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

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  • 56
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
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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
Excellent food in great location

I called in here for a snack prior to catching the ferry to Rathlin Island. I had had a long drive and was looking for something tasty and quick. The Bay delivered on both these fronts. It has a wide selection of food suitable for all tastes. I will be back with a party of 10 in a few weeks'... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Robert865
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I called in here for a snack prior to catching the ferry to Rathlin Island. I had had a long drive and was looking for something tasty and quick. The Bay delivered on both these fronts. It has a wide selection of food suitable for all tastes. I will be back with a party of 10 in a few weeks'... More 

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Sentani
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Fantastic view over the harbour and this little cafe serves fantastic food too. As an aficionado of battered cod and chips the portion served to me was up near the very top ever. Hot, steamy chips, peas and a crispy slab of cod the size of a small yacht! Excellent homemade tartar sauce. Service I was fast and friendly.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Lovely cafe with glass bottles of coke which I always love to see. The fish and chips were spectacular. Fresh cod with a light flaky batter. Best fish and chips I've ever had.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The location of the cafe was just perfect looking over the harbour. We chose the smaller version of their breakfast and we' we're delighted with the quality and the service.

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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Visited most mornings for breakfast. Amazing value for money. Superb food and extremely friendly staff. A great find.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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101 reviews 101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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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93 reviews 93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Additional Information about The Bay Cafe

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

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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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