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The Blackstone

₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, British,
15-17 Hill Street, Ballymena BT43 6BH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2564 8566
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (18 reviews)
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European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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15-17 Hill Street, Ballymena BT43 6BH, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food we had here was some of the most delicious food I’ve had in a while, it blew my expectations and the price was in my opinion very reasonable £25 per head starter and main (drinks not included). We had a variety of dishes...More

1  Thank Vicky C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a few years since I had dinner here but at the time it was fantastic and that was for a party of 20. My partner had never been here so it was a first for him. Service was polite and friendly but it...More

Thank travelled-annie
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Had two fantastic evening meals here. Great service, delicious food, not your average menu for the price charged. Recommend without hesitation.

1  Thank D T
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

If you want something a bit different from other restaurants in Ballymena then this is the place to go. Lots of different dishes on the menu including duck bon bons, crispy marinated beef with Asian salad, duck burger and steak to name but a few....More

1  Thank GeriCo83
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve eaten in the Blackstone a number of times with my wife and kids and it is consistently delicious. I had the black pudding and pork beignets recently and they were outstanding and my wife’s burger was top notch. They have colouring and crayons to...More

1  Thank RJ5678
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Was my first visit here. The bar was busy (Christmas time) so we dined downstairs. Very good menu. Nice range. Lot of thought put into it. The service was good. When the food came out I was a little surprised how good the presentation was....More

1  Thank London1760
Reviewed 21 December 2017

I was recently at the Blackstone Bar and Restaurant for Christmas lunch. I'd contacted the restaurant beforehand to check if they could adapt any of the dishes as I'm vegan. They very helpfully laid on a bespoke three-course vegan Christmas dinner for me with absolutely...More

1  Thank Robotmonster
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

My friend and I have had the most delicious 3 course Christmas Lunch today, lovely little cosy pub with gorgeous food at great prices. Big thanks to the staff who literally couldn't do enough to help. Highly Recommended 😁

1  Thank lynnieb36
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

As a chef I have it hard to eat out at times, but every time I have eaten here the food and the staff have been brilliant and I have been willing to travel over 35 miles to eat for lunch or dinner

2  Thank Neil M
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

I have ate here on a few occasions with both family and alone with my wife. I find the ambience of the place lacking in what is needed to make you feel comfortable. I have found the tables to be slightly sticky which leaves you...More

Thank ColinHutch
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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