Lunch at The Causeway Hotel | Review

As the saying goes “I was born, bred & buttered” here in Northern Ireland and what a beautiful country she is. Sure, she comes with her history and her not-so-secret tragedies – but she is a true beauty nevertheless. The coast lines are sprinkled with stunning views and some of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. One of those UK wonders is The Giants Causeway and recently we were invited along by National Trust NI to visit and to also have a delicious lunch in The Causeway Hotel.

The Causeway Hotel has the most beautiful location along the north coast of Northern Ireland and in all of my visits to the Causeway I had never eaten in there before, so I was excited to indulge. As we walked into the hotel it automatically gives you that home away from home kind of feel – which is personally {in my opinion} the best sort of feeling you can have when walking into a place to enjoy a meal. 

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After speaking to the lovely lady on reception I was shocked to be told that we were being given our own private dining room – which felt very fancy and made us feel very spoiled.

The decor fits in perfectly with the history of the hotel which dates back to 1841 – which includes tall windows, antique brass wall lighting, ornate mantle clocks, high backed chairs and delicate chandeliers hanging from the ceilings. The room we were in had a really grand feeling to it but still emanated that feeling of home. 

As the menus were given to us I immediately noticed the kid’s menu was titled “Little Giants Menu” and if you know me at all you’ll know that I am a stickler for those little details. It’s such a cute name for a children’s menu when visiting the Giants Causeway.

Also, Grannies soup? An absolute winner of a dish to serve because if there is one thing I remember from my childhood, it was 100% my Grannies vegetable soup. The range of food on the kid’s menu was great – something for everyone and as per, Belle went with her staple choice of food – chicken goujons & chips.

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After we made our order, Belle was kindly given a packet of felt tips and a few colouring in pages to keep her occupied until her food arrived. She was so well behaved – which is all us parents want really when we take our kids out anywhere to eat.

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The space in the room we had was perfect for her to get down to play with her toys too if she got ants in her pants. Which, being four is what usually happens – so it was lovely for her to have that space.

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When the food arrived I won’t lie to you, I was jealous that my Husband went for the stew {which a side of homemade wheaten – Yum!} because it looked amazing! Just like how my Granny used to make and I even verified that it tasted unbelievable as well.

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The children’s portions are an impressive size and I was very happy with my own choice of chicken goujons and chilli diced potatoes. Everything tasted amazing, a really delicious home cooked meal, which, when you’re about to go out for a good walk around the Giants Causeway is just what everyone needs. 

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The manager Jennifer, showed us around the hotel a little before we went on our search for Giants – she showed us the lovely ballroom that was in the process of being set up for an afternoon tea that afternoon. Such a beautiful room with breathtaking views of the causeway. 

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Click through to see more photos from our amazing lunch at The Causeway Hotel.

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The whole hotel had such a lovely cosy feel to it – the beautiful leather sofas and deliciously purple high-backed chairs in the bar area felt so inviting and I guess if you’ve just had a long walk you could ‘without a doubt’ relax in this area with a drink and a snack or meal as you rest up. 

Click through to see more photos from our amazing lunch at The Causeway Hotel.

Click through to see more photos from our amazing lunch at The Causeway Hotel.

I never took Jennifer up on her offer to view the rooms, but after leaving I really wish I had. If anything just to get an idea of the views they had – but I can see how staying there for a weekend {or longer} would be really inviting, and homely. Nothing would beat going out for long coastal walks and returning to the comforts of somewhere that truly is a home away from home. The costs for the food across the menus is very reasonable and the quality of food is wonderful. The service within the hotel was also of a very high standard which helped us have a really lovely lunch experience at the Causeway Hotel. 

Our next stop was the Giants Causeway on the search of some Giants…

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Disclosure: We were invited to eat at The Causeway Hotel in return for an honest review. All thoughts, photos & opinions are entirely my own. 

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11 Comments

  1. 22/08/2017 / 8:08 AM

    Oh what a lovely hotel ! Looks like something out from a Jane Austen book 🙂 And the food looks delicious too. Glad you had a great time.

    • 22/08/2017 / 8:19 AM

      It’s a beautiful hotel! My youngest daughter keeps asking me – even now – when we are going back! I think she liked the hotel life a little *too* much – haha.

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    23/08/2017 / 2:32 AM

    Whoa!!!! What a amazing collection of pictures. I loved the quality of the pictures in the article and ofcourse the hotel looks amazing too

    • 23/08/2017 / 12:03 PM

      Thanks so much. The hotel was beautiful and the food was delicious too.

  3. 23/08/2017 / 3:41 AM

    love all the pictures of food and drinks!! My relatives live in Northern Ireland (dad born there) – this brought me back to vacations visiting them 🙂 thank you so much!

    • 23/08/2017 / 12:02 PM

      Thank you! Aww, how wonderful that your Dad was born here. He must be quite the gentleman, something our Northern Irish men are legends for!

  4. 23/08/2017 / 3:06 PM

    A perfect example of classy as i say.Though i am not much of a food lover, i loved your clicks(photography) , the decor is just too stunning here and being as old as dated 1841 – it still carries all its royalty . fun reading .Thx

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  5. 01/09/2017 / 8:05 PM

    Both the interior and exterior of the hotel is adorable. I love black and white combination, so classic and looks very clean.

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