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The Blackstone

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15-17 Hill Street, Ballymena BT43 6BH, Northern Ireland
028 2564 8566
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
lovely food chilly table

Went for a meal last week with a few friends. The food was lovely. We all had different mains (try the lamb). The service was excellent. The only downside was that during the week they don't use upstairs and we were at a table near the door and it was cold also the background music was too loud... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Sheila K
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ballymena, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Ate here for the first time under duress as I thought from where it is located the food wouldn't be up to much. I was very pleasantly surprised! The decor is beautiful, staff very friendly but not overly attentive and the food excellent. It's all a little bit more pricey that I'd usually pay but it's so worth it. Access... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food is really beautiful ! Everything is really fresh and nice. Their menu is different but you can get plain food 2! Really love it !

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Do not waste your hard earned cash on this super greasy muck supposedly served up as food, this must rate as one of the worst meals I have ever eaten and at nearly £50 for two which included only 2 diet cokes it is a total rip-off. How it rates at number 8 on Tripadvisor is a total mystery it... More 

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Portadown, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Great food and good service when my husband, 18month old son and I ate here on Easter Monday. Couldn't fault it apart from the fact that there is no baby changing facility. This in the end spoiled what had been a lovely dining experience, not sure I'd go back while I have a child in nappies.

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Absolute top quality exciting food. Brilliantly presented and good portions for such great quality foods. Couldn't fault

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Went for a meal last week with a few friends. The food was lovely. We all had different mains (try the lamb). The service was excellent. The only downside was that during the week they don't use upstairs and we were at a table near the door and it was cold also the background music was too loud. Would definitely... More 

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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Had a lovely meal at the weekend in the blackstone. Really good menu if your looking something a bit different too. My boyfriend had a steak and he was very impressed too.

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This was my first time here and I was impressed. We had been looking for somewhere in the town for a birthday meal and this was a last minute decision. I'm sure we will be back.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I have been here several times for lunch and food always superb. brilliant menu with garlic fries to die for! Staff always lovely and so accomadating.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This place always seems to have a funky menu and a lot of unusual food you would not see on 'normal' menus but in saying that the food is class, I can see why it is one of the most popular restaurants to eat at in Ballymena. Will definitely return at some point to see if there are any new... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15-17 Hill Street, Ballymena BT43 6BH, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballymena
  • Phone Number: 028 2564 8566

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?