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221 Southampton Road, Portsmouth, England
(023)-9221-9149
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 68
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Chippy

This is just how a chippy should be. It knows it's strenghts and playe to them. The fish is always cooked will, and cooked to order. The chips are equally good, and the protions generous. It is a chippy, and that is all you can say about it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Chris H
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Fareham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Always busy on Friday evenings so you may need to wait a few moments while the waiting staff clear a table. You can't beat these fish and chips, straight from the fryer. Mushy peas and other accompaniments are available. Nice tea but it's a shame they use margarine rather than butter on the white, sliced bread. They sell beer too... More 

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Burford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Excellent fish and chips, not the cheapest but would rather pay a little bit extra for quality. Will be back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We love mother Kelly's, had my brother and dad visiting and tested them to fish child and mushy peas and they agreed was one of the best takeaways they've ever had. It is expensive but in line with other fish and chip shops down south

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We regularly go toMother Kelly's as a treat. Staff are usually very pleasant and helpful and the food is good, I don't think we've ever had a bad meal. My son particularly like the sausage and chips kids meal and they are one of the few chippies that still have cod roe, a favourite of mine that is always freshly... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Lovely fish and chips but very expensive. Fresh and tasty but charge extra for bread and butter. Staff reasonably friendly. Despite the price I would recommend.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is just how a chippy should be. It knows it's strenghts and playe to them. The fish is always cooked will, and cooked to order. The chips are equally good, and the protions generous. It is a chippy, and that is all you can say about it!

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Portsmouth
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Called in on my way home after working late, approx 10.15pm as my regular chip shop on Whitehart lane would now be closed. My order was a medium chips & fish cake, plus half chicken which I asked to be kept separate. The woman serving was very abrupt in her approach. My whole order was thrown into a single tray... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Has to be one of the biggest fish I've eaten and I've had plenty the chips were awesome as well,if your in Portsmouth and fancy fish and chips ,don't pass this one first class.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Easy parking, friendly staff, quick service, but I have never had a piece of fish with so many bones in it! After just two bites I had encountered about a dozen bones and there were more in my next fork full. Gave up straight away on the fish. Mushy peas were tasteless, chips were pale, hard and went cold very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

You pay a bit more here for you traditional fish n chips and to be honest I've had better from the white hart lane shop and cost a fair bit less. Got it at the Kelly's for a takeaway only sitting on the foreshore just to the left of the chip shop, food was hot that's about the best thing... 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 221 Southampton Road, Portsmouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: (023)-9221-9149

Price and Cuisine

  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Seafood
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

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