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The Nook

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Chowder, British, Pub, Soups
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48 Causeway Road, Bushmills, Northern Ireland
02820732993
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Description: The Nook, situated at the gateway to the Giant’s Causeway UNESCO World...
The Nook, situated at the gateway to the Giant’s Causeway UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the former original Causeway School serving the area up until 1913. Now painstakingly restored, this historic building is a pub and restaurant, which can cater for up to 100 people in one sitting. With something to suit every budget, from homemade scones and freshly prepared sandwiches to a full candlelit brasserie dining experience, the Nook at the Giant’s Causeway offers a choice for everyone. Our chefs endeavour to provide the freshest local seafood in the area with homemade daily specials posted on our blackboards.• Open from 10am • Fresh Homemade Scones and Tray Bakes• Full Coffee Menu & Afternoon Tea Offerings• Food Served From 12pm All Day• Beers-Wines-Spirits (Fully Licensed)• Welcoming Open Fires • All Major Sporting events shown Wide Screen Plasma• Dedicated Free Car Parking for Patrons.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A 'warm' welcome

We called in here after a very rainy climb from the bottom of the Giant's Causeway and were glad to dry off in the charming old converted schoolhouse on a wintry July day. The hot chocolate was delicious and, with an abundance of marshmallows, was quite the treat. The scones were particularly yummy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We called in here after a very rainy climb from the bottom of the Giant's Causeway and were glad to dry off in the charming old converted schoolhouse on a wintry July day. The hot chocolate was delicious and, with an abundance of marshmallows, was quite the treat. The scones were particularly yummy too!

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Killyleagh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Nook is a converted schoolhouse that has a charm all its own and its well worth a visit as an alternative to the Visitors centre cafe . The food and service was good not outstanding but still acceptable . The food was better than the service and we had a very good meal for the three of us and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Group of nine. Two diners at a table for nine so instead of moving two and getting the full revenue for a large group we were turned away. No thanks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The nook is a quaint little eatery near the Giants causeway. Well worth having lunch there if you're touring there. Food and service was great and the view was fantastic

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Euless, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We stopped here for lunch before making the hike down the Giant's Causeway. The restaurant was a bit crowded, but we didn't have trouble finding a table. Because it was a busy time, it took a little while to order and get our food, however it was delicious when it arrived. My husband and I both ordered the Steak and... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

To be honest, the food was just okay, but we absolutely lived the charm of this place, and the service was so friendly! The convenient location helped too!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We always try and round off a visit to the Causeway with a trip to the Nook. Quaint little pub in a converted school house. Friendly staff and very good food. Probably one of the best views in the country to sit and enjoy a drink.

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Called here today for drink with my wife and another couple. It was good day so we sat at one of the tables outside which had just been vacated by diners. The dirty dishes etc were eventually removed but the table was littered with bits of food and crumbs. I asked 3 different members of staff if it would be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

The visit was u memorable, which to be honest is expected for such a tourist trap - food was poor, I order a sandwich which was heavy on the onion (raw) and not what was expected - we ordered drinks only to be told to take a seat and they would be brought to the table - food arrived first,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Was there on a national holiday so it wasn't busy. The staff was amazing and helpful. Food was exceptional. If it had been a tad warmer could have enjoyed the views while eating on their outside patio.

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Additional Information about The Nook

Address: 48 Causeway Road, Bushmills, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 02820732993
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Bushmills
Average Prices: USD $5 to $28
Cuisine: Chowder, British, Pub, Soups

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48 Causeway Road, Bushmills, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Bushmills
  • Phone Number: 02820732993

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $5 to $28
  • Cuisine: Chowder, British, Pub, Soups

Description

The Nook, situated at the gateway to the Giant’s Causeway UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the former original Causeway School serving the area up until 1913. Now painstakingly restored, this historic building is a pub and restaurant, which can cater for up to 100 people in one sitting. With something to suit every budget, from homemade scones and freshly prepared sandwiches to a full candlelit brasserie dining experience, the Nook at the Giant’s Causeway offers a choice for everyone. Our chefs endeavour to provide the freshest local seafood in the area with homemade daily specials posted on our blackboards.• Open from 10am • Fresh Homemade Scones and Tray Bakes• Full Coffee Menu & Afternoon Tea Offerings• Food Served From 12pm All Day• Beers-Wines-Spirits (Fully Licensed)• Welcoming Open Fires • All Major Sporting events shown Wide Screen Plasma• Dedicated Free Car Parking for Patrons.

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