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Mother Kelly's

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    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 Fish Supper

Went here with my family and we were fairly impressed. Staff were welcoming and friendly, service was very prompt (big bonus as our 4yr old gets very bored during the usual wait between ordering and getting his dinner) and the place was clean and orderly. The childrens portion was free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
639AnnaP
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Went here with my family and we were fairly impressed. Staff were welcoming and friendly, service was very prompt (big bonus as our 4yr old gets very bored during the usual wait between ordering and getting his dinner) and the place was clean and orderly. The childrens portion was free because our youngest is under 5 which was an unexpected... More 

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29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Perfect food. Thanks to trip adviser I choose to drive to get my chip supper here rather than across the road from me, and glad I had. Definitely a take away treat from now on.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A nice family type venue, no frills but nice, lovely fish and chips, the best in the area, good value. 2 for a tenner at weekends between 11 and 4 pm.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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229 reviews 229 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The chips were very hard, greasy and crunchy but you get a lot for your order. The staff were quick and friendly.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Have been using Mother Kelly's ( takeaway ) for a while and really can not fault the quality of their food but it gives both my wife and I such terrible heartburn. Could it be something they use in the cooking, but because it is so nice we do tend to suffer occassionally though. Staff are always so polite and... More 

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Gosport
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This Fish and Chips takeaway and restaurant in Portchester has been around for 25 years. Good value and very tasty meals . Only problem is the limited parking which seemed particularly bad at lunch time on Friday! Service is fast and friendly. The pensioner's fish and chips with tea or coffee deal is very good value at £7.50 . .At... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

we've eaten here for years and you just won't find better anywhere. Food fabulous, staff friendly,everything always clean your gotta love it.

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We have visited this restaurant on three previous occasions. The service is usually very good and the food is excellent. It would usually warrant four or five stars. Yesterday, we walked in at around 4-15pm. Only one other couple were in the entire 78 seater place. Hardly rushed off their feet then. There were no staff at all to seat... More 

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Visited on Christmas eve about 4ish, no waiting and polite service but the woman had a horrendous cold and sneezed hugely as she was dishing up our food, she apologised but didn't go and wash her hands and wasn't wearing gloves or a mask despite her streaming nose and eyes. She even said she felt awful, not sure she should... More 

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Portsmouth, England
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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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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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?