Eating out: Surf, turf and sweet treats at Ownie's

Picture by Hugh Russell
Ownie’s 16-18 Joymount Carrickfergus Co Antrim BT38 7DN DRIVES along Northern Ireland’s coastal roads are usually best enjoyed on a sunny summer’s day. With no guarantee of sun, or indeed summer, however, a night time trip up the wind-tossed east Antrim coast can serve as a suitably atmospheric substitute. In contrast to the dizzying kaleidoscope that has come to characterise Belfast’s boom-and-bust dining cycle, my destination was a Carrickfergus pub which has been around for almost two centuries. Ownie’s Bar and Bistro in the Scotch Quarter [...]

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