The Journey So Far...

Over the Years

‘Burdocks’ had seen a great deal of change, from serving up piping hot food during the 1916 rising, which seen Ireland gain independence from Britain, and over the two World Wars when the shops had to close temporarily during WW2 due to shortages. Alas, by 1939 the effects of the last war had a drastic impact on the family business with the supply of ingredients and fuel being scarce. Eventually, only one shop survived the original Leo Burdocks in Christchurch.

Many generations of Dubliners have grown up carrying away a ‘great oul feed’, as it was known for generous portions of the freshest quality fish and the tastiest chips in Dublin, the lasting proof of its success is in the almost never-ending queues, which speaks for itself. But what has changed about “Burdocks”, well we now wrap food orders in paper sheets, but initially, our food was wrapped in day-old newspapers, so it used to be said that you could eat and read the news at the same time.

Leo Burdock Fish & Chips
Leo Burdock Vikings
795 AD

The Vikings
settled in the Christchurch area over a thousand years ago. So they were our neighbours – hence our famous mascot.

795 AD
Leo Burdock Old Shop Front
1913

A Legend is Born
Leo Burdocks first opened in 1913 in Christchurch, with Leo’s parents Patrick and Bella naming it after their 13-year-old son.

1913
Leo Burdock bruce springsteen
1913 to present

Famous Celebrities
Are regularly seen queuing for a tasty Leo Burdock Fish & Chips, including big stars like Tom Cruise, Bruce Springsteen & U2.

1913 to present
Leo Burdock Horse and Cart
1914

From a Young Age
Leo Burdock was a familiar face in the early morning markets collecting fresh fish, potatoes and coal on his horse and cart.

1914
Leo Burdock The Man
1916-1923

Military Service
Leo Burdock was part of the guerrilla warfare against the Black and Tans, and was a member of 3rd Battalion C Company of the IRA.

1916-1923
Leo Burdock Fish & Chips
1930

Crispy Bits are Invented
As a way to combat the food shortages around Dublin, broken bits of battered, traditionally discarded, were offered to hungry patrons to as a way to fill the bellys of hungry Dubliner’s.

1930
Leo Burdock Fish & Chips
1962

We Wrapped Food
in day old newspapers for many years. So you could eat our Fish & Chips and read the news at the same time.

1962
Leo Burdock Brian Burdock
1991

A Coal Fired Fryer
was in use by Leo Burdock to cook our tasty Fish & Chips until 1991. We were the last place in Ireland to cook food this way.

1991
Leo Burdock Rathmines Opening
1994

We answered the call
In 1994 the good people of Rathmines and surrounding areas were able to have a great oul’ feed of Leo Burdock’s fresh and tasty Traditional Fish & Chips.

1994
Leo Burdock Trevor Nelson
2000

Leo’s Get the MTV
Stamp of Approval
The Lick hosted by Trevor Nelson visit Christchurch Watch on YouTube

2000
Leo Burdock Vinegar
2001

Our Vinegar
has been compared to fine wine, but we think it’s best served on our famous tasty fresh fish and chunky chips.

2001
Leo Burdock Guardian
2002

We’re the Best 
We were the only Irish chip shop listed in The Guardian Newspapers ‘Ten of the Best’ Fish & Chip Shops in Ireland and Britain. Read Article

2002
Leo Burdock Documentary
2007

A Documentary
has been made about Dublin’s Oldest Fish & Chip shop called ‘Crispy Bits & Caviar’. Watch on YouTube

2007
King Crisps
2012

We Do Crisps!
You can indulge in Leo Burdock Salt & Malt Vinegar flavoured crisps from King. They have a great crunch and flavour.

2012
100 Years Leo Burdock
2013

100 Years Celebration
Leo Burdock has celebrated a century serving up tasty traditional food from our original shop in Christchurch.

2013
McKennas Guide
2013

Awards & Accolades.
What we celebrate more than anything, is the warm thanks from our satisfied customers. But the odd trophy doesn’t hurt…

2013
Leo Burdock Fish & Chips

A Growing Icon

The tempting aroma of Leo Burdocks Famous Traditional Fish and Chips has been drifting from the spiritual home in No.2 Werburgh Street, Christchurch for the past 100 years. Today, we also proudly deliver a ‘great oul feed’ to our customers at our newer shops in Dundrum, Liffey Street, Rathmines, Phibsborough, Tallaght, and Temple Bar, were we offer the same classic union of wholesome quality ‘Fresh Fish & Tasty Chips’ for Take Away and where available, Sit-in Dining and Home Delivery.

Leo Burdock himself, couldn’t have imagined how popular is name would become for his famous Fish and Chips, proof of this can be seen in Christchurch with the almost never-ending queues and the frequent visits from Celebrities from the world of Politics, Literature, Hollywood Movies and Stadium Rock and Pop, and that, speaks for itself.