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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 39
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  • 15
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  • 6
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  • 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
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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
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

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.

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Bagshot, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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.

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oxford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

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Shedfield, United Kingdom
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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 !

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liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

this by far the nicest fish'n'chip restaurant i have visited,went there when going to my cousins in portchester,everything about the place,staff,ambience and above all the fish'n'chips,if you don't go you'll never know!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Called in on the off chance as we fancied fish & chips...took one look at the menu, done a quick tally up after seeing the prices....got up and left! Went to the local pub and got a great meal with mushy peas and a drink for less than MK would of charged just for Fish & Chips.

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Fareham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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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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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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