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Rock N Sole

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Clarence Esplanade | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3PB, England
+44 23 9286 5644
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 17:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We love the fish and chips from here they are worth going out of the way for. Delicious chips and amazing perfectly cooked succulent fish. Best in town, we love it, so does Hector the Schnauzer!

Thank sue w
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We were out for the day with friends and they wanted to eat here, I admit I was reluctant. But the food was lovely. Fish cooked to order and chips were best ive had in a long time. Didn't enjoy the battered sausage but all other meals were nice.

Thank mjbex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Fish and chips were the best anywhere I have eaten them. The batter on the fish was delicious and the fish fresh. Staff friendly and helpful. Fantastic place

Thank CamilleRiley
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Excellent cod and chips. Fish tender, batter crispy. chips crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle. Very good portion size. shame about the many birds near the eating area trying to pinch the food!

Thank karenmansell44
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It has been a while since we last visited Rock n Sole and it is good to see standards are as high as ever, we had a lovely take away fish and chips meal,Cod was extremely delicious as usual and was made to feel very welcome by the three guys behind the counter, keep it up we will be back...

Thank Alan S
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29 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I checked the times and it said open until 7pm last Saturday so my husband finished work early & we drive 30 minutes to get there at 6.15 to find it totally in darkness with no-one about, there was no sign on the door to explain why they had closed early. So with a car full of hungry kids we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Decent tasty fish n chips.. price not too bad.. Bring your own ketchup.. Will visit again when down there.

Thank Thomas C
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We turned up 5 minutes after they had closed on a Friday night and the staff still served us all with big smiles. The food was cooked perfectly and they were all super friendly. Will definitely go back :)

Thank Chloe0089
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Sadly they'd run out of cod, but I got the plaice and scampi instead. Both fresh and delicious, covered in a light batter. The best thing is knowing where the fish has been sourced from and they have a board telling you this. Also inexpensive and in a great location next to the beach and park.

Thank Cindy P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I'm usually disappointed with fish & chips, as they never live up to expectation - now I've discovered this place, I will never be disappointed again. The chips were so good, not soggy at all; and perfectly cooked fish. Best I've ever had.

Thank Charlotte R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$9
Fast food, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 17:00
11:30 - 17:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?