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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, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Value For Money

As a department we have eaten here twice now. The food is very good and the staff are always very friendly too. They always ask if everything is ok with our meals too. They also offer weekend deals on chicken and chips or fish and chips. Small children eat free when an adult pays for a meal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Wayne R
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Paderborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Went there a while ago now, and was quite disappointed with. our meal, as when we had attended previously the meal was faultless including the pea fritterI don't know if the chef was having a bad day, but I think we will leave it a while before we go back...

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Thank Alan S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't get the massive rave about those place. I have ad takeaway a few times from here & never been impressed. The chips ave always been real crispy & overcooked & for what you pay I think it's bait steep. I have never thoroughly enjoyed my food from here hence why been a few times incasee just a bad... More 

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Thank Gemma C
Paderborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a department we have eaten here twice now. The food is very good and the staff are always very friendly too. They always ask if everything is ok with our meals too. They also offer weekend deals on chicken and chips or fish and chips. Small children eat free when an adult pays for a meal. Overall well worth... More 

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Thank Wayne R
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff, even for bikers and bike groups which is nice, they do a vegi burger which is nice and everyone who eats fish has always said to me how wonderful the fish is there. Worth a visit definitely

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Thank Melanie T
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Really like it, this is our regular and it's always really good. The staff are friendly and it's good value for money.

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Thank mexxie2015
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Just finished our meal which was two scampi plus chips and one pea fritter and it was excellent, we would normally have haddock and chips but were really fed up with the amount of batter on the fish. Was disappointed that no tartar sauce or sliced lemon was offered with our scampi thought for £14.90 it would have been included... More 

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Thank Carol J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Popped in for lunch after a hospital appointment . Quick prompt service .would happily return and recommend to friends

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Thank Hungryhorrisses
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This is a regular stop either to or from Portsmouth on a night out to a show. The grandchildren also love it at the weekends. I have never tasted fresher fish and chips. If Huss is on the board this is my choice. The staff really care and are attentive. The décor is very fishy too. Love the place!!!!!

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Thank mike d
Whitland, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Very good fish and chips, can be busy, parking available. Staff very friendly, food fresh, quick service. Nice to have decent Fish and Chips.

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Thank Sandra L
Whiteley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We visit this restaurant on the first Monday of each month as it caters for coeliac's. Fish and chips are made gluten free which is great for not just coeliac suffers but for people who just chose not to include wheat and gluten in their diet. It's always great tasting food and the staff are always friendly. We shall be... 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, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?