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hillsborough road, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 6
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not as great as the hype.

Having heard so much about the Belfast branches of this chippy we were expecting great things but to be honest it is average Joe. Not bad but not outstanding either. Certainly better fish to be had elsewhere in Lisburn.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2014
Simon D
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Moira, United Kingdom
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ireland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I hate writing very negative reviews but I don't understand how a business can get your order wrong when i was the only one there, i checked it on the screen before i paid and the exact order was printed on the receipt that myself and the staff got a copy of. I can understand if a business was under... More 

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Got the wrong order and when proper food arrived it was cold. The batter was not fresh but rubbery so it had been reheated several times. There curry sauce does not even taste of curry. Went straight to the bin...never again.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The best fish and chips I have ever had in Lisburn. The batter is light and crispy, and the chips are to die for. The staff are very efficient, friendly and professional. The fish are made to order so everything is piping hot.

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Belfast
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3 reviews 3 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I have been a long time aficionado of John Dorys and was a frequent user of all the east Belfast outlets where you could be guaranteed great food which was always of the same high standard regardless of which outlet you purchased from. Since moving to Lisburn 8 months ago we have have tried the Lisburn outlet at least 3... More 

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Wiltshire
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great food, great staff, great value - all the branches of John Dory's are consistently excellent and the best carryout you'll find!

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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585 reviews 585 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
753 helpful votes 753 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Heading back to the hotel after visiting The Tuesday Bell, I called in for a few chips. It's beside a petrol station, which seems like an odd place for a chipper, but when you have the false hunger, that's not going to put you off. They do loads of deals, so your spoiled for choice, and they also deliver, but... More 

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Moira, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Having heard so much about the Belfast branches of this chippy we were expecting great things but to be honest it is average Joe. Not bad but not outstanding either. Certainly better fish to be had elsewhere in Lisburn.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Decided we would have a carry out for tea. Went to John Dorys. Was glad we did fish well cooked and batter light and crisp, chips were well cooked and crisp. Will be going back there again as was some of the best fish and chips I've tasted.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Have John Dory's every few weeks and it's always 2nd to none, love the food and you don't wait too long for it.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Have ordered from here before. Quick tonight but other times been slow (prob busy) when I rang up and asked for a delivery the girl on the phone huffed (quite disappointing as I havr never received this.sort of customer service anywhere) some of the chips tasted slightly undercooked and 2 pieces of the chicken stripes were pink (surely they should... More 

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JohnDorys, Design Company at john dory's, responded to this review

Hi Castorsug, thanks for the review - we value all feedback from our customers and use it to try and improve our service, we have a big reputation to live up to as Fish & Chip Shop of the Year. Can you please confirm you ordered delivery from the Lisburn Shop and was it Monday night? We want to try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: hillsborough road, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Lisburn

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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