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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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is really good here. Sometimes pub grub can be hit or miss. It was cooked perfectly and tastes delish, and you get a lot for your money. The staff couldn't have been nicer. Will def be back.

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Thank Sandra F
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the magnet for drinks and dinner with some friends and family on a Friday night. The bar was busy but we got served quickly and the drinks were reasonable - loads to choose from. Plenty of places to sit to eat and suitable for kids. Great choice of sides to go with the food. We had lovely burgers, the... More 

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Thank Summerlover327
105DanM, Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Summerlover327. Thanks for the review. We aim to satisfy everyone with our wide ranch of local products like our burgers. Family friendly is also our forte so bring your kids along anytime. Alot of our regular customers enjoy the background music to the loud entertainment so that is why we don't have it. Sorry. I do hope to see... More 

Luton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here recently driving through to Donegal and were so impressed we returned on our way back to the airport later that week. The menu is very good with lots of variety and the staff were very friendly and efficient too. All in all I would recommend to anybody looking for good food and good portions (the tobacco onions... More 

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

Hi Kevin M. I am so happy you were impressed with our restaurant. Thanks for the recommendations. See You the next time you are in the area. Ronan More 

Derry, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time I have eaten here. First impressions last and I gave to say I was impressed. Bar is huge and has different levels and loads of seating and extremely clean and cosy. Staff very friendly and professional and nothing a bother to them and plenty staff which I thought was great. Will definitely be back.

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

Hi Roisin D. Thanks for the wonderful review. I will pass your kind words on to the staff and hope to see for many more visits. Regards Ronan More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner here today very reasonably priced, my boyfriend enjoyed the match afterwards with a few pints lovely atmosphere, definitely be back.

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

Hi Foxydm. I am so happy we could accommodate the both of you. The atmosphere is great here for a bite to eat, a few pints and the sport. See you soon Ronan More 

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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst returning from malin head we decided to call into The Magnet for something to eat! Pleasantly surprised by the extensive menu on offer at very reasonable prices! Greeted with smile and shown to our seats, a large and open space with tables far enough apart to be comfortable! Very efficient service and meal served promptly and efficiently! Food was... More 

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

Hi Jamespatric. Thanks for the review. I will pass your kind words onto the all our staff. I apologise for the mix up with your bill also. Hope to see you soon. Ronan More 

Derry, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 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 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

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

Hi Sharon S. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We try our best to satisfy all our customers dietary needs as best we can. Great choice with the spanish chicken and garlics. See you soon Ronan More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Thank EthelEklund
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 

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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 - $123
Cuisine
British, Irish, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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