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Shorties Restaurant

) #140 of 503 Restaurants in Portsmouth €€ - €€€ Steakhouse, , British
8-9 Bellevue Terrace | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3AT, England
+44 23 9283 1941
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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“steak” (113 reviews)
“sundae” (3 reviews)
“pudding” (9 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 23:00All hours
Steakhouse, Grill, British
€€ - €€€
8-9 Bellevue Terrace | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3AT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have always loved this place, I have been going for years. I will always recommend this place. The steak is always beautifully done. They have a great menu with lots of choices and a good cocktail menu too. very well priced also. Quite a...More

Thank Storm S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly, nice food. Same crockery as me mom used to have. Family visit all enjoyed. Lamb chop special really nice

1  Thank Lawrence S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really sorry to have to say that my experience was not good here. Had to return my meal three times. And ended up walking out hungry as I couldn't wait for the fourth time. Some people find it really pleasurable that every two minutes as...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited on a groupon, steaks were cooked to our taste, chips underdone to my liking and dessert very obviously warmed up in microwave, the décor was tired and the seating painfully cramped with the majority of tables within touching distance and impossible to have a...More

1  Thank Jane C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While the steak I had was good, the decor was tired and there was an oder of the meal I had there 25 years ago. Needs attention.

Thank AndrewMcKee
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Food was average at best. Took a long while to arrive, my ribs were swimming in a pool of grease and my chicken was basically running on the plate. undercooked is a #understatement. Waitress was rude and clearly has a chip on her shoulder (probably...More

Thank TaylorMemsen
Tony Y, Manager at Shorties Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Sorry to hear that you weren't happy with your visit. We endeavor to resolve issues that arise to ensure that you are happy with your meals and the service received. Thank you for feeding back.

Reviewed 29 April 2017

Took advantage of the Groupon £20.95 weekend steak lunch for two and were really impressed. Have n't been to the restaurant before and it had a definite 1970s feel which was also reflected by the menu. That said the service was first class, friendly, quick...More

Thank DiscoDave911
Tony Y, Manager at Shorties Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for your review and glad to hear how happy you are with your food and the service :) Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant about 20 years ago! Took advantage of a two course steak meal and pudding for two for £20.95. Steak cooked to perfection with lovely seasoning. Freshly cooked chips, mushrooms and side salad. Followed by Chocolate Fudge Cake and Ice Cream for me...More

Thank Helen R
Tony Y, Manager at Shorties Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Lovely to hear you, thank you for feeding back and see you soon!

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The steak here today was lovely as is their peppercorn sauce! And amazing value for the Groupon. If there were separate rating bits on Groupon then staff would have got 5 stars easily, brilliant service and a pleasant afternoon

Thank Ash930
Tony Y, Manager at Shorties Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Glad you enjoyed your steak and peppercorn sauce! It is always very popular. Thank you for taking the time to review :)

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

1st time here for a meal. This restaurant was recommended by a friend. Excellent food, very pleasant and attentive staff. Excellent and quick service. Very welcoming and cosy restaurant. Good value. Will definitely return. Would recommended.

1  Thank Jane R
Tony Y, Manager at Shorties Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you Jane really glad you had such a good time and enjoyed the restaurant. Look forward to seeing you again.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have vegan options?
14 August 2016|
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Response from ShortiesManager | Property representative |
Hello, thanks for your question and our guests who need to avoid meat, fish and dairy can select from some custom made salads from Chef. We look forward to welcoming you soon. @ShortiesR
ian j
Hi You asked me to contact you about my resent feedback. Iv asked my friends about the steaks and they have said they were ok but nothing great and other restaurants do better tasting steaks. The burger was truly awful and the chips just as bad. Also not much in the way of customer service. Kind regards Ian j
27 May 2016|
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Response from ShortiesManager | Property representative |
Hi Ian Appreciate the feedback and I have spoken to our butchers about this. We do use scotch beef which is a good standard and believe we have the right balance of quality and price. We could move up to an aged steak but... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-9 Bellevue Terrace | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9283 1941
  • E-mail
Shorties has a consistent, quality food offering with an attentive and personable service which has earned many years of loyal customers celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and the festive season. The emphasis on a consistent menu offering, keen pricing with generous portion sizes has meant the business is well known in the wider Portsmouth area with families repeatedly returning. Menu varies from Steaks, Burgers and Seafood with a childs' menu also offered. Stuffed Garlic Mushrooms a House Special!
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