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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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Today
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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Co Antrim Northern Ireland
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102 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for lunch with friends. Service was speedy,even though it was lunch time and they were quite busy. Menu was extensive, food was excellent. Perfect for lunch.

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1 Thank sentosa54
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Steak was cook to perfection good friendly service would recommend you try it. Service was quick as the restaurant was quite busy

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1 Thank Paul W
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have just visited Blackstone for Anniversary Meal. Service is quiet and un obtrusive. Maybe a little more interaction would be nice. When booking initially, I thought we would be in restaurant upstairs, but on arriving we were shown into downstairs bar. Not particularly nice surroundings but as it was mid week and not really busy I can see the reason... More 

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1 Thank jenj68
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fine dining. Beautiful menu. Muscles were the best I've ever tasted. Service slightly slow, although all staff worked hard. Perhaps an extra staff member was needed. Most certainly the best place to eat in ballymena.

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1 Thank shelley_mccormack
Hunter Valley, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Touring Northern Ireland and stumbled across this place by mistake. Had 2 entrees which was plenty. Firstly had the Pigeon and Black Pudding. Never had either before. OMG they were fantastic. Secondly had the prawns which I've had plenty of before. Again magnificent. The food and service was was world class and disappointed I can only give 5 stars

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1 Thank Paul S
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to the Blackstone for many years and have always had a lovely experience, so we were looking forward to a nice family meal last Saturday night. However this was not to be the case. We were a table of 10, which I understand is large, but as we had made a reservation they should/could have been... More 

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Thank McDermott88
Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu offers some very tempting dishes so choosing is difficult. The food is fabulous and lives up to expectations, maybe even surpasses our hopes. Very much better food than that on offer at a very prestigous location in Ballymena ! Will return whenever I am visiting the town. Service was also freindly and fast

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Thank patricia l
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small restaurant with good menu. Always busy so booking advised. Menu tries to use local produce in most dishes. Service is quick and friendly. Worth trying!

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Thank shauna1kyle
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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1 Thank davidross29
Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 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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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, Pub, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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?