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Ocho Tapas Bistro

92-94 Main Street, Portrush BT56 8BN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7082 4110
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (230 reviews)
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“patatas bravas” (23 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
92-94 Main Street, Portrush BT56 8BN, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 591 reviews

Reviewed today

First off I've reviewed this before but it disappeared..... so here goes again. Went here for dinner one night. It was reasonably busy but we got a table ok and a man took our drinks order and gave us some menus. Some more people then...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank princewobblebottom
Reviewed yesterday

Had a delicious meal here trying out a variety of different tapas. Really enjoyed the experience and was surprised by how tasty and filling the food was.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Alison R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is an absolute gem of a restaurant. We were there on a quiet Sunday evening at the start of December and it surpassed our expectations by quite some distance. From the sharing platter of breads with chorizo, olives, manchego cheese and oils through...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank businesseye
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at Ocho on a quiet Monday night, new to Portrush and not quite sure what to expect. Between 3 of us we ordered 8 tapas dishes and we were all blown away by how flavoursome and tasty everything was. Highly recommend the goats...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank tfsmith
trudybrolly, Owner at Ocho Tapas Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tfsmith, Glad to hear you enjoyed your meal that you found the Goat's cheese and aubergine dishes to your liking we have a large vegetarian following so we are please you liked these as we feel they sit well with the fish and meat...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with friends on Friday night. Food was fresh, imaginative and delicious. The staff were charming. Not surprised in the least that this little gem is No1 restaurant in the town. A truly brilliant lovely evening. Will be back very soon 😊

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Merylstreepalike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I along with family viaited this wonderful restaurant in Portrush this evening Too long since we last visited- it is one special restaurant. We shared 8 large tapas between 3 and loved every single one of them. These included prawn pil pil, steak with a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Denise F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of choice at a really good price if you eat between 5pm-6.30pm I had no complaints about my tapas bowls. Mussels,chicken in wine sauce and 2 types of breads with oils and salts. Presented well and tasted good Followed my a chocolate tart...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank charlottepV7539PW
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

This restaurant had been recommended to us and we little to nothing about it before arriving. All I can say is, it is the best food there is to offer in this area. Many people rave about the restaurant around the corner from here but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank ChrissyB250
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Have been following this place on instagram for a while and finally got to try it out. Booked a table for two for my wife and I on a Friday night. Given the menus but wasn’t sure what to try. The waiter recommended 6 tapas...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank stephenmcghee
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Staff greeted us with a smile so friendly made us very welcome. Best tapas we have had out side Spain, went for the early bird menu, wonderful and lots of choice. Wine was well priced, loved to see all ages eating in this restaurant. Will...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Liz J
trudybrolly, Owner at Ocho Tapas Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Hi Liz J, thank you for your review and so good to hear the staff looked after you . we are delighted you enjoyed the early bird menu and you must come back and try our evening menu as we have a lot more options...More

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Questions & Answers
11 August 2018|
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Response from tdyM01 | Property representative |
Yes of course very welcome. Regards Trudy and Sean
29 June 2017|
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Response from SarMarni | Reviewed this property |
Apart from obvious bread/wheat choices there are lots of meat/fish/veg options
Libby M
7 September 2016|
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Response from Redlittledot | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure as I didn't check the website. The food is not a disappointment. Good menu and spread. I've been to many good Spanish restaurant in London and I must say Ocho is pretty good compared to those I had. Check them... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92-94 Main Street, Portrush BT56 8BN, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Portrush
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7082 4110
  • E-mail
Relaxed, informal dinning, with sharing plates, romantic as loving is sharing.spanish fusion with local artisan produce , great local seafood from portrush and north coast , causeway coast and Glens produce, fresh seafood,local beers and ales also serving great wines. Children's menu with lunch and early bird menus
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