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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 #36 of 136 restaurants in Derry
Price range: $10 - $161
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
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
75 reviews 75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Derry, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Called in for lunch on St Patricks Day as we were trying to avoid the madness of the city centre- I'm very glad we did! The food was lovely, the staff were great and it was a very relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Would recommend it to anyone and will definitely be back!

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

We're really glad we managed to make part of your St. Patrick's day celebrations enjoyable, thanks so much for your really kind review, and we look forward to seeing you again! Niall More

Derry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We have been in the Magnet quite a few times, all I can say is the food is OK and reasonable. The downside is the complete lack of catering for people with Gluten allergies, not only the lack of choice, but the lack of knowlage as the staff tend to be quite young and inexperienced. A few simple changes within... More

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

Our menu does include options that are safe for those with a gluten related condition to eat, if our waiters were unable to help, please don't hesitate to ask for the opinions of a supervisor, manager or chef if at all necessary, customer service is our primary concern. As for certain performers, we will discuss with them their choices of... More

Donegal Town, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We had dinner here on Saturday 12/04/14, turned up without booking and was taken to a table in a lovely atmosphere by a friendly waitress, Karen(?) who was extremely polite. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was fantastic, I asked for my fillet medium and it came out exactly the way I had asked and everyone at our table... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind review! We're really happy you enjoyed your visit and look forward to hearing from you again in the future! Niall More

n.ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Recently take over by the owners of the Bentley bar in Derry,and already having a great reputation for fabulous bar food,the Magnet does not fail to deliver. Food is cooked fresh,no waiting about,fast fresh,tasty,hot,what more could ask for with prices for main £6-7.95 with side order.Lovely surroundings on the out skirts of Derry city,feels like you are in Donegal,but only... More

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

Thanks so much for your review, It's very kind! We're really happy that you've enjoyed our food and even our location! We look forward to seeing you again! Niall More

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