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Seafood, Fast food, British
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Takeout
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Reviewed 20 November 2022 via mobile

Mother Kelly’s is my local fish and chip shop! We use it often. I work as a Senior Carer at Willow Lodge Care Home in Southbourne, when Marie found out our Chef was off sick she very kindly stepped in and provided Fish and chips,...battered sausages, fish cakes and Savaloy sausages for our residents and staff at no cost! The residents absolutely loved it! It was all freshly cooked and delicious!! Thank you so much to Marie and her team for their generosity and kindness! I will be back soon!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 17 November 2022 via mobile

Title says it all really! Great value and what a fantastic team they have! Fish was really tasty and the chips were to dye for! Really enjoyed the curry sauce as well! Will be back for sure!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 20 September 2022

Me and my partner where down from London for the day to see family and we had friends that recommend this place so we thought we’d give it a try and what I can I say other than… WOW the fish was beautifully cooked all...golden and crispy, the chips where lovely and my partner who’s not a big fish lover chose chicken nuggets and was very impressed with the quality of the chicken used it was proper chicken breast chunks not like some that you can get that are like mush and there service was really good they where very helpful and welcoming. We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 10 September 2022 via mobile

Everything was ok as expected, haddock was terrible, like it had been reheated in a microwave, even the dog didn’t want it.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 14 July 2022

Traditional take-away chippe. Good chips and mushy peas. Hadock okay, but could have been whiter [fresher?].

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 19 January 2022

Wednesday night 20th Jan 2022, its always worth me travelling to Emmsworth 12 mile trip one way, and on the 20th was no exception, the fish was again perfectly cooked, always very polite, but tons of chips yum yum yum, we throughly enjoyed Our fish...and chips again, well done fellas georgeMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2022

Hi George Thank you for taking the time to not only make the journey to come and see us, but also for writing such a great review! We look forward to your next visit

Reviewed 30 October 2021

We live in Emsworth and have had Mother Kelly's fish and chips at least once a month. The batter is always perfect and the fish cooked perfectly and the chips are fresh. The service is very good. Only two people are allowed in the shop...and there are barriers for protection against Covid.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2021

Hello TERMINUS48 Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a great review We look forward to seeing you again soon :)

Reviewed 29 October 2021

I visited this take away for the 1st time tonight after threatening to do so for a very long time, I ordered haddock & chips from the server and was told that it will take approximately 10 mins to cook by the chef, which was...fine and after the initial shock of the price at almost £10, I then continued to pay by card. After receiving my meal I walked to the car and decided to eat it whilst in the carpark while it's nice and hot, unfortunately when I opened the box I was deeply disappointed with the appearance of contents, as the chips were piled right on top of the freshly cooked fish breaking up all the batter, I could only just see that there was fish underneath, sadly the chips were barely warm even though I didn't have any salt or vinegar on them, I tried getting as many of the chips as I could off the fish finding a long dark hair in the process, it just all ended up looking and feeling very off putting especially with the hair, so I ended up leaving it all and threw it in the car park bin which I'm not happy about in the slightest.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2021

Hello Tracey Firstly please accept my apologies for the late response and thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. I am sorry you were unhappy with your recent visit. Regarding the time taken to cook your food, we cook everything as fresh...More

Reviewed 21 June 2021

We visited Mother Kelly’s tonight expecting a high quality takeaway which some of the reviews seemed to recommend. We were disappointed by the limited menu, and particularly as several of the things we asked for were unavailable as they’d ‘run out’. The fish was very...average and copious amounts of chips didn’t make up for mediocre service. When we asked if the burger came with salad or sauce , we were told all that was available was sachets. There was no gravy or curry sauce which are real essentials for a traditional chippy. It appears that a little preparation was too much for the hardly busy staff. Probably won’t be coming back.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2021

Hi mersey_dub Thank you for your feedback, I am sorry you felt disappointed by your recent visit. Our Emsworth shop does tend to get very busy and as such we do sometimes sell out of certain products. Whilst we do try to maintain stock levels...More

Reviewed 21 June 2021

I visit this area several times a year, and this is our favourite fish and chips. The batter is always crisp even once we get it home. Portions are good. Definaterly worth the occasional queuing on Friday night

Date of visit: June 2021
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Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2021

Thank you for leaving great feedback, we hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 7 May 2021

This is one of the south's best fish and chips - and plenty of other things! - shops. The food here is first class every time - and we've been many, many times. I'm not sure how they cook their fish - but its always...fresh-tasting and delicious. And I love the way they put the foot in containers - meaning its still hot by the time you get it home. And the mushy peas are to die for ! Not only that - the staff are always lovely and friendly - and extremely chatty ! Try it - and HOW !!!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2021

Thank you Fred for a fantastic review! We are honoured you have taken the time to leave such kind words :) As always we look forward to your next visit

Reviewed 30 April 2021 via mobile

Tasty fish and chips. Stopped here and ordered takeaway fish and chips and scampi and chips, great chips and really nice scampi. Not expensive and friendly team.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2021

Thank you so much for a great review, we hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 4 April 2021 via mobile

My daughter went to buy supper for 6 of us at about 8pm today (Sunday) when she asked for 3 pea fritters she was told they only had one and then the frying staff just glared at her and said it was f**King ridiculous as...if it was her fault. She felt humiliated and embarrassed. She then went to Tony's in Barncroft to get what she couldn't get and they were really friendly and helpful, we appreciate its a busy weekend but there's no need to be rude and humiliate people. She won't ever go to Mother Kelly's in Emsworth again.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2021

Hello tracyjgordon Firstly, my apologies for the delayed response, I did respond last month but only just noticed that it did not publish. I am sorry your visit did not sound like it met our usual high standards of service. I have asked my manager...More

Reviewed 18 January 2021

Couldnt ask for better chips and the burgers are sublime this is the place to go for fish and chips.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Trevorwest, Owner at Mother Kelly's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2021

Hey Sam K Thank you for your great feedback We look forward to your next visit

Reviewed 14 September 2020 via mobile

Fresh cooked line caught fish fried in a lovely crunchy batter with proper Chippy chips. Friendly helpful staff who pointed us in the direction of the quay to sit n eat. Would highly recommend...👍

Date of visit: September 2020
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Trevorwest, Marketing at Mother Kelly's, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2020

Hey Stormtrooper 97 Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. We are glad you enjoyed your meals and look forward to your next visit

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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5