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The Magnet Bar and Restaurant

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British, Irish, Pub, Gastropub
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161 Culmore Road,, Derry BT48 8JH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7135 1551
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Derry, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in for a few drinks and we were about to have food but decided not to. The place is very dark and dull which was not enjoyable. It felt like a dungeon. I also noticed that it was quite dirty as there were still bits of food on the table that we went to. However, the staff were very... More 

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Thank adambeales2
105DanM, Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi adambeales2. Thank you for writing your review. I am sorry to hear that you did not like our decor as it has been recently done and most of our customers love it. As for the dirty table i apologise also as this is unusual as hygiene is something we take pride in. I am happy to hear you liked... More 

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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Magnet is a great location to din without having to head into town, service was good dietary requirements met, would recommend Spanish Chicken with garlic chips,

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Thank Sharon S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Have been here multiple times and its very handy for a quick bite! Food is always very tasty and staff are very attentive. Very reasonably priced so cannot complain at all!

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Thank Shelby Y
105DanM, Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Shelby Y. Thank you for your wonderful review. Can't wait for your next visit. Hope to see you soon. Ronan More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This has been our annual family gathering over the last three years and we have been very impressed every year. We were a large group and have consistently received excellent service, a tasty variety of food to please every palate and at very reasonable prices! Will continue to be a favorite gathering place with amazing service from the amazing Dee... More 

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105DanM, Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi EthelEklund. It is a great pleasure to know that you and your family use us for your family gatherings. Excellent fresh food at a reasonable price is what we are renowned for so its great that you enjoyed it. Cant wait for your next family event. Dee is a valued member of our team and will over the moon... More 

Georgetown, Texas, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

A great place for a family gathering. The staff (especially Dee) could not have been more friendly and accommodating. The food was outstanding, the service was excellent, and a great time was had by all!

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Thank Holly W
105DanM, Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Holly H. Thanks for the review. I am so happy you and your family enjoyed your experience with us. i will be passing your kind words onto Dee also. looking forward to the next family gathering with us. Rergards Ronan More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Have been here a few times now and its absolutely amazing. The service is fantastic we have always been seated straight away and a drinks and food order taken within 10/15mins. The food is to die for my personal favourite is the chicken fillet burger its beautiful. The chicken goujons are great aswell. The prices are so cheap and the... More 

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Thank Rachel H
105DanM, Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Rachel h. Thanks for your wonderful review. We try our best to get our customers seated and ordered as soon as we can with competitive prices and fresh food. i can't wait for your next visit. Regards Ronan More 

derry
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The only soup is vegetable. The Caesar Salad is swimming in plastic dressing and plastic parmesan or something pretending to be parmesan. Instead of a side salad which I seemed obliged to have I just asked for more salad but got a plate of pineapple, sweetcorn, plastic cheese and red onion. (The 1970s are on the phone, they want their... More 

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105DanM, Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi derryannagrace. I am so sorry you did not enjoy your food with us. I must add that our soups vary from day to day and our salads are made with the freshest ingredients from our local suppliers. i apologize for your cappucinos being cold also. Regarding our staff i think they are all hard workers and do a great... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Cannot rate the magnet highly enough! We were let down at the very last minute by a pub in the town for our sons christening celebration. The magnet were able to accommodate us and the food and service provided were outstanding. Wished we had known about you guys at the beginning! Special thanks to Ronan!

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105DanM, Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Jarlath56. We are so pleased we could help your family at the last minute and we are very happy your enjoyed our food and service. Our staff love to hear when we have catered for happy patrons. Regards Ronan More 

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

They arranged a get together for 40 people at the last minute for our grandson's christening. Staff couldn't do enough for us and ensured that everything went off like clockwork. The food was freshly cooked and plentiful. Thanks to all the staff and management.

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Thank gleneldon
105DanM, Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi gleneldon. Christenings and family get togethers is what we love doing here at the Magnet so we are very happy to be of assistance to you and your family. I will pass your kind words onto our Staff. Thanks very much. Ronan More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

We visited here today for dinner and we were spoilt for choice on the menu as we did not know what we wanted to eat as there was so much choice. Great staff, especially Kevin who is extremely pleasant and efficient! Food was delicious and greatly priced. Will definitely be back!

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Thank Niamh I
105DanM, Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Niamh. Having a wide choice of local food is what we are trying to achieve here at the Magnet and i am very pleased that you enjoyed it. Kevin is great member of our team who was very I passed on your kind words. Ronan More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $124
Cuisine
British, Irish, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Culmore Road,, Derry BT48 8JH, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Derry
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7135 1551
Description
Under new management as of January 2014, At The Magnet Bar we serve you fabulous food, prepared using the freshest locally sourced ingredients. We guarantee delicious steaks, superb cocktails and an excellent atmosphere with 100% customer service. The perfect place for a pint of stout, relax and unwind watching the football on any one of our 13HD TV's. Serving quality food all day until 8pm. Live music Fri, Sat and Sun.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?