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The Blackstone

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15-17 Hill Street, Ballymena BT43 6BH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2564 8566
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been a while since I've eaten here - not sure why...certainly won't be as long again. It was actually a birthday function, catering for almost 40 people that brought me here. We had all pre ordered from a set menu with very interesting choices, some of which were "a bit different". We all arrived and were seated comfortably, but... More 

1 Thank mum2hgc
Broughshane, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Set price menu but had a wide choice of dishes and reasonably priced. A group of 6 adults and two small children, for dinner late afternoon. Service at this time of day is in bar area down stairs, but an effort was made to seat us in an area suitable for children.

1 Thank Betty A
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent value, excellent decor!! My fav restaurant ever. Never fails to deliver excellency every visit. You deserve every success...

1 Thank linda p
Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called at this wee treasure for an evening meal , excellent from the staff on arrival to the food and the service could not be faulted the steak was to die for ( not to be missed ) looking forward to going back .

1 Thank allen m
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

good atmosphere good menu choice good portions, tasty food at a reasonable price. will definitely come back

1 Thank Kieron M
Brussels, Belgium
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142 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Not the most sexy place but the food is good, service is efficient and the price is correct. A good choice if you are in Ballymena.

1 Thank Paul S
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I have been to the Blackstone several times and each time when I look at the menu I talk myself and my husband into coming back again as there are so many tasty treats to choose from. With excellent food and customer service to match I would recommend for lunch or dinner. Not the cheapest place to eat in Ballymena... More 

1 Thank shaz0
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We have eaten in The Blackstone on numerous occasions and have never left disappointed. The variety and standard of food is excellent, the portions generous and value for money is much better than Belfast. It might not be the fanciest looking restaurant but the quality of the food makes up for it.

2 Thank _erimur
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Visited here recently. Honestly hate the decor in the place, but the food definitely makes up for it! My partner and I both ordered starters, which took forever to come out. I had the pulled pork which was very good, but a little dry as there was only little dabs of sauce around the board. For my main, I had... More 

2 Thank TheHappyEater1
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

visited this restaurant a few weeks ago with my boyfriend. Decided to go here for a change as family members had recommended it, though said it was pricey which they were right. Though have to say my starter was the best starter I have ever had. I had the black pudding, it was so tasty. I ordered the pork belly... More 

1 Thank Chloe M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Pub, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?