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The Nook

48 Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8SU, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2073 2993
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
Travelers talk about
“seafood chowder” (33 reviews)
“scones” (34 reviews)
“guinness stew” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
48 Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8SU, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped here after walking around the Causeway for a while and needing a break while I waited for my tour bus to return and to charge my phone. It was a wonderful way to wind down. It's a really charming place that used to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Soupyjam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this pub hoping that we would have an enjoyable dining experience but the food was awfull. I would consider it the fast food equivalent of the pub scene. I have heard of chips bring twice fried but these were twice microwaved fried. They...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Susan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in and fortified ourselves with Irish Coffees after exploring Giant's Causeway. We probably would have been better off with a pint or something that did not require individualized attention during a peak busy time.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank The_Hailes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having walked from Portballintrae to the Causeway we were keen to take a break. The Nook was welcoming and buzzing with the roaring fire and lots of international visitors. Sat up at the Bar and enjoyed a drink a large packet of crisps and the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GrandTour815047
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the fish and chips, it was good. Nice and close to the Giant’s Causeway so didn’t need to look far for lunch. Staff is nice, need to go up to the bar to order food and drinks, and with limited seating, you need...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bluerose979
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy little place to grab a delicious bit after visiting the Giants Causeway! Friendly wait staff and very accommodating.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rrodeo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So we disembarked from our long coach ride, both hungry and wanting to get to the Giant's Causeway when we came upon the Nook. First of all, you can't ask for a better location for such a major site. Not surprisingly, the place was packed...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank MKB1701
Reviewed November 4, 2018

This is a cute little place conveniently located near the Giant's Causeway. It takes a lot of energy to walk the causeway and when you are finished you are going to be hungry and thirsty. We didn't order any food, but we had a few...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Tania J
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

I visited this restaurant for lunch with my family. There is a lovely hot fire with tables near it. The prices are very high - 7.50 for a kids meal - just the meal, no drink and no ice cream. That is the most expensive...More

Date of visit: November 2018
4  Thank Vacationer595440
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Coming back from seeing the Giant's Causeway on a very windy rainy day it was a great treat to go into the Nook and have a pint, burger and to warm up. It really hit the spot.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jijakymcka5
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Fran T
December 6, 2018|
Response from management201623216 | Property representative |
Hi Fran We cater for dogs outside where they can be attached to our metal boundary railings, we supply water bowls but dogs are not permitted within the premises. Kind Regards
September 16, 2017|
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Response from Noreen N | Reviewed this property |
It really shouldn’t take long at all, I had steak and chips when I was there and only waited about 15 mins , the service was good and the staff very friendly and helpful
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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: +44 28 2073 2993
  • E-mail
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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