We are a contemporary Bistro in Strangford, County Down. We are committed to using the best local produce available each season. Expect fish from shellfish from Strangford Lough and vegetables from the fertile fields of County Down. We emphasise friendly, warm, and efficient service.


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Eggs Benedict

Toasted breakfast muffin, poached eggs, crispy smoked bacon, hollandaise. £7



Crunchy nut granola, natural yoghurt, seasonal berries, mandarin, lemon curd, banana, mango. £6.50



Pancake Stack

Handmade fluffy pancakes, smoked bacon, maple syrup. £6.50



Brown Crab & Nettle Salad

Buckwheat, celeriac, black pudding, truffle mayonnaise. £12


Crispy Cajun Squid 

Mango salsa, green chilli and avocado purée, white balsamic gel. £6.50


Wild Rainbow Trout

Cauliflower textures, lumpfish roe, champagne and brown butter. £16


Dry Aged Sirloin Steak (12oz)

portabella mushroom, tomato tartare, fat chips, tobacco onions, Bushmills pepper sauce. £21



Raspberry Textures

Clandeboye yoghurt panna cotta, white chocolate granola. £5.50


Artisan Breakfast

Soda bread, potato bread, smoked bacon, sausage, free range egg, slow roast tomato, black pudding, portabella mushroom, baked beans. £7



Local seafood, potatoes, smoked bacon, fish velouté. £8.50


Confit Chicken Wrap

Peanut, pickled fennel, sriracha mayo, spring onion. £8.50


Rump of Irish Lamb

Pea and spring onion concasse, crushed baby potatoes, black garlic, jus gras. £19


Smoked Pork Belly

Corn purée, charred and baby corn, barbeque gel, salted apple. £17



Lemon Tart

Crème fraiche, raspberry and lavender ice cream, peanut brittle. £5.50


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We stopped off at the Artisan Cookhouse whilst touring County Down and it proved to be a good move. Had Calamari - really melt in your mouth with a great spicy coating and an avocado accompaniment to start. I then had a steak sandwich on sourdough - a generous portion with fabulous chips and my wife the minced steak burger which was also excellent. Friendly service added to a great experience. The dinner menu also looked really tempting and we will return next time we are in this part of the country.
— John M, reading uk (tripadvisor)
Unbelievable! I decided to venture to Strangford for an early evening meal. I parked outside the Lobster, read the menu, then popped across the road to the Cuan and compared their menu and decided to search out the Artisan which was 100yds up the road. I am really glad I did. I immediately saw a difference. This was a restaurant not a pub. I ordered from the early bird menu, which was as good as the later menu but cheaper.
The service was great, and the food was fantastic, so much so I had three courses. And when the bill came to £27 I gave them £40 as it was worth every penny. Totally recommend this place.
— Adrian D, Basinstoke (tripadvisor)
A Little Gem! We were celebrating a First Communion and there were 5 adults and 3 children in the group. Management was happy to display FC Banner and string of helium balloons. We were welcomed by an efficient and friendly staff who went about their business in a most professional way. The food was beautifully presented and tasted superb. Between us, we had a variety of beef, chicken and fish dishes. I sampled a little bit of each and was impressed by all of them. The menu was reasonably priced and good value for money. I would certainly look forward to returning to this restaurant and would recommend it wholeheartedly to others. Well done to all the staff!
— Telescape, Ardglass (tripadvisor)


4 Kildare Street
Strangford, BT30 7LJ



Tues, 10 am – 3 pm
Wed, 10 am – 3 pm
Thurs, 10 am – 8 pm
Fri, 10 am – 9 pm
Sat, 10 am – 9 pm
Sun, 10 am – 3 pm
(all closing times are last orders)

Closed Monday.



028 44 881 654


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