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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pork belly” (7 reviews)
“steak” (18 reviews)
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European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
15-17 Hill Street, Ballymena BT43 6BH, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have only eaten here once for lunch. My goodness it was delicious! The seafood is to die for as is everything else. I would definitely go back!

1  Thank Anne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the restaurant, but found we were in the pub downstairs, which we should have been told at the time of booking. Noisy with very loud 'musak' and small children running around. Menu looked interesting and potentially good value, but what we saw coming out...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here last month for a family dinner and really enjoyed it. We went for the 3 courses for £20 and it was great value. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be visiting again

2  Thank sinead m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here with a friend for lunch (the time we tried before it was shut) and we were very impressed by the quality involved at the price. The menu is quite sophisticated and there are great options from the simple to the complex. The...More

2  Thank b037
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic lunch, wonderful menu, food delicious, especially the duck burger. A joy to discover, should be top of the list and very celebrated.

2  Thank June I
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and was really surprised by the fantastic food. The prices were really good for food that is expect on a higher end restaurant. Worth a visit and try the hake.

2  Thank Mingles1902
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Had fabulous 3 course meal and bottle of wine yesterday. Very well priced and the food was fantastic. Beautiful prawns, slow cooke beef and to round it all off the most amazing g gluten-free apple and plum crumble with ginger ice ream. Highly recommend 👏👌

2  Thank Susan G
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Fabulous food every time .. prefer to eat upstairs thou ... very consistent and great variety always

2  Thank xxnaomi15227xx
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

We are visiting from Liverpool and our host recommended this place for good food ... he wasn’t wrong!! The Blackstone looks rather boring from the outside but the food was amazing! We are used to excellent restaurants at home and The Blackstone would fit right...More

2  Thank Lyndsay_13
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Hadn't been here for years, so gave it a try. My food was ok. My husband opted for Christmas dinner. He had to send everything back to be reheated.

1  Thank Rosemary-James
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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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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