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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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8:00 am - 5:00 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: Dinner, Late Night, Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Opposite the police station in Holywood

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    Very good
  • 8
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  • 9
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent fresh food, lively atmosphere.

I have used the Bay Tree for about twenty years now, and the food is always freshly cooked and has lots of original recipes. Try the Bay Tree cookbooks for delicious meals at home! . Service can be a bit slow as the place gets inundated most lunchtimes and the kitchen is tiny for the size of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Ralph M
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Holywood, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Returned here for lunch today and, on browsing the menu, we were attracted to this month's Brunch Special; we were not disappointed. July's Brunch Special is 'Feta & chive omelette in a toasted wholemeal bap with avocado & tomato salsa' @ £6.95. We ordered the same dish: my wife's on the wholemeal bap and mine on gluten-free bread instead of... More 

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Holywood, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have used the Bay Tree for about twenty years now, and the food is always freshly cooked and has lots of original recipes. Try the Bay Tree cookbooks for delicious meals at home! . Service can be a bit slow as the place gets inundated most lunchtimes and the kitchen is tiny for the size of the restaurant. Noise... More 

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Holywood, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Some of the best food around. Best Breakfast Stack going and lots of lovely lunch offerings. Very friendly staff, always helpful and very accommodating with our children and all their special requests. The super salad is wonderful - full of roasted sweet potato, roasted onions, greens and herbs. And of course the best cinnamon scones ever produced.

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Holywood, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

We went on a sunny afternoon for coffee and scones. Had just one bench outside that we commandeered. The cakes and scones all looked appealing and my coffee and walnut cake was great. A wide menu choice of lunches still available and all we saw looked good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

We go there for cinamon scones and a latte they are sooo good its iur treat when in Holywood. Haven't tried anything else coz these things are so good!!

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Stopped by today for Sunday breakfast, and weren't disappointed. Got in just before the rush and had a beautifully cooked "stack". ( mini fry on 2 sodas) Everything was freshly cooked to order and delicious. Will definitely be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

On the plane I was reading the inflight magazine about all the cities they visit and all the prime areas to do see etc! I read about a place called the bay tree and how they do the most amazing cinnamon scones! So I thought give it a try! Wow wow! They were absolutely fab! A wee knob of butter... More 

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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
2 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Additional Information about The Bay Tree

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

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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, Families with children, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?