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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, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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    Very good
  • 29
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  • 6
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  • 7
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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
One night stay

As we were staying at the hotel we had evening dinner there and we not disappointed with either the food or the service. Would highly recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
garyrobinson
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As we were staying at the hotel we had evening dinner there and we not disappointed with either the food or the service. Would highly recommend.

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ballymena
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten lunch here a few times and always had good food with good service but only once as a guest staying in the hotel. Staff friendly and helpful, food is well cooked and very well presented. Always found waiters prepared to advise on the menu without being pushy.

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Thank loughfarm
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

food was lovely and we weren't waiting too long on it even though the restaurant was quite busy. there was loads of room enough for us to keep our daughter who was sleeping in her pram beside us at the table.

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Ballymena
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal with a work colleague this evening. Great value early-bird menu (though we were eating at 630/7 so not too early). Good starters of ribs and a caesar salad, and main of the steak and fish and lovely cheesecake too. Well worth a visit and reasonably busy for a January mid-week night - but great service from... More 

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Thank AliP53
Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We took the kids here for a late lunch on Christmas Eve and we couldn't have asked for better! The food was delicious, and that's what our 3 and 5 year olds opinions! The service was very attentive and the atmosphere was lovely and relaxing before the madness of Christmas commenced! Definitely in the diary for next Christmas

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N.Ireland
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Great atmosphere, fantastic service as when we eat here we were served our starter and had a good 15min break between starter and main meal, very relaxed atmosphere, enjoyed the dining experience.

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dublin
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118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

I was staying here for the night as part of a winter warmer special and part of the deal was a meal in the porthole.i had hot wings and the 6oz rump steak which was delicious, chocolate fudge cake for desert which was nice.The service was top class,view from the restaurant is fantastic

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We had a nice seat by the window, there would have been a great view but it was dark. The food was well prepared and delivered quickly and efficiently.

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Thank Geoffsmi
United Kingdom
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The restaurant is attractively presented with stunning sea views. The staff are efficient and friendly. The food is top quality and well presented from an extensive menu including a very good wine list. Seems popular so I would suggest booking particularly at weekends.

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Thank JanetteK969
N.IRELAND
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Started the day by having Coffee at LOGANS Then stopped for lunch at Bay View Hotel A very good selection of food on the menu and reasonably Priced. You always know the food is going to be good by the Number of people in the restaurant and we were not Disappointed I have been to this hotel a lot over... More 

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trevorkane01, Owner at The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nipensioner, thank you for compiling such a wonderful review about your experience at Bayview, we are delighted that you enjoyed your meal, the wonderful atmosphere and views from the restaurant, Much appreciated, Kind Regards, Trevor and the Team @ Bayview 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 - 42
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children

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