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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
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hidden gem

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Chris G
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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
27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Derry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

"Spiced roast breast of chicken, sweet potato puree, broccoli and pak choi, Korma cream and beetroot crisps. Choice of sides." One of the best meals I have had the pleasure of eating and not over priced. Have recommended and will be back.

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N.Ireland
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We have visited this restaurant on a number of occasions and have never been disappointed! The food is first class at very reasonable prices and with very good service. On weekdays food is served downstairs in what is the Blackstone Bar but the tables are nicely set out with a generally good ambience. At weekends the upstairs restaurant area is... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a really good place at lunchtime to get a snack and a drink at a reasonable price also at night the food is of a very high standard.The weekend is especially good as there is usually music in the bar.

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ballymena
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Better menu at lunchtime, more variety, menu only has a few options on it in the evening and not great if you happen to be a fussy eater.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?