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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%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (18 reviews)
“mash” (10 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00All hours
Irish, European, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
38-40 Hillhead Road | Toomebridge, Magherafelt BT41 3SF, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 233 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A family member had suggested for some time that we try 'The Elk'. It was wonderful! The menu is varied; we weren't stuck for choice. In the end I picked form the 'Specials' menu (it changes weekly), and had a wonderful Smoked Lough Neagh Eel...More

Thank OldBanditDriver
Reviewed 4 days ago

Myself, partner and little one stopped in at The Elk on Saturday to break up our journey from Belfast to Derry. We were seated immediately and drink orders taken. All the staff were very friendly and attentive, our little ones mash and gravy arrived immediately...More

Thank dmaybrady
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place for stopping to eat on the way the the Seamus Heaney Homeplace. Staff provided excellent information on choice of meals and the quality of the food was on a par with top restaurants in Belfast.

Thank Joyce M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service from several different members of staff and fantastic food! Unfortunately don't live nearby but when passing again we will definitely make a point to stop here!

1  Thank HankDoeback1953
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided at the last minute to go for dinner, usually cook as hubby is gluten free , The kids were with us, on arriving the kids were able to enjoy the bounce castle , staff were great, menu was good, meal arrive and we...More

1  Thank helendoyle1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a family meal out last weekend at the Elk Bistro. As soon as we arrived the waitress took our drinks order and brought them within minutes. (I loved the chilled wine glass!) The restaurant was very busy and although we thought they would...More

4  Thank EMLH2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my partner went for dinner on a Saturday evening. The restaurant was not busy, there were maybe 4 or 5 tables filled. It took the staff 5 mins to greet us - long enough for my other half to nip to the toilet...More

Thank Colleen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner cooked by chef Kieran (also had the pleasure of meeting this very talented friendly chef after dinner).The Pollen special was fab and tbe Chicken Tower was delicious. We will be back and will highly recommend to all.

Thank pqsmurf45
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Lovely pleasant atmosphere, Maureen and staff were very courteous and helpful. Good service to a table of 10

2  Thank annemck2017
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We visited early evening on a Friday. The restaurant was fairly empty and as It is a big space, there was very little atmosphere however the service was friendly and the food was very good. Portions were large.

Thank mariad2215
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Sandra C
13 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
4 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$6 - 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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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