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Thyme

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51 High Street, Ballymena BT43 6DT, Northern Ireland
02825632559
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: High Street 51 is a fully licensed Restaurant.We allow our customers to...
High Street 51 is a fully licensed Restaurant.We allow our customers to bring their own WINE.There is a full selection of beers,wines and spirits available in house.At High Street 51 we have an all day menu and a night time a la carte menu.At night time we offer a range of Steak,Chicken,Fish and Vegetarian dishes.We also offer an all day Childrens menu.Group Bookings welcome.Disabled Access
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
excellent spot

we went to this restaurant and we expected cheap ok food as the place is situated in a shopping centre area... let me tell you, the food was amazingly good, the presentation was sooo nice it invited you to eat it... and they had a specials menu making it all so reasonable priced.. great spot with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Ballymena, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Ballymena, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

we went to this restaurant and we expected cheap ok food as the place is situated in a shopping centre area... let me tell you, the food was amazingly good, the presentation was sooo nice it invited you to eat it... and they had a specials menu making it all so reasonable priced.. great spot with Iza the waitress so... More 

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Good place for lunch, last time visited a couple of years ago. Food was lovely, the spaghetti carbonara especially. As I didn't pay, don't know total bill though menu prices very reasonable. Ideally located beside the Tower Centre plus ample parking nearby.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Went with high expectations as id heard a change in chef/management. Knew the last place the chef worked and was very good. High pedigree. Place was almost empty. But got seated next to a pillar and the door to the lavs !!. Chefs moving in and out to the toilet and causing drafts. I hope at least they were washing... More 

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Sussex, uk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Friendly staff, great food, good choices available. Cakes looked tasty but we didn't have room for them!!

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ballymoney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very homely and the food to die for very friendly and helpful staff would highly recommend this when having a wee sight seeing tour of the giants causeway etc north antrim coast

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Had this recommended from family friend and she was not wrong. I had hake and was perfectly cooked and cassoulet was sublime. Only small criticism could do with a little more chorizo, my wife's steak was just as requested. The sear was amazing and the pepper sauce was just right with the subtle pepper flavour. Could eat this dish every... More 

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northern ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We have had lunch here three times and have meals from the menu and the 'specials' blackboard menu. Terrific variety,superb standard of presentation and delicious food. Service was excellent on each occasion and we will definitely return. Well done to Chris and staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Went to this restaurant last night with 2 friends. Their meals were fine. I ordered fillet steak (well done) pepper sauce and fries. The pepper sauce was really as thin as dish water. The steak was red all thermal through. I sent the sauce back and got my food on a new plate with proper pepper sauce. Couldn't face the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

it is not my first visit to this location which by the way has a more appealing name" THYME" and everything is changed in better, starting with the setting and decorations and finishing with perfectly executed food. Today we had the crab linguini and duck confit as starters and for mains we went on the chef's special, beef brisket and... More 

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Ballymena
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

On arrival we were a bit unsure of where to go as it turns out there is two entrances, after a couple of minutes a member of staff approached us and showed us to our table. We decided on the Valentine special menu which was generally very good except for a few things. The confit of duck I felt had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51 High Street, Ballymena BT43 6DT, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballymena
  • Phone Number: 02825632559

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Description

High Street 51 is a fully licensed Restaurant.We allow our customers to bring their own WINE.There is a full selection of beers,wines and spirits available in house.At High Street 51 we have an all day menu and a night time a la carte menu.At night time we offer a range of Steak,Chicken,Fish and Vegetarian dishes.We also offer an all day Childrens menu.Group Bookings welcome.Disabled Access

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