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Seafood, Fast food, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited 2 Saturday's in succession for takeaway. Very very pricey and portions small. Staff unwelcoming. Hopefully it'll improve after lockdown over and they are back to table service.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 21 February 2021

Had a home delivery. The fish was not fresh and was chewy in texture. I will not order from there in the future, I was disappointed

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 24 November 2020

Hi, just treated my daughter for her birthday for a fish and chips at Mother Kelly’s, never been before as normally stick to my local. What a disappointment, fish ok but expensive. I ordered a large chips, and I do not joke the box was...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 26 September 2020 via mobile

It’s clean, bright and airy in the restaurant area with Covid protection well organised. Visited the Solent on a nostalgic day out and remembered Mother Kelly’s as a family favourite for dinner on the way home from a day out on the water. That was...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 13 September 2020

Another delicious meal at Mother Kellys Paulsgrove/Portchester. Its always been scrupulously clean, but now it's sterilized to an inch of its life! The processes and new seating means everyone is as safe as possible to enjoy the best fish and chips in a friendly calm...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 10 September 2020 via mobile

Had a sit down meal, fish was tasty but they have changed chips and they are now very dry, more oven chips than fish and chip chips, queried with staff and she apologised - unlikely to return until they revert back

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 27 August 2020 via mobile

Haven’t been for a while but lovely to be back, with all the changes, they have it spot on very hygienic, staff in visors, tables cleaned, social distancing, fejt very safe, the staff are lovely especially Ray she has worked there for years and always...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 25 August 2020

Enjoying going back to Mother Kelly's. Still wonderful fish and chips despite all the changes and in this strange socially distanced world we now live in. They kept us going with the takeaways as lockdown eased, but it's so nice to have the restaurant up...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 11 August 2020

Really impressed with the restaurant. We ate as a family here last Friday and had the best fish and chips ever. Fish really fresh. The staff were extremely careful with hygiene and wiped down tables and chairs before and after us, sanitisers, track and trace....More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 24 July 2020

Do not Order from their it cost over 7 pounds 4 fish and chips and u don't get the chips to go with it same on u mother kelly sMore

Date of visit: July 2020
Deep_Blue_Molly, Marketing at Mother Kelly's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2020

Hi, as with most Fish and Chip shops, chips are ordered separately unless stated otherwise. This is quite normal. Additionally, we believe (as do many of the other reviewers here) that our prices are a fair reflection of the high quality produce we use in...More

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Frequently Asked Questions about Mother Kelly's

  • Yes, Mother Kelly's offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Mother Kelly's offers delivery services.

  • Mother Kelly's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 3.5