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85 Elm Grove | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 1JF, England
+44 23 9282 2888
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Today
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, Delivery, 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
Decent value but a little too 'busy'

Quite nice for a big occasion or group celebration but rather over-packed for my liking (felt too busy and rushed). Food is good and reasonable value. Not for a romantic evening!

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Jim_wsc2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Our first visit was cut short before we ordered due to being evacuated as a result or a suspected fire. We booked again for Saturday evening and was really looking forward to it. My husbands starter arrived before his appetiser which was delivered to our table just after. whilst waiting for my starter ,our main course came up. The waitress... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Have to say the meal was flawless, perfect. Wife and I visited today with our son. We shared the calamari and tiger prawns in garlic and chilli. 2 surf and turfs and a fillet steak with 2 creme brûlée for desert. Had zero complaints there was absolutely nothing you could moan about, well done relentless.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Quite nice for a big occasion or group celebration but rather over-packed for my liking (felt too busy and rushed). Food is good and reasonable value. Not for a romantic evening!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Enjoyed a nice meal here, Scottish mussels very tasty. Surf and turf is offered on the menu with an option to upgrade from ribeye to fillet. Do not upgrade! The fillet steak was tiny and when everyone else is tucking into their big ribeye you will be very envious, I know I was! Other than that, all good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Worth a visit, their lobster and steaks are to die for....oh and their starters! Great friendly accommodating staff, can choose your own lobster if you wish, which has been locally sourced and caught. Will visit again...Highly recommended if you're passing through Portsmouth! 😄 Jo Barnes-Gosport

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Portsmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Having booked a table on Saturday for 4 at relentless south sea we were amazed how good the food was and service.The steak was to die for it melted in my mouth.Cooked to perfection and full of flavour.Our friends had the lemon sole and lobster.so tasty and fresh.The chef was busy but very organised and friendly and came to our... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We visited Relentless Southsea on Tuesday evening and having seen large advertisement hoardings for the restaurant were surprised at the shabby small restaurant. However, looks are not everything and decided to give it a go even though the pitch of the group four tables away was ear splitting/headache causing. My husbands starter of squid quite obviously came out of the... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Sadly that is all we had when we ventured into relentless of port Solent. The starters and breads were amazing, the turf aspect of the surf and turf was also delicious and cooked to perfection but the half a lobster it came with was either one of those rare Ethiopian racing lobsters or the even rarer bulimic variety. I've seen... More 

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Southsea, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We popped in at the last minute, wish we hadn't. Whitebait for our son was deep brown, not light and crispy. My crab was ok, but salad was dreadful, .5pint of prawns, most had not been deveined. My wife's fillet of bass with rice was way too over seasoned. Worse though was the state of the glasses and side plates,... More 

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Taranto, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Relentless was recommended to me as a great steak house. I have nothing in particular to say about the place and the waiting staff, just because the only thing that matters is the food. And the food sucks. The steak me and the friend of mine had was absolutely disgusting. It was supposed to be medium-cooked but it was actually... 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 - 109
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 - 109
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, 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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