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“Usual chip shop stuff, and more...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of john dory's

john dory's
hillsborough road, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #35 of 78 Restaurants in Lisburn
Cuisines: Seafood
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N Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“Usual chip shop stuff, and more...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Good range on the menu although only recently offered haddock. Quite pricey, cheaper options nearby for similar / better quality.

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English first
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
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“An enjoyable change”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011 via mobile

Called in on our way home. Tried the fish of the day "basa", a fresh water Vietnamese fish. The fish were small but well cooked & tasted great. The batter was hot, crisp & not too thick.
Staff were knowledgeable & friendly. The support for sustainable fish stocks gets my vote.
Overall, a pleasant experience.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Poor Quality Food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

Having read local advertisements for this establishment protraying it as 'Award Winning' Fish and Chips, and having never used any of the restaurants before I decided to try it out.
I visited the Lisburn shop with a friend and we ordered Cod and Chips. As we waited we looked around and the walls were adorned with the ever present 'Award Winning' (and as we were to find out, also featured on the napkins and the bag that you get your food in) We got the food and went nearby to eat the fish. The batter on the fish was soft and soggy and tasted awful. I was so soggy that you could not lift a piece of fish without it falling to bits. The chips were just about edible. After looking forward to the 'Award Winning' food we were very disappointed and will certainly not be back in John Dory's.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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