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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (11 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
“fast service” (3 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Fast food, British, Seafood
41 Linenhall Street, Ballymena BT43 5AJ, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 77 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best fish and chips in ballymena in my opinion. Right in the centre of town and very handy for lunchtime or a quick bite to eat after work.

Thank inthecity1968
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Friends had told me to try the smoked cod, delighted I did! 1st time I have tried it and will definitely be back for another!

Thank Joshua K
Reviewed 10 October 2017

A friend suggested we try here, so we did for a change. The fish was greasy and soggy. Perhaps this was because it was busy and the fish did not have the chance to drip the fat off before being packed into the wrapper, but...More

Thank b037
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Best fish and chips in town. Take away day most of the family pick the fish. I always do. Couldn't fault the place. Food staff and service all excellent.

Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Came here for a sausage supper and I was very disappointed. The chips were so bad they were inedible while the sausages were so salty they made you need to drink a whole load more. The staff here are disrespectful. Wouldn't return here again.

Thank Ultimatedaytrips
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Never been disappointed with the Merchant. Food is always beautiful. The place is spotless. We were in on Wednesday and the waitress was a delightful girl. Don't know her name though but she was a breath of fresh air. Definitely be back.

Thank Geri24Belfast
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Been a few times before and the food has been fairly good. Decided to go for a burger this time, very disappointed. One out of a chip van would have been better, it was very dry and only a tiny ring of pineapple on it....More

Thank Lewis B
Reviewed 13 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 18 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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