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Spice Island Inn

) #194 of 503 Restaurants in Portsmouth €€ - €€€ , , Vegetarian Friendly
1 Bath Square | Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2JL, England
+44 23 9287 0543
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible16%
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Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1 Bath Square | Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2JL, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went here for a lunch date with a lady I quite like. I stressed to the staff several times that I was allergic to most fruit and veg (I know, not your usual allergies). This was not listened to at all as I am...More

Thank Lawrence T
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great location overlooking Portsmouth Harbour and Gun Wharf Key. A good selection of Beers and Ales plus a limited but well prepared Pub Food. I had the Lamb Shank Roast while my wife had Buffalo Chicken. The food took around 20 minutes and the...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a lovely sunny Sunday and we were looking for somewhere for lunch that was not too crowded. Wisely we went to the upstairs bar and restaurant which has the best views and half the number of customers as downstairs. The only very slight...More

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This review was made after we attended Spice Island on the spur of the moment, for an early Father's Day meal with our son and his wife. Our first down side was when ordering, only to find that the Sirloin steaks and Beef pies were...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely pub ideally situated right on the harbour entrance. A wide variety of drinks and a good selection of food. As it was a Sunday they offered 4 roast meats food came out quickly and was really good. The bar staff were all friendly and...More

Thank Pauldawn21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food very interesting setting can see shipping coming & going from Portsmouth. Staff helpful and friendly good prices for food. Variety of dishes to choose from,and well cooked.Good range of wines & beers on sale normal pub prices.

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here recently for a family meal to celebrate a big birthday. We normally visit a different pub for large family meals and as this was a special occasion decided to try somewhere new and having visited the pub many times for drinks we gave...More

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, the restaurant has a nice look at Spinnaker Tower plus you can watch all kind of ships crossing the harbour while enjoying a glass of wine. Good selection of drinks and nice pub food ( we tried burgers and scampi). Friendly staff. Will...More

1  Thank Silvija S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Southsea but, as it was such a pleasant evening, took a wander along the seafront to Portsmouth and stumbled across Spice Island Inn which I believe is a Greene King establishment. We received a warm welcome from the gentleman serving behind...More

Thank PyePye
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attended with friends who had checked when booking about GF requirements. No problem she was told just make requirements clear when ordering food. So we checked. We were told there was only two items on the menu Hunters Chicken and Chips or Nachos. When we...More

Thank Dickie S
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Do you let dogs in
23 December 2015|
Response from SpiceIslandInn | Property representative |
Many apologies for the delay in answering your question, which I'm guessing is now too late for you, I do wish Tripadvisor informed us when someone asks a question. Yes, dogs are most welcome into Spice Island.
Please can u tell me how much one pint of lager shandy and one pint of fruit cider will cost because today i got charged £9.85 for these two drinks
11 October 2015|
Response from SpiceIslandInn | Property representative |
Hello meacher 123, We offer wide range of lagers and ciders in our pub and in the most expensive case scenario, we charge £4.75 for pint of Peroni and £4.95 for pint of Rekordelig. I read your email, which you sent to our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Bath Square | Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9287 0543
  • E-mail
The Spice Island Inn is situated on The Point in Old Portsmouth with the most beautiful view across Portsmouth's busy harbour, Gunwharf Quays and the Spinnaker Tower. Originally 3 pubs that were converted into one in 1991. We are an exceptionally busy pub in the warmer summer months and if you want to have a leisurely drink and/or something to eat this is the place for you. We have 2 bars and tables in the upper bar can be reserved, there are a number of seats outside too which are very well used in the summer months. Some people believe Spice Island is a restaurant, but in reality it is a pub with a good food offering. Our speciality dish is hand battered fish & chips which is popular with many of our customers. We do hire out our upper bar for private functions and events.There is always at least 3 cask conditioned ales available, with guest ales making a regular appearance.
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