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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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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
Shoulder to Shoulder

Busy, Busy, Busy. When you are on a tour bus this place is hopping. Few restaurants in the area so be prepared to wait. Food is okay, price is decent, but seating is limited. Only a few steps away from the Causeway. Tip...sit next to the fireplace during a cold day:)

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Rob M
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Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
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  • Late Night
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went with a number of friends who had not been before and whilst trying to get service the waitress insisted on pointing the queue towards a table where a family were trying to eat their meal. When asked if we could queue away from the table we were told "that's what the process is". The family having the meal were... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We didn't have the food here but the service for drinks was fast and friendly however it gets very very busy as you would expect. For being so close to the causeway the drinks are very reasonable we got a sprite and a pure OJ and it worked out at less than £2 each. Caution it was a hot day... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Stopped by here on a tour to the Giant's Causeway as it was very close. Quite honestly the best seafood chowder that I've had. Very cozy.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
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143 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Busy, Busy, Busy. When you are on a tour bus this place is hopping. Few restaurants in the area so be prepared to wait. Food is okay, price is decent, but seating is limited. Only a few steps away from the Causeway. Tip...sit next to the fireplace during a cold day:)

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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Easter is always a nice opportunity for family to spend some quality time together. In this instance we decided to meet up at the nook with family home from the US. Our unpredictable weather did its best to spoil a much needed coastal walk but the cosy burning stoves of the Nook made a welcome retreat. The menu offered something... More 

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Loved the open fire and warming hot port with lemon and sugar. It was a wet and wild day and The NooK stop off was an experience I would recommend to all

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stopped in on our Northern Ireland tour. My mom wasn't up for the walk down to the causeway (it was cold, rainy, and very windy), so we planned to stop in here, grab something to eat, and she'd hang out while I explored the causeway. The food was fine, but the service we received left me taken aback (to... More 

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A great place to eat when you are visiting the Giant's Causeway. The rooms are wonderfully presented - grab a seat by the fire if you can when it's stormy outside. This place reminded me of Alpine mountain restaurants. Lots of wooden furniture, a real lively vibe and excellent tasty food. The seafood chowder was excellent. Just enough for a... More 

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Le Paquier-Montbarry, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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
52 helpful votes 52 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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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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