Review: The Bay Tree Restaurant – Holywood

Name: The Bay Tree 
Location: 118 High Street, Holywood BT18 9HW
Price: £4.50 – £18.50

Cold, grey and raining! After such lovely weather during the week, while I was stuck indoors working, it was typical the weather would take a turn for the worst at the weekend. So to cheer myself up, me and my companion decided to go to Holywood for lunch.

Renowned for it’s scrumptious cinnamon scones (they really are the best in town) The Bay Tree is hidden away down a quaint little paved lane. It’s open for breakfast/lunch/coffee and dinner (dinner on Friday nights only). They also have wine tasting events! So The Bay Tree really has much more to offer than just their famous scones!

Saturday Lunch SpecialI love how they change their special menus as well as keeping their regular menu available.  I usually have their fish chowder because it is incredibly good, but on this occasion, the Portobello Mushrooms with Creamed Spinach, Crispy Bacon, Potato Bread and a Poached Egg took my fancy. I ordered it without the bacon. The mushrooms were juicy and the spinach was lovely and creamy. The egg was done correctly and the potato bread was fresh and not overly crisp. It was the perfect light lunch! My dear companion ordered the Sticky Honey, Soy and Ginger Pork Ribs with Fennel and Lime Salad and Crunchy Potato Wedges. He thoroughly enjoyed it. I managed to sneak a tiny taster of the ribs – the Sticky Honey, Soy and Ginger sauce was divine and complemented the ribs! Afterwards we both had coffee to drink.


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If you are ever visiting Holywood Co Down, then I recommend a visit to The Bay Tree. It’s not the cheapest place to eat but it is well worth every penny. You won’t find such friendly and accommodating staff anywhere else. This is one locally run business that always delivers fresh, delicious food and beverages.

Check out their website for menus and upcoming events! The Bay Tree or their Facebook page


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