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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine food for all the family

Visited on a Tuesday evening with the family. Beautiful main course with sublime afters. Fantastic views over Pprtballintrae harbour and friendly and efficient staff. Would strongly recommend booking if you plan a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday evening with the family. Beautiful main course with sublime afters. Fantastic views over Pprtballintrae harbour and friendly and efficient staff. Would strongly recommend booking if you plan a visit.

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Dunluce
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Planned to spend a lunch hour with colleagues at The Porthole Restaurant and stayed for two. The view is splendid and so is the food, always fresh and tasty. What's the rush I thought? So we sat, chatted, scoffed and took in the peaceful bay below. We commented on the attentive and friendly staff and also the consistent value for... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We frequent The Bayview every time we are back in Portballintrae and we are never disappointed. The food, drinks and ambience are great and the staff are very friendly and obliging. Already looking forward to our next visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We dropped in on the way past and were lucky to be fitted in without a reservation. The restaurant was busy and so we were pleasantly surprised at how quickly our orders were taken and food was served. The chicken was moist and tasty and the champ tasted buttery. Desserts were also lovely. Would definitely visit again.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A lovely family restaurant with a very wide menu with beautiful views of the N. Atlantic. Can accommodate large crowds and it is the go to place for the locals.

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Restaurant is usually booked out every weekend. Mixture of great atmosphere and food plus a view everyone loves. A big fire in the bar in the winter only adds to things.

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Quiet Corner, CT
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132 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Porthole is a wonderful, wonderful restaurant. The staff was fantastic and the food was so excellent--truly it was the best food we had on our 8-day trip through Ireland and Northern Ireland. We loved the olive & oil appetizer, and our meals were outstanding. I had a pasta, chicken, pesto dish that was excellently prepared and perfected seasoned. My... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were seated at a window table with a wonderful view over the bay. We all ordered from the Early Bird menu. The quality of the food, which is all locally sourced, was excellent.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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134 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place had pretty great food and offered wonderful coastal views. Definitely make a reservation and request a table with a view. It gets packed! The service was a bit slow but the waiter explained that they take orders in the order you are seated. The mussels were amazing as a starter. I wished I had ordered them as my... More 

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We had a 2-course early bird dinner here. The first plus was a table by the window where the views are awesome. (It can get hot there but they will lower the shades to keep the sun from blinding you.) The second plus was the main course food. A rump steak and a ham steak were both excellent and the... More 

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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 28 2073 4100
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Bushmills  >  Portballintrae
Average Prices: USD 6 - 45
Cuisine: International

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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: International

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