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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, Takeout

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  • 7
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
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  • 8
    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
third time unlucky

I will stick to Rumbles... which is a pain, parking wise.. but far superior when it comes to food... Staff are mostly friendly... except for on heavyset girl who wasn't all that nice upon one visit... Baked potatoes were tiny and overdone.. chips were dripping in grease... such a pity as parking is... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
DARRENFANNING
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I bought a cod at about 12.15pm yesterday price £4.10. this was 15p dearer than the last visit,not a problem as prices do go up. When I opened the bag the batter looked different than normal and when I cut the fish it was rubbery and not the usual white flakey tender flesh. It looked like it was a refry... More 

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Thank philip888
Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

best chippy in belfast , i go to the hollywood road one , amazing chips love the garlic mayo , nicest chippy in belfast , i will be back next time I'm over staff are great , love it thanks again

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1 Thank anna m
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I will stick to Rumbles... which is a pain, parking wise.. but far superior when it comes to food... Staff are mostly friendly... except for on heavyset girl who wasn't all that nice upon one visit... Baked potatoes were tiny and overdone.. chips were dripping in grease... such a pity as parking is so easy outside ....

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Thank DARRENFANNING
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

I stopped here for Cod suppers as I had a voucher for 2 for 1. After tasting it I was very doubtful it actually was Cod. The chip shop seemed clean but was very busy and getting back out on to the busy main road is like playing Russian roulette. Bad location next to a petrol station.

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Thank Steve_BelfastNI
belfast
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Thank pink123belfast
Lisburn, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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2 Thank Perky18
Ireland
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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2 Thank TheMalbergs
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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1 Thank FoodyDudeee
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 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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Thank Nannymac075
Belfast
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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: British, 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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