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The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel

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2 Bayhead Road, Portballintrae, Bushmills BT57 8RZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2073 4100
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rump steak” (8 reviews)
“thai curry” (4 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00 Hours
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

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 13 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 9 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
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We enjoy dining out at the Bay view Hotel. There is a relaxing atmosphere and they are not in a hurry for you to finish you meal and leave which is nice. After our dinner we sit by the window and enjoy a coffee and...More

Thank Causeway Coast R
Reviewed 19 February 2018

The food and service were good here. It was slightly cafe like, with no table cloths. My steak was over cooked and they handled me returning it very well.

Thank VikkiHB
Reviewed 5 February 2018

I can here with my boyfriend and his family just before Christmas. I was very impressed with everything, the whole decor was lovely, modern and very welcoming, as were the staff, very attentive and friendly. The meal we made was amazing. The tobacco onions, as...More

Thank RoRoSheen
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Questions & Answers
Nancy K
9 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$6 - US$50
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, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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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