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The Bay Tree

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Contemporary
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118 High Street | county down, BT18 9HW, Holywood, Northern Ireland
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10:00 am - 3:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: Opposite the police station in Holywood
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    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:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 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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Devon
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90 reviews 90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My family and I recently visited The Bay Tree over the festive period for breakfast. The food was beautiful and the service friendly. The restaurant is quaint, excellent value for money and has a really lovely atmosphere. The only negative thing I would add is that our food took about 20/25 minutes to come, which is quite a long time... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

What would give it 5 full blown stars would be if there were no raisins sneaking around in the scones. I never grew to like them. Ever. Have been frequenting the place every weekend for a box to go. Going to explode. Amazing.

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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: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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