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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 #45 of 134 restaurants in Derry
Price range: $10 - $159
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We booked in for Saturday 22nd march. It was my 40th birthday. We came in and were seated right away. We ordered starters mains & desserts. To which none of us could fault! Everything was beautiful. We had a great experience and my mum & dad really enjoyed it. The girls that served us where lovely an couldn't do enough... More

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

A party of 12 of us decided to book The Magnet for Sunday lunch and we weren't disappointed. Took us 5 mins to get seated as place was so busy but once we were seated the whole experience was great. The staff took our orders swiftly and we didn't have to wait too long on the food, which was excellent.... More

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Derry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Took the family down on Sunday for a change from cooking in house, wat can I say, no more Sunday cooking for me, had the roast beef with spuds veg and Yorkshire pudding, unbelievable dinner and the gravy was amazing, family of 5 and not 1 bit of food left on plate, will b back every Sunday for sure!!

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Well wat can i say the food was amazing and the service was excellent i would highly recommend getting down to trying it something the magnet needed for a while.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Was told by lots of people food was excellent so thought I'd give it a go, wasn't disappointed food was delicious credit to the chefs however service was appalling 20 mins b4 out orders taking, had 2 ask twice 4 drinks and had to ask for plates 2 be removed, I understand that it was very busy and they were... More

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Tonyoconnor74, Owner at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

We have only now been able to reply to the comments and are regrouping and taking on board the issues that have come up. We are very sorry to hear about the lack of service, staff training and meetings are underway so that this doesn't happen again. We appreciate the feedback! More

Derry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Having picked itself up off the ground last year with better food and better service (well, for the most part), it seems the magnet is going downhill again. I love the Bentley, great food and good service, can't fault it, so assumed it'd be the same now they're running the magnet. But no. Same lovely food, no doubt, and you... More

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Tonyoconnor74, Owner at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate that the service was not up to scratch and staff training is underway so that this doesn't happen again. We hope that you will come back and have a completely different experience. Thanks for the feedback. More

Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

I have been in this place many times but this was my 1st visit since it was taken over and I was shocked... we went in for Sunday lunch and sat for about 30 mins before anyone came near us, I actually had to get up amd ask a waitress if there wad any chance of a menu and a... More

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Tonyoconnor74, Owner at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate that the service was not up to scratch and staff training is underway so that this doesn't happen again. We hope that you will come back and have a completely different experience. Thanks for the feedback. More

Derry, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We were out for my brothers birthday and decided to give this place a go as we knew it had recently come under new management. Im afraid we wont be back as it was very below average. The experience wasnt great in terms of service or food. When we arrived we sat at a wonky table and ordered drinks but... More

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Tonyoconnor74, Owner at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate that the service was not up to scratch and staff training is underway so that this doesn't happen again. We hope that you will come back and have a completely different experience. Thanks for the feedback. More

Derry, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Just ate there last Saturday for the 2nd time in a couple of weeks. Food was great, extensive menu and great value. Three adults who all had two courses, one Childs and few beers came to 48 quid. More than happy with that. Nice atmosphere, warm and good staff. I'll be back. Under new management and it shows, keep it... More

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Tonyoconnor74, Owner at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments! Really glad that you had a good experience we are hoping to provide great value food but we also want to provide a great service and all feedbacks needed! Hope to see you again!! More

Ireland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Myself and my family would have eaten in The Magnet occasionally a few years back but recently - it was then advertised as being under new management and there is a big difference good food good staff very competitive prices - well done we will be back

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Tonyoconnor74, Owner at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the comment!! We are so happy that you had a good experience and hope to have you back again soon!! More

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