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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“rump steak” (8 reviews)
“sea bass” (8 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Irish, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Bayhead Road, Portballintrae, Bushmills BT57 8RZ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I run a bnb on the north coast and recommend a number of Restaurants to my guests; I have to review the Bayview on my Guests behalf as I have only had compliments from them over the past summer months; it means a lot to...More

Thank CausewaySmithy
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Our Walking group of 40 Seniors made their way to The Porthole and enjoyed delicious scones and coffee or tea on Wednesday last. Staff were polite and on hand with the hot beverages. Restaurant was very comfortable and of course the views over Portballintrae Harbour...More

Thank watersedgecottage
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Although the resturant was busy because of Halloween, the service and food was excellent, would definitely recommend the Porthole.

Thank Eleanor H
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

After a lovely walk along beach we dropped in on the spur of the moment. We were greeted immediately and seated in a window seat. We were pleasantly suprised that the prices on the menu were reasonable. I ordered the rump steak and my wife...More

Thank OllyG16
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We wandered in on a rainy Sunday and despite looking somewhat bedraggled, we were warmly greeted and seated. A cup of hot tomato soup was just the thing to warm me up, then we went on to order lunch. Lovely rump steak for one, with...More

Thank 1AnnieEliza
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Food was excellent, would recommend the Sirloin Steak special for 2 people @£29.99 as you get a great Steak and Chips, + trimmings, and 2 glasses of wine, and the red was really great...just the job to go with my M/R Steak...whilst looking out over...More

Thank BryantheViking71
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We had a meal at the Porthole restaurant when we were staying overnight in Portballintrae. We were two families of four with some fussy children. However, there was something for everyone and we all really enjoyed it. The view from the restaurant is amazing and...More

Thank Shirleyanneg
Reviewed 17 October 2017

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
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Questions & Answers
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$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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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