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58 White Hart Road, Portsmouth PO1 2JA, England
+44 23 9281 1585
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I ate there last night, and typically visit about once a month all year round. I like the place as it is a wonderful antidote to the samey chain restaurants available in nearby Gunwharf keys. Although, it doesn't have to be that way, I find the independent restaurants tend to attract and retain better quality staff, both front and back... More 

Thank simonburridge
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked a table for 8:30pm and arrived 10 mins early (not unacceptable in my opinion) but fair enough the table was not ready. 8:45 and we're still waiting as the previous occupants were still there 'despite being told the table was needed for 8:30'. My pet peeve are restaurants who cram in extra covers when really they are not able... More 

Thank bellaj1969
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service. Food was perfect. Wine was excellent. Great atmosphere the place was buzzing. Excellent value too. 4 very happy customers. Thank you.

Thank Denim_Dave
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food really nice but very Cramped and noisy. The food came out really slow. We waited for 30 mins for the starters and about the same for the main. But the amazing thing was that we were told that we could only have a desert if we ate it really quick as the table was booked for another group after... More 

Thank David J
Shepperton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A short walk from the Gunwharf shopping centre, near Portsmouth Fish Market. Very pleasant, light and airy restaurant. Daily specials and quite a range on the menu. And Extensive wine list. Very friendly waiting staff. Quick service, food piping hot. We had the fish and chips, really good fish but chips were rather disappointing, but a pleasant lunch overall.

Thank happyh0lidays57
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely busy vibrant bistro with a good atmosphere and lunch selection. Unfortunately there was a mix up with our order and as we had a ferry to catch we were not able to fully enjoy our lunch and surroundings. However when the error was identified the staff could not have been more helpful. I had two starters, the soup... More 

Thank Maralyn T
Fareham, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lovely wife and I booked in on a whim whilst walking past. On arrival we were warmly greeted and shown to our table. Once handed the menus the problems started...... What to choose? If all looked so good. After much discussion we ordered and waited over a wonderful glass of wine. Started arrived and was delightful. Mains arrived and... More 

Thank Dave B
Southampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had lunch here with two of my foodie friends. It's nicely decorated with comfortable seating. More importantly the food is really really good. I couldn't help but compare to the chain restaurants up the road in gunwarf. It's about the same price as Zizzi, Cafe Rouge or Jamies but the service and menu are so much better. The menu... More 

Thank 53628
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We Visited Abarbistro for a romantic pre-valentines meal. Service here was lovely from the minute I booked until we left. Really welcoming and attentive without being intrusive. The food was just lovely and accompanied by some lovely wine that I thought was very well priced. Thank you all for a great evening.

Thank GrahamW1
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155 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

6 friends met up for an evening meal on a Friday; table pre-booked. Made welcome & had drinks at bar - good choice of wine, prosecco & beers. Then taken to table & seated & left menus with plenty of time given for us to choose what we wanted. Menu had a reasonable set of choices. No starters for our... More 

Thank latetraveller100

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 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: 58 White Hart Road, Portsmouth PO1 2JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9281 1585

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?