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The Magnet Bar and Restaurant

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Gastropub
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161 Culmore Road,, Derry NT48 8JH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7135 1551
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Under new management as of January 2014, At The Magnet Bar we serve you...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice establishment, good food

We stopped here on a bank holiday monday evening for a bite to eat with the kids. The place itself it nicely decorated and the food was good. Very reasonable priced aswell. Only down side was the service was a little slow, normally if it was just myself and the wife i wouldnt mind but with kids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Ryan B
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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English first
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Yesterday we went for a bite to eat. Service was really quick wich should have been a good sign but the chicken carbonara was tasteless crap. Was't even repairable with some salt and pepper. Spicy chicken faiita was ok, but that's it. Cheesecake had no taste wat so ever.

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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Popped in for a quick lunch. Very comfortable surroundings and food was great. Friendly staff and super service. We will be back.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Good food well prepared. Very busy due to bank holiday but despite not booking we were found a table and the service was excellent

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

Hi Tom J. Thanks for your lovely review. I will pass your kind words onto our. Hope to see you again in the future. Ronan More 

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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We stopped here on a bank holiday monday evening for a bite to eat with the kids. The place itself it nicely decorated and the food was good. Very reasonable priced aswell. Only down side was the service was a little slow, normally if it was just myself and the wife i wouldnt mind but with kids its hard to... More 

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

Hi Ryan B. Thanks for taking the time to write your review. So happy to hear you enjoyed our food. Sorry for the delay in service though. As is was a bank holiday we can be that bit busier. We offer a free wifi service and colour books for the children so just ask one of our waiting staff the... More 

Donegal, Ireland
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I've been here 3 or 4 times and always had a good experience when dropping in on a Saturday afternoon or in the evening. But the timing for this review is unfortunate because last Sunday's meal was far below standard. My wife had the chicken burger which was very poor quality meat. I had the turkey. Stuffing was soggy, turkey... More 

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

Hi DrPhilG. Sorry to hear that our Sunday lunch menu was not up to your satisfaction on this occasion. We hope you give us another try so we can rectify this. On a good note i am happy that you enjoy our evening menu. Regards Ronan More 

Derry, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I have passed this place many times and never thought to stop for food - so glad I have tried it. The food was brilliant (I had salmon) - the service was great even though it was extremely busy. I couldn't believe how cheap it was and yet the food was to a very high standard. I would most definitely... More 

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

Hello Jols. Thanks for taking the time to write us a great review. We thrive on giving our customers nice food and great service as best we can so I am very happy you enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing you again and I will pass your kind words on to the staff. Ronan More 

County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Went for a bite to eat and for a reasonable price too! Staff are very friendly and the atmosphere was really nice too.

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

Hi Aaiyah. So glad to hear we ticked all the boxes on your visit with us. Hope to see you again soon. Ronan More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Our family group ate here over the Christmas holidays We all really enjoyed our meals. Service was excellent I had the steak pitta which was lovely Great atmosphere here also

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

Hi Alan K. Great to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope to see you again in the future. Regards Ronan More 

Derry, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Had a really lovely meal here. My husband had the special of salmon and cod fishcakes and thought they were wonderful. I had rump staek with pepper sauce and tobacco onions whcih I loved. Food was reasonably priced and staff were friendly and attentive. Would recommend it and will be back.

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

Hi Ktb1961. Thanks for taking the time to write a wonderful review. So glad you were impressed with your first visit. I will pass your kind words onto the kitchen and floor. Hope to see you again in the future.. Ronan More 

Derry, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I've been to The Magnet several times, and I can honestly say, I have enjoyed each and every visit. The food is really good, and well priced. Staff are both attentive, and friendly. Gets busy at peak times, as does any place with good food. I look forward to returning next week for lunch.

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

Hi Damian66. Thanks for your review. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future, Ronan More 

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Additional Information about The Magnet Bar and Restaurant

Address: 161 Culmore Road,, Derry NT48 8JH, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 7135 1551
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Derry
Average Prices: USD $9 to $148
Cuisine: Gastropub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 161 Culmore Road,, Derry NT48 8JH, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Derry
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7135 1551

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $9 to $148
  • Cuisine: Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

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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