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Relentless Steak & Lobster House

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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, 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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  • 292
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  • 121
    Very good
  • 81
    Average
  • 85
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  • 123
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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
A breath of Fresh air at Port Solent

Visited friday with a friend, we hadn't booked however staff were accommodating yet busy. Whilst there the resturaunt became even busier. We had a large selection of starters including oysters. It was all presented well and tasted great. We enjoyed the wine which is reonably priced, same wine in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
guesswho66
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Portsmouth
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Portsmouth
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Visited friday with a friend, we hadn't booked however staff were accommodating yet busy. Whilst there the resturaunt became even busier. We had a large selection of starters including oysters. It was all presented well and tasted great. We enjoyed the wine which is reonably priced, same wine in another resturaunt we use is a few quid more! So saturday... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

we previously tried to get a table for 4 on a Saturday evening and was turned away as they were "fully booked". We attended a few days later early in the evening and managed to get a table for 2. It was shocking seeing at least 40 people turned away as the restaurant was "fully booked" when fact there was... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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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Southern England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Congratulations Scott on your wonderful new restaurant at Port Solent. The decor is amazing, staff very friendly and of course the food as good as ever. Rib eye steak was cooked to perfection. Fish starter and fish main 10/10. The spacious out door area should be a great asset when summer is here, ideal for a coffee and one of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Loved every bit very accommodating for children and lovely ice cream to finish a great addition to port Solent

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Bought my 4 boys here for an ice cream treat not realising the ice cream parlour was part of the Relentless restaurant. Restaurant was fitted out with tables laid for dinner including wine glasses, not somewhere to sit with children eating ice cream. Sofas available next to park outside would be lovely on a warm day, it wasn't warm when... More 

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Fareham, England, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Lovely location, atmosphere, staff and food. Cannot be faulted and highly recommended. Note, this is the recently opened Port Solent restaurant and not the Elm Grove restaurant (all the same group).

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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 21 - 107
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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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