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The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel

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2 Bayhead Road, Portballintrae, Bushmills BT57 8RZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2073 4100
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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It had been a while since my wife and I last visited this restaurant,so we were both really looking forward to it as the food and service here is generally on the good side. We booked for Sunday night at 7.30pm (23 August). When we arrived and received the menu we were both delighted to find that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It had been a while since my wife and I last visited this restaurant,so we were both really looking forward to it as the food and service here is generally on the good side. We booked for Sunday night at 7.30pm (23 August). When we arrived and received the menu we were both delighted to find that they had a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We ate dinner here with my wife's family. It was quite busy but the service was prompt and efficient. The food was decent and the view overlooking the water was great. I would imagine that it would be quiet during the autumn and winter but on a nice day in the summer it's going to be busy. There isn't much... More 

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Really nice bar and restaurant with great view and a great buzz. In summer time it seems to be the place to go in this area. Very enjoyable with good staff.

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Called in here for lunch on a day when all the local restaurants were extremely busy. Bayview was an oasis of calm and we had no trouble getting a table. Staff were very pleasant, service was good and our paninis and sandwiches were just whatvwe wanted. Lovely sea view too.

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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We stopped in for lunch. We shared a club sandwich. It was very good, the roll was a multi grain roll and it was big enough for two. The restaurant was very clean and the staff were friendly. The view of the bay was unforgettable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A welcoming arrival from Trevor and the team - all friendly staff and brilliant to hear and enjoy Jazzlite providing additional ambience. The Thai fish curry was the best we have ever had - a real delight. Amazing summer evening, thank you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

An excellent place to dine out. Good reasonably priced menu with a good variety of dishes. Do book and ask for a window seat so that you have a view of Portballintrae harbour.

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Lurgan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Last Saturday I had the privilege of a return visit to one of my all time favourite spots The Bayview Hotel in Portballintrae. What a beautiful setting overlooking the bay, especially on a bright sunny afternoon. The reason for our visit to The Porthole Restaurant was that we were entertaining first time visitors to N. Ireland so we decided to... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday evening with the family. Beautiful main course with sublime afters. Fantastic views over Pprtballintrae harbour and friendly and efficient staff. Would strongly recommend booking if you plan a visit.

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Dunluce
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Planned to spend a lunch hour with colleagues at The Porthole Restaurant and stayed for two. The view is splendid and so is the food, always fresh and tasty. What's the rush I thought? So we sat, chatted, scoffed and took in the peaceful bay below. We commented on the attentive and friendly staff and also the consistent value for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 45
  • Cuisine: International

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