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The Blackstone

15-17 Hill Street, Ballymena BT43 6BH, Northern Ireland
028 2564 8566
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Ranked #9 of 82 Restaurants in Ballymena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Excellent food and service in a traditional setting. The salmon was terrific. Good wine choices at reasonable prices.

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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Hadn't been to the blackstone in a while and was pleasantly surprised by the updated decor - looks great! Food is fab for lunch or dinner. Loved it so much we dined there twice in as many weeks.

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Essex
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Recommended this place by our B&B owner. Firstly its tucked away in a backstreet, that you would never find unless directed there. And from the street, and the outside, probably one as a tourist you may not enter. Having said that, we were warmly greeted by the barman and attended to straight away by the waiter. Food is great and... More

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Always go to the Blackstone when in Ballymena. Having spent an anniversary weekend in the Bushmills Inn, we met a couple who recommended We have lunch in the Blackstone on the way home to Jordanstown. What a joy!! Our first visit. The decor is brown, dated, but warm & Cozy. Staff are very friendly and helpful! Today we had some... More

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Ate here recently as the last time was a year ago and what a difference! ! Menu excellent more choice value for money great staff will definitely be back

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We pre booked for Sunday dinner at 6pm It was not too busy, a nice time to go. There were for adults and a 3 year old. The staff were helpful and friendly. The service was a bit slow. The menu was excellent, with a wide choice of gorgeous sounding food at a reasonsable price. I had slow roasted pork... More

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Was here at weekend, my goodness what choice of menus as we had booked early. When the food came we were very impressed and enjoyed by us both and was so good to see a restaurant offering carafe of wine as not many places do. Definitely be back service excellent also,

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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The food was exceptional here. The staff were friendly and helpful and there was a nice atmosphere. Lovely night!

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Ballymena
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had dinner upstairs; food (I had the rib eye) was the nicest I've had in ballymena; service was perfectly fine; decor a little dated but fine; not cheap but certainly not overly expensive either, for how good my meal was it was well worth it and I would've paid more.

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ballymena
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Was in tonight for a meal with a couple of friends. We will not be returning any time soon. When my food came out it was cold. Carrots were cold as was the mash. One of my friends ordered the Thai curry with king prawns she got chicken the other friends meal was nice but she had to eat on... More

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