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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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“salad” (13 reviews)
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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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Lindy O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Lovely lunch, nice setting, attentive staff. I can highly recommend. I would visit this location fairly often and not been disappointed.

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We had the smoked beef brisket and Turkey dinner. We were there when their were many people having their Christmas parties, but that didn't effect our prompt Service. The chowder is a must try.... and fresh mince tarts with clotted cream !!! Ymmy

Thank abbotsfordrocks
trevorkane01, Owner at The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Dear Guest, thank you so much for your kind and positive comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Bayview, Kind Regards, Trevor and Team Bayview

Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Ate here as am staying here (and was too cold to go anywhere else). Lovely ambiance, wood fire, Xmas lights, dark lighting. Had the veggie broth and chilli pasta. Not great, but good! Enjoyed a glass of red by the fire afterwards.

Thank VinceDarwin
trevorkane01, Owner at The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Thank you for your comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed staying at Bayview, Kind Regards, Trevor and Team Bayview

Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We had a couple of evenings here with friends for drinks and food. Bar and restaurant are all so friendly and give a great first impression. Real warm atmosphere with log fire too Had a couple of different meals and both were faultless. The sharing...More

Thank simonelk
trevorkane01, Owner at The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Dear Simonelk, many thanks for your kind comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed a couple of evenings and food at Bayview, Kind Regards, Team Bayview

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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$6 - US$49
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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
  • 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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