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The Nook

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48 Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8SU, Northern Ireland
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Mendocino, California
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had seafood chowder throughout Ireland on our 3 week adventure, it was our default go to food. The Nook, much to our surprise was the best we had hands down.

1 Thank BabyBoomerNorCal
Amherst, New York
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124 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I had lunch here before visiting Giant's Causeway. We parked and headed inside. After choosing a table we placed our order at the bar where we paid as well and our food was brought to us in a timely manner. Everything was delicious! My husband was pleased with his Guinness and burger. I was pleased with my... More 

1 Thank Kristi824
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to stop for a quick snack either before or after the causeway walk. Great hot scones and hot chocolate in a friendly atmosphere.

1 Thank Miles-and-Co
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in for a drink and a plate of Irish stew after visiting the Causeway. Friendly and good food.

1 Thank Harry r
austin, tx
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266 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch after our Giant's Causeway visit. The food was perfect, even though it was just (superb) soup & sandwich. The restrooms were clean and servers friendly. The building is interesting in and of itself. Beer & wine also available.

1 Thank trawicki
Riverview, Canada
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381 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Toured the Giants Causeway on a cool windy day. Decided to get inside and picked this old Schoolhouse Pub on the property. Real coal fire was a memory relived. Nice beer selection and the Irish Coffee was very good. We did not eat to save time but menu looked ok. Clean bathrooms, and the place was in great condition. Waitress... More 

1 Thank Robert B
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I reviewed here as average before I saw the nasty comments management used in reply to other negative reviews. The food is ok if you don't mind burgers soggy from being served on a wooden board hygiene all over could of been better but the reason I will never return is the nasty comments left by manager to other reviews

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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490 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had time to kill before our tour pickup after the Giant's Causeway so why not give this place a try. It is right there. The pub starts serving at 12 Noon. It is quaint inside as well as outside. My wife had wine but I opted for a pint. We ordered the fish chowder served with wheaten bread. Also... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely bar and restaurant. Friendly very attentive staff special mention for Heather who was particuarly helpful. Food was great, highly recommend the tea and scones. Bat food was well presented and served warm, chips were great.

Thank DiH1210
Madison, AL
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

everything homemade and beautifully seasoned! Soup of the day (cream of tomato) my husband's seafood pie and sticky toffee pudding the best we've had anywhere! Very friendly great service. Fire burning in the fireplace. Lovely spot so glad we stopped and walked down to see Giant's cCauseway to walk off some of what we ate!

Thank Trudie G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $28
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8SU, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Bushmills
  • Phone Number: 02820732993
The Nook, situated at the gateway to the Giant’s Causeway UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the former original Causeway School serving the area up until 1913. Now painstakingly restored, this historic building is a pub and restaurant, which can cater for up to 100 people in one sitting. With something to suit every budget, from homemade scones and freshly prepared sandwiches to a full candlelit brasserie dining experience, the Nook at the Giant’s Causeway offers a choice for everyone. Our chefs endeavour to provide the freshest local seafood in the area with homemade daily specials posted on our blackboards.• Open from 10am • Fresh Homemade Scones and Tray Bakes• Full Coffee Menu & Afternoon Tea Offerings• Food Served From 12pm All Day• Beers-Wines-Spirits (Fully Licensed)• Welcoming Open Fires • All Major Sporting events shown Wide Screen Plasma• Dedicated Free Car Parking for Patrons.

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