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The Fuzzy Beak, Carrickfergus, Mid and East Antrim

The Fuzzy Beak

4.5
4.5
226 Reviews
£25 and under
Irish
The Fuzzy Beak is a cozy modern restaurant nestled in the charming town of Whitehead near Carrickfergus, just 20 minutes drive from Belfast. The Fuzzy Beak is a small, family-run business that cherishes the warmth of family in everything we do.

We offer a fusion of traditional and modern dishes, with every dish being crafted with tender love and care. Our menu offers an array of freshly prepared, homestyle comfort food, or what we affectionately call, “Food for the Soul”.

The Fuzzy Beak is a collective family of skilled and passionate individuals, from our creative and dedicated kitchen staff, to our warm and welcoming front of house team. Discovering who we are and what we're all about is an adventure best experienced firsthand!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Irish, Comfort Food, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 12:00–20:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–21:00 Sun 12:00–19:00
  • Phone number
    028 9331 8000
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We cater to a wide variety of events including: <br />- Birthdays<br />- Wedding Receptions<br />- Anniversaries<br />- Corporate &amp; Private Functions<br />- Funerals
  • Private party facilities
    We cater to a wide variety of events including: - Birthdays- Wedding Receptions- Anniversaries- Corporate & Private Functions- Funerals
  • Area
    Whitehead
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    The Fuzzy Beak is located in the picturesque town of Whitehead and only a stone's throw away from the epic scenery of The Gobbins Cliff Path, Blackhead Path and Blackhead Lighthouse. The restaurant is a short walk from Whitehead train station, easily accessed via train on the Belfast - Larne service line with Translink.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 226 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Food

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Service

  • Northern Ireland

    Great for brunch

  • Northern Ireland

    Child-friendly

  • Northern Ireland

    Good for groups

  • Northern Ireland

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Overall

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Food

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Service

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Ambience

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Value

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Great for brunch

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Child-friendly

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Good for groups

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Healthy

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Good for special occasions

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Most Booked

226 Reviews
  1. Hungryfamno5

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was just ok . Returned chicken as not properly cooked , was provided with an alternative in timely manner . Brownie for desert was dry , quite tasteless and burnt on the bottom … Staff were courageous and responsive.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had planned to have steak but got informed at the last minute just before ordering our meal that the steak was of so had to order something else. We did enjoy what we ordered to replace the steak but it really was very disappointing.

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  3. IvanH

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent menu choice. Full of flavour. Friendly staff.

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  4. KimE

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious steak night dinner with friends 😁 great food, service and value and will definitely be back soon 🥂

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  5. Margi

    N. Ireland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely dining experience at the Fuzzy Beak, The restaurant was very busy but the quality of food that was produced was second to none. The goats cheese with pear salad starter and the pork belly bites were fantastic. I had the sugar pit pork and my husband had the Garlic and Thyme Half Roast chicken, both delicious and cooked to perfection. Thank you to all at the Fuzzy Beak!

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  6. NormaM

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really friendly and welcoming staff and atmosphere. Decent menu choice. Food was delicious although not cheap. All in all would definitely recommend

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  7. CiaraS

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Melody was fantastic! Great customer service, always polite and great sense of humour! Food was fabulous as always! Great spot in Whitehead

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  8. Rhona

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very attentive serving staff. Nice table with plenty of space from other diners. Everyone enjoyed their meal. What more can you say!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Attended for Mother's Day yesterday.....was very disappointed when we were given the menu and told that there was no steak no lamb and no cauliflower cheese....understandable that they were busy as it was mother's day but disappointed none the less. Short rib beef was the next best thing to steak ...it was very good and the usual standard ... disappointed with the key lime pie as it was extremely runny and the base was very hard ... hopefully our usual date night booking will be the usual good standard

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  10. SharonM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at The Fuzzy Beak. We were welcomed by friendly staff, even though we were a few minutes late. Once our food was ordered it did take a little while to come, but it was absolutely worth the wait. Well presented and tasted amazing. Will definitely be back and would 100% recommend.

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  11. AlanB

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything overall was very good will definitely be back again

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  12. AnneL

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal on Sunday everyone enjoyed their food very much. Good choice on offer and great service - recommend

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  13. StephanieB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really great meal but 2 guests were disappointed that they had run out of fish n chips at 6pm!

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  14. GraemeM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked on line very easily for a Sunday afternoon. We went for Pork belly bites and Thai fish cake starter and they were excellent. For main course we had catch of the day Haddock and lamb shank… both delicious. The service was excellent. Would recommend and will be back again

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  15. KeithW

    N. Ireland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great foood and service were very attentive. Great celebration night.

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  16. ColinG

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visit was enjoyable,Quiet friendly atmosphere and good food 😃

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  17. VictorA

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Helpful friendly staff, good food , cater well for people with allergies..

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  18. ChrisM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit to the Fuzzy beak and will definitely be back, food was fantastic and the service was great....well done to all. 5 stars 🌟

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  19. ShaneT

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch service, everything on the plate tasted amazing - can’t wait to try it again!

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  20. AndrewM

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine's night and restaurant was pretty full. Staff dealt with everything really well and food was super. Recommend people to give the place a try if they haven't been

    1 person found this helpful

  21. MichaelG

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hugely enjoyable Valentine's Day meal with my wife. We booked for an earlier time (4.45pm) and so avoided the rush. Ambience was great, with music quiet and peaceful. Prices were a little expensive but I suppose that's not unusual for a special night. The special Valentine Menu was on for the night, which we had not realised would be the case. So we departed from our normal favourites. However, the food we did order was really tasty and the service was superb: friendly but efficient. We went for the three course meal option and enjoyed it (I had the steak and paid the premium for it). We would definitely be back again.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. GeorginaH

    N. Ireland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant offering a limited but good lunch menu. Food was nice and service was excellent

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  23. Karen

    Newcastle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, good menu options. Fantastic service, can’t wait to return.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. StephenB

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed the food. The starters could be a little bigger.

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  25. CarolineW

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food in a fabulous location. 4tg visit for us.. Highly recommend 👌

    1 person found this helpful

  26. Margi

    N. Ireland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another warm and welcoming experience at The Fuzzy Beak. I cannot fault this restaurant, it is a regular “go to” for us and I can honestly say it never disappoints. The food as usual was excellent but the star of the show for me was the mussels, delicious!

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  27. RoseL

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual the food was superb !Piping hot and very tasty !

    1 person found this helpful

  28. JenniferM

    N. Ireland

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food not as good as it normally is, quite disappointed to be honest, lunch time menu disappointing, very limited.

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  29. Margi

    N. Ireland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are regular customers at the Fuzzy Beak and every time we go we are never disappointed with the amazing standard of food the chefs produce. Booked a table for Friday night, the service was great and the food was amazing. I had the most delicious Short Rib Of Beef with burnt onion purée and Dauphinoise Potatoes, my husband had sirloin steak which were both fantastic. Whitehead is very lucky to have such a beautiful restaurant on their doorstep.

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  30. KirstyC

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant. Very clean Food & service was fantastic Would recommend

    1 person found this helpful

  31. AndrewM

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great setting and very friendly. Food is always excellent and good value for money. Great asset to Whitehead

    1 person found this helpful

  32. JamesS

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff, good food well presented and great location, well worth a visit.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. LindaH

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I enjoyed a beautiful 2 course meal from the Sunday set menu. The starters and main courses were so tasty, full of flavour, both were very well presented. Service was excellent and the staff were very pleasant and extremly helpful. I would have no hesitation in returning and would certainly recommend to anyone.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. DonnaC

    Mayo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent but £5 for a large coke and £7.95 for a tiny cheesecake dessert.

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  35. GeorgeI

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food in a spacious restaurant with great welcoming staff.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. DwightM

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit. Pork Belly delicious followed by confit of duck which was also very tasty. For drinks an amaretto sour 🥃 followed by wine 🍷 also great! My only suggestion from a service aspect is show the team how to pour wine at the table. Otherwise the guys are very attentive and check back. From a food side the deserts where lacking a cheese board, brûlée and or a sharing assortment would be a great addition, that’s just me being picky and wanting port or dessert wine with cheeses. It is a little gem on the outskirts of Carrickfergus if you have not been get to it. Will be back very soon!

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  37. RKO1

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there, very pleasant and nice staff and the food was excellent. I will definitely try it again

    1 person found this helpful

  38. LucyM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here, staff couldn’t be more helpful. Food was delicious from start to finish. Will definitely be back.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal again, with great service on a winters night. The restaurant was really warm and cosy. Also very reasonable.

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  40. StuartM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and great service. We will definitely be back

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The Fuzzy Beak is rated 4.5 stars by 226 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Fuzzy Beak

1 Slaughterford Rd, Carrickfergus, Mid and East Antrim BT38 9TG

Additional information

  • Area
    Whitehead
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 12:00–20:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–21:00 Sun 12:00–19:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Irish, Comfort Food, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    The Fuzzy Beak is located in the picturesque town of Whitehead and only a stone's throw away from the epic scenery of The Gobbins Cliff Path, Blackhead Path and Blackhead Lighthouse. The restaurant is a short walk from Whitehead train station, easily accessed via train on the Belfast - Larne service line with Translink.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    028 9331 8000
  • Catering
    We cater to a wide variety of events including: <br />- Birthdays<br />- Wedding Receptions<br />- Anniversaries<br />- Corporate &amp; Private Functions<br />- Funerals
  • Private party facilities
    We cater to a wide variety of events including: - Birthdays- Wedding Receptions- Anniversaries- Corporate & Private Functions- Funerals
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