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The Magnet Bar and Restaurant

161 Culmore Road,, Derry NT48 8JH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7135 1551
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Ranked #42 of 137 Restaurants in Derry
Price range: $10 - $154
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Under new management as of January 2014, At The Magnet Bar we serve you fabulous food, prepared using the freshest locally sourced ingredients. We guarantee delicious steaks, superb cocktails and an excellent atmosphere with 100% customer service. The perfect place for a pint of stout, relax and unwind watching the football on any one of our 13HD TV's. Serving quality food all day until 8pm. Live music Fri, Sat and Sun.
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Pros: Great food, Value For Money Cons: Lack Of Atmosphere. We had been tipped off about the Magnet by some locals who could not sings its praises highly enough. We decided to make a special trip to the Magnet on the back of this and were glad that we did. The foods here is good, the steaks very good, and... More

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Derry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Having reviewed the Magnet before in not too high of opinion I feel it is only fair to Daniel, Ronan and the rest of the staff to revisit and say that my first review was written when the guys had only recently took the place over. now that they are well settled in and the small things have been ironed... More

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Derry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

went here 4/09/14 for our 10th wedding anniversary,we arrived at 7.58pm not realising that last orders were 8pm.Staff explained the situation and served us VERY promptly,I had a rare sirloin (well seasoned and juicy)cooked perfectly,my wife had the spanish chicken special and a side recommended by our server both of which she enjoyed immensely.The service staff are very friendly,professional and... More

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Strabane, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went here 10th August having heard good things about the food. Run by the same people who run The Bentley Steakhouse I was happy to trust the reputation. Silly me. They had a limited Sunday menu, ordered Roast Lamb, others ordered steak. Mine came like something out of a poor school cafeteria, splattered on the plate & coated in a... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our party of 13 were served our food very timely, hot and very courteous staff. If there was a criticism we were a bit squashed at one end of the table but otherwise it was superb. All courses excellent and pricing good. I would recommend this restaurant.....

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TheBentley D, Public Relations Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Great to hear you had such a good night at the Magnet Jo M! Thanks Daniel More

Derry, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Called in for lunch for the first time under new management. Food was tasty, well priced & service was good. Would definitely recommend

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TheBentley D, Public Relations Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review Wee Lulu.:) Hope to see you again Thanks Daniel More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Nice bar, great location. Friendly atmosphere. Usually good service, this time not! I ordered Spicy pasta beef , was very spicy!!!!. Yes I know it is supposed to be.!!. Asked for sour cream to cool it down, 3 times. Eventually arrived 7 mins after my dinner was served. Would love to meet niall. As I could explain personally, about the... More

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TheBentley D, Public Relations Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad to hear you will be coming back Edmund. :) Sorry about the wait for your order, thats definitely not our form and hopefully you will see for yourself on your next visit. :) Thanks Daniel More

Londonderry
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Called recently on two occasions average food, reasonable prices, poor service. If you want something special this is not the place.

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TheBentley D, Public Relations Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry you didnt find the Magnet to your liking Derryman26. We appreciate all criticism and try to use it to improve and deliver a better experience. Hope you will give us another wee try. :) Thanks Daniel More

Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely chicken curry when we visited the Magnet Bar. Staff were very courteous and friendly.

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105DanM, Public Relations Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

We're really glad you enjoyed your visit to the Magnet! We're always striving to provide first class hospitality to our patrons, as well as first class food! Thank you so much for your kind review! Niall More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Group of 6 stopped in for lunch i was only "peckish" but the food was so nice i couldnt help but finish it🍴 staff were very polite, couldnt have asked for better.

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105DanM, Public Relations Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thrilled that you enjoyed your visit! We take pride in our customer service and we always appreciate positive feedback like this, thanks so much! Niall More

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