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The Merchant Fish & Chip Shop

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41 Linenhall Street, Ballymena BT43 5AJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2565 1603
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter got my fish and chips from the merchant and wat was supposed to be a cheese burger we could have got better quality from a burrger van outside a nightclub its totaly disgusting its the last time i shall eat from there. The burger looked awfull smaller than a hapymeal from mcdonalds, had raw onions there was no... More 

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Thank Elizabeth B
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually get a takeaway from here as it Is always very good especially the fish. Also the staff are very friendly. However, the last time I was here I thought the portion of fish was smaller than usual and there was also fewer chips. Hopefully this was a one off as I was a bit disappointed.

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Thank Beth R
Portglenone, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here a good few times the food is always fantastic fast service and a good choice on the menu but I have to admit 95%of the time I go for the fish it is delicious fresh light and tasty

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Thank d0nna22
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I really don't think this can be beaten folks, quality, quality, and Quality. Staff are fantastic, service is awesome but it's the food I go back for every time. Perfect every time. Thank you!

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Thank StagShoot
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The best fish in town and can say the smoked haddock is a taste. Of its own .The cleanliness of the premises is also noticeable and this is due to the great staff they have.

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Thank _arthurlane71
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Good fish and chips with friendly service. Generous portions and reasonably priced. The place is clean and warm. Staff was attentive and helpful.

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Thank Karolina Z
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Called in for something to eat, great food even thou they were extremely busy food was first class and plenty to eat

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Thank Paul1976_13
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

My family headed to the Fish Merchant for our tea one night recently. Having ate there before, we were familiar with the menu and food. We waited for quite a while before the waitress came, only after been instructed by another staff member. We proceeded to give our order. While she was friendly, and wanted to help, she had very... More 

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Ballycastle
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This is how a fish & chip shop should be! A warm welcome from friendly , polite and attentive staff ; spotlessly clean premises ; and - above all - perfectly cooked fish & chips! Perfect :)

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Thank DJHill00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Had a very basic meal here tonight , the girl who took our order was foreign and after explaining 3 times we wanted a cheese burger we were then brought a chicken burger don't get me wrong i am in no way prejudice and believe the girl has every right to have a job here but if she is taking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3
Cuisine
Fast food, British, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Linenhall Street, Ballymena BT43 5AJ, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballymena
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2565 1603

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?