after time.

Since 2009 Tartine has gone from strength to strength, with owner and chef, Gary Stewart, crediting the restaurant's success to the loyal and dedicated staff it boasts.

Gary said: “We have an amazing team at Tartine, they all work very hard to make our restaurant a success and to be celebrating ten years in business is such an achievement, but one that wouldn't be possible without customer support.”

A celebratory party was held recently where Gary give the staff the night off and brought in Robert Curley of ‘Slemish Market Supper Club’ to cater.

Gary said: “This was my way of thanking the staff for all their hard work and dedication. It was a pleasure to have Robert come to Tartine and prepare a three course menu using produce grown by Slemish Market Garden.”

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Why not join us this year at the Bushmills Salmon & Whiskey Festival where Celeb Chef Paula McIntyre has been confirmed as the Special Guest!

The celebration, which is built on the village's most famous produce, returns on Saturday 9th June and 10th June promising two days of fantastic entertainment

Alongside the 'foodie' focus, visitors can expect live music and dance performances and an array of the very best of handcrafted products at Naturally North Coast and Glens Artisan Market.  There'll also be a family fun zone and street performers throughout the weekend.

To find out more about Bushmills Salmon and Whiskey Festival go to or ring Bushmills Visitor Information Centre on 028 2073 0390.


Tartine will be running the Bushmills' "Bake Off" competition on the Saturday.  Any entries are more than welcome and will be on display in the Food Marquee at the Main Street Car Park, where Paula will be judging the entries from 4pm.

For more information visit our facebook page.  To download an entry form click here.


All Ireland Chowder Competition 2018

On 22nd April Tartine was proud to compete in the All Ireland Chowder Cook off in Kinsale, giving Chef Gary a chance to showcase his award winning “Maritime Red Chowder"

It was hard work but what an experience!  A great trip all round, allowing Gary and his team to meet many fellow Chefs and Foodies alike, before relaxing and enjoying the best of what Kinsale has to offer, drawing much inpiration along the way.


Award Winner at The Institute of Hospitality Awards 2017.

The Titanic Belfast was the prestigious venue for this years IOH 2017 awards ceremony. A fabulous night to experience and a delight to announce that Tartine's, Gary Stewart won Restaurateur of the year.

Thankfully you don't need to spend time in Gary's downstairs loo to view the contemporary trophy, it has pride of place in Tartine's display cabinet.
Congratulations Gary!

Wine tasting with JN Wines in Dublin

On Monday 27th March we spent the day at Stanleys restaurant in Dublin wine tasting.
JN Wines of Crossgar were opening up their portfolio for scrutiny from some of Irelands top wine connoisseurs included. Chef and Owner Gary Stewart and Managers Paul Kane and Colin Neill have found some tantilising wines which will feature on our list soon.

Colin Neill , Gary Stewart , Paul Kane

Colin Neill , Gary Stewart , Paul Kane

Finalist at The Insitute of Hospitality NI awards

Gary Stewart has been shortlisted for the prestigious award of "Restaurateur of the year" in the 22nd Annual Institute of Hospitality awards. The awards ceremony will take place on May 5th 2017 at the Titanic centre Belfast. The awards reflect excellence in the hospitality industry and after a rigorous interview and presentation process we are proud that our chef and owner has made it through to the finals.

Barra best , Gary Stewart , Pamela Ballentine , Michael Cafolla

Barra best , Gary Stewart , Pamela Ballentine , Michael Cafolla

Tartine is part of Causeway Coast & Glens restaurant week. 12th - 20th November

Tartine at Distillers Arms;  events for Causeway Coast & Glens Restaurant week.
We hope we can tantalise your taste buds with one of our fabulous evenings.

12th November
Launch of a la carte and early bird menus featuring
The best of local producealso
Tartines "Pop- up" cocktail lounge featuringFevertree cocktails
And Causeway martinis

13th November
The inaugural Tartine "Causeway Roast" banquet featuring the best
Of local meats,fish and local produce
1 course £14 , 2 course £17 , 3 course £20.
Served 12.30-3pm

15th & 16th
Early bird and A la carte menus

Steaks and Craft beer Thursday
Chargrilled steaks with ALL the trimmings alongside
Our carefully selected local Craft beer list .

Tartines "Tapas and Trad" evening.
Welcome the weekend with our tasty tapas menu
And live traditional Irish music . Spain meets the causeway
Coast with open log fires and a rousing musical backdrop.
Featured Spanish wines by Fairleys , Coleraine.
7.30pm till late.

Saturday Supperclub with our "Pop - up " cocktail lounge and
Locally themed menus with a classic Jazz musical soundtrack.

Tartines "Causeway roast" banquet featuring the best of local
Meats , fish and produce
1 course £14, 2 course £17 , 3 course £20
Served 12.30-3pm

Throughout Restaurant week Tartine at Distillers Arms
Will feature works by local North coast artist Anne Michael


May 2016 Tartine Restaurant Wins Food Tourism Award

May 2016 has been a memorable time.
We are delighted to announce that Team Tartine has received a Northern Irish Tourism Award for Best Food Tourism Experience.
This award commends the restaurant that offers an excellent menu choice and imaginative use of local produce underpinned by an active marketing strategy to attract tourists.  Alongside the a re-listing for this years Georgina Campbell Guide we think that May has been an amazing month.


Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts

Hi Gary and team!

Mike and I wanted to drop you a quick line to say a hearty THANK YOU for the wonderful, wonderful wedding meal we enjoyed with you last month! Everything was absolutely perfect from start to finish. Completely faultless. The food was utterly delicious, fresh and incredibly tasty, and there was SO MUCH for it!
Everyone was left satisfied and raving about how it was the best food they’d ever had at a wedding. I’m sure many of them will already have been back to visit! It was completely wonderful and you had put so much thought into the menu for us, from the delicious choice of starters and mains to the AMAZING assiette of desserts which our guests are still talking about!
What we really couldn’t believe was how considerate you were to our guests who had food allergies – we were so touched to see the personal attention your staff gave to those guests in particular, ensuring they knew what each dish contained and how it had been prepared. Any substitutes for allergies made were as delicious as the main dish so nobody felt they had missed out at all.The atmosphere, service, décor, staff and food was absolutely perfect. We couldn’t have asked for more. 
Thank you so much to your and your team from the bottom of our hearts for giving us such a wonderful day.
Mike and Emma Waring x




Delighted to be part of your Special Day...

Shortly after getting engaged staff at the Bushmills Distillery recommended that we try Tartine for something to eat.That night we had dinner at your restaurant and fell in love with the place. We both new it would be perfect for our wedding reception and we were right!
Gary and Paul from the very beginning you were both exceptionally helpful and friendly, a collaboration that exceeded our expectations.
This allowed us to make the day just how we wanted it and what a fantastic day it was.. 
Tartine was magical. 
All of our guests personally expressed to us their delight with the exceptional quality of the food and the outstanding service.
Everything was perfect.
You helped to make our wedding day extra special.
I also suspect that you may have more visitors as many guests said that they wanted to return.
Thanks so much for everything
Lots of love
Siovhan and Michael