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The Blackstone

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15-17 Hill Street, Ballymena BT43 6BH, Northern Ireland
028 2564 8566
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food at a great price with friendly professional service. Really enjoyed our meals and so took my father for his 75th birthday and he was also impressed. Will definitely be going back. Keep up the good work and high standards.

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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my friends from work and had a wonderful dining experience. Came back with friends and I was not disapppointed. Best place in Ballymena!

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Thank Elaine T
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gourmet food is a very rare thing in BAllymena. This is probably as close as it gets in the town. I've yet to be disappointed.

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Thank Eamonn H
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Every time I visit family in Ballymena I have a meal in the Blackstone at least once. I joined friends for a meal there in June but on this occasion we had our meal in the lower bar which is not as comfortable as the lounge on the upper floor. Nevertheless, the food and friendly service matched my past experiences.... More 

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Perth
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Sunday lunch here with the family was a real treat. Great food and good portions at reasonable prices. I would visit again when next in Ballymena.

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1 Thank Jeremy W
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a regular venue for my wife and I on a Thursday night. Dominic, his chef and excellent team offer a varied and excellent menu which is regularly updated with new and seasonal variations. You'll not be disappointed. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank Trevor F
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Attended for Sunday lunch, two adults, four kids. Service wasn't at all bad and the standard of food was well above average for pub food. Table was a little sticky but I'll forgive them that this time. Would we go back? Yes. Could I recommend? Yes.

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1 Thank Robin T
Ireland
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Great menu, food is well presented and great value. Recommend taking a starter as mains do take a while.

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1 Thank ClampetsIreland
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Definitely not my favourite restaurant in Ballymena. When we arrived it wasn't that busy. We ordered our meal and waited at least 45mins before we asked where our meal was. It took an hour to get our food but firstly we were given the next tables food. No one came to see if we needed anything and when we finished... More 

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1 Thank ohara15
Ballymena
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Always a very enjoyable dining experience. Good ,well presented and tasty food experienced in a relaxing atmosphere. Generally this is a restaurant well worth visiting.

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Thank Linda W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
British, European, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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: 028 2564 8566

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?