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“Nice fish & chips” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Merchants Fish Bar

The Merchants Fish Bar
41 Linenhall St, Ballymena BT43 5AJ, Northern Ireland
028 2565 1603
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Ranked #22 of 90 Restaurants in Ballymena
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Nice fish & chips”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Popped in for a quick Fish Supper before concert in Braid, tasty fish & chips & good portion for cost. Staff were friendly but dining area is basic & I question extra charge to dine in. Will certainly purchase a take away Fish Supper in the future.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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ballymena
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48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“always the same”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

as a carry out this outlet maintains its standard. while costs are rising causing some to buy cheaper ingredients this outlet seems to maintain price and quality

Visited August 2013
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“The missing M is in the food..Mmmmm!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We dropped in to Ballymena on the way home from Lough Neagh. Usually our kids don`t eat anything in takeaways so we weren't expecting anything other than the usual picking over.
Let them order what they wanted anyway and sat back admiring the gleaming green tiles as we waited...spotless place to eat. it was gleaming!
The food arrived and was beautiful, absolutely delicious. We all cleared our plates and overheard other customers complimenting the chef (who looked very young to be so good) on the food they received (which differed to ours).
Will definitely go back again and knowing we can rely on the Merchant makes the journey from Belfast to Portrush much easier.
And the missing M my title refers to ...it was stormy previous to our stop-off in Ballymena and the `M` was missing from the sign above the shop door! Plenty of Mmmm inside!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best place to eat in for ballymena.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

Best place in town. Great food at great prices. Excellent service from friendly staff. clean environment. You can not be dissapointed.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Poor service for poor food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

I visited this place one Sunday eve where I dont mind paying for good food this was a real let down there wasnt enough fish nearly all hard batter and when I complained the waitress sort of tutted at me. She did return with a new piece but it was still pretty much the same for the price you pay in this place I was expecting better.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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