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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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1,021 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 417 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must admit this chippy has to one of the better Ines I've been to. I had a lunch time fish supper to go for £6. Bargain-big thick hot chips and fish well battered and flaky inside. Definitely worth finding and trying, can also sit in

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Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I always get fish and chips here as they are the best in Ballymena. Every thing is cooked at the time so you know it is fresh. My only problem is sometimes the fish isn't that big and other times they give two pieces. Also, the staff are very friendly and that counts for a lot as well.

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Cloughmills, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Had fish and chips with the wife. For Northern Ireland this is a top rate chippy. £6 for fish and chips or £6.50 if you sit in. The staff are nice and attentive. We also had some battered mushrooms and onion rings. To be honest the extra portions were a bit much in terms of batter for one sitting but... More 

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Thank Uisge1982
Portglenone, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

love this place serves the best fish and chips in town either carry out or sit in other things good to but go for fish it's the best.

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Thank d0nna22
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

our family has ate in this 'bar' numerous times and i'm going to make this short.in my lifetime i cannot think of any other fish and chip shop that betters this one,that says it alll!!

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Thank gypsyrussell1
ballymoney
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Last week made my first visit to the Merchant in Broughshane . The place was spotless . Ordered my usual single fish and certainly wasn't disappointed when I got home ,two pieces of fish with a few chips thrown in ,was absolutely lovely will certainly return thats for sure.. If any critism was needed it would be in regard to... More 

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Thank norclaw
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

My friend and I eat there every time we are fishing stuff always fresh and beautiful the staff so friendly could not do enough for you one of the best chippies in Ireland the fish and chips are always the same high quality I owned a chipper in Belfast so I know what I like 5star

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Thank kenny771
Ballycastle, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Best fish in Ballymena, battered fresh and cooked while you wait Lunchtime specials are great value especially chicken fillet burger

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The Merchant Fish Bar does a very tasty and filling Fish Supper. you can sit in or carry out. If you order Fish you get 1+ 1/2 extra and a few chips included!

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Thank Cullyhome
Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

We were driving through Ballymena so stopped in here. We ordered and when it came they missed part of our order. We said no problem we'd order again what was missed but as under £5 couldn't order again as only had card, even though there fault to begin with. The food itself was very greasy.

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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?