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The Blackstone

15-17 Hill Street, Ballymena BT43 6BH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2564 8566
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Just been to the Blackstone for dinner. service was amazing! We had a wobbly table and didn't even have to say anything. Staff automatically fixed it so we could dine in comfort. Food was delicious! Good size portions as well. We will definitely be back.

1  Thank Samantha G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love coming here for lunch very keen priced and tasty food can't fault this place at all and desserts are perfect

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice pub/restaurant for a quality meal. I gave it 3 stars because of the menu, I find it quite fancy so it's a personal score..... I would advise to check it out before booking as the choice is limited, but the meals...More

1  Thank helmena
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The meal was completely amazing!! I genuinely was so impressed, every bite was lovely... I actually can't wait to go back. Couldn't speak high enough of my food, service was good to nice helpful staff xx

1  Thank Mummysheep
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Although a fairly standard pub, the food was particularly good, very tasty. Service was good too and not expensive.

1  Thank John A
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We had a Lovely Evening meal downstairs. Great atmosphere. Lovely cocktails (so my wife tells me). This is a hidden gem, if you are looking food in ballymena this is the place to go! It will not disappoint!

2  Thank Donal M
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Ate sea bream on bed of risotto with prawns in tempura batter and crab meat. Beautiful meal. Staff very friendly and helpful. Good experience in a new town.

2  Thank pennyhafod
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to blackstone and will definitely go back ,lovely fresh food ,excellent service by friendly staff. One of ballymenas hidden gems .

2  Thank carolannkane
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We went Sunday evening for a fantastic 3 course meal. We've been to Blackstone on many occasions and it never disappoints! Excellent food cooked to very high standards. Flavoursome, generous portions at reasonable prices...in our opinion by far the best in Ballymena

2  Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Had the pleasure of dining here last night. All I can say is wow. It was an unbelievable meal which was perfect from starter (goats cheese with beetroot) to main course (rabbit pictured below) to finish. Archie Stewart is a fabulous chef and The Blackstone...More

2  Thank Katieshi
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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