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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
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12:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Dungloe, Ireland
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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1 Thank PeterR1952
Derry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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2 Thank eoneill9
derry
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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1 Thank oran h
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in with my friends for an evening meal at the weekend to see the new bistro restaurant. A fantastic job they have done with the restaurant, wonderful atmosphere. The food was cooked to perfection, couldn't have been better. Can't recommend enough! I will certainly be back!

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Thank Connor M
County Tyrone, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling home with family called into the Elk bistro just on spec. It was a Tuesday and not very busy but staff were very welcoming and found a table. The food was OK but not perhaps so good to bring us back, I had pork belly which came in one piece with a huge dollop of mash on to covered... More 

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Thank William M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Hats off to Maureen, Eimear and the rest of the staff at the Elk. Lovely menu, with some inventive dishes using top quality Northern Ireland produce. Delicious food, very welcoming and friendly staff.On the Saturday night we were there, a great unaccompanied singer, acoustic guitarist to really set the atmosphere (with out making conversation difficult). Try this place!

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Thank Adrian D
Friendsville, Tn.
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Enjoyed our meal at the Elk on our arrival into Magherafelt. Our hostess at our rental cottage had recommended this to us. We enjoyed our meal and the bar had a nice selection also.

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Thank Tripics
Northern Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We call for a quick bit to eat we were not disappointed. The interior is lovely & the staff were very attentive and pleasant. The food I could not fault will definitely be back👍

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Thank NorthernIrelandHolly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this evening with my friend. Clean and inviting surroundings with friendly staff. Food was beautiful and plenty of it!! Early bird prices also made it very reasonable!! Would definitely recommend a visit!!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Limavady, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

... Sunday lunch time myself amd my 3 kids headed off out for lunch as the hubby was away at work.. so we decided to stop at the elk as I had ate there before and it was lovely.... I walked in and thought I was in the wrong place... the staff said that it was recently refurbished what a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Cuisine
Irish, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?