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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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11:55 am - 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, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • 294
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 89
    Average
  • 85
    Poor
  • 131
    Terrible
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
Lack of communication

I pre booked a table online albeit it being a very last minute thing was sent an email saying they've received this request and I'd hear back from them shortly. Two days later I call to find that the building is closed for refurbishment and am now left panicking and trying to find a restaurant... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
H0llyd198
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I pre booked a table online albeit it being a very last minute thing was sent an email saying they've received this request and I'd hear back from them shortly. Two days later I call to find that the building is closed for refurbishment and am now left panicking and trying to find a restaurant with room for us! They... More 

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Fareham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I made a telephone booking on 27th July at 21:49 for a group of 4 of us for Wednesday 5th August for 7pm. We were all really looking forward to our meal as have been wanting to try Relentless for some time. We turned up at the restaurant to find it shut, no sign of life inside and phoned the... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Clean, friendly staff- helped in every way they could knew the menu and food available, food was lovely would recommend and will be visiting again.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Southsea, England, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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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 - 108
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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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