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The Magnet Bar and Restaurant

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British, Pub, Gastropub
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161 Culmore Road,, Derry NT48 8JH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7135 1551
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Description: Under new management as of January 2014, At The Magnet Bar we serve you...
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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  • 43
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great value

Terrific choice of meals all with side dishes at great prices.. Under ten pounds. Kids meals available,. Lovely generous sized portions. Lite bites including soup and sandwich deals in lunch menu. Very friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
Derrygirlie
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Derry
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Ireland
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we went here several times last year with family. Most of the time the food was brought to the table quickly and was quite good, but on a coule of occasions it was not very good at all. one i ordered sirloin steak and the was a very thick piece of gristle that went right though the centre of the... More 

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Thank rusty2112
105DanM, Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi rusty2112.I am so sorry that your food was not to your satisfaction on these occasions. All our steaks are cut on the premises and are supplied by our local butchers. Alas i know sometimes a bad one can slip through the net. Our curries are also homemade and are very popular with our clientele.Please ask for a manager the... More 

donegal
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We frequently visit The Magnet to avail of their lovely food as its so cheap and we can feed our family of 4 a good hearty meal for £30. The service is impeccable and Ronan always has time for a quick chat and you can see he really looks after his clientele and explains why they would keep returning. There... More 

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Thank jules300902
105DanM, Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Jules300902. Thank you for your wonderful review. We try our best to keep all our customers happy with our food, service and value for money. Looking forward to seeing you again soon More 

Omagh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited The Magnet with my sister on the way home from Donegal and the food and service was 100%. Will definitely be back!

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

Hi Christine M. It's great to hear from a happy customer. See you again soon. Regards Ronan More 

Ireland
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Once again the Magnet Bar &restaurant does the business. The food, presentation and quality is great and very reasonable prices to. Would have no hesitation in recommending this place to any one.

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

Hi Derryview. Thanks for your wonderful review. It's great to hear when a happy customer returns and recommends us. Looking forward to your next visit. Regards Ronan More 

Moville
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Went there last night for a meal and a rugby match had just ended and the noise was appalling. We asked for a table for 2 and we had to wait ages to be seated. We saw girl go off and take someone's order and when she came back she looked at us and we knew by her face she... More 

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Thank oco11
105DanM, Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Oco11. Thanks for taking the time to write your review. i am so sorry to hear that our service was not up to your satisfaction on this occasion.With the rugby just ending our bar can be quite noisy as we show all sports possible and we can a boisterous crowd enjoying themselves. In our defence it is unusual for... More 

ireland
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Myself and my Husband ate here last night with our two daughters and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great relaxed atmosphere, very friendly staff topped off with gorgeous food. Will definitely be back

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Thank caroline1979Ireland
105DanM, Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Caroline1979. thanks for your positive review. Hope to see you again soon. Ronan More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Omg I can't praise this place enough the food is just out of this world will definitely be back I couldn't fault this place in any way

Helpful?
Thank donegal2053
105DanM, Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Donegal 2053. Its always nice to get some good positive feedback from our customers which is greatly appreciated. see you again soon. Ronan More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Called in here for a quick bite to eat at lunchtime on a Friday and were greeted and taken to a table by pleasant and friendly waitress. Menus were already on the table and order for drinks taken while we browsed the extensive menu. Finally settled for the Spanish chicken burger and an Open Prawn sandwich with side salad. The... More 

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

Hi Michael. Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. It gives us great pleasure to hear that we are doing the right things to keep our customers happy. I will pass on your kind words to our kitchen, floor and bar staff and i am sure they will be very happy. Hope to see you... More 

Derry
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Terrific choice of meals all with side dishes at great prices.. Under ten pounds. Kids meals available,. Lovely generous sized portions. Lite bites including soup and sandwich deals in lunch menu. Very friendly staff.

Helpful?
Thank Derrygirlie
105DanM, Manager at The Magnet Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Derrygirlie. We aim to keep all our customers happy with the wide range of dishes on offer on the menu. So we are very pleased you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again soon. Regards Ronan More 

Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service, food and price cosy pub plenty of footy on the tv lol we loved it and will be back next week :) total value for money.

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

Hi Andi C. Thanks for your review. So happy you like our bar/restaurant . See you soon Ronan More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 161 Culmore Road,, Derry NT48 8JH, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Derry
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7135 1551

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 137
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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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