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The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel

2 Bayhead Road, Portballintrae, Bushmills BT57 8RZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2073 4100
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rump steak” (8 reviews)
“thai curry” (4 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Irish, British, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2 Bayhead Road, Portballintrae, Bushmills BT57 8RZ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was truly depressing, with apparently the entire cast of cocoon being the primary patrons. While the food was just mediocre, the entire ambience felt like a retirement home on steroids. Pass for better venues.

Thank GlobeTrotterSC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed in. We got the junior suite (as a treat), beautiful little sitting area overlooking the bay. Really comfy recliner chair! Hotel/room was spotless. Very friendly staff.beautiful breakfast served the following morning.

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in the village of Portbalintrae and this restaurant was within walking distance. Very popular and very busy, so reservations are advised. There were four of us dining and all of our meals were good but not extraordinary. The service was slow and...More

Thank DFWtrekker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here for several meals during our holiday, 2 dinners a lunch and a breakfast and all experiences were great. Food was hot, fresh and delicious! There is was a good menu selection and plenty of choice for children! The view of Portballintrae bay...More

Thank loulabelle444
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time at The Bay View and it was a great end to a day of sightseeing on the north coast. Very friendly welcome by the reception team before enjoying a superb dinner with the fantastic view of the water and beach. Particular thanks to...More

Thank Johnmorgandarcy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning views out to sea as we settled to eat dinner. The food was top class , sooo very tasty ! Service was good too with very friendly staff .

Thank Meander494312
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view takes some beating. The food was excellent and the service good. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank iluvshopping2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for lunch as a family of 7, the food was good and we were all well catered for. Lovely restaurant, beautiful views and friendly staff.

Thank MrsRavioli
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a nice meal here after a wet day on the north coast. It was very busy and we had a bit of a wait on food but didn't mind as the we had a window seat with great views and our drinks came...More

Thank Sideye16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had both dinner and breakfast in the restaurant this trip. My son ate off the kids menu, which has good sized portions and plenty of choice. As usual he opted for sausage and chips and wasn't disappointed with locally produced sausages. I had the...More

Thank Gillian B
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Questions & Answers
Nancy K
10 December 2017|
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Response from larop123 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't really know, a lot of hotels are open on Christmas Day, but if they are it's usually sold as a package, a quick call to the hotel could help you. Ann
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bayhead Road, Portballintrae, Bushmills BT57 8RZ, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Bushmills  >  Portballintrae
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2073 4100
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Bayview Hotel
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.
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