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Mother Kelly's

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221 Southampton Road | Porchester, Portsmouth PO6 4PY, England
(023)-9221-9149
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I often bring a mini bus load of senior citizens here, in my role as minibus driver for a Community organisation. The day we visited, the staff were extremely attentive and took some trouble to ensure we were all settled in nicely. Orders were taken at the table and individual bills brought to the table - really essential for elderly... More 

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Thank David M
Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this review

Here at Mother Kellys we really do appreciate all forms of feedback and people taking the time to write a review. We will always consider and take into account what our customers feedback to us. Its a real pleasure knowing that the group of people you have made reference to enjoyed their time with us and thank you for pointing... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not the best and not the worst. Our fish and chips were adequate. The curry sauce was tasteless and watery. Indifferent service. Won't be rushing back.

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Thank Hugh J
Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are sorry to hear that our curry sauce is not of the standard you have to come expect. If your in the area we do hope you decide to join us again at some point in the future. More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took 11 friends & family members on 17th Sept and had a great time in the restaurant. The friendly welcome and service was great and made the whole experience enjoyable. thank you to all the staff.

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Thank tpatel2016
Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write this positive review, we are really glad you enjoyed your time with us. Its always a pleasure to have a big group join us and enjoy our food and hospitality. we look forward to seeing you again soon More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fish. I like fish. This was excellent fish (haddock). Chips only thing from stopping it being 5 star. Very nice fish and chip restaurant.

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Thank bunnyofdarkness
Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write this review. It is always a pleasure knowing our customers have enjoyed the food we serve. The fish we serve is certainly very popular. We do hope should you join us again in the future you will enjoy our food. More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You generally find that once you find a good Chippy you stick with them and the same can be said for Mother Kelly's, of all the other chippys I've visited none quite match up and I've now been a customer for over 10 years. Seriously if you want good fish and chips at great prices this is the place to... More 

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Thank ChrisTagg
Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this review

First off, I would like to thank you for your feedback. The team here really do appreciate the time people take to leave us such positive feedback. Even better, is when someone who has been visiting us for over 10 years takes the time to write a review. We look forward to your continued custom. Thank you. More 

Swanmore, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and clean. Wonderful atmosphere. Food beautifully cooked and presented. Fish tasted as if it had been just cooked. Nice chips. Would definitely recommend this place.

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Thank Pam T
Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this review

Thank you for such positive feedback about both our food and hospitality,we do hope you will visit us again at some point in the future and we can continue to deliver the standard you have experienced with us. More 

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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large portions beautifully light batter on the haddock. Very busy. Had to park next door. Rather high but a nice sit down treat

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Thank Purpleannie313
Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed our food. Around peak times it can get very busy but we do hope you will join us again at some point in the future. More 

Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a special deal on saturdays two meals for £10 before 4 oclock..The fish is lush and its a big plate it does get busy shame they dont do Diet drinks...

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Thank Mara F
Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this review

We do get very busy at peak times, especially when we also have a special offer on. It is a pleasure knowing you enjoyed our food. Sorry to hear we had no diet drinks available when you joined us and we hope this will not put you off joining us again at some point in the future. Thank you for... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for lunch on a Wednesday after a visit to the amenity tip and we were absolutely delighted. All the waitresses we spoke to were charming and friendly. We ordered our meal and were told there would be a delay as they were busy so I went to the ultra clean loo. On my return the food was being... More 

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1 Thank johnwizz
Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this review

We really do value peoples time when they join us here at Mother Kelly's, so we will always inform our guests of any potential delay in serving our food.Thankfully although we do get extremely busy this is often a minimum delay if at all. Thank you for the positive feedback and it is a pleasure knowing you enjoyed both our... More 

Catterick, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely café, clean and nicely decorated. Staff helpful and friendly.Smashing fish and chips but haven't been disappointed with anything on their menu. Provide high chairs and kids meals. Reasonably priced.

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Thank heatherlib2016
Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, customer satisfaction and quality of food are both a number 1 priority here at Mother Kelly's, so it is always a pleasure when we read such positive feedback about our staff and food. Thank you More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
British, Seafood, Fast Food
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Southampton Road | Porchester, Portsmouth PO6 4PY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: (023)-9221-9149

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?