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48 Causeway Road, Bushmills, Northern Ireland
02820732993
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Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: The Nook, situated at the gateway to the Giant’s Causeway UNESCO World...
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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice little find

Popped in for a drink after visiting the Causeway. Lovely little intimate bar with open fire. Would have eaten but we did that at Bushmills Distillery. Shame we had to get back on the tour coach or we'd have stayed for longer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Gazb26
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for a drink after visiting the Causeway. Lovely little intimate bar with open fire. Would have eaten but we did that at Bushmills Distillery. Shame we had to get back on the tour coach or we'd have stayed for longer.

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Hertford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On our way through to visiting the giants causway we found the Nook. The food is amazing and the service was quick. Can't fault it at all!

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Divonne-les-Bains, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Situated closest pub/resturant its in a prome tourist trp position.(next to the Giant's Causeway) I was only there 30+ minutes biput found the place intriguing although not the cheapest. It was built as a school house for the families in the area as well as the local Causeway guides and still does today. The pub times are sychronised to the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

To pay their prices and be insulted by what was brought to the table is why I have chosen to leave this review. The bar/waiting staff were polite and nice. I ordered the burger which was recommended. This was tasty, but the so-called chips were an insult. I don't mind a couple of crispy bits in with a portion of... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

.. But the prices are ridiculous. Typical tourist trap restaurant close to the marvelous Giant's Causeway. Despite the food being only okay, I suspect that anything could taste great after being buffeted by ice cold wind and soaked with rain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had some super delicious tea and scones at the Nook on the way to the Giants Causeway. Lovely atmosphere.

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Magherafelt, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called here for a spot of brunch with friends a few months ago - was really enjoyable. We sat out on the tables out the front and enjoyed a light brunch and drinks, then went around the causeway. A perfect afternoon. The staff are great here, really polite and helpful, and eventhough it was busy we were served relatively quickly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great old bar with good value and tasty food. Eat and drink here for less than the price of just entering the Causeway centre, (and then you pay extra to eat), then just walk down to the Causeway for free. Portions are large and the roaring fire keeps you warm in the winter months, when the wind... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here after our tour for a quick bite and to warm up. The fireplace was amazing and the food was even better! I ordered the fish and chips which were perfectly fried to perfection. A must visit!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You've just hiked many miles round the causeway coast path in the teeth of a dramatic gale and you are in need of hearty food, a pint of restorative stout and some craic by the fire. Just when the body can't take much more, the Nook looms up, welcoming all weary travelers (or just day trippers too out for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48 Causeway Road, Bushmills, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Bushmills
  • Phone Number: 02820732993

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 28
  • Cuisine: Irish, British, Pub, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

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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