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The Nook

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
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” (32 reviews)
“guinness stew” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
48 Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8SU, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 776 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stay away!!! Visited this place today I didn't even get to order food I was told to sit down come back up and the order so I did then told to move away from the counter ! I Left because staff were so rude. Never...More

Thank Denis O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where do I start... I cannot believe where all these bad reviews come from. I have never seen anything like this in my life. The staff at the Nook are super friendly and ALWAYS help everyone as best they can. These staff work long hours...More

4  Thank Kateysue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a tremendous walk from Ballintoy to The Causeway, we finished with coffee & cake at The Nook. Along with a small coca-cola this cost £22. TWENTY-TWO POUNDS! Originally from Northern Ireland, it was real back to childhood memories being able to visit this spectacular...More

2  Thank CBAB1988
management201623216, Manager at The Nook, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear CBAB1988 Thank you for visiting our premises at the Nook as recently advised in your above comment. Please be assured that the prices of all food and beverage within our establishment reflect very favourably with all or any of the popular tourist outlets in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch in the Nook on Saturday and cant believe how horrendous it was, Our sandwiches we made with wafer thin cheap sliced brown bread with very little filling and absolutley no flavour and the salad that was well past its sell by date with...More

2  Thank AnneB2735
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here because we were a group of 10 and the causeway hotel was full. In short, we were not happy with the experience. When we arrived we found a seat and were shown the menus. At first glance the food was expensive. All...More

2  Thank simonptyire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely lunch here today with family...children well catered for! Also lovely coffe outside...more welcoming than coffee shop at visitor centre!

1  Thank goldengirl60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'd have given 5 star rating only if the restaurant was a bit cheaper. Other than that all excellent. It was good and fresh food, no waiting on a long queue even though it was busy that time and staffs were helpful.

1  Thank santosh p
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Worth a quick lunch stop if only to avoid the £11.50 charge for the parking & unnecessary Giant's Causeway visitor center. Food nothing special but certainly not "terrible" as previous reviews have mentioned.

Thank Adam P
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Went here last Sunday, as we walked from Portballintrae to the Giants causeway. It’s a lovely location but the food was awful! Had stew that was a congealed mess... and what meat there was in it was very very fatty. I think it had been...More

6  Thank poppythesurfingdog
Reviewed August 7, 2018

An oasis in an overrated, over populated tourist attraction! Thoroughly recommended for those seeking sanctuary from the crowds.

Thank Pickwick53
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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
Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, 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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