Sleepy Hollow

“Honest local food and rustic surrounds” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

NEWTOWNABBEY, COUNTY ANTRIM

Official Rating
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Awards
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Our Inspector's View

It would take a jaded palate not to be thrilled by the hearty modern Irish cooking in this rustic restaurant. Locally-sourced artisan produce is at the heart of things, with meat and game supplied by neighbouring farms and estates, butchered in-house, and handled without fuss.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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1 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Sleepy Hollow
15 Kiln Road, NEWTOWNABBEY, BT36 4SU

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 60
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening Times
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Dinner served until: 9
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 23
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 5
  • Cuisine style: Modern Irish

About The area

Discover County Antrim

At its closest point, County Antrim is only 12 miles from the Mull of Kintyre, and its coastline is both beautiful and geologically diverse. Alternating sandy bays, rocky shores, high cliffs and forbidding headlands produce a dramatic scenery. Inland, the beautiful wooded glens rise to meet dizzying moorland heights.

The complex coastal geology ranges from relatively recent volcanic activity several millennia ago – represented by the massive basalt moorland plateau – to the silvery schists in the northwest, which are about 250 million years older. It includes rocks laid down more than 500 million years ago on an ancient ocean floor, pudding-stone that was later a desert floor, a belt of coal formed out of a swampy delta, salt trapped in the stone 200 million years ago, and mudstones and limestones from the time of the dinosaurs. In between are rich red sandstones, grey clays and dazzling cliffs of white chalk. This fascinating mixture is best seen at Fair Head and Murlough Bay, where, in startling contrast, the chalk cliffs overlie the older red Triassic sandstones. The Antrim Coast and Glens were designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1988.

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