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The Merchant Fish & Chip Shop

41 Linenhall Street, Ballymena BT43 5AJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2565 1603
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Fast food, British, Seafood
41 Linenhall Street, Ballymena BT43 5AJ, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Phone in a order and girl left out the chips very disappointing for Saturday night and spent over £11 pounds

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

My daughter got my fish and chips from the merchant and wat was supposed to be a cheese burger we could have got better quality from a burrger van outside a nightclub its totaly disgusting its the last time i shall eat from there. The...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I usually get a takeaway from here as it Is always very good especially the fish. Also the staff are very friendly. However, the last time I was here I thought the portion of fish was smaller than usual and there was also fewer chips....More

Thank Beth R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We have been here a good few times the food is always fantastic fast service and a good choice on the menu but I have to admit 95%of the time I go for the fish it is delicious fresh light and tasty

Thank d0nna22
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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
Reviewed 8 February 2017

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
Reviewed 5 February 2017 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
Reviewed 5 February 2017 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...More

1  Thank Alastair B
Reviewed 4 February 2017 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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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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