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A review of The French Rooms in Bushmills – Bon Apetit!

When we come up to stay at the north coast, near the Giants Causeway, it is always interesting to look out for new things happening in the village of Bushmills. New shops and restaurants are always eagerly anticipated, and where possible we like to support local businesses.

I had spotted The French Rooms a few weeks before, and checked out their website. A friend texted me the weekend it opened with “You will LOVE it – check them out” so I immediately booked in for dinner the following Friday, our last night of our Easter break.

When we arrived I was immediately struck by the architecture, decor and attention to detail.

The staff were warm and welcoming, and if the food lived up to everything else we were in for a treat

……. and it did!

I ordered a well done steak, with pepper cream sauce. Delicious.

Everyone else enjoyed their meals too, with a good selection to choose from, but not so overwhelming a choice either!

Loved the instructions that came with my husband’s coffee

This was our view looking up from our table – a sky light / light fitting made up of wine glasses. I will definitely come back to see it illuminated at night.

and this is a closer look at it later, from upstairs.

The wee touches such as the bill coming inside a box made to look like an old french book just added to the whole experiences.

Sensibly they are starting with a phased opening, with reduced hours for the cafe / restaurant, but the shop and garden terrace should be opening soon – can’t wait!

Here are a few more images

I have NO affiliation to The French Rooms, and have not been compensated for this review in anyway. All opinions expressed are my own, and all photos taken on my iPhone.

So, if you are up on the north coast at all, check out The French Rooms in Bushmills, along with some other great shops in the village, including 1608 Gallery – where my www.janmarydesigns.com  jewellery is now selling! (another iPhone collage)

The community of Bushmills are working really hard at encouraging more visitors to stop to shop/eat/spend. Over Easter they had an Easter Trail hunt for kids

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