About The Swift

With stunning harbour views and a chic interior, The Swift, in the picturesque town of Carrickfergus has made a name for itself as providing exceptional British-style fare brimming with flavour. Located on Rodgers Quay, this charming restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and evening patrons can experience the beautiful space lit up on the backdrop the the coastline. With an extensive menu that showcases the best of British cuisine using locally sourced produce, The Swift Carrickfergus caters to all tastes alike and is the perfect spot to drop in for a casual drink with friends or a meal with the whole family. Just be sure to book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am


The Swift
4 Rodgers Quay, Carrickfergus
Carrickfergus BT38 8BE

Menu Highlights



Homemade scones with tea or coffee


Filled croissant with bacon & cheese


Swift full fry

2 x sausage, 2 x bacon, 2x egg, 2 x potato bread, 1 x soda bread, beans tomato & a field mushroom

More about The Swift, Carrickfergus

The Swift Carrickfergus is a one stop shop for everything from a casual nibble with a beer through to a fine dinner or an elegant evening of cocktails. To be found right by the beautiful Carrickfergus Castle at Rodgers Quay, one of the best preserved medieval structures in Ireland, The Swift restaurant is contemporary and comfortable in terms of decor and very much the ideal setting to enjoy food that’s mindful of its heritage, high-quality and prepared with absolute passion by chefs who really know their stuff.

You fortunate folks can dine or drink at The Swift Carrickfergus for breakfast, lunch or dinner and each menu, as we said, is laced with quality. The food is internationally-inspired but sways towards being mainly British, meaning more classic dishes than you can shake a stick at make up the a la carte menu. We’re big fans of the lamb tomahawks that’ll arrive at your table with a polenta crust, minted peas and mash. The duck breast is also a dream, owing to its curious but wonderful chilli and pineapple salsa accompaniment. The Swift Carrickfergus won’t disappoint – it’s one of your best dining options around.

21 The Swift Reviews

21 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Pleasant
sharon m.5 months ago · 3 reviews

Service was fantastic. Young Scottish girl was so nice and friendly and very helpful and food was delicious. Definitely will be returning. Great place and lovely location.

Margaret M.5 months ago · 1 review

50 Birthday dinner, nothing was too much trouble for the staff who were friendly and helpful. Everyone enjoyed their food which was excellent. Would recommend and will visit again

Carol M.5 months ago · 6 reviews

Great service in lovely surroundings. We had the sharing platter followed by steaks. It was all delicious. I would definitely recommend everything about this restaurant.