We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel

2 Bayhead Road, Portballintrae, Bushmills BT57 8RZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2073 4100
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Irish, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Bayhead Road, Portballintrae, Bushmills BT57 8RZ, Northern Ireland
Write a Review
Reviews (322)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 322 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I've been going to the Bayview for more years than I care to remember and while normally camping close by have also enjoyed stayed overnight on several occasions. Whether camping or staying over I've always enjoyed eating at the Porthole, and having not been there...More

Thank titteringtonrobin
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Great service, tasty food and lively atmosphere along with beautiful view. Value for money great, will be back, would highly recommend

Thank Gillian L
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The restaurant was full and a little noisy. The food was served quickly and was adequate. We went for dinner and we had a reservation. I imagine you need to book at most times of the year.

Thank Liam C
Reviewed 4 April 2017

My wife booked a couple of days away with our friends to this hotel.It was our first time here and we were very impressed with the friendliness of both the staff and owner,rooms were good and large with an outstanding view of the bay.We ate...More

Thank Gaz46
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Based on a very enjoyable visit a couple of years ago, we booked for Sunday lunch today and were not disappointed. We had a lucky break with the weather, worked up an appetite at Carrick-a-Rede, Whitepark Bay and The Causeway and were seated for lunch...More

Thank Janet V
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Fantastic hotel restaurant which overlooks Portballintrae harbour and beach. It's wonderful to watch the sunset as you eat your evening meal.

Thank Krimson_17
Nearby Restaurants
Tartine Restaurant at The Distillers Arms
634 reviews
1.94 km away
The Bushmills Inn Restaurant
957 reviews
1.61 km away
The French Rooms
441 reviews
1.67 km away
Nearby Attractions
Surf Sup NI
70 reviews
.24 km away
Dunluce Castle
1,830 reviews
2.24 km away
Giant's Causeway
7,045 reviews
3.45 km away
Bushfoot Golf Club
44 reviews
.74 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Porthole at the Bayview Hotel staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$45
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
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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.