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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
Boston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I stay in PBT regularly and visit the Bayview quite often. It has a wonderful atmosphere, perfect for families or a group of friends in for the craic. The food is excellent, particularly (in my humble opinion) the ribeye steaks. The staff are excellent - welcoming and friendly, with the owner as likley to refill your glass as the barman,... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Dined here on a Friday night and glad we booked as it was packed! Requested a highchair for our one year old but had to give it a good clean myself as there were bits of food around it which wasn't a good start. The service was ok, twice the girl taking our order only took 3 out of 4... More

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105 reviews 105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Our highlight of our stay in Portballintrea was dinner here. The food was delicious and feature a lot of fresh seafood from the local waters. Our large group was well accommodated, so I was most pleased with that. The atmosphere is pleasant as it looks out over the bay of this small fishing village. Not many choices in town, but... More

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Family meal on Tuesday evening. Service very good, staff very welcoming and polite. Food was brought promptly and was very enjoyable. Really beautiful setting in a bright and busy room. Would definitely return to this restaurant which had a good variety of dishes all the family.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Bayview Hotel was a terrific experience and the Porthole was too. Full of friendly people (local and tourists). What a way to finish a day.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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248 reviews 248 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

we were referred here and are so grateful to have seen the amazing sunset and hang with the locals, eat delicious food and revel in the parties around us...the musical entertainment was not very good but they tried hard...definitely worth a visit!!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Usually really enjoy eating here as lovely views and previously food very good, but on this occasion my husband had the salmon which he didn't enjoy and my vegetarian pasta had chicken in it which I actually ate some of as I thought it was quorn. It was replaced and we weren't charged for the dish but side of chips... More

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Hollywood
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Love this restaurant, staff are so friendly and helpful. Food is always good, menu has great variety, prices are reasonable, stunning views of the harbour from this restaurant, gorgeous setting. Highly recommend the bayview for dinner or even drinks.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were told about the hotel by locals, which I think is always good, we were told to go early because it gets busy, which it did - but mainly because of the early bird value meal. Food was fairly normal pub/bistro type food and plenty of it, we didn't have any problems with waiting or service. If you have... More

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Northern Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Had yet another very enjoyable meal in this restaurant. Service was quite slow, 30 mins from we gave our order till it was served and prices are slightly more than other places but when food arrived it was very good indeed, as it always is. I had the chicken with the champ and pepper sauce and it was delicious. Will... More

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