Leo Burdock

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Leo Burdock's original Dublin location since 1913

Leo Burdocks, or Burdocks is a popular century old Fish and chip shop and is Dublin's oldest chipper. It is based in the city and its original location in Werburgh Street, near Christchurch Cathedral, was the first. It has lasted through a revolution, a civil war, two world wars, Ireland's recession, boom, and bust. In the late 1990s they expanded to a number of other locations for a second time. Besides locals it is frequented by national and international celebrities.


Burdocks was founded in 1913 by a Liberties couple, Bella and Patrick Burdock, in the Christchurch area of Dublin, Ireland. Together with their son Leo, after whom they named the business, they opened a number of Leo Burdocks Fish and Chip shops around Dublin.[1]

The lack of fuel and ingredients during the Second World War forced the closure of all but the original location.[1]

In more recent times the shop has opened new venues around Dublin, in Dundrum, Liffey Street, Rathmines, Phibsborough, Tallaght, and Temple Bar.[2]

Celebrity visitors[edit]

Since the 1990s, Burdocks has been documenting the famous visitors on their Burdock's Hall of Fame that hangs in each shop with such people, as Naomi Campbell, Nicole Kidman, BB King, Snoop Dogg and Bruce Springsteen whom they refer to as a regular, and of course Dublin band U2.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Guidera, Anita (18 August 2013). "Cod or haddock? 100 years of an Irish favourite". Irish Independent. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Our History". Leo Burdock. 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  3. ^ O'Connor, Amy (3 November 2017). "Burdock's: 'We like to think Bruce Springsteen is a regular'". Life & Style. Irish Times. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  4. ^ "The people, places and things that make Dublin special". Dublin Treasurers. Dublin City Council. 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2017.

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