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The Elk Bistro & Wine Bar

38-40 Hillhead Road | Toomebridge, Magherafelt BT41 3SF, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7965 0011
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Irish, European, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
38-40 Hillhead Road | Toomebridge, Magherafelt BT41 3SF, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I were driving home from Donegal to Belfast and saw the Elk and decided to stop for lunch. We were very pleasantly surprised to find the varied lunch menu and very helpful and friendly staff. We were seated and our order taken...More

Thank lottiemac
Reviewed yesterday

Such a great place to eat ! The atmosphere is really cosy, the food is exquisite - we tried one of their burger and we still talk about it!! Also the staff where very nice and welcoming. Will definitely revisit if we ever come back...More

Thank Sharon_0119
Reviewed 1 week ago

If the Elk was in Belfast or Derry you would be booking for weeks but as it happens it is half-way between and ideal for that something special where civility, ambiance and good food meet in a unique way. Don't overlook the soup and the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We haven’t eaten in the elk in the past 6 months and decided to give it a try on Sunday and we were highly impressed. We were served the Sunday lunch menu and all 4 of us chose turkey and ham dinner, it was delicious....More

Thank jackiemc52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has been a few years since I last visited this restaurant.Since I had last been it has been revamped. I stopped off for lunch with my partner and first impressions were very good-friendly staff and an excellent menu to choose from.The food was served...More

Thank moveagh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was in the area earlier this afternoon for business purposes and arranged to meet up @ The Elk with a friend for bite to eat and a catch up - We arrived about half 5 this evening and have to say had the most amazing...More

Thank Teddyboy2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the restaurant whilst staying at a local B&B. We had Chilli Squid to start which was lovely. We shared this started, but wished we had ordered one each. For mains we had Carbonara and Salmon, which we both loved. I was really craving...More

Thank Sian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Work event for 20 people team. The manager categorically rejects to open a tab. When asked if he doesn't care of loosing business for work events as many company I supposed booked here as it is a big place his response was "no". I definitely...More

Thank Lana1srv
Theelkbistro, Front Office Manager at The Elk Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

To Lana1srv, Having read your review, I'm in no doubt you have mistaken us for another business. Having spoken with the manager who is a woman, myself and all our staff have absolutely no record of this or any incident relating to tabs or virgin...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017

We saw this place while driving from Belfast to Donegal & stopped 'on spec' for lunch and could not have chosen better. Very friendly, lovely food and very nice decor to boot. Great value for money considering volume of food we were served. You have...More

2  Thank familymiles
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Called here today on a trip back from Belfast not only where we made feel very welcome the food was delicious and very well priced we where treated so well by a lady Pauline &a the rest of the staff ,we will definitely be calling...More

1  Thank Carole M
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Questions & Answers
Sandra C
12 November 2015|
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Response from Ryan P |
Hey you could check out the elk complex website you should find everything their.
Brenda M
3 August 2015|
Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
yes just up from it a little
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
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, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
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