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41 Linenhall St, Ballymena BT43 5AJ, Northern Ireland
028 2565 1603
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
excellent

had the good old traditional fish and chips and was not disappointed chips were good and fish was excellent would recommend to anyone

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I head here a good bit. It's the best fish in Ulster by a long mile. The shop is really nice and very clean and tidy. Staff very friendly. If your every in ballymena this place is a real must.

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

had the good old traditional fish and chips and was not disappointed chips were good and fish was excellent would recommend to anyone

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great spot to chill out, watch the world go by and enjoy consistently excellent food. Fish and chips always the same all day long, all year long. Top, pleasant and friendly staff with brilliant, efficient service. Not to be missed!

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Cannot fault a thing, the best fish and chips I've ever had. Service helpful and friendly and never had any problems

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Love the Merchant for the best fish & chips anywhere. We always sit in and the service is fast and very friendly with as many free coffee top ups as you can drink. To the people complaining about paying 10% extra to sit in, I'm guessing that its a contribution to the 20% VAT charged on food eaten on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Have eaten here on a regular basis for about a year now and find the fish very good. Shop is well laid out and kept clean. Would recommend visit at any time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This place is really worth a visit the best quality fish I've ever had in a warm friendly environment pleasant staff sit in or take away service.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Just been (sep 14). I phoned in an order. It took the 12/13yr old on the phone half a dozen attempts to understand what I was saying, apparently chip, pea, onion & gravy is a complicated combo?! I arrived at the shop, and... my order was wrong. So I changed it with the Eastern European girl at the counter, who... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

I dropped in on the way home from a weekend on the north coast and was really looking forward to a tasty meal. Unfortunately I was left very disappointed with what I got. The premises are well appointed and were very clean throughout, a credit to the owner. I ordered fish goujons, a pastie and a portion of chips. The... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

When we feel like fish and chips this is the place to go, friendly staff, efficient service. Its always a real treat to have a Merchant fish supper.

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Address: 41 Linenhall St, Ballymena BT43 5AJ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 028 2565 1603
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballymena
Cuisine: Seafood

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  • Address: 41 Linenhall St, Ballymena BT43 5AJ, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballymena
  • Phone Number: 028 2565 1603

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  • Cuisine: Seafood

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