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Mother Kelly's

221 Southampton Road, Portsmouth, England
(023)-9221-9149
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Ranked #103 of 483 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Portsmouth, England
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We often come here for traditional fish and chips. We would go after work on days when we don't feel like cooking or we take visiting friends here. If you have visitors from abroad who want to experience a genuine good quality British Chippy, this is the place to go. It has never let us down. The décor is basic... More 

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Gosport, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I went back yesterday afternoon, after my previous, and glowing, review. I was very hungry, but I cannot comment on the food because no one came to take my order.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Good quality fish and chips and equally good breakfasts. I decently ate in the restaurant and enjoyed a lovely gammon steak. I also love the gluten-free batter on the first Monday of the month; nice and light.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Four of us went here for a late lunch, 3 haddock & chips and 1 scampi & chips later, we left very happy. The fish was fresh and the batter crispy, everything came out steaming hot on warm plates. Portions were so good that some of us couldn't finish. The lady doing the waiting was quick, friendly and welcoming. Slight... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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254 reviews 254 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Stopped for lunch recently had the most tasty and beautifully cooked Haddock in a very long time. Batter was light and all in all it was very very good. Even takeaways come with a lemon slice!! Eaten here before and it never disappoints - must be one of the best fish and chip shops on the south coast.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

The haddock was delicious, the batter and the chips were cooped to perfection. Large portions at a slightly higher price. Worth it though. While the staff were very pleasant and they did a good job, there was little personality. There was a slight wait for the food but when it is so good it was worth it. I went because... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I visited tonight after hearing they do gluten free fish and chips on the first Monday of the month, i wasn't disappointed, the cod was absolutely lovely and it was a fair size, the chips where really nice too, i certainly couldn't tell that it was gluten free batter, they also do battered sausage and chicken too all gluten free.... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here for years. The fish and chips are always lovely. You can ask for your fish to be skinned but I always think it takes away some of the taste and texture. The staff are always a delight with a smile and very efficient. It's nearly always very busy which means the turn over is high ,I've... More 

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Havant, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Visited for sit down fish and chips. Food freshly cooked piping hot. Staff very friendly and welcoming. You could find cheaper but they would not be as good.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We were fairly regular visitors to this restaurant, however, after today's visit we won't be going again. We visited about 12 and it was fairly busy, but there were about four empty tables, each seating four people. We waited to be seated, and were shown to a table for six where a couple were already seated. When we said we... More 

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Additional Information about Mother Kelly's

Address: 221 Southampton Road, Portsmouth, England
Phone Number: (023)-9221-9149
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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