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41 Linenhall St, Ballymena BT43 5AJ, Northern Ireland
028 2565 1603
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent quality food and service

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Steve W
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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English first
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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antrim
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Best chicken fillet burger, fish and chips I have ever had. They also serve heinz ketchup which is a nice touch. Slick rick

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Called in for a quick bite of lunch on a Saturday. At first I was disappointed because they didn't have any haddock. I decided to try the cod and went to sit and wait. After a short wait my tea arrived. Very disappointed. It was cold and like it was sitting a long time. When my cod arrive with some... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

easily the best fish supper ever ...and im not coddin ye lol....hi all jokes on the side iv tried fish here and iv tried fish there infact iv tried fish everywhere ...but nothing comes close to the merchant in bmena hi

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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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