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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 137 Restaurants in Derry
Price range: $10 - $153
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
Derry, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Love this place. Food is always fantastic . Very helpful and attentive staff.very very good value for money .

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

Hi Dolores. Very pleaded to hear you enjoy our food. service and value for money. Hope to see you Again soon. Ronan More

iNorthern Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have been here quite a few time and also The Bently and have to say that I always get treated with courtisity . The service is very quick and the food is excellent if not just a bit too much at times. I would recommend this restaurant always . Well done to the owners and the excellent staff.

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

HI Nuls. Thanks for taking the time to reviewing us. Customer satisfaction is one of main points so I am so happy you found our food and service was exellent. I will pass your kind words on. Thank you. Ronan More

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

Hi 2_white_sands. Thank you for your review, and so glad you loved our steaks. So sorry to hear you did not enjoy the atmosphere during the day. Maybe next time try us in the evening when we are thriving with a restaurant feel. Thanks a lot, Ronan More

Derry, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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

Hi Magoo. Thank you very much for taking the time to give another try. Hopefully our teething problems are behind us now. Looking forward to meeting you again. Thanks for the kind words.. Ronan More

Derry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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105DanM, Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Sharon M. So happy you enjoyed our food, staff ans entertainment. Hope to see you again soon. Ronan More

Strabane, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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105DanM, Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Linda m. Sorry you had a bad experience with us. We thrive on giving our customers a good choice with our sunday menu with a wide range of classic dishes and traditional dinners. I am very sorry that it did not meet your satisfaction this time.I hope it does not put you off giving us another try. So happy... More

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
51 helpful votes 51 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

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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 10 - 153
Cuisine: Gastropub

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