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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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great fish and chips combined with excellent service. The best in the Fareham and Portchester area; well worth a visit.

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Thank JPBr71
Rochford UK
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we used to go to a factory just round the cnr to Ma Kellys and would go in every night for a week that I was on that run it was fish & chips as they should be since retiring I have visited twice and it is still as good it was packed out with a coach party of oap,s... More 

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Thank Cretanboy
Margate, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've had some good fish and chips but this was right up with the best if not THE best. Light pleasant airy spacious restaurant, lovely staff and reasonable prices. Delicious thin crispy batter with a choice of breadcrumbs if preferred and pale golden fluffy chips with not a trace of greasiness. Perfect and definitely 5 stars!

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

Your positive review and the time taken to write this review is very much appreciated. All the team here really do value customer feedback and in particular of course when someone comments that for them we may be the best. High praise indeed.Thank you once again and we look forward to you visiting us again soon More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is often extremely busy, because of its reputation in the area. Parking can be difficult at peak times, but it is worth it.

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

Thank you for your review.Around peak times we can get very busy, but we do try and make sure our service is a quick as possible at all times. We are glad to hear you enjoy our food and we hope you do visit us again in the near future More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is lovely here. Excellent service, friendly staff, clean and pleasant decor. The portions were excellent, the food just perfect. All enjoyed. It was a treat. Would highly recommend.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this positive review,it is always good to hear our customers enjoying both our hospitality and food. We look forward to you visiting us again at some point in the future. More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are regular visitors and the takeaway and restaurant. Great prices and food. Always friendly and quickly served. Highly recommended

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Thank Fighterjet1980
Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and of course taking the time to write your review. It is always a pleasure hearing from our regular visitors and we do hope you will continue to join us and enjoy both our food and hospitality. More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been visiting this place for last six years. Never seen there standards drop. Fish is great and so is the service. Very cost effective if you eat on the weekend with meal for two and kids eat free. Very impressed with the consistency.

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

Firstly thank you for your continued custom and for taking the time to write your review. Our weekend deals do prove to be very popular. We look forward to you joining us again soon and that we continue to serve you food that meets the standard you have come to expect from us. Thank you More 

Lovedean
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time we have eaten at Mother Kellys and they have surpassed themselves again! Very accommodating to my husband in his wheelchair, allowing. Us to sit wherever was easiest for us. Lovely fresh fish and hot hot chips, served with a generous piece of fresh lemon. Proper vinegar and tartare sauce and plenty of it! Very good... More 

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Thank JennyandKeith66
Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this review

It is always nice to hear from people who visited before and that we continue to meet the standards you have come to expect from us. We do hope it will not be to long before you join us again. Thank you More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been to lots of The Best Fish and Chips but this beats them all hands down...lovely service, fantastic hot food well recommend

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Thank Anne-Marie B
Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this review

Thank you for such positive feedback. It is a real pleasure knowing people enjoy both our food and hospitality. More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 of us ate at Mother Kelly's yesterday evening. We thought the building looked a bit shabby but the car park was busy (Often a good sign) Service was polite and efficient. Fish and chips was First Class One of the best we've ever had. Pity they are 45 Miles away or we would be in there 3 or 4... More 

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

Thank you for your positive feedback and for taking the time to write this review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed both our hospitality and food. We look forward to you joining us again again when you are in the area. 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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?