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Cafe, British, Diner
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

No trip down south complete without a stop at Nell's. Hasn't disappointed this time. Great food, does what it says on tin.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 May 2023

Terrible stale tastinge baguette roll and asked for well done bacon and it come oinking in my stick it was so under cooked.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 15 April 2023

Nice and clean inside and friendly efficient service. Food was okay and that's about it. Would of been much better if the bubble had been homemade and not out of the bag and the mushrooms weren't overcooked as to vaguely resemble dried shrooms. I wouldn't...bother returning myself but it seemed to have a regular flow of custom.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2022

Just stopped off to have a family breakfast. Lovely clean seating area and very helpful friendly staff. We had a traditional breakfast a larger breakfast and a cheese burger and chips. The quality of produce was excellent the sausage being butchers not cheap catering one....The bubble also homemade I would think not wet and slimey at all. The bread was crusty thick cut fresh loaf. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and the price. My husband was very pleased with his cheeseburger and chips again quality food and all fresh cooked to order not greasy just full of flavour. The waitress was lovely and the lady on the till was great as we didn't want a few items that came with the breakfast and she asked us what we would like to replace the items we didn't like. Superb service thank you so much we will be returning!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 14 August 2022 via mobile

Nell’s Cafe was a staple of my youth when late nights out were always rounded off by a stop at Nell’s for breakfast or cups of tea. Fast forward a lot of years (decades even) and a recent visit to the area gave me a...chance to relive some of those memories. The breakfasts are still the same - big plates of food cooked fresh to order, except now they do a veggie breakfast with great bubble and squeak. The coffee is still served in mugs and it’s of the quality that my nan would have called “proper coffee before all this nonsense about americanos and lattes” ie its black or its white. There is no discussion about brown or white bread. It’s white bread, it’s on a separate plate and there’s no butter. What a joy to have a well cooked old fashioned (vegetarian) fry up. Staff are polite, you can sit and watch the world whizz by and it is like going back in time. I really enjoyed my breakfast and there’s a reason why this place has lasted for so long.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 23 June 2022

We had a couple of full English breakfasts, the food and service was good. I did think however it was pricey for what is was. Bread could have been better. Will return and would recommend.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 21 March 2022 via mobile

Well if your going to breakdown! what better place than near a cafe. We have been to Nell's Cafe a few times befor and always been happy with the food and friendly staff. But yesterday we broke down as we came off the A2 and...the owner on his way to work pulled over and asked if he could help in any way and said they will be over soon with a cup of tea. A short while later they walked over with a couple of teas and again offered any assistance. This was very appreciated and thank you once again.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 1 March 2022

we love nells cafe,so friendly,so clean,all food freshly cooked,they will do whatever you want,not expensive,its a great british transport cafe,we love to visit,now even take grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 15 January 2022 via mobile

In my opinion not worthy of a return visit, only had a bacon baguette- large piece of soft topped baguette, not what I’d expect a baguette to be, and 2! Slices of bacon in it - hardly covered one half so I think very overpriced,...very poor standard of food, small portions - although greeting from staff friendly and welcoming food let’s it downMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 17 November 2021

After a long journey to Portsmouth for a weekend break it was delightful to find Nells Cafe. The staff were very welcoming and professional. The service was very good and the food was great. I had the Vegetarian Sausage Sandwich, with thick bloomer bread. Just...to repeat myself , the staff were fantasticMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 19 September 2021

Recommended this place by a local. Good breakfast, plenty of it. Do mega breakfast options too. Also do simple lunches with traditional puddings. Sensibly priced

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 30 October 2020 via mobile

I don't know if its the location, the great food or the happy service but we are always glad to get here. As far as I saw virus precautions are taken as necessary so ignore the moaners and tuck in.

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

A sign on the door and a hand sanitizer just inside don’t make it COVID compliant. No masks being worn, no challenge, didn’t stay. Disappointing!

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

Walked in - no one wearing masks, and felt so intimidated as we were the only ones following the new rules - that we walked straight out again. We will never go back. Shame as before Covid we were regulars 😔

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 17 August 2020

Visited Nells for the first time with my sister. Excellent covid controls and spotlessly clean. Food delicious and at a great price. Enjoyed it so much we came back a couple of days later. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Yes, Nell's Cafe offers takeaway services.

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