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“appearances can be deceptive 5 stars”
Review of Thyme

Thyme
Ranked #15 of 149 Restaurants in Ballymena
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: High Street 51 is a fully licensed Restaurant.We allow our customers to bring their own WINE.There is a full selection of beers,wines and spirits available in house.At High Street 51 we have an all day menu and a night time a la carte menu.At night time we offer a range of Steak,Chicken,Fish and Vegetarian dishes.We also offer an all day Childrens menu.Group Bookings welcome.Disabled Access
Ballymena, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“appearances can be deceptive 5 stars”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

I assumed this was a greasy spoon. I was wrong! highly recommend this place. Beautiful decor. great service. large portions. food can't be faulted. great selection of food available. Very well presented. Hidden gem in ballymena hey. We had bangers with mash and a sweet chilli wrap with garlic fries. We just got an extra plate for our little one and this was no problem.

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2 Thank melaniextwo
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  • English first
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English first
Ballymena
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“High Street a hidden gem.”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We are always delighted with the standard of food and service we receive here. The little touches such as the chef giving a little sampler of something like potato skins with a special dip just adds to the dining experience and the early bird option makes it great value. Overall very impressed and thanks to other trip advisor reviews we found this place and maybe to my own detriment I am posting likewise and then may not get a table due to its ever growing popularity.

Visited May 2014
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3 Thank Cullybackey1notyin
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Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent experience”
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Been here many times and always excellent service from staff. Food is excellent beautiful presented and delicious taste. Bring your own wine or buy drinks there. Beautiful surroundings. I would highly recommend this restaurant for food.

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2 Thank Jenny M
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Broughshane, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“treat”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Even though waitress saw us standing waiting to be seated she just left us .My daughter was obviously heavily pregnant and we eventually had to seat our selves as she couldn't stand any longer.
The wait for food was quite long
My daughter asked for a pint of dilute orange and got half pint of pure orange .this was changed to half pint orange squash and we were charged for the pure orange!!
food was fine but burger and chips just that no garnish on plate
Was disappointed as had been here previously and had enjoyed it.
They may have been short staffed as 1 waitress seemed to have to do a lot

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank barney257
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ireland
Level 4 Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Top marks”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

This place is a real hidden gem in Ballymena. From outside it looks like an average cafe but inside it is nicely decorated, is always clean and the service is very friendly. The menu to good and well priced and the food is consistently delicious. It's our go-to place when in Ballymena.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank jac123
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