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221 Southampton Road, Portsmouth, England
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Well cooked

We enjoy our fish and chips and Mother Kellys is one of the best in the area. Although there is always a queue the staff are very efficient and keep the waiting time to a minimum.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Fareham, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

Friends told us about Mother's Kelly's fish and chip restaurant and we called in whilst on holiday. We both had cod and chips. They were the best fish and chips I have ever tasted and very good value for money too. We will certainly be going again.

Thank shaz h
Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

My family and I visited yesterday,the meal was great,the service was fast and the cost was low,we had a great time,can't wait to visit again

Thank Walenda1
Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Visited Portsmouth yesterday and on the way in we called in to Mother Kellys for a Sunday lunch time fish and chips ,we both had Haddock & Chips and it was without doubt wonderfull cooked to perfection the staff are very friendly and the service was first class excellent value. I would recommend this Fish and Chip Restaurant we visit... More 

Thank Michael W
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Visited Portsmouth to see my family and had to lookin again at MOTHER KELLYS still the same HIGH standard. Well worth a visit if you are near Portsmouth

Thank joecassandra
Aljezur, Portugal
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Went there for takeaway fish and chips. Fish was big and crispy and tasted great. Good value too, had we stayed longer we would have been regulares at this place.

Thank Brigitta L
Fareham, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We enjoy our fish and chips and Mother Kellys is one of the best in the area. Although there is always a queue the staff are very efficient and keep the waiting time to a minimum.

Thank denisewright8
Bagshot, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Once you put the tortuous Hayling Island Saturday evening exit behind you, just 10 minutes along the A27 road to Fareham is Ma Kelly's. It's a terrific stop on the road home whether you live to the North, East or West of Paulsgrove/Portchester. Our grandkids needed feeding and the kids menu was perfect. I'm a regular at Ma Kelly's Emsworth... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Never had a bad fish supper here but not in the same league as La Mirage in Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland. Still probably the best plaice in Portsmouth.

Thank Tufty2015
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80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

With its own car park and situated on the main road through Portchester this is as easy place to stop and grab a meal. Large cod to take away was £5.80 and large portion of chips £2.50. I thought the chips a little dry and starchy and the cod although nice was enclosed in a batter that was a little... More 

Thank caroline b
Shedfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Prompt service with pleasant staff first time and won't be the last .reasonable prices two large cod and chips two cokes £23.20 . Will be back !

Thank samuelsrest

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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

  • Cuisine: Seafood


Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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