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58 White Hart Road, Portsmouth PO1 2JA, England
+44 23 9281 1585
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“mussels” (43 reviews)
“pork belly” (26 reviews)
“steak” (49 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
58 White Hart Road, Portsmouth PO1 2JA, England
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1 - 10 of 697 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived early, midday, and decided on the Mussels as a main with large chips. The mussels were cooked in a yellow mixture that looked like melted butter, unfortunately although extremely large they were tasteless. (We do have mussels very often) Also the chips were...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Another fantastic visit. We were celebrating so enjoyed pink champagne, lovely fresh crevettes, the best fillet steak I have eaten and mmmm banana and caramel parfait. All enjoyed in the lovely little garden. Staff are excelllent - attentive but totally non intrusive at the same...More

Thank Tripper800
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time - absolutely fantastic. Service great by local lad, Czech and Hungarian girls. Wine excellent. Food superb, especially pork belly and special steak. Rounded off by creme brulee. Whole family enjoyed. Highly recommend. Booking necessary.

Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been a few times over the past few years to this restaurant by the fish harbour. The atmosphere is quite nice. When the weather is mild, you can also enjoy outside sittings. Unexpectedly last time we found the menu a little poor of...More

Thank ChiaraMorris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As usual a fab meal served by lovely staff - and a great atmosphere. Highly recommend the lobster when on the menu. Never disappointed with the food

Thank Hanollie
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Just returned from a week in Portsmouth when we visited the A BarBistro three times. It is situated opposite the Fish Market. The Mussels are amongst the plumpest and juiciest we have ever encountered (never mind if it is May) Try them as a starter...More

1  Thank Leslie P
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Oh dear. Visited due to the good reviews and what a mistake it was. On the positive side, the wine was enjoyable, we liked the atmosphere and the waitress was pleasant (though she didn't ask us how our meal had been, even though most of...More

3  Thank Phil S
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This wonderful and friendly restaurant is excellent in all respects. The food is good, the service just right, the prices fair and the way they welcome children refreshingly different from the average. We're there later this week and I cannot wait. Highly recommended.

Thank ltfs
Reviewed 23 April 2018

We came in one lunchtime as the Old Customs House was too expensive and although the place was full the staff found us a table in the restaurant where we could have a drink. This was a nice touch. The specials board included a seafood...More

2  Thank johnwizz
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Three of us came for an evening meal and we were not disappointed. I have eaten here a few times over the years and have always found the service and food to be consistent and last night was as good.My Wife and I had the...More

Thank ChrisJ36
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7 February 2018|
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Response from Keith W | Reviewed this property |
There is parking directly outside but not sure about any disabled bays
Suzanne E
12 February 2017|
Response from Mattias Å | Reviewed this property |
If there is business, I've learned, they might stay open a bit longer and for which I'm grateful. They kept it open for me so that I could manage to dinner. My hat of for such service but of course one can't be unreasonable... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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