A Destination Where History Meets Modern Brasserie Cuisine!

meet Gary Stewart - Chef patron and producer

Modern Brasserie Food

Here at Tartine, we pride ourselves on the simplicity of our cooking style and the quality of the raw ingredients. The restaurant likes to ‘give the nod’ to Irish cuisine classics with superb Northern Irish seafood, beef, poultry, game and homegrown farm shop produce. Our mission is simple: serve delicious, affordable food that guests will want to return to week after week.

Great Vibes & personal service

True to its origins, you can enjoy an impressive range of drinks, cocktails and one of the finest wine lists in the area curated by Manager Paul Kane, reflecting his in-depth knowledge and passion.  Our new local drinks menu showcases the impressive range of drinks from across the province, some created just around the corner!

Stylish & Atmospheric Dining

The restaurant comprises of three beautifully appointed, interconnecting areas, each with a contemporary selection of local artists’ original paintings and prints. The lighting is low, the atmosphere is relaxing. The Distillers Arms was originally home to the Bushmills Distillery owners, retaining many of its original features.

Award-winning produce

Tartine’s own range of award winning sauces, made in small batches by Chef Patron Gary Stewart, is available to buy in the restaurant, online or out and about at markets. This lockdown project has grown beyond Gary’s expectations, with a growing number of products and an impressive number of awards.


Meet our Team


Here at Tartine we are a small, tight-knit group of dedicated professionals with huge passion and commitment to delivering the very best food and service.

Led by the multi-award-winning Chef Patron and producer Gary Stewart, the team is made up of an impressive group of experienced Chefs and front-of-house-long stays who have a depth of knowledge and understanding of their customers’ expectations.

Our friendly Front of House team is passionate about great food and drinks, with a dedicated and creative kitchen team. Both work together to deliver delicious food and fantastic service to all our guests.

Over his impressive career, Gary Stewart  has worked tirelessly to encourage and support young people who are considering a career in Hospitality and Catering. He has championed the need for greater support for young graduates to help them achieve their potential within a challenging industry and has provided a number of young aspiring chefs the opportunity to learn and grow.

What Our Guest's Say

Reviewed 29 June 2023 Absolutely amazing Hi. we had a meal tonight at Tartine for the first time and it was absolutely amazing. Your food is delicious and your staff are so friendly and well mannered.

We are on our holidays and just wanted to say thank you for an amazing meal.

Reviewed 12 May 2023 Always good. We have been on holiday in Portrush many times over the years and always come here. One of the best restaurants in the area. We came here three times on this occasion. All courses were generous in size, well presented and absolutely delicious. Excellent and attentive service and very good value.

Date of visit: May 2023

Reviewed 2 August 2023 Excellent!!! Fantastic service - we were served by the amazing Cora - she really went out of her way to make sure we had an enjoyable meal! This is a really well run restaurant, top class food and lovely atmosphere. Have to book well in advance, difficult to get in, but it's worth it. Very reasonable, especially the early bird menu. Would love to make a return visit.

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