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The Bay Cafe

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26 Bayview Road, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
Today
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: http://www.moyle-council.org/tourism/places-to-eat/details/?id=75

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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely views, ok food

Lovely quaint lil cafe with stunning views & friendly staff. Unfortunately the food didn't match - at lunchtime (not particularly late) there was no fish left on the menu & then none of the second choice on the menu either! Am sure that as the favourites they were lovely - but unfortunately we were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
babylove1979
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Lovely quaint lil cafe with stunning views & friendly staff. Unfortunately the food didn't match - at lunchtime (not particularly late) there was no fish left on the menu & then none of the second choice on the menu either! Am sure that as the favourites they were lovely - but unfortunately we were left with fairly tasteless alternatives (chicken... More 

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Antrim, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As many state, this venue is wonderfully situated and it is efficiently run. Orders taken at counter and food delivered to your table. Excellent range on menu, food well presented and appetising. Would return again.

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Banbridge, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

We visit regularly on our way to and from rathlin island. Great food , friendly staff, lovely view. Never been disappointed

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antrim
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Simple place which works really well. Order and pay at counter, drinks arrive within a few minutes and then food 5-10 mins later. Had breakfast last weekend. The fry was superb with good sausages and bacon, the view was magnificent and then the beach burns off all the excess calories!!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Always look forward to our weekly coffee stop at the Bay Cafe when cycling around the Antrim coast. There is always a buzz about the place but you can always find a seat. Staff are so friendly and service is excellent. Coffee, scones and traybakes are delicious and resonably priced. The view out over the marina just adds to the... More 

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Ballycastle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Come here as often as I can, one of the best eating establishments in the North of Ireland. Great way to spend your Saturday morning with a fantastic fry looking over Ballycastle Harbour and beyond. Great staff also and always smiling.

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Cushendun, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Visited The Bay Cafe today for lunch. The food was delicious and it really was value for money. Thank you everyone

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Craigavon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Stopped for breakfast while we waited for the ferry. Lovely staff, lovely food at a very reasonable price.

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Belfast
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Busy at lunchtime but service was quick and food nicely presented and well cooked. Reasonable prices too and plenty of seating.

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Kettlehill
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85 reviews 85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Popped in here before catching the Rathlin Ferry. its light and airy, usual food breakfasts, rolls, cakes etc. newspapers to read, friendly staff. Hot food is brought to the table.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 Bayview Road, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballycastle

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

Description

http://www.moyle-council.org/tourism/places-to-eat/details/?id=75
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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