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The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel

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2 Bayhead Road, Portballintrae, Bushmills BT57 8RZ, Northern Ireland
+44 (0)28 2073 4100
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
weekend break

While not actually staying in this Hotel,it is always a joy to eat and indulge one's family in the great food and atmosphere supplied in abundance.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Bangor, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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170 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

While not actually staying in this Hotel,it is always a joy to eat and indulge one's family in the great food and atmosphere supplied in abundance.

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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited with family on a Tuesday lunch time. Staff were friendly and took drinks and food orders promptly. Restaurant is nice with good views across the bay. Menu is pretty standard but plenty of options. Kids had burgers and sausages adults had scampi, beef and ale pie and I ordered a rump steak. Food was a little slow to arrive... More 

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Limavady
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Excellent food, great staff & lovely surroundings. The sea bass in tempura batter with Asian dipping sauces was the best meal I have had in a restaurant in a long time. Excellent!! I would highly recommend The Porthole!

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
255 helpful votes 255 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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77 reviews 77 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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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 (0)28 2073 4100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental

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