We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Flash In The Pan

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
77 Main Street, Bushmills BT57 8QB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2073 1630
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 147: English reviews
Level Contributor
123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved my fish; wife thought it average. It was hot, fresh, lovely. I think we spent 10 pounds for 2 of us

Thank Daugman
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Collect your order from the shop, walk into the car park at the rear and eat your whale and chips overlooking the river. Nothing better!

Thank edheap
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

If there was one problem with Flash in the Pan it was that the portions were too big! However a mixture of hunger and excellent food ensured there was never any waste. In 2016 though the portion sizes are smaller - still a good piece of fish - but the food does seem somewhat more "greasy" and the pasties (NI... More 

Thank Robin B
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Returned to the flash in the pan for garlic chips. The staff were just able to take my order in between talking to their school friends who were sitting both in and out of the shop and playing with the lights in the shop. Not a very nice experience and the fish was very small and over cooked. Very disappointing... More 

Thank Ray P
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had the pleasure of having a meal to go from this "Chippy", the Fish was boney but cooked to a good standard as was the Scampi. The salad was basic but to my taste, whilst basic. However the let down was the compliment of the Chips, which were tasteless and over greasy. That said the staff were well motivated,... More 

Thank Andy H
Level Contributor
71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Had the cod supper. Fish was excellent! Fries were standard, not the double cooked ones people go crazy for though. All in all a good experience.

Thank Carson W
Inverness, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We went into Bushmills after a visit to the Distillery. We were looking for something to eat and saw the sign for their award winning Fish and Chips (didn't say when it was awarded though). I have to say that the food was very good, only thing stopping me giving 5 stars was the cup of tea, which let the... More 

Thank ChrisLloyd-1966
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The smell of the food just drew us in. We ordered cod and chips and a Sausage Supper Meal. fantastic food - yum!

Thank Teresa G
Bushmills, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Queued out the door but didn't have long to wait. Great teamwork. Fast efficient service. Friendly staff. Order taken and out the door in no time at all. Chicken nuggets were succulent. Kids loved them. They've changed to new potatoes so the chips are delicious. Worth a visit 😃

Thank Beggsy19
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
130 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The normal queue at this take away is testament to the good food. However, it's not cheap so choose carefully from the menu before you order. Despite being busy, service is friendly and efficient.

Thank Alan C

Travellers who viewed The Flash In The Pan also viewed

Bushmills, County Antrim
Bushmills, County Antrim

Been to The Flash In The Pan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, British, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Main Street, Bushmills BT57 8QB, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Bushmills
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2073 1630

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Flash In The Pan staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?