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The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel

2 Bayhead Road, Portballintrae, Bushmills BT57 8RZ, Northern Ireland
+44 (0)28 2073 4100
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Continental
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Booked a table for 8.00 on 24/01/2015, we were shown to our table and given menus but thirty minutes later no one had asked for our order. Totally disgusted with the terrible customer service we got our coats and left. I know the staff were busy but this is not acceptable anywhere.

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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

My wife passed her driving test a few days ago, so for a wee treat I booked us a table for two at this restaurant. We have both been here many times in the past but sadly had neglected it for a few months,so we were both looking forward to eating here again. We were not disappointed, the food was... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We went to the Bayview Hotel on New Year's Eve as part of a group of 10. The restaurant was very pleasantly decorated and, as you would expect on NYE, was full. For such a busy evening I have to say the food was excellent and the music was centred around the bar area so we were able to have... More 

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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

On a wet, dark,miserable day, my husband and I went here for lunch. We sat by the fire and had toasted sandwiches, with a lovely salad garnish and delicious coleslaw. A large cafetiere completed the lunch. Service was excellent! Friendly but in obtrusive. Delightful setting...in the summer we sit by the window and enjoy the view, but on a wintry... More 

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Cant beat this restaurant/bar......lovely atmosphere and amazing views! Food is always gorgeous and good choices on menu. Have visited as couple and with whole family and also with friends....always love it

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Kells, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Had a nice evening meal in the hotel. We really enjoyed the view as the sun went down. Portballintrea is a beautiful spot.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We love the Bayview and usually thoroughly enjoy a meal there. Wonderful setting, great views and friendly staff. We went early evening on a Saturday night and enjoyed a window table looking over the bay. The menu has changed since we were last there and for the worse in our opinion. The a la carte menu was just a bit... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Lovely family meal was enjoyed with spectacular views of the bay. At this time of year it didn't seem too overcrowded and the service was very efficient.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We ate here on a quiet Thursday night, taking advantage of the Early Bird special. The choice was good, as was the food when it arrived. Staff were excellent and we had a table with a great view.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We ate here as a family of 4 (with 2 x 8 year olds) on a Friday night in October - we went for the early bird menu. All staff very friendly & professional and Restaurant itself was very pleasant with fantastic views over the harbour, especially at this time of the year with spectacular red sunsets. To be honest... More 

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Address: 2 Bayhead Road, Portballintrae, Bushmills BT57 8RZ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 (0)28 2073 4100
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Bushmills  >  Portballintrae
Cuisine: Continental

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