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Tapas are made for sharing


 

 

 

 HIGHLIGHTING locally foraged Wild Garlic with our specials. John dory fillets with pinenuts ,capers and golden raisins with cauliflower puree and curry oil  Carnitas de cerdo Tacos -7 hour pulled pork Tacos with salsa verde marmalade and sweet and sour red onions. please note closed for lunch on Sat 13 may What's on Portrush RNLI  Raft Race27th and 28th May PORTRUSH RNLI RAFT RACE Sat 27 & Sun 28 May 10am – 5pm - Portrush Harbour, Portrush BT56 8DF This is now a 2 day event.  Sunday event taking place in the Harbour area with a Dog Show, VW exhibition, West Bay Swim, Paddle Board Challenge & Lifeguard Challenge, Fun for all the Family.. T: 07969814605 (Pat Storey) E: hello@portrushraftrace.com W: www.portrushraftrace.co.uk 10:00AM - 2:00PM Saturday 27th May Raft Registration (Kerr Street Green) All raft teams to report to registration on arrival. 10:30AM - 5:00PM RNLI Coastal Safety Roadshow (beside Lifeboat House) Free advice on safety in and around our coastline, along with free lifejacket checks. Last year we discovered 289 lifejackets that would not have worked had they been used and 70 manufacturers' recalls. 10:30AM - 5:00PM Speciality Fair Stalls (beside Lifeboat House)   11:00 Junior Raft Race 2017 (Harbour Pontoon) One for our Raft Race stars of the future. Fun mini-races in the safety of the harbour. Turn up and register at the pontoon from 10:30AM.  Entry fee is £2 per child, two kids per raft, with the race taking place in heats.  Full details in our FAQ section. 11:00AM - 5:00PM Kids' Play Zone (Kerr Street Green) Bouncy castles, slides and a whole lot more fun c/o Cromore Castles. 12:00PM Kids' Outdoor Disco with Alan Logan (Amphitheatre)   12:00PM - 3:00PM Pirate Walkabout (thoughout the harbour area)   12:00PM - 2:00PM Lifeboat Tours Past and Present (Harbour Pontoon) Tours of Portrush Lifeboat, 'William Gordon Burr', are subject to emergency response requirements. Historic 'Joseph Soar' Lifeboat was withdrawn from service in 1990, throughout her life she was launched 135 times and saved 135 lives. 12:30PM - 2:30PM Music by South Ulster Community Band (beside Lifeboat House)   12:30PM - 2:00PM Rookie Lifeguard Challenge (West Strand / 'Wee Beach' if inclement weather) RNLI beach lifeguards invite kids aged 10-15 to have a go at some basic lifeguarding skills. From a beach start, competitors will complete a short sea swim, followed by a knee paddle on a surf rescue board. The timed challenge will finish with a run along the beach. Do you have what it takes to be a lifeguarding star of the future? 1:00PM - 2:00PM Circus Skills Workshop (Amphitheatre)   1:00PM - 5:00PM Facepainters & Balloon Modellers (Amphitheatre)   2:15PM - 2:45PM RNLI Rescue Display (West Bay) Portrush Lifeboats and Lifeguard teams showcase their amazing rescue skills. Live onshore commentary by Mark Mitchell, Deputy 2nd Coxwain. 2:45PM - 3:00PM Selfies with Stormy Sam (Amphitheatre) Stormy Stan is the busy Storm Force mascot, RNLI's club which helps little ones discover the exciting world of lifeboats and lifeguards. The best selfie tweeted using #stormystan and #portrushraft will win a prize. 3:00PM Beach Tug of War (West Strand) Tug of war challenge for rafting teams. 3:30PM Raft Race 2017 (start West Strand, finish Wee Beach) The main event of the day. With 11 prizes up for grabs competition is sure to be fierce. Safety announcement at 3:25. 4:00PM - 5:00PM Music with Alan Logan & Circus Skills Workshop (           .            

 HIGHLIGHTING locally foraged Wild Garlic with our specials.

John dory fillets with pinenuts ,capers and golden raisins with cauliflower puree and curry oil

 Carnitas de cerdo Tacos -7 hour pulled pork Tacos with salsa verde marmalade and sweet and sour red onions.

please note closed for lunch on Sat 13 may

What's on Portrush RNLI  Raft Race27th and 28th May

PORTRUSH RNLI RAFT RACE Sat 27 & Sun 28 May 10am – 5pm - Portrush Harbour, Portrush BT56 8DF This is now a 2 day event.  Sunday event taking place in the Harbour area with a Dog Show, VW exhibition, West Bay Swim, Paddle Board Challenge & Lifeguard Challenge, Fun for all the Family.. T: 07969814605 (Pat Storey) E: hello@portrushraftrace.com W: www.portrushraftrace.co.uk

10:00AM - 2:00PM Saturday 27th May

Raft Registration (Kerr Street Green)

All raft teams to report to registration on arrival.

10:30AM - 5:00PM

RNLI Coastal Safety Roadshow (beside Lifeboat House)

Free advice on safety in and around our coastline, along with free lifejacket checks. Last year we discovered 289 lifejackets that would not have worked had they been used and 70 manufacturers' recalls.

10:30AM - 5:00PM

Speciality Fair Stalls (beside Lifeboat House)

 

11:00

Junior Raft Race 2017 (Harbour Pontoon)

One for our Raft Race stars of the future. Fun mini-races in the safety of the harbour. Turn up and register at the pontoon from 10:30AM.  Entry fee is £2 per child, two kids per raft, with the race taking place in heats.  Full details in our FAQ section.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Kids' Play Zone (Kerr Street Green)

Bouncy castles, slides and a whole lot more fun c/o Cromore Castles.

12:00PM

Kids' Outdoor Disco with Alan Logan (Amphitheatre)

 

12:00PM - 3:00PM

Pirate Walkabout (thoughout the harbour area)

 

12:00PM - 2:00PM

Lifeboat Tours Past and Present (Harbour Pontoon)

Tours of Portrush Lifeboat, 'William Gordon Burr', are subject to emergency response requirements. Historic 'Joseph Soar' Lifeboat was withdrawn from service in 1990, throughout her life she was launched 135 times and saved 135 lives.

12:30PM - 2:30PM

Music by South Ulster Community Band (beside Lifeboat House)

 

12:30PM - 2:00PM

Rookie Lifeguard Challenge (West Strand / 'Wee Beach' if inclement weather)

RNLI beach lifeguards invite kids aged 10-15 to have a go at some basic lifeguarding skills. From a beach start, competitors will complete a short sea swim, followed by a knee paddle on a surf rescue board. The timed challenge will finish with a run along the beach. Do you have what it takes to be a lifeguarding star of the future?

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Circus Skills Workshop (Amphitheatre)

 

1:00PM - 5:00PM

Facepainters & Balloon Modellers (Amphitheatre)

 

2:15PM - 2:45PM

RNLI Rescue Display (West Bay)

Portrush Lifeboats and Lifeguard teams showcase their amazing rescue skills. Live onshore commentary by Mark Mitchell, Deputy 2nd Coxwain.

2:45PM - 3:00PM

Selfies with Stormy Sam (Amphitheatre)

Stormy Stan is the busy Storm Force mascot, RNLI's club which helps little ones discover the exciting world of lifeboats and lifeguards. The best selfie tweeted using #stormystan and #portrushraft will win a prize.

3:00PM

Beach Tug of War (West Strand)

Tug of war challenge for rafting teams.

3:30PM

Raft Race 2017 (start West Strand, finish Wee Beach)

The main event of the day. With 11 prizes up for grabs competition is sure to be fierce. Safety announcement at 3:25.

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Music with Alan Logan & Circus Skills Workshop (

 

 

 

 

 

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Fully licensed restaurant

AWARD WINNING RESTAURANT 2015 and 2016

Trudy and Sean Brolly opened the Restaurant in 2015 after following long careers in Catering and Trudy bringing her love and passion of Spanish cooking to Ireland after spending 19 years in Spain. Also with Sean's interest in Wines and Sherries they make a great team.

Quality restaurant on the north coast of Ireland close to the Giant's Causeway in the seaside town of Portrush. With a great selection of wines and local beers . Serving fresh local seafood and freshly prepared dishes using locally sourced produce. In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Also accommodating vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dietary requirements. Childrens menu available.

Lunch at Ocho tapas

3 TAPAS FOR £9.95

Dinner at Ocho tapas

OCHO TAPAS menu A la carte

Early bird 3 Tapas £10.95

Check out our daily specials

Great selection for vegetarians and Gluten free

Cocktails @ OCHO

Children's menu £5.95
 

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Ballinteer Quails eggs with Morcilla Pintxos

Ballinteer Quails eggs with Morcilla Pintxos

Rape con saffron y patatasMonkfish with Saffron potatos

Locally Foraged Wild Garlic Bunyols de Bacallo "Cod Fritters" with Cod Loin and Wild Garlic dressings

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About Ocho tapas BISTRO


COME SHARE SOME TAPAS

About Ocho tapas BISTRO


COME SHARE SOME TAPAS

After another long lunch in Southern Spain we decided to bring a taste of Spain to the North Coast. We have chosen some of our favourite Spanish dishes to offer a taste of sunshine. Spanish Tapas had a humble beginning as barmen used to place a piece of bread on the wine glass to keep it cool and fresh.  Today it is one of the most inventive ways to enjoy a selection of food. We have chosen a selection to suit all tastes. 
 

Join us for a glass of wine and a tapa and bring a little sunshine to your day.

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History of Tapas


History of Tapas


A BRIEF HISTORY OF TAPAS

The word Tapa means Lid in Spanish, it is thought that this originally referred to a piece of bread that was placed on top of a glass of sherry to keep the flies away.
This was often served with a slice of cheese or ham and so the tradition began.Today the range of Tapas dishes are astounding and reflects the diversity of ingredients in Spain. At Ocho we source most of our raw ingredients locally but some ingredients such as Morcilla, Jamon Serrano and Padron Peppers can only be sourced in southern Spain and Sobrasada which is from Mallorca.

 WHAT ARE TAPAS?

In select bars in Spain, tapas have evolved into an entire, and sometimes sophisticated cuisine. Patrons of tapas can order many different tapas and combine them to make a full meal, we recommend 3 or 4 per person. The dishes will not arrive to the table at the same time to give you time to share, talk and relax. If you would like your Tapas to arrive at the same time please advise us and we will be glad to accommodate you. 

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