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The Elk Bistro & Wine Bar

38-40 Hillhead Road | Toomebridge, Magherafelt BT41 3SF, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7965 0011
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“steak” (18 reviews)
“mash” (11 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 9:00 pmAll hours
Irish, European, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
38-40 Hillhead Road | Toomebridge, Magherafelt BT41 3SF, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

I called in here with my boyfriend on the way to Belfast. The food was not good, and the plate was very bare. I was still hungry afterwards. The worst thing about this place is not the food, it's the either rude or inexperienced waiting...More

Thank Kimmy K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here recently on a Friday night for the first time. We got there about 7pm and it was very quiet, maybe 6/7 tables in the whole place. We got seated without a reservation. As we were just wanting a quick bite we made up...More

Thank bf329
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Saturday evening on the way back to Belfast, we are a family with 3 kids (all under 5). As soon as we walked in we were welcomed by a smiling waitress who showed us to our seats. The decor is really nice,...More

Thank chris d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I are just back from the Elk after a lovely meal. We don't live that far from it and were unaware of the quality of the food here being more familiar with it as a night club. The food was very nice...More

Thank Holidaycouple88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had two evenig meals here and both were good pub meals. If we were to go to Northern Ireland again we would eat here.

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic lunch.generous portions.kids meal great. Recommend the pulled pork, homemade burger and chicken and chilli. Very nice staff

Thank jakanory64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A family member had suggested for some time that we try 'The Elk'. It was wonderful! The menu is varied; we weren't stuck for choice. In the end I picked form the 'Specials' menu (it changes weekly), and had a wonderful Smoked Lough Neagh Eel...More

Thank OldBanditDriver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself, partner and little one stopped in at The Elk on Saturday to break up our journey from Belfast to Derry. We were seated immediately and drink orders taken. All the staff were very friendly and attentive, our little ones mash and gravy arrived immediately...More

Thank dmaybrady
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Excellent place for stopping to eat on the way the the Seamus Heaney Homeplace. Staff provided excellent information on choice of meals and the quality of the food was on a par with top restaurants in Belfast.

Thank Joyce M
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Excellent service from several different members of staff and fantastic food! Unfortunately don't live nearby but when passing again we will definitely make a point to stop here!

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Sandra C
November 12, 2015|
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Response from Ryan P |
Hey you could check out the elk complex website you should find everything their.
Brenda M
August 3, 2015|
Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
yes just up from it a little
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38-40 Hillhead Road | Toomebridge, Magherafelt BT41 3SF, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Magherafelt
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7965 0011
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