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The Magnet Bar and Restaurant

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Pub, Gastropub
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161 Culmore Road,, Derry NT48 8JH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7135 1551
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent service, food and price cosy pub plenty of footy on the tv lol we loved it and will be back next week :) total value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I visit the magnet a lot. It's Family friendly. The staff are Friendly and welcoming, you get seated with in 10mubs when place is really busy and the service quick:) Food it lovely too..

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

Hello Littlemisscj. Our floor staff and chefs will be very happy to hear you enjoy your time with us. By the sound of thiungs we will be seeing you again soon. Thank you very much... Ronan More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I visited on Friday 14th August as my boyfriend wanted to watch the football and keep me happy with some food. I have to say I left very happy. We sat upstairs and our food was delicious from start to finish. The lady that served us really made our visit and I feel she deserves a mention. Her customer service... More 

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

Hi Ms L G. So happy that you enjoyed your food and your boyfriend ended the football!! That is exactly what we are aiming at here at The Magnet. The lady you mentioned is Andrena our supervisor. She is great at her job i must say and she will be thrilled when i pass on your kind words. Looking forward... More 

County Donegal, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had dinner on sunday in this bar/ Restraunt . Lots of football going on in the many TV screens . Food was average for sunday lunch. A little over priced for the quality . Food was served quite cold . A lot of dish drying at the "canteen hatch" clanking of cutlery . Kitchen staff shouting out to waitressess and... More 

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

Hello Jenny q, thanks for taking the time to write your review. Sorry if you did not enjoy your visit with us. We like to keep our customers as happy as possible and look for regular feedback. This is why we show football as it is what most of our clientele are looking for. I understand is can also be... More 

Hannover, Germany
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

good fast food for reasonable price, but all very fatty. the only thing that was not as expected were the spicy fries.

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

Hello Juliane . So sorry to hear you din't really enjoy your meal. I hope you give us another try.. Regards Ronan More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Enjoyed a late afternoon lunch here with family today. The magnet has been our local for many years and we have visited it many times throughout and seen out several changes of ownership etc. The menu had an excellent selection, the food was beautiful, the service was friendly and quick and overall offered great value for money. Everyone ordered something... More 

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

Hi Danielle G. Its always good to hear that a customer enjoys our restaurant Thanks for taking the time to write a great review. Having too many tobacco onions couldn't be a bad thing after all.. Looking forward to seeing you and your family again..... Regards Ronan More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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

Hi Rian V, so sorry to hear that our food was not to your liking on this occasion but in our chefs defense all food is freshly prepared from scratch including our desserts. I hope you give us another try. If there is any queries about your meal don't be afraid to ask our servers who will be more than... More 

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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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105DanM, Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice review Suzie1121. So happy you enjoyed our food, service and surroundings. Hope to see you again in the future..Ronan More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

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 - 145
  • Cuisine: Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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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