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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
Portstewart, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Lovely family meal was enjoyed with spectacular views of the bay. At this time of year it didn't seem too overcrowded and the service was very efficient.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We ate here on a quiet Thursday night, taking advantage of the Early Bird special. The choice was good, as was the food when it arrived. Staff were excellent and we had a table with a great view.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We ate here as a family of 4 (with 2 x 8 year olds) on a Friday night in October - we went for the early bird menu. All staff very friendly & professional and Restaurant itself was very pleasant with fantastic views over the harbour, especially at this time of the year with spectacular red sunsets. To be honest... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Took my husband here for his birthday as I had heard good reports about it. Firstly views are lovely and the restaurant is very clean although its looks slightly like a school canteen the way the tables are laid out and quite close together. My husband had chowder to start and I had garlic ciabatto the portion size was good... More 

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Melbourne
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I stopped in here for dinner after a long day of walking the Causeway Coast. First, the view is quite nice overlooking the Portballintrae bay if you get a table next to the window. Second, the food was surprisingly good. I ordered the Sea Bass tempura which insider have high hopes for but turned out to be good and with... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The food was neither good, nor bad. It was ordinary fare. It was fine after a long day of driving. The portions were good, but it was not the best.

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Additional Information about The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel

Address: 2 Bayhead Road, Portballintrae, Bushmills BT57 8RZ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 (0)28 2073 4100
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Bushmills  >  Portballintrae
Cuisine: Continental

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