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Merchant Fish Bar

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41 Linenhall St, Ballymena BT43 5AJ, Northern Ireland
028 2565 1603
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Cloughmills, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had fish and chips with the wife. For Northern Ireland this is a top rate chippy. £6 for fish and chips or £6.50 if you sit in. The staff are nice and attentive. We also had some battered mushrooms and onion rings. To be honest the extra portions were a bit much in terms of batter for one sitting but... More 

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Thank Uisge1982
Portglenone, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

love this place serves the best fish and chips in town either carry out or sit in other things good to but go for fish it's the best.

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Thank d0nna22
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

our family has ate in this 'bar' numerous times and i'm going to make this short.in my lifetime i cannot think of any other fish and chip shop that betters this one,that says it alll!!

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Thank gypsyrussell1
ballymoney
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Last week made my first visit to the Merchant in Broughshane . The place was spotless . Ordered my usual single fish and certainly wasn't disappointed when I got home ,two pieces of fish with a few chips thrown in ,was absolutely lovely will certainly return thats for sure.. If any critism was needed it would be in regard to... More 

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Thank norclaw
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

My friend and I eat there every time we are fishing stuff always fresh and beautiful the staff so friendly could not do enough for you one of the best chippies in Ireland the fish and chips are always the same high quality I owned a chipper in Belfast so I know what I like 5star

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Thank kenny771
Ballycastle, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Best fish in Ballymena, battered fresh and cooked while you wait Lunchtime specials are great value especially chicken fillet burger

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Thank paul-ballycastle
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The Merchant Fish Bar does a very tasty and filling Fish Supper. you can sit in or carry out. If you order Fish you get 1+ 1/2 extra and a few chips included!

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Thank Cullyhome
Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

We were driving through Ballymena so stopped in here. We ordered and when it came they missed part of our order. We said no problem we'd order again what was missed but as under £5 couldn't order again as only had card, even though there fault to begin with. The food itself was very greasy.

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Thank Bailey6543
ballymna
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Called in to shop, fish and chips /tea/bread /butter .the food was great the cod was over each side of the plate it was that big .

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Thank William E
Ballymena, Co.Antrim
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

We ordered lunch by telephone to pick up for 12 of us, food was ready at the time stated, was warm and enjoyable, would definately go back, good value for money.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Fast Food, British, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?