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The Blackstone

15-17 Hill Street, Ballymena BT43 6BH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2564 8566
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (18 reviews)
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European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
15-17 Hill Street, Ballymena BT43 6BH, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hadn't been here for years, so gave it a try. My food was ok. My husband opted for Christmas dinner. He had to send everything back to be reheated.

Thank Rosemary-James
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everytime I come back to Ballymena I usually visit The Blackstone at least once. It is consistently good and the pub grub is excellent. There were four of us and for a main course we had fish (2), scampi and a chicken salad. All were...More

1  Thank Sean R
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

This is my husband and my favourite restaurant in Ballymena. Food is always top class and the Specials change on a regular basis. The menu is comparable to a Michelin star restaurant in my opinion- not just the normal restaurant fare. The staff are always...More

1  Thank ELGON88
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Excellent menu with very good service! Food was delicious and setting was ideal. Great location for lunch or dinner when shopping in Ballymena

1  Thank wjmcauley
Reviewed April 1, 2018

This restaurant was a great place. We had great service, food and atmosphere. Would definitely eat there again.

1  Thank HTRCanada
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

The food we had here was some of the most delicious food I’ve had in a while, it blew my expectations and the price was in my opinion very reasonable £25 per head starter and main (drinks not included). We had a variety of dishes...More

1  Thank Vicky C
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

It's been a few years since I had dinner here but at the time it was fantastic and that was for a party of 20. My partner had never been here so it was a first for him. Service was polite and friendly but it...More

1  Thank travelled-annie
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Had two fantastic evening meals here. Great service, delicious food, not your average menu for the price charged. Recommend without hesitation.

1  Thank D T
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

If you want something a bit different from other restaurants in Ballymena then this is the place to go. Lots of different dishes on the menu including duck bon bons, crispy marinated beef with Asian salad, duck burger and steak to name but a few....More

1  Thank GeriCo83
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

I’ve eaten in the Blackstone a number of times with my wife and kids and it is consistently delicious. I had the black pudding and pork beignets recently and they were outstanding and my wife’s burger was top notch. They have colouring and crayons to...More

1  Thank RJ5678
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15-17 Hill Street, Ballymena BT43 6BH, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballymena
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2564 8566
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