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The Bay Tree

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Audley Court 118 High Street | county down, BT18 9HW, Holywood BT18 9HW, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9042 1419
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Fri 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a delicious bowl of seafood chowder with weaten bread very welcome on a cold and frosty day. The chowder was packed with fish lovely smoked haddock and corn with just enough creamy broth so as to keep it fresh and light.My lunch friend had a baked potato with sour cream scallions and ham and was accompanied by a... More 

Thank kadhan
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Catch up ! Love this place so much keep coming back for more This place is so full of charm that reaches your very core

1 Thank RhymeReviews
Holywood, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you ever happen to be in Holywood and feel like a relaxing coffee then this is the number one place. Well worth a visit just for the cinnamon scones that are to die for!

Thank Rikinnireland
Holywood, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well known in Holywood the Bay Tree is exceptional in atmosphere, quality and value of food and friendly staff. I first discovered it for it's delicous cinamon scones which are delicious. However every other meal I have had there (usually lunch) has been absolutely without fault.

Thank FrancesUprichard
Holywood, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

A lovely little restaurant which exudes the family values of its owners. Delicious, nutritious and make with care.

Thank FishFoodLover
London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Had a prawn sandwich, soup, wheaten bread, and a tray bake to go. £8.50 all in and it was just devine I have to say. Good honest home cooked grub - wholesome and nourishing. Dear God in stark contrast to the last prawn open sandwich at Bryansburn Inn which I thought would kill me. Well done Bay Tree souper!! No... More 

Thank minceonmonday
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We called in for Sunday morning brunch and as usual it was fantastic! We had the most delicious breakfast soda that had bacon, sausage and egg in it! The bacon was crispy and the egg cooked to perfection! The coffees are to die for and the staff are really helpful and always have a smile and a bit if friendly... More 

Thank Diana75Holywood
Bangor, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

I have eaten here several times and rate the food very highly. Delicious, well presented, and served by staff who are just so friendly and helpful. I'm making my way through the main menu but I'm stuck one one dessert at present, the meringue and berries with whipped cream [sticky centre - yummy] - check out my photo. Best dessert... More 

Thank Lucy R
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Love this place. A really homely atmosphere, well trained staff. The scones are delicious ( we sometimes get takeaway scones too ). The salads are also really good.

Thank Mojocr
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

The food here is always great. Sometimes the service is a little less than top class and the atmosphere can be a little muted occasionally. But the food just brings you back, and back and back.

Thank Ian M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Irish, Cafe, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Audley Court 118 High Street | county down, BT18 9HW, Holywood BT18 9HW, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Holywood
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9042 1419
Opposite the police station in Holywood

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?