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OUR PLACE

restaurant, bar & coffee shop

The restaurant, bar and coffee shop offer lough-side views, indoor and outdoor dining and a warm welcome to all.

A fully licensed restaurant and bar, serving contemporary and wholesome food, our menus are designed around sourcing the best of the readily available local and seasonal produce of Northern Ireland, both land and sea.

Alongside the restaurant sits Little Eddy’s coffee shop, open for breakfast and lunch, with indoor and outdoor seating and the opportunity to purchase local art and crafts.

Both areas are family orientated and offer cyclists and dog owners the space to relax and unwind in beautiful surroundings and a warm and friendly atmosphere.

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WHERE

only 10 mins from Comber and Killyleagh

The largest sea lough in the British Isles, Strangford Lough is a unique and wonderful place and one of only three designated marine reserves in the United Kingdom. From our island location you can enjoy views , across the water to the basking seals and wading birds, including herons and white egrets on Hen Island, to the iconic Petrel lightship moored in the bay.

The restaurant is located next to the ruins of Sketrick Castle, one of the massive fortresses built in the Middle Ages to defend the area from seafaring invaders. A 20-minute walk on the marked path around the island affords uninterrupted views across the lough from Scrabo Tower to Kircubbin on a fine day.

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WHAT

a truly unique and memorable destination

Daft Eddy’s is owned and operated by brother and sister team Aaron Stronge and Tamara MacLeod and has been in the family for over 25 years, having previously been run by their mother and father.

Head chef Gordon Potts has presided over the kitchen for more than 20 years, leading a team who are passionate about local and seasonal produce.

 

The kitchen sources fish from Marty Johnson of Ardglass and Kilkeel, locally smoked Ballyhornan salmon, Hereford beef from Carnbrooke of Dromara and Givan’s pork to name a few.

 

The bar stocks local and speciality gins (Shortcross, Kilbroney), rums, whiskeys and ales

(Farmageddon, Hilden Brewery).

ADDRESS

 

1 Sketrick Island

Killinchy

Newtownards

BT23 6QH

OPENING HOURS

 

DAFT EDDYS

Mon-Fri (lunch) 12pm - 2.30pm
Mon-Thurs (night) 5pm - 9pm
Fri (night) 5pm - 9.30pm
Sat 12pm - 9.30pm
Sun 12pm - 9pm


* We serve 12pm - 8.30pm

on Bank Holidays *

LITTLE EDDYS

Mon - Sun 9.30am - 4.30pm

©2023 by Daft Eddys