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85 Elm Grove | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 1JF, England
+44 23 9282 2888
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11:55 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:55 am - 9:30 pm
Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:55 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:55 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Scott Matthews is a chef in a hurry. After working as Head Chef of one of...
Scott Matthews is a chef in a hurry. After working as Head Chef of one of the area's better Fish Restaurants, at 24 years old he decided to open his own place. His Fish, Steak & Lobster House is now part of Southsea's varied eating out choices.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Port Solent

Good food bit terrible service. Waitresses offered us food on numerous occasions which was not ours including some desserts before we had received our starters. They offered one lot of food to three tables before getting it right. Food was also slow to come out.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Louisethomo
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Was kept waiting and waiting, the staff were friendly enough, just not enough of them! Food was decidedly average. We had Fruits de Mer and, whilst the lobster, prawns and oysters where good, it was let down by the crab and mussels which were clearly not fresh. Far better choices to eat in Port Solent, don't waste your money here!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Good food bit terrible service. Waitresses offered us food on numerous occasions which was not ours including some desserts before we had received our starters. They offered one lot of food to three tables before getting it right. Food was also slow to come out.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Don't bother it has gone down hill badly, £150 for second rate food , staff are trying hard but the food lets them down, the general upkeep of the property is at best dowdy and under kept a real shame as we have enjoyed many a good night there in the past.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

bad parking, the food wasn't fantastic, the waiters hesitated in delivering and serving me my food after booking.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Struggled to even make a booking. 4 phone calls with 2 when they put the phone down before we got a result. Food is very good & great decor. The steaks are enormous and great quality. so watch you don't over order. If you don't have a big appetite suggest you skip or share a starter. The seafood is excellent... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Had a friend down for the evening and was keen to visit this new restaurant as I have not visited the other one either. Customer service was dire! We were ignored when we entered and when eventually a waitress approached us she bluntly asked what we were were waiting for and had we booked. She mumbled to take a seat... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Although highly recommended by a friend of mine, I was a bit disappointed with the food and the decor of the restaurant. The service was certainly friendly and quick. They came over to ask if everything was alright and such. However, the food was not particularly up to standard. The steak was cooked to a medium to well done when... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Our party visited on a Sunday evening, unfortunately too late for a roast. But we all enjoyed our meals. Starters of calamari, whitebait and tiger prawns were excellent although serving the prawns in a frying pan was a tad pretentious. Our mains of sea bass and steaks were very good. Desserts of sticky toffee pudding and baked Alaska were well... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Pleasant, polite and friendly staff, great food and if you take advantage of their one of their regular offers, an excellent price. My wife and I always look forward to a night out at this restaurant. Certainly worth a try if you have not been before.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We didnt know it was there, spotted it by chance and decided to give it a go... We hadnt booked and arrived at 8pm on saturday night, luckily got seated straight away - it was very busy. Ordered drinks, one was missed had to remind oue waitress. Ordered starters and mains, and these came fairly quickly, however one meal had... More 

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Additional Information about Relentless Steak & Lobster House

Address: 85 Elm Grove | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 1JF, England
Phone Number: +44 23 9282 2888
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:55 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:55 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:55 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:55 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:55 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:55 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 22 - 110
Cuisine: Seafood, British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 85 Elm Grove | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 1JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9282 2888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 110
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions

Description

Scott Matthews is a chef in a hurry. After working as Head Chef of one of the area's better Fish Restaurants, at 24 years old he decided to open his own place. His Fish, Steak & Lobster House is now part of Southsea's varied eating out choices.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:55 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:55 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:55 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:55 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:55 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:55 am - 10:00 pm

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