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Rock N Sole

Clarence Esplanade | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3PB, England
+44 23 9286 5644
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“cod” (14 reviews)
“fish n chips” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, British
Clarence Esplanade | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3PB, England
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Amazing chips! not the cheapest but its definitely the best. Some larger umbrellas over the seating with maybe a bit of heating would be great for the winter. But when my friends visit, we go here for fish and chips by the sea!

Thank Charlotteblain
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Only offering a take-away service today, but tables and seating outside. We went up the bank to the east of the restaurant and sat on a bench, overlooking the Solent, while we ate piping hot, perfectly fresh cod and chips. The service at the 'hatch'...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Me and r-lass called into the Rock & Sole today for our dinner, me being from up north I know a good fish shop, I know southerners can not cook fish as good as us up north, so I was not expecting such a great...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We have visited this place on several occasions and have Never been disappointed. The fish and chips are always Superb. Right on the Seafront the views are wonderful too !

Thank Daphne H
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I don't understand why so few Fish & Chip shops and restaurants serve Haddock? It is massively superior to Cod as any Northerner will tell you! Rock n Sole Haddock always cooked to order.. superb translucent flakes of Haddock every time .. a total joy!.....More

2  Thank Nick H
Reviewed 4 September 2017

These were very delicious fish and chips and the curry sauce was excellent. Had to wait for them to be cooked, but this is not a problem because then they are very fresh and delicious. Very friendly birds trying to steal our chips when we...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Easily one of, if not the best fish and chips I've ever had. The Haddock was fresh, thick and incredibly tasty and the batter was a perfectly crispy with just the right amount of oil. The chips were outstanding too, so much flavour and cooked...More

Thank Adam C
Reviewed 21 August 2017

ive never had battered fish without the skin before, really makes a difference, so good, chips are devine too

Thank esk1213
Reviewed 19 August 2017

A trip to the seaside is not complete without a fish and chip supper overlooking the sea. All freshly cooked to order. Parking restrictions stop at 6pm along the sea front so that whilst enjoying supper a variety of water craft ( hovercraft, large ships,...More

Thank B W
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Every time any of my friends or family have visited this area it is an absolute must that we grab fish and chips from this place! Great size portions served the fish is just gorgeous! If you can't take my word for it then just...More

Thank Claire T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 18:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 19:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clarence Esplanade | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9286 5644
Traditional Fish and Chip shop. Outside seating. Open 7 days a week during school holidays and summer months.
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