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The Elk Bistro & Wine Bar

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38-40 Hillhead Road | Toomebridge, Magherafelt BT41 3SF, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7965 0011
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was brilliant; the staff was also so polite. The menu has a wide range of food would definitely recommend.

1 Thank cathkerrck
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked The Elk for a family celebration. There was 29 in our party and I would just like to congratulate Maureen and her team for looking after us so well. The food and service was excellent and I love the new refurbished interior. Thank you so much for adding to the occasion.

Thank Terry O
Toome, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time visiting the elk with my wife and three children. The man sitting at reception was a great help to start with; The food was amazing and complimented with great staff. This head chef knows what he's doing for sure. Would recommend this to anyone.

Thank ryanmcerlean
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm regularly at the Elk bistro and I am yet to be disappointed. Great Food and great Staff. Would thoroughly recommend their specials as they are the best around. Highly recommended.

Thank Paul John M
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135 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in as was working nearby one Friday lunchtime. Food was as expected typical pub grub but was tasty and service was good.

Thank Lawther2k
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here on way from Belfast to Donegal in the early evening. The Food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and attentive. The restaurant is bright with plenty of space between the tables. The menu was quite varied and for the quality of the food was very reasonably priced. This will become my stopping point for food on... More 

1 Thank tripsterDonegal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Went here for New Year's Day, and expected it to be busy because of the day. However, the service was very very slow. Ordered drinks which took 10 minutes to arrive!! The wait between each course was just a joke. The staff needed to be asked to lift our plates because they just kept walking past. We were keen on... More 

1 Thank MariaMcK817
Dungloe, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

After passing the Elk for many years between Belfast and Dungloe (my wife is from there and we lived in London but have just moved back) with it looking closed and unloved we recently noticed that it was open so vowed to stop there. We stopped last week for a quickish meal on the way home. Food was tasty, typical... More 

1 Thank PeterR1952
Derry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My Husband and I visited the Elk Bistro in Toome last Saturday Evening for our Anniversary. The staff were very attentive and friendly and the food was excellent. We both ordered the main course which was the Duck dish, the meal was lovely and the Duck was cooked to perfection. We were made to feel most welcome and the service... More 

2 Thank eoneill9
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I myself am from Belfast, me and my girlfriend always make the journey up to the elk for the best bit of grub.. we would be quite adventurous on the menu and I have to say that we are yet to be disappointed with anything, we have been going to the elk now for the past 2 years and it... More 

1 Thank oran h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$27
Irish, European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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
The Elk Bistro & Wine Bar.

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