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The Nook

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48 Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8SU, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2073 2993
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to stop in for a bowl of soup and a beer while visiting the Giant's Causeway. The food and service are excellent and the building itself is neat and cozy wth old photographs of the area and the changes over time.

Thank Degan W
Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was great pub full of life. Amazing and lovely staff, great food, the fish pie was to die for, we only whish we'd had more time to try the brownie!

1 Thank Lucie N
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cosy little pub/restaurant handy for the Giants Causeway. Had a quick tipple to warm up after visiting the Causeway. Did not have time to eat there but the food which came out of the kitchen looked and smelt good.

Thank Janbro6365
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was good and the place was cozy, but that's it. You have to order in the bar and it was a bit expensive.

Thank WillyLizard
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in to a massive queue of people, staff who couldn't communicate with each other let alone the various nationalities Tell you to queue one way for food and the other for drink and then pay no attention as to who is next in line to be served whilst arguing with a French woman who can't understand him as he... More 

1 Thank Justin J
Portadown, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in by the Nook, gorgeous location and oozing charm inside in terms of the actual building. That's were it stops. The staff were unhelpful, except for one girl, the food was brought out in about 1 minute of placing the order...meaning it was all sitting in big pots in the kitchen already heated and the wine glasses were... More 

Thank MandyJCollie
County Kildare, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here before going to the causeway - good parking instead of paying for the visitor centre. Bar service very slow even with 3 behind the bar - it was friendly. Coffee and cappuccino were not very hot and the hoy chocolate was ok.

Thank Ciarrai2014
Holly Hill, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I've seen some negative reviews for this place, but it was very good for us. We were tired from walking and after a few pints and pub grub switched to wine and dinner. Wait staff took very good care of us and they all had a great sense of humor, as well.

Thank Ronn B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

We stopped off here for a coffee and scone before heading down to Giants Causeway. Friendly staff, reasonable prices and a delicious fresh scone. Decent sized customer car park where we left our car after our coffee while we walked down to the Causeway. Only complaint would be that there was no soya/alternative milk available for my partner who is... More 

Thank Sophie S
Coleraine, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We stopped for a lunch in this pleasant pub. There was a reasonable selection of food, but the prices were inflated as it is close to the Giant's Causway.

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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, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
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
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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