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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, Dessert, Coffee & Tea, 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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  • 90
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  • 25
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  • 6
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  • 8
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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
Fantastic Pint of Guinness

Darren Clarke had his congratulation pint after winning the Open in 2011. Would definitely recommend it

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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belfast
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Darren Clarke had his congratulation pint after winning the Open in 2011. Would definitely recommend it

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Hyde Park, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The Porthole is modern but very comfortable. The view from the front windows is spectacular at sunset. Good beer and a decent selection of wines.

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Northern Ireland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Went here for a meal with friends, we had booked a table and were seated at the Bay windows at the front of the restaurant, the views from here are spectacular on a good evening, starters of breads,olives and oils plus chicken wings went down a treat, main course of Bacon Joint with mash & cabbage, chicken curry & scampi... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Bland tasteless food. Over priced and poor. I had ham champ and cabbage. Ham covered in fat and i played hunt the cabbage. Children's meal £5.95 sausage and chips. £3 for a child's ice cream. Wise up. I don't mind paying if the food is great but poor poor poor. Do your self a favour go to the nearest chippy.

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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Monday until Friday 5pm til 6.30 you get 2 courses for £12.95..the food is very good..the chicken wing starter is delicious and plenty of them..this place was very busy due to bank holiday weekend..we were shown to a table immediately..service was prompt and very efficient..staff are all very attentive..cant fault this place at all..great atmosphere..cant wait to go back again

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Holidaying on the causeway coast in Northern Ireland and searched trip advisor for a good restaurant near Bushmills and came up with The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel. I phoned through to make a reservation though we might have been ok just turning up as it was busy but tables were available. Reception pointed us to the restaurant and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

"Enjoyed a great meal with friends. Glad we booked as it was a busy night but the meals and service were excellent! We will definitely be back!"

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Northern Ireland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Called in here for lunch with my husband 4th May, there was quite a few people already in but we were able to get a table near the window for the lovely sea views. The staff all seemed really nice and welcoming. We both ordered the Beer batter whiting with chips and mushy peas and it was lovely. Will definitely... More 

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northern ireland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I was staying in Portbalintrae in a rented Bungalow(just round the corner from Bayview Hotel)and decided to go there for drinks and later for dinner,and it was beautiful,our meal was superb and the situation of the hotel was stunning to say the least. Would go back any time. Really highly recommended.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Ate here on a Suday evening, four adults and two small children, we had booked a table. The restuarunt is very busy and has great views across the bay, the food was of a good standard and competively priced. The service was friendly but slow not ideal with two small children the resturant itself was also very warm with the... 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: Continental

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