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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • 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 5 days ago

Wonderful view of the ocean from the dining room. We were fortunate enough to get a table by the window. The food was good. The service was great, very attentive staff. There is some parking behind the hotel/restaurant.

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food for dinner and breakfast. Very reasonable. Very good attentive service. A pleasent time spent eating and talking.

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to try lunch here last Friday with two other couples. Booked ahead and lucky to get a corner round table at the front window. As it was fairly quiet we are able to park at the front door. Not very hungry so chose the...More

Thank George I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely welcome from friendly staff on a blustery day. Seated at window with fantastic views of crashing waves. Modern dining room with cosy bar area to side. Reasonably priced and varied menu. Food delicious. Would have liked to have stayed longer. Definitely will be back...More

1  Thank Foodfeet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third visit, and we couldn't fault a thing. The staff are friendly, the food is beautiful and not only do they do gluten free, but they do it very well. We can't wait to come back. The views make dining here even...More

Thank Louise S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We arrived at our holiday rental at 7 pm and luckily I had reserved a table for 7.15pm. The hotel was less than 5 mins walk from our accommodation so a quick easy walk. The hotel is set in a stunning location and the name...More

Thank delph17
Reviewed 6 September 2017

My family and I booked for dinner here during a holiday in Portstewart and specifically booked for 6pm to take advantage of the Early Bird offer. As a golf fan, it was great to have a pint of Guinness in the bar and look at...More

Thank Matthew L
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I ate here with my wife and eight year old son, and friends - four adults and two children. We booked the table for 20:15 on Saturday 19 August 2017. It was really busy but we only had a short wait - less than 10...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Had dinner here with our young family. The views are incredible and leads to a very relaxed atmosphere in the Porthole. We found the staff team to be excellent and the meals and drinks were served quickly. We opted for the early bird menu which...More

Thank andymc9633
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We ate here on a number of occasions during our summer vacation on the north coast. Compared with some of its foremost competitors it became our restaurant of choice. Location is wonderful with sea views and the staff friendly and efficient. Menu not extensive but...More

Thank redhand
trevorkane01, Owner at The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Dear Guest, we are so pleased that you enjoyed dining in the Porthole Restaurant during your summer vacation on our wonderful North Coast. Thank you so much for your kind comments, i have passed them on to our Chefs and Restaurant staff who love to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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