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Mother Kelly's

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221 Southampton Road | Porchester, Portsmouth, England
+44 23 9221 9149
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been there several times, we have always had very good food and service. A lot of people we know go there several times

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Thank Alison B
Fareham, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Once again excellent fish and chips at the right price.The staff are brilliant. Simply the best fish and chip restaurant in the area..... We visit at least once a month.

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2 Thank ADW1954
Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are glad you enjoy both our food and hospitality, we look forward to seeing you again next month. More 

UK
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102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you for a first class plate of good old fish ,chips and mushy peas. this is an excellent restaurant we enjoyed it very much and will be back, and highly recommend, the staff are also excellent, thank you

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

Thank you for the positive review Mick the team really do appreciate it. We are glad you enjoyed both our food and hospitality and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Mother Kelly's after reading some good reviews here about the quality of their fish and chips. They say you should not believe all you read or hear, and that is indeed the case. I ordered Cod and chips with beans my wife Scampi, chips and coleslaw, we also had a coffee each, the most bland, tasteless and unappetising meal... More 

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

Hello Paul, first and foremost we would like to apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused you and we are sorry to hear that our food was not up to the standard you have come to expect from us. We hope to meet your expectations if you decide to join us again sometime in the future, once again we... More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What lovely friendly staff and what lovely food. Everything was hot and fresh and even the tea was decent. Will definitely be returning.

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

Thank you Shelly for this positive review, we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want superb fish and chips this is the place for you, it comes in 2 parts, one side take away, the other sit down restaurant. When we feel the need for a fish and chips fix this is where we always go despite a 28 mile round trip to get them. Always good crisp non greasy batter on... More 

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Thank coblers1
Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking your time to write this positive review, we are really glad you enjoy our food and we hope you continue to do so. Our two cod and chips for £10 offer is a very popular choice so we are glad you enjoyed it! The team here at Mother Kellys look forward to seeing you... More 

Alton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent.....! Amazing fish and chips. Batter was superb. Not at all greasy as is the case with most chip shop meals. Quaint rather retro setting...not the best outlook but don't let that put you off because you'd miss a treat. We were visiting Porchester Castle for a post Christmas outing (8 of us) and there was plenty of room for... More 

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1 Thank Eldred21
Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing this positive review! We are so glad you enjoyed our food and our quick service, we look forward to you visiting us again soon, once again thank you for your review. More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent family restaurant, Had a one year old baby. With plenty of space for a high chair they happily arranged. Once we had order our meals. They offered the baby a sampler plate which she soon polished off and converted her to a fish cognisor. The chip were fresh and like those from the old days.. Pukka! Price was more... More 

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

Thank you Heather for taking your time to write this positive review it really does mean a lot to all of the Mother Kellys team. We like to make sure all ages enjoy our food and hospitality so we are really glad your one year old enjoyed it as much as you did! We look forward to seeing you again... More 

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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

We visited Mother Kelly's when we visited family in Portsmouth and we all had the fish & chips which were really enjoyable. With the drinks it turned out to be a lovely meal. Service was good and attentive, so Thank you.

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Thank 567angiee
Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback, we are glad you enjoyed both our food and service. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Mother kellys are an almost sure fire destination for great fish and chips, but this time it was appalling.... We popped in after shopping at Lidl as we had both decided we didn't want to cook and I ordered a large Haddock and Large chips with a pea fritter costing just under £9.00. Usually this is more than enough for... More 

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

Hello, we are sorry to hear you do not feel the quality of food was up to the standards to you expect. Although you say you will not be visiting us again, we do hope that at some point in the future you choose to visit us again and we hope that we can meet the standard of food you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast Food, British, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, 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, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9221 9149

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