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hillsborough road, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
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1:00 pm - 9:00 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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  • 8
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  • 1
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  • 7
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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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belfast
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

We ordered our food in here and when we got it home what a complete let down. The chips were rotten and the chicken hmmm should I say what chicken, it was mostly batter with a tiny bit of chicken in the middle. We honestly only ate a few bites and the rest got threw in the bin. What a... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My Wife rings on the way home from work and asks me " Do you fancy fish and chips four tea" So I get the kettle on and the bread buttered. I ended up having the bread and the tea, The chips were that hard you could have put the windows in with them, Also the fish was not much... More 

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Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about john dory's

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

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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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