Proposed extension for Ramore complex

As the hospitality industry prepares to open up fully for the first time since December, the Ramore Restaurant, Portrush – one of the most popular destinations with locals, tourists and celebrities alike – is looking to the future with major plans to expand.

The complex at 1 Harbour Road, which includes The Tourist, The Harbour Bar, Basalt, The Mermaid and Ramore Wine Bar, is planning a new extension across three floors of the restaurants.

The planning application submitted on behalf Owey Enterprises Ramore Restaurants Ltd. and received by the council’s Planning Department on May 10, 2021, is for a proposed extension to ‘side of lower ground, ground, first and second floors to include new entrance doors at lower ground floor, extension of ground floor dining area with new fenestration, extension of first floor dining area with new fenestration, doors and balcony and extension of second floor dining area with glazing and roof to enclose existing balcony and additional area added to existing roof terrace’.

The Ramore complex is a favourite haunt of celebrities like actors Jamie Dorrnan and James Nesbitt, golfer Darren Clarke and his wife Alison, Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and many more.