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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%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Bayhead Road, Portballintrae, Bushmills BT57 8RZ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent pasta, service with a smile, and fantastic sea view. Will certainly come again! We were made very welcome . 🤗👍

Thank sheilacrothers
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our evening meal - although portions are a bit on the large size - wine was delicious - food all well cooked and served with a smile - managed to get a lovely table at the window. Breakfast provided a good choice of...More

1  Thank coffeetime93
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were friendly and very courteous. Menu is a little limited, would be nice to see some healthy options added. Beautiful setting overlooking the bay. Restaurant and toilets are very clean and tidy. Bar beside the restaurant is welcoming. Many diners were families and tourists....More

Thank jtandthegang
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived the warmth of the welcome was amazing. The rooms are spacious, cleaned and well prepared with hairdryers, iron and toiletries. We had a view of the bay and the view was gorgeous. There is a private care park, lift available...More

Thank Laverne M
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

On a family holiday and we left this restaurant to the last And boy what a feast. The early bird menu is plenty to choose from staff very alert and on it. The views from your seat is a picture as well. Makes it ideal...More

Thank murs79
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Are here twice during our stay and it was fabulous! The choice was great, super kids menu and the staff were very attentive despite it being so very busy!

Thank TheBigtni
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

New to this hotel restaurant. Staff very nice. Asked for and got a very nice sea view window seat. Two drinks came promptly. Alas the scampi order got lost/delayed in the kitchen. Not the end of the world and the staff did a real good...More

Thank 34210king
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

A busy restaurant with lovely sea view, watching sun go down. Staff courteous and prompt, despite being busy. Highly recommended

Thank NIRunaway
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Having been to the Porthole for Sunday lunch many times we visited midweek and found just as good selections and catering as before. We opted for a chicken and smoked bacon sandwich on ciabatta and it was delicious. We could have chosen from a selection...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous food , at very affordable prices, beautiful surroundings & very friendly staff , would definitely recommend a visit

Thank Lindy O
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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$47
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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
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  • 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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