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Mother Kelly's

221 Southampton Road, Portsmouth, England
(023)-9221-9149
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Ranked #82 of 458 restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 24, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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
25 helpful votes 25 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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7 reviews 7 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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Fareham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Went twice in a month (with different people), first time it was really good, as good as they say it is, second time it was bloody awful

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Always have great fish and chips from here. Sit in cafe also great, however have never been served the bread and butter I order with my meal as the waitress always forgets it. The fish and chips never disappoint tho and this is my favourite fish and chip shop

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