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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
Pretty good but a bit expensive

the wait was initially so long we did the walk to giants causeway prior to eating. After you order the wait time is reasonable and the food a bit better than average. Remember if you are traveling from rep of Ireland that you are paying via the pound and the exchange rate at present is not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Steve H
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Covington, Kentucky
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Covington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

the wait was initially so long we did the walk to giants causeway prior to eating. After you order the wait time is reasonable and the food a bit better than average. Remember if you are traveling from rep of Ireland that you are paying via the pound and the exchange rate at present is not favorable.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here before visiting Giants causeway, and while the staff was lovely and the atmosphere good the food was less than memorable for the prices being charged. We had a steak burger, a prawn open faced sandwich and both had an Irish coffee. To think what that cost converting to CAD, it was definitely not worth even close.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Was here because of a tour, I had the steak burger and my wife had a open face sandwich. My burger tasted like a frozen patty and the French fries where under cooked. My wife had the prawn open face sandwich and filled her with disappointment. The food was way over priced for what you get, recommend avoiding it.

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dublin, Ireland
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed our food and drink there yesterday after our walk back from the causeway. Busy little place with lots of character.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We shared an Irish Stew, homemade and tasty, great value and flavour. Watching others enjoy open prawn sandwich, looked fantastic. The scampi looked great also. Very happy

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The guiness stew and the regular Irish stew were fantastic. It's a family place with large and small picnic tables. Busy and welcome on this blustery, rainy day. The history of the building was not lostveven though the funtion has changed.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

After a getting to the causeway late when the last bus stopped running this place hit the spot! We needed a place to rest, relax and enjoy a pint and some good food! Service was friendly and helpful with our toddler, food was tasty and hot... great prawns, chowder and kids meal hit the spot! The only complaint it was... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The seafood chowder was great, but overall the food was very pricey. To be expected I guess as this is a top tourist attraction in Ireland. Nice atmosphere. Staff were okay but not overly friendly.

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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great food, weird visitors. Somehow The Nook ends up as a "drying spot" for backpackers, so while we thoroughly enjoyed our meals (get the garlic potatoes with the steak pie or or the seafood chowder), there were folks wandering around barefoot and eating food they'd brought in themselves while their clothes and shoes were drying by the fireplaces. If you're... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

A wet and miserable August lunchtime saw us retreating to the warmth of the Nook - a quaint place where the peat fire was burning brightly. Hard to believe this is high summer! The welcome we got wasn't quite as warm as the surroundings, which was a shame. The staff were all very young and at least one showed little... More 

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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: 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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