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Mother Kelly's

221 Southampton Road, Portsmouth, England
(023)-9221-9149
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Ranked #78 of 462 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 29, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

It's been a while since I last visited Mother Kelly's, so I was hoping that it would taste as good as I remembered. I wasn't disappointed! I'd never eaten in there before, I'd only ever had take away up until now, but dining in there was lovely. It feels like an old fashioned chippy, which is great. It's not trying... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I v been coming to this place for the last few years and this has been the best place for fish and chips I v eaten in Hampshire. Very clean, great service, great tasting fish and chips, and a decent combo offer for couples on weekend. Highly recommended from my side.

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hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have visited this restaurant many times and have never been anything other than very pleased. The best fish and chips I have tasted. Simple suroundings, no frills, just good food. We are happy to go out of our way to eat here.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Me and work colleague, went too mother Kellys after work late last night around ten, to get chips, the woman serving looked at us like we were stuck to the bottom of her shoe, no smiles or good customer service, over priced, I got less chips for more money than I do in my more local chippy, and they were... More

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Eastleigh, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Mt Wife and I have been coming to Mother Kelly's for more years than we care to remember and we keep coming back because of the quality and consistency of the product. We normally have the regular cod and chips. The portions are generous, the chips always tasty and fresh , the batter crispy and the fish always delicious. If... More

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Portsmouth Hants
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The fish is always fresh and not frozen at a very reasonable price. Best place to go if you want fish and chips. There is also a selection of other meals on the menu.

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Southampton
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

At the end of a long day out, himself decided he fancied fish and chips. We had always wanted to try this place so off we went. We had one fish and chips and one burger and chips. We took our food and parked up on the hill overlooking the water and it was bliss. The fish and chips were... More

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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had a look around for a good chippy we move around often so like to see what's about anyway this chippy won best in the county it was average at best chips were nothing special and fish tasteless. The batter is cheap cheap bag mix and you could taste it. Won't bother going back.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

......if you want a traditional fish and chip lunch/dinner or supper. The fish is always fresh and crispy with the batter complementing the fish beautifully, and the turnover at this popular venue means that the chips are always tasting as if they are fresh from the fryer. We ate in the restaurant yesterday and the staff were attentive, helpful and... More

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

In Portsmouth this is without doubt the best place to go for traditional Fish and chips, is quality personified, I used to be a fryer and cooked excellent fish and chips so know the difference between good and bad fish and chips if thats your thing when on holiday then go get the best fish and chips you will expirience... More

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