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The Merchant Fish & Chip Shop

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41 Linenhall Street, Ballymena BT43 5AJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2565 1603
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really don't think this can be beaten folks, quality, quality, and Quality. Staff are fantastic, service is awesome but it's the food I go back for every time. Perfect every time. Thank you!

Thank StagShoot
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best fish in town and can say the smoked haddock is a taste. Of its own .The cleanliness of the premises is also noticeable and this is due to the great staff they have.

Thank _arthurlane71
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good fish and chips with friendly service. Generous portions and reasonably priced. The place is clean and warm. Staff was attentive and helpful.

Thank Karolina Z
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for something to eat, great food even thou they were extremely busy food was first class and plenty to eat

Thank Paul1976_13
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family headed to the Fish Merchant for our tea one night recently. Having ate there before, we were familiar with the menu and food. We waited for quite a while before the waitress came, only after been instructed by another staff member. We proceeded to give our order. While she was friendly, and wanted to help, she had very... More 

Thank Alastair B
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is how a fish & chip shop should be! A warm welcome from friendly , polite and attentive staff ; spotlessly clean premises ; and - above all - perfectly cooked fish & chips! Perfect :)

Thank DJHill00
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Had a very basic meal here tonight , the girl who took our order was foreign and after explaining 3 times we wanted a cheese burger we were then brought a chicken burger don't get me wrong i am in no way prejudice and believe the girl has every right to have a job here but if she is taking... More 

Thank Emmaballymoney
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Must admit this chippy has to one of the better Ines I've been to. I had a lunch time fish supper to go for £6. Bargain-big thick hot chips and fish well battered and flaky inside. Definitely worth finding and trying, can also sit in

Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

I always get fish and chips here as they are the best in Ballymena. Every thing is cooked at the time so you know it is fresh. My only problem is sometimes the fish isn't that big and other times they give two pieces. Also, the staff are very friendly and that counts for a lot as well.

1 Thank Beth R
Cloughmills, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Fast Food, British, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Linenhall Street, Ballymena BT43 5AJ, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballymena
  • Phone Number: +44 28 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?