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The Nook

€€ - €€€Irish, , British
48 Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8SU, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2073 2993
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“seafood chowder” (33 reviews)
“scones” (34 reviews)
“guinness stew” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
48 Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8SU, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 801 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Walked into the nook today and didn't get much attention from the staff and neither did the till!!!!!!!!!! the ginger waitress on duty seemed too busy gossipping with her coworker. As a local business owner this is a scary sight (image attached)

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank harrietlongthorphe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited yesterday while in the area. Only had a coffe but loved the building Full of character. After placing my order went to sit to the stage adjacent to the stairs near the toilets. Was informed that the was a fire by the staff, so...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank mikeyk64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven’t been in the Nook for a while but glad we stoped in. As usual the food was spot on if a bit on the tourist price side. Staff were friendly and quick - great place after a bracing walk from Portballintrae

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Pforj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have visited this place a few times. Most recently over the Christmas holidays. It was extremely busy and the girls were rushed off their feet but the service never faltered. Friendly efficient and staff knowledgeable taking the time to explain some of the history of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank EvelynS1198
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Nook twice over the Xmas period, and although v busy the staff were friendly, helpful and courteous. Can never find fault with them

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Kateysue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been recommending my customers to eat in this place for several years..(several visits per week),There was never any problem before, However for the second time in a week, my visitors have had a bad experience with the staff attitude towards them..and no justification...More

Date of visit: January 2019
5  Thank Belfast-murals
management201623216, General Manager at The Nook, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Joe Your comments with regard to The Nook over the New Year are inaccurate, misleading and vindictive particularly when you concede that you have for many years visited The Nook regularly meaning that you would be well aware of The Nook’s operating methods in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When, oh when, are the owners of the Nook going to realise that their customer service is appalling? I have been subjected to it for several years but after my most recent visit yesterday I thought I would see if others shared my opinion. Instead...More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank 559graemea
management201623216, General Manager at The Nook, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Graeme A Further to your visit to The Nook on 1st January 2019 we are at a loss as to understand the reasons and motivation for reviewing your visit on 2nd January 2019 in the manner that you have. Nook Management strenuously refute your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ive visited The Nook a lot over the years and every time it gives me exactly what i need, cosy, satisfying home made food in a gentle atmosphere. Its quite a large restaurant but because of the way it is divided up it feels warm...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank graceandnature
Reviewed 30 November 2018

I stopped here after walking around the Causeway for a while and needing a break while I waited for my tour bus to return and to charge my phone. It was a wonderful way to wind down. It's a really charming place that used to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Soupyjam
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

We visited this pub hoping that we would have an enjoyable dining experience but the food was awfull. I would consider it the fast food equivalent of the pub scene. I have heard of chips bring twice fried but these were twice microwaved fried. They...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Susan L
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Questions & Answers
Fran T
6 December 2018|
Response from management201623216 | Property representative |
Hi Fran We cater for dogs outside where they can be attached to our metal boundary railings, we supply water bowls but dogs are not permitted within the premises. Kind Regards
16 September 2017|
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Response from Noreen N | Reviewed this property |
It really shouldn’t take long at all, I had steak and chips when I was there and only waited about 15 mins , the service was good and the staff very friendly and helpful
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8SU, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Bushmills
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2073 2993
  • E-mail
The Nook, situated at the gateway to the Giant’s Causeway UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the former original Causeway School serving the area up until 1913. Now painstakingly restored, this historic building is a pub and restaurant, which can cater for up to 100 people in one sitting. With something to suit every budget, from homemade scones and freshly prepared sandwiches to a full candlelit brasserie dining experience, the Nook at the Giant’s Causeway offers a choice for everyone. Our chefs endeavour to provide the freshest local seafood in the area with homemade daily specials posted on our blackboards.• Open from 10am • Fresh Homemade Scones and Tray Bakes• Full Coffee Menu & Afternoon Tea Offerings• Food Served From 12pm All Day• Beers-Wines-Spirits (Fully Licensed)• Welcoming Open Fires • All Major Sporting events shown Wide Screen Plasma• Dedicated Free Car Parking for Patrons.
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