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The Bay Tree

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Newry Street, Carlingford, Ireland
00 353 (0) 42 9383848
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Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 33
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food as usual

We went on a busy Saturday night with two friends. We haven't been for a while but it was still as good as ever. The service was excellent -prompt but not so that you felt rushed. We had a variety of dishes and everyone enjoyed what they ordered -fishcakes, sole ,lamb - all cooked beautifully. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Elaine C
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We went on a busy Saturday night with two friends. We haven't been for a while but it was still as good as ever. The service was excellent -prompt but not so that you felt rushed. We had a variety of dishes and everyone enjoyed what they ordered -fishcakes, sole ,lamb - all cooked beautifully. The great food is accompanied... More 

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County Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We were a large group of girls (26) and this restaurant was absolutely perfect, We had our own private room,the service was excellent, food gorgeous and reasonably priced too. I would highly recommend it.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Carlingford is a wonderful historic seaside town in Ireland just on the border with Northern Island. Getting to the Bay Tree restaurant via the narrow streets abuzz with craft shops and Bistros, already puts you in a good mood and ready for what this restaurant has to offer. Delightfully decorated with bay tree motifs, the eating area is compact without... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Just returned from Sunday dinner at the Bay tree and I will certainly not be back!! The food was nice enough but the manager/head waitress was very abrupt and rude. Her bedside manner leaves s lot to be desired. Service was also extremely slow. We ordered dessert, waited almost 40 minutes for it to arrive and then when it still... More 

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Sheffield, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had a meal at The Bay Tree on our last night in Carlingford and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The atmosphere was relaxed and convivial and the food was very good and excellent value. One of the best meals of our week long holiday in Ireland.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The food was fabulous ....Goats cheese parcels, yummy. Posh fish and chips, it was heavenly. Great service, even though it was a full house, thanks Rose

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We had dinner on Wednesday night without knowing too much about the restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious and presentation was superb. The pork belly and lamb melted in our mouths! The service was very friendly & attentiv. We would recommend this lovely restaurant to anyone. Angela and Denis from Sydney, Australia

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

There are many good places to eat in Carlingford but when looking for something more we always choose The Bay Tree, the food is of a consistently high standard, great menu choices with much of the produce locally sourced and veg often grown in their own garden. Portion size and presentation are perfect, and we find it very well priced.... More 

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County Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

One of many trips to our favourite place to stay and eat in Carlingford. The owners Connor and Christine and all the staff are consistent in their excellence and passion for what they do. We stayed in a room we had not been in before and wow! I will not say which one as I might want to book the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Popped in for Sunday lunch and I was not disappointed in the slightest! The food was fantastic and extremely well priced. Service was great and not too in your face. The pork belly was perfect and so was dessert. Can't wait to return!

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Additional Information about The Bay Tree

Address: Newry Street, Carlingford, Ireland
Phone Number: 00 353 (0) 42 9383848
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Carlingford
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Cuisine: Irish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Newry Street, Carlingford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Carlingford
  • Phone Number: 00 353 (0) 42 9383848

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?