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“Dinner at Bayview”

The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $45
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A FEEL FOR THE OLD WITH A TASTE OF THE NEW The warmth and intimacy of the Porthole Bar & Restaurant provide the focal point of the hotel where you can watch the world go by with the backdrop being the dramatic Atlantic Ocean. Relax by the open peat fire with a pint or in our lounge with one of our specialty coffees. The Porthole has the reputation of being the heart of Portballintrae and is a popular meeting place for both locals and tourists. With sumptuous cuisine, a excellent weekend entertainment schedule, well stocked bar and wines from all over the globe, the Porthole is the perfect place to sample good old Northern Ireland hospitality in a venue renowned for its relaxed ambiance. WI-FI internet connection is completely free through-out Bayview Hotel.
Belfast
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Dinner at Bayview”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Had some friends over .. Hake was good as was the chicken satay was very good also. Very good service and nice house Merlot. Did not get the bums rush either after we finished our meal.. Very good

Visited January 2013
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Thank npjrogers
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trevorkane01, Owner at The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Dear Guest, WoW, thank you so much for your kind and positive comments about your experience at the Porthole Bayview Hotel, we are all delighted that you enjoyed everything.
Looking forward to welcoming you back again some time soon,
Kind Regards
Trevor and the Team @ Bayview Hotel
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Belfast Northern Ireland
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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“Great view of a stormy sea”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Been before and had to go back for the Rare Antrim Beef Salad. Once again it was simply delicious and the view of the stormy sea was very elemental. Good wine list and staff were extremely friendly. Will certainly go back on my next trip up the Coast.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank LisaLoverofItaly
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trevorkane01, Owner at The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Dear LisaLoverofItaly, it was so kind of you to take time and compose such a wonderful review on TA about your experience at the Porthole Bayview Hotel, we are truly grateful.
Looking forward to welcoming you back again some time soon,
Kind Regards,
Trevor and the Team @ Bayview, Portballintrae
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Lunch by the sea "bayview"”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

I have passed this hotel many times but never went in till today, and am i glad i did. We had lunch my wife and daughter and I. We went for the special " Hake with pasta parma ham in a cream sauce" Superb. I have eaten in many fish restaurants all over Europe and todays meal would be the best.
The restaurant its self is superbly decorated has fantastic sea views and the staff were lovely, 10 out of 10

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank robbiemcgoo
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trevorkane01, Owner at The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Dear Robbiemcgoo, WoW, thank you so much for taking time to compose such a wonderful review and post on TA about your experience at Bayview, we are all delighted that you enjoyed. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again some soon, have a fantastic New Year Celebration,
Kind Regards,
Trevor and the Team @ Bayview Hotel Portballintrae
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Gainesville, Georgia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Nice Atmosphere, Good Food”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

We had wonderful fresh mussels and lovely main dishes. The restaurant was a pleasant surprise. We will definitely return.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Alice V
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trevorkane01, Owner at The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel, responded to this review, December 9, 2012
Dear Alice V, thank you so much for taking time to compose a very favourable review and post on TA about your experience at the Porthole, Bayview Hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed and hopefully we will be able to welcome you back again sometime soon.
Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year,
Kind Regards,
Trevor and the Team @Bayview Hotel Portballintrae N. Ireland
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Island of Malta, Malta
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245 reviews
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“Super lunch !”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

The staff here are so friendly, they can't do enough for you. I had lunch there on a Wednesday. We were placed at a table beside the window and the view across the sea is beautiful. Soft piano music was playing in the background which made the atmosphere very relaxing. I ordered the steak and Guinness pie which was full of large chunks of tender steak (no fat), baby mushrooms and onions in a rich beefy gravy (the Guinness wasn't overpowering). The pie was topped with piece of puff pastry. My side order was hand cut chips which were very tasty indeed. Others in my party had fish and chips, chicken club sandwich and steak sandwich, all looked delicious. Desserts were as good as the main, a choice of banoffee, Baileys cheesecake, cheese board, apple and berry crumble with custard, berry meringue, butterscotch fudge sundae, chocolate pudding with a jug of chocolate sauce. I noticed other guests just having coffee and scones, the scones are large and are served with jam and cream. I would highly recommend The Porthole for lunch or coffee and scones. I will definitely be back for the steak and Guinness pie.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank bobby911
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trevorkane01, Owner at The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Dear Bobby911, WoW, we are all so delighted to receive such a wonderful review on TA from you, thank you so much for taking time to compose. It is great to know that you and your guests thoroughly enjoyed lunch and being seated at one of the panoramic windows, viewing over Portballintrae Bay.
I am sure that anyone who reads your wonderful review will feel instantly famished and want to sample dishes from our menus!
Have many more enjoyable trips to the North Coast,

Kind Regards,
Trevor and the Team @ Bayview
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