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The Blackstone

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15-17 Hill Street, Ballymena BT43 6BH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2564 8566
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12:00 - 19:30
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Hours:
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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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and son took me to the Blackstone for lunch on my birthday last week. Lovely decor and relaxed atmosphere. Staff were excellent and very pleasant. I had the prawn starter which was beautiful. ( My daughter had the ham terrine and loved it ) Followed by the hake for me ( delicious) and the burger for my son... More 

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1 Thank Jenny160266
Ballymena
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent meal tonight. Service was good and meal was simply brilliant. This is truly a hidden little gem of a place. Will definitely be back. Well done!

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Thank AliP53
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a cracking meal here and was not disappointed as it was recommended by the staff at my hotel food was fantastic and not that expensive will be going back for sure

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Thank Gary S
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hake means happiness on a plate. And the pork with the haggis pastry roll are in a world of tastes galore.

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2 Thank Paul M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a table on Saturday evening, it was busy but not packed, nice decor and cool inside, we started with the warm breads and the black pudding and quail egg which was spot on, the wife had the pork belly with red cabbage and a haggis sausage roll..superb but the star of the show was my hake dish, cooked... More 

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1 Thank deekin13
Randalstown, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

A super food feast; highest quality, of a Michelin restaurant, friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Great value for your back pocket.

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Thank Damien G
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 10 January 2017

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 

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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 5 January 2017

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.

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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 4 January 2017 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...

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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 26 December 2016

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 .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Pub, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?