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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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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“rump steak” (6 reviews)
“thai curry” (4 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Irish, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
2 Bayhead Road, Portballintrae, Bushmills BT57 8RZ, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 321 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately the last night of our 3 month trip produced the worst meal. My wife's meal arrived without the potatoes that are supposed to accompany the salmon dish and the salad was served under the hot salmon in the hot dish-not rocket science that you...More

Thank kroe55
trevorkane01, Owner at The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Kroe55, we are really disapointed that we failed to impress you when you visited our restaurant. Thankfully many guests do enjoy our service and return many times, however on this busy evening we evidently got it all wrong! Please accept my sincere apology, Have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mum, myself & my daughter ate lunch here yesterday. The food was really tasty. I had the prawn salad. Portion size was generous. My daughter had sausages & chips from the kiddies menu. The menu promised a 'goodie bag' with activities to occupy the...More

Thank Sinead W
trevorkane01, Owner at The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sinead, thank you for taking time to post a review about your experience at Bayview. I am really sorry that your daughter did not receive a colouring set, please apologise to her on my behalf. Hopefully you will return again sometime and we will...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a drink after a day of sightseeing. The staff were all very friendly. The shortbread was absolutely delicious and melted in the mouth. Lovely to sit inside, but if it's fine I'd recommend sitting across the road over looking the harbour....More

Thank Htaff
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The Porthole has excellent views of the water and a great menu selection. The spicier Thai Curry and the Bass Tempura with Sticky Rice were a nice change of pace.

Thank U6202SAkarena
trevorkane01, Owner at The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, many thanks for your kind comments, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your meals and the wonderful view from our restaurant. Have an enjoyable and safe onward journey Kind Regards, Trevor and Team Bayview

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and i decided to eat here on the reccomendation of the owner of our bed and breakfast we were staying at in bushmills and we were not dissappointed. The food was excellent and the staff are very friendly.the beef brisket was so tasty...More

Thank steve h
trevorkane01, Owner at The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

WoW-Whee!!! Thank you so much Steve for your fantastic review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your meals at Bayview and really couldn't ask for any better praise and encouragement. Kind Regards, Trevor and Team Bayview

Reviewed 7 June 2017

I ate here on Saturday 3 June with my wife and seven year old. Portrush was busy and we decided to drive a little further along the north coast in search of a restaurant. What a find! We hadn't booked, but fortunately for us a...More

Thank Paul W
trevorkane01, Owner at The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Dear Paul W, thank you so much for your kind and positive comments about your experience at our restaurant, we are truly delighted that you enjoyed your meals and the wonderful view. Many thanks for your recommendation Kind regards, Trevor and Team Bayview

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Enjoyed a lovely meal with a large group, food was good and prices decent, throw in a lovely sunset over the baty as you're finishing your meal and you have a great evening.

Thank Malc1967
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We visited this establishment a few hours after the North West for a few drinks, the atmosphere was great, there was live music about to start and a great crowd both eating & drinking, we didn't have anything to eat but menu looked fantastic, lots...More

Thank Cairndore
Reviewed 3 May 2017

My wife and I stayed at the Bayview Hotel and decided to eat at their restaurant for convenience. We are both foodies and did not expect much from a hotel restaurant in Northern Ireland. Boy were we surprised. The restaurant has a wonderful view of...More

Thank Thomas L
trevorkane01, Owner at The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Hi Thomas, many thanks for your kind and positive comments about your experience at Bayview, we are delighted that you enjoyed your meals and the views from our restaurant, Kind Regards Trevor & Team Bayview

Reviewed 28 April 2017

We have stopped here a few times for lunch a have never been disappointed. The restaurant is clean and is always a hive of activity with diners. It is well located with nice scenery overlooking the bay. Food is nicely presented, reasonably priced and served...More

Thank MaryW799
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$45
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
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
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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