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All 86 Ballymena Restaurants

The Blackstone

15-17 Hill Street, Ballymena BT43 6BH, Northern Ireland
028 2564 8566
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Ranked #8 of 86 Restaurants in Ballymena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Ballymena, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I and 2 friends decided to try here for our Christmas night out. We weren't disappointed. Despite the restaurant being extremely busy the service was excellent especially the young waiting staff who were so pleasant and helpful. Our meal was from the Christmas Fayre menu and it couldn't be faulted. Everything was so tasty and I can... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Had a very tasty meal and desert very good service and would highly recommend. The menu is a bit limited and a few more dishes like Scampi would help but all in all I would go again.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Our party of enjoyed a smashing meal,2 had the traditional christmas turkey and ham with others having the steak, we enjoyed several drinks before and after the meal. Lovely setting and staff were excellent. I recommend you eat in this establishment.

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Blackstone always has excellent standard of food but on our most recent visit we were waiting on our starters when we happened to look up and see a rat in the stained glass lights above the bar. The restaurant has since had pets control in and the issue sorted but this definitely put me off returning. However the thing... More 

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We were staying in Ballymena for four nights at the end of May,and our landlord sent us to this restaurant We were not disappointed The food was good,and the waiting staff were very friendly Nothing was any bother We ate here for the four nights Then we were passing though Ballymena in July with friends and we went out of... More 

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Randalstown, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We hadn't returned to the Blackstone for a couple of years, but were happy to see new management and menu, as stated on their website. Although locate above a pub, our meal was not your average pub fare, nor was it like every other restaurant where you would see the same menu of Chicken, Beef and Ham with a mixed... More 

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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I have visited this restaurant three times and each one has been amazing. The quality and innovative menu make this a great experience. Whilst the ambience is only average the food and value for money make it 5 stars for me.

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Limerick, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

IT's a lovely place to eat and has an imaginative menu. I get fed up of menus in the north, they are all the same. But this place has some really different options, nice portion sizes and nice presentation. Service is good but the decor is a bit dated, quite nice but bit past it I'd say! Was probably very... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We stopped here for a coffee break after some walking in this spectacularly beautiful area. The coffee and cakes were delicious and the service was charming! A little oasis with lots of delicious tempting treats!

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Went here for dinner recently - the food was excellent but unfortunately we had to wait far too long for the food to be served. The restaurant wasn't even half full so not sure why it should have taken so long. I don't mind waiting a bit longer for good food but this food took exceptionally long and there are... More 

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Additional Information about The Blackstone

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

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