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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
Closed now
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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 285
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 79
    Poor
  • 120
    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
Most recent review
Family outing

Excellent food and service and very clean with friendly staff. Operates in a very competitive market area and stays ahead of the competition.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
21mike123
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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676 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and service and very clean with friendly staff. Operates in a very competitive market area and stays ahead of the competition.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Large group went for a works Christmas meal. We had all pre ordered ....our meals and the service were superb. One of the best steaks I have had in this country .... Our waitress could not have been better.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Been to this restaurant a few time's always found staff very friendly food is fab ,tip try not to sit by the front door.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Relentless is a great place for steak and seafood - the lobster is amazing :) Good atmosphere but can get really busy so can be quite noisy.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My husband and I escaped the children on Saturday for Valentines Day and went to a local restaurant in Southsea. We knew that it would be packed as this is always the busiest night of the year for restaurants but we pressed on. The owner of the restaurant managed the evening so well, there was a group of 6 who... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

my wife and i were attending a gig at the wedgewood rooms on valentines night, and not being from the area chose this restaurant because it looked a little bit different, we sat at the back of the restaurant and glad we did, due to the smoke at the front, due to the open kitchen. we waited for service, which... More 

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Me and my wife decided to go here for Valentine's Day. We booked a table for 9 and arrived 5 minutes early. On arrival there was 25-30 people who had all booked waiting outside in the cold. You could also not walk in the door as there was so many people behind it querying bills etc. When we finally made... More 

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Arrived for our meal at 6pm. We were put in a corner and just forgotten about. Waited 45 minutes for a drink. The food was slow to come out and the service wasn't good. Then when I came to pay the bill of over £100 for 2 people they include there own £10 tip in the bill. After the poor... More 

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1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We booked a table for a lovely Valentine's Day meal and given that we're not from Southsea we chose a place based on reviews...we were sadly disappointed. Having been given only 9pm as a time slot we arrived 5 minutes early to meet a queue of 20 other people all also waiting for their 9pm slot. The queue didn't move... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This was our first visit to this restaurant. We have read very mixed revues so went with an open mind and on a Weds when they do 2 for one on main courses. We calamari and Scallops for starter and surf and turf for mains. I have say the food was delicious. My only criticism was the size of the... 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
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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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