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The Blackstone

15-17 Hill Street, Ballymena BT43 6BH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2564 8566
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (11 reviews)
“venison” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Pub, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
15-17 Hill Street, Ballymena BT43 6BH, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 233 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our air bnb host and I was blown away by the quality of food, sophistication of each dish, and amount of food we got for the price. I was impressed by the presentation and the layers of flavors in each...More

1  Thank Yer H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a group of work colleagues. Everyone who ordered the fish/shellfish enjoyed it. I ordered the vegetarian and was left a little br wanting for flavour! The actual restaurant has a lovely feel, good wine list. Excellent home made damson Gin! (Very much worth...More

1  Thank Siobhan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here on many occasions and always found the level of service and the food to be of a high quality - would recommend.

1  Thank tommymb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for our anniversary dinner and boy what a dinner. Two of the finest steaks cooked exactly how we wanted them along with some top notch veg and amazing sauce. Couldn't fault anything about our visit. Our young waiter was very attentive and friendly....More

2  Thank Kenneth C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meal for four. Starter ribs and wings were very good. Duck main course was 1st class tender and pink. Steak was excllent. wanted to try the rabbit but was rolled up with black pud which i dont eat so was disappointed with that but great...More

2  Thank Trevor M
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent once again. Staff and service first class. Always of the same high standard be it lunch, tea or dinner.

2  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This Restaurant is lovely for a night time meal, this was our date night so perfect for a couple, my only fault is that the tables past the bar up the steps are to close to each other and you almost feel your at a...More

1  Thank shaz3466
Reviewed 16 April 2017

3 of us had a late lunch there yesterday on the recommendation of my daughter.Lovely decor, great atmosphere, super service and wonderful food. A true gem in Ballymena's crown. I had the burger - totally gorgeous, one of the best I have ever eaten. And...More

2  Thank gwenfj
Reviewed 12 April 2017

had a family meal out a few Sunday's ago , and have to say all the different meals we had were excellent , also very good service the only issue was the choice of draught beers , very very poor

Thank gerardmcauley01
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went on a Monday evening, just after 8pm. The place was very quiet, which probably large explains the lack of atmosphere. There was football on the TV and some loud and rather nasty music which, to their immense credit, they turned off as soon...More

1  Thank kikashi
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Nearby Attractions
The People's Park
57 reviews
.43 km away
Ballymena Central Library
32 reviews
.46 km away
Ballymena Showgrounds
7 reviews
.55 km away
Ecos Visitor Centre
10 reviews
1.29 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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