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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Apple Prosciutto Salad
Mixed lettuce, apple slices, parmesan cheese, candied pecans & crispy prosciutto in a honey dijon vinaigrette
Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine hearts w/ creamy dressing, croutons, parmesan cheese & pancetta crisp
Oriental Salad
Boston butter lettuce w/ baby spinach, bell peppers, mushrooms, julienned carrots & cashews w/ a sesame, ginger dressing
Sweet & Spicy Tiger Prawns
seared tiger prawns tossed in a Thai style sauce w/ chillies & accompanied w/ an asian vermicelli salad
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Seafood, Canadian
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews portobellos salmon steak cod tongues seafood chowder atlantic cod caesar salad bread john's harbour overlooking the harbour window table signal hill service was excellent nice restaurant recommend this restaurant cooked to perfection wine selection
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Twelve of us ladies had a dinner celebration last night at Portobellos. It was so beautiful. We had the private room upstairs which was beautifully decorated for Christmas. The service was excellent, the food was superb, and the view of the harbor was magical. Thank...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jf0garty
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the restaurant twice this month. Both times it took over 2 hours to get our meals. The food was so so. Some servers are very attentive while others seem to not to care at all At the end of the day their ate...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank pace34
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Always a choice for special occasions Portobello's offers a range of fantastic meals for both the fine diner and the person who appreciates good tasting foods. Both the view and ambiance are great for a family gathering or a romantic dinner.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Chris H
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

By the time my steak arrived it was tepid at best,I had shrimp as an appetizer and they were ok.My wife had the salmon and it was dry and over Cooked.For the prices here they need to get it right!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rickcardo
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We had an excellent meal at Portobello's with a fantastic view of the harbour. Service was a little slow as they were very busy but gave us all the more time to enjoy the setting. Food was good and fairly priced.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lee T
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Had a delicious pan fried cod with scrunchions meal followed by sticky toffee pudding that was prepared at Portobellos as well, To top it off, the moon rose large and clear in the narrows of St. John’s harbour. Customers were taking pics as it rose...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BeaNoel
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent service and great food!!! We will definitely be back for another wonderful night out!! Beautiful views as well of the harbour!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Catherine O
Reviewed 2 October 2018

When in Rome,….Wait! This is Newfoundland – so, I thought I would try something local, that I have never tried before. Cod Tongues. Delicious. At Portobello, Cod tongues are small fish morsels that are lightly battered and deep fried – not the least bit greasy....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LynnElsdon
Reviewed 1 October 2018

This was the only restaurant that we visited twice during our week visit to St. Johns. It is only a five minute walk from the Sheraton where we were staying. The restaurant has large picture windows that overlook the harbour and is well suited for...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank FunOnly
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We treated ourselves to a very expensive meal on our last night in St John's. Food is excellent and staff very friendly. The made modifications to our menu selections to accommodate dietary concerns.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dcunningham49
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1 June 2015|
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Response from Barry B |
The comments above is incorrect. Yes there's always a vegan/vegetarian options.
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