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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, British, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2 Bayhead Road, Portballintrae, Bushmills BT57 8RZ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fabulous late lunch here today. The vibe is really great pub grub, beautifully cooked, not greasy. We were really impressed. There was also live music being played in the bar whilst the bar patrons were waitin for the rugby internationals to start....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Noelle M
Reviewed 5 November 2018

My Mum and I stayed in bushmills for a week in mid October with my 10.5 month old baby girl. We came here for Sunday dinner which was the 2nd night of our holiday. The chicken supreme was delicious but what made the meal was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Myself and my family dined here on Sunday night. After calling ahead to explain my brother was using a walking frame, they were accommodating and seated us up the ramp in the porthole. Bathroom was a short distance away, with unrestricted access. Food was also...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nichola C
Reviewed 23 October 2018

The beach was pleasant to walk along. Yes, it is out of season but must say it is hard to get fed. We tried the golf club. and a small shop both closed so we called in here we were not looking for much just...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ian F
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Stopped in for a quick lunch and was not disappointed. Service and staff was friendly and the good was amazing. Plus, you can't beat the view! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TheMendenhalls2018
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This is our firm favourite restaurant for a good hearty Sunday lunch. There is always a good range of roast options on the lunchtime menu and today my wife and I chose the roast lamb with a selection of vegetables and creamed potato. Delicious. Next...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank John A
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I visited with my husband and daughter. We had a drink in the bar beside the open fire which was very pleasant. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We then had a meal. We the mixed meats and cheese platter which was very tasty...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Julie1081
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Tasty food. Friendly. The order was not quite right. There was not a waiter assigned to the table, but rather everyone of the staff worked all parts of the dining room. That arrangement makes the service was less personalized.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Didi33133
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We turned up to the Bayview hotel after being turned away from a few other restaurants in the area for being too busy. We were seated and seen to quickly, which was great as it was around 8pm by the time we turned up to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bec D
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

First time in Portballintrae in years, popped into the Bayview Hotel for breakfast. I had a delicious fry, cooked fresh to order, and my partner had bagels and salmon. Served by some really friendly staff and perfectly brewed coffee. Loved it.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank ec1966
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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$44
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, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
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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