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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: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast
Description: http://www.moyle-council.org/tourism/places-to-eat/details/?id=75

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
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
After coastal hike stopped for lunch in cafe overlooking the Harbor and beach

Very busy cafe, Excellent fresh food served with a smile with good selection of local dishes, good views of the marina and Ballycastle beach

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
JimmyMac48
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very busy cafe, Excellent fresh food served with a smile with good selection of local dishes, good views of the marina and Ballycastle beach

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It has been several months since our last visit and this inexpensive cafe still hits the mark. It is easy to park nearby with a pleasant and helpful Tourist Information just up the road. The cafe staff were welcoming and we ordered at the counter and sat to read the paper. The food arrived correctly and quickly. For £5.50 the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Called at the Bay Cafe for a quick lunch and was impressed with the quick and very pleasant staff. We had a table by the window with a a wonderful sea view.

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babylove1979
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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