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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1,056 reviews
448 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 426 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

Thank Uisge1982
Portglenone, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

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.

Thank d0nna22
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!!

Thank gypsyrussell1
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank norclaw
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

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

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 bubbles 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!

Thank Cullyhome

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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?