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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
fish supper

Ususally go to the Fish'n' Chicken but to decided to try the merchants as I hadn't been there for ages.Enjoyed my fish supper. Will be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Called yesterday as this has always been my favorite chippy for a good fish supper and it did not fail fish was non greasy only complaint and it's very small I asked for loads of vinegar and there was barely any otherwise 1st class

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Ususally go to the Fish'n' Chicken but to decided to try the merchants as I hadn't been there for ages.Enjoyed my fish supper. Will be back.

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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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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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