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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“rump steak” (6 reviews)
“sea bass” (8 reviews)
“thai curry” (4 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
Irish, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Bayhead Road, Portballintrae, Bushmills BT57 8RZ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in the hotel for 2 nights and ate in the restaurant on the 1st night, nothing spectacular, there was nowhere else local to eat so it filled the gap, on the 2nd night I ate in one of the many places available in...More

Thank Purpleknight1
trevorkane01, Owner at The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments, we are pleased that you enjoyed the wonderful views from our restaurant, Kind Regards, Trevor and Team Bayview

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With only living a couple of miles up the road, I now cannot understand what took us so long to eat here? Such a simple reservation process using the online facility and a special request was totally honoured by seating us at a lovely round...More

Thank tracemcd81
trevorkane01, Owner at The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Tracemcd, thank you so much for your kind comments, it is great to know that you liked our online reservation facility and found it helpful. I have passed your comments to our chefs, they try very hard to ensure that all meals are to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Above average 'gastro pub grub' tasty and good value. Very friendly and pleasant service. Bonus was a beautiful sea view

Thank EcclesExile
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Usually could not fault this place however an evening was spoilt by a group of children of approximately 8 - 10 years sitting at the bar giving the friendly waitor an awful time while their parents sat at the restaurant. One enjoyed skating through tables...More

Thank Mandy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had not eaten here for some time and the menu has been refreshed since I was last here. Found it difficult to decide what to have as there was so many things I liked the sound of however I finally plumped for the seafood...More

Thank carolsbelfast
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$47
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
Good for
Groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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