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48 Causeway Road, Bushmills, Northern Ireland
02820732993
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 40
    Poor
  • 37
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Seafood Chowder

The food was excellent and fresh ! Knowing that it is a place for tourists, this was a great surprise

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Le Paquier-Montbarry, Switzerland
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  • Late Night
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Le Paquier-Montbarry, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent and fresh ! Knowing that it is a place for tourists, this was a great surprise

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UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Wonderful atmosphere, great pub, cheap parking (better than the crooks down the road at the national trust. After a day at the causeway, a wonderful pint with nice bar staff and an open friendly welcome Just perfect - a job well done

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Norfolk, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We stopped in here after our visit to the Giants Causeway. It was a former school house converted to a bar. Upon entering we ask if it was seat yourself or wait to be seated. The server told us he would be with us in a couple minutes. Several minutes passed before we were told to sit where ever we... More 

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Houston, TX
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Or maybe it was beef pie? Whatever it was was delicious! The sides were a little too buttery to our liking, but that is preference. We enjoyed the (VERY) warm fireplace and ambiance of the Nook for a quick lunch before hiking down and back up Giants Causeway. It was super cold and windy that day so this little safe... More 

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St. Albans, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A total disappointment - completely and unashamedly geared up for the trapped tourist. Service poor and couldnt care less attitude. Menu limited and expensive. Quality atrocious. Drinks choices very limited. Bushmills whiskey featured - not surprisingly as it is just down the road. But then just mostly international draught brands plus Guinness and Magners. No real local beers or ciders.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I visited the Nook last weekend and was thoroughly disappointed. I ordered tea and scones. The scones were hard in the middle and had been microwaved and the teapot was dirty. My sister ordered a pot of hot water. The pot had tea stains down one side and the pot hadn't been cleaned properly inside as the water was brown.... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch during the Giant's Causeway tour. The steak and guinness pie was really good!! Place was cosy and had a nice fireplace. Stsff were really friendly. :)

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Helsinki, Finland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Stopped for lunch on my Giant's Causeway tour and regretted it. The place is really nice, I'm a big fan of open fire place and service was nice enough. But the food is not worth it. My chicken in chicken ciabatta was burned so that was only thing I could taste from my dish. And even if it had been... More 

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Portrush, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Worth a visit, right beside Causeway hotel and Causeway prehistoric wonder. Food good and a lovely place to relax.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Sand in the fish pie and the Irish stew is disgusting. And I can see almost every plate is half full when cleaned by the waitress.

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Restaurant Details

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 - 28
  • Cuisine: British

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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