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The Bay Tree

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118 High Street | county down, BT18 9HW, Holywood, Northern Ireland
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Today
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Fri 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Opposite the police station in Holywood

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Scone paradise

One of those places to visit as a special treat. At western end of main street, in Holywood, 200 meters from rail station, car parking 100 meters. Their specialty, cinnamon scones. Always seem to have just left the oven, always hot and large with it. I have never enjoyed scones like these... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
mike a
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

I am disgusted. Have just been to the takeaway part of the bay tree (a restaurant I would go to quite a lot) and was confronted by the rudest girl behind the till. I asked could I order 2 salads to take away and she said"we'll we only have side salads" it's important to note I would get their takeaway... More 

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Holywood, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great for lunch and snacks. Love the salads and amazing cinnamon scones. My favourite daytime place to eat in Holywood

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

What a wonderful spot a shame it only opens late on a Friday. Lovely simple menu all well prepared. Would stroke recommend it as a place to visit

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This has become our favourite lunchtime eating place in Holywood and our most recent visit was probably the best meal yet! The brunch special was a delightfully spicy potato concoction - can't remember the details but it was delicious. The place was also the most crowded we have experienced yet the service was on the ball as usual and the... More 

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

One of those places to visit as a special treat. At western end of main street, in Holywood, 200 meters from rail station, car parking 100 meters. Their specialty, cinnamon scones. Always seem to have just left the oven, always hot and large with it. I have never enjoyed scones like these anywhere. Range of main courses very good. Space... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Was here some time ago and forgot to review. Even if it's only for the warm life affirming scones and a decent coffee, you really need to discover this gem. You won't be disappointed!

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belfast-UK
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

First visit - place was very busy but managed to get the last table. Service was quick considering how busy it was. Food was lovely & good portions. Good value as well. Will be back.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We have visited Baytree several times and have always found the service swift and friendly. There's a wide range of breakfast and lunch options, there's also an evening menu which we haven't as yet sampled. We are mostly drawn to Baytree for the fore mentioned scones. They are to a U.S. Style served warm with a knob of butter slowly... More 

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Larne; Co Antrim
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Last week two friends and I (we are 'ladies wot lunch') visited the Bay Tree (Holywood) It is down a little alleyway, and if I'm honest had I been on my own I probably wouldn't have gone in as it looks very ordinary from outside however when we entered the restaurant we discovered that it was very busy and had... More 

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Holywood, null, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I think the food is overpriced and you don't get a lot of it!It has a nice atmosphere but so do a lot of places that give better value.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 118 High Street | county down, BT18 9HW, Holywood, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Holywood

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children

Description

Opposite the police station in Holywood
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 9:30 pm

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