John Dory's Fish & Chips

About Us

Quality Family Food

We love to bring quality family food to our customers. Over the past 3 decades, John Dory’s has grown from a stand-alone corner chippy to a regional chain of quality, award winning Traditional Fish and Chip shops, offering a wide range of products.
Our expansion is credit to the hard work we have put into maintaining our core values, high standards and love for the industry and support from our loyal customers. We never compromise on quality, we offer a friendly and helpful service with a smile, in a clean and hygienic environment, and we always strive to raise our standards and promote the fish and chip industry.

5* Food Hygiene Rating

We take great care in sourcing, preparing, cooking and serving our food. All of our products are prepared each day on site by experienced food handlers and all 8 of our take-aways proudly boast a 5* food hygiene rating.

From the first day John Dory’s opened its doors, our objective has been to provide top quality fish and chips to our customers… fried with passion and served with pride.

Omega 3

The Omega 3 fatty acids found in our fish are especially important for children. The Omega 3 fatty acids are linked to improvements in children’s concentration and behaviour!
Some studies have shown at that Omega 3 helps children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (AHCH. Omega 3 can help improve eczema and psoriasis which can be an issue for children. So fish really is brain food!

Sustainable Fishing

We strongly believe in sourcing our fish from controlled and sustainable waters, as it is key to minimising pressure on marine environments and helps ensure a healthy future for the fishing industry. We have a moral obligation also, to take measures that help the conservation of fishing ecosystems, especially if we want the fish and chip industry to continue to thrive for years and generations to come.

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Special Dietary Needs

Whilst we make every effort to identify the ingredients in our products and minimise the chance of cross contamination in our processes, John Dory’s and it’s staff do not assume responsibility for a person’s sensitivity or allergy to food provided in our shops. Please note that the possibility exists that your food may come into contact with allergens in the fryer, hotplate or through shared utensils.
We would encourage any person with special dietary requests to speak to a member of staff to declare sensitivities before the point of order and consumption of food.
Vegetarians – please note we fry in the traditional chip shop style using beef dripping.

Local Suppliers

Ever wondered where we source our ingredients?
We purchase as many of our ingredients and products from local suppliers as we can, proudly supporting local businesses and their quality produce. It is very important to stand united, especially in todays economic and social environment. Supporting our local suppliers provides community links as well as reducing carbon footprint and food miles, by not importing many of our goods.

John Dory’s – a family affair

Way back in 1988 the Polley family opened their first chip shop in Carryduff. The small team of Mark, Stephen and Linda left their jobs and while they had some experience in the catering world, it was a big leap into a new business venture for them all. Through good management, attention to quality, good staff and old fashioned hard work the business grew. They now are running the largest chain of fish and chip shops in Northern Ireland. A total of 8 shops are now open, with the most recent, a relocation of the Carryduff shop opening in December 2018. Who knows where the next location will be, suggestions welcome!