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Restaurant 69

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69 Palmerston Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3PP, England
+44 23 9281 5498
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 125
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not bad but lazy veg

They cook their meat well here. Very good quality and tender. Nice sauces BUT what is with restaurants that feel the need to give you a bowl of that microwave steamed style veg? Thats just lazy. Why cant you roast some veg or add oil and herbs or something. I really hate it when restaurants do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Rob W
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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211 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Portsmouth
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We discovered this place by accident and very glad we did as the food was of a high standard. We chose the early bird menu and a variety of starters plus mains which filled us so much, we didn't have a sweet. We will return as it is such good value and my suspicion that the chef was from Barnaby's... More 

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My partner and I have been here twice now for a Sunday Roast and I have to say that the food is top quality. Having visited various establishments in Southsea I have to say this is one of the best we have come across! We ordered a roast lamb each and pudding and the price was £13.99 each, great value... More 

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england
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I booked the upstairs room for a sit down three course meal for forty two people for my parents Diamond Wedding Anniversary which took place last night. What a wonderful evening it was! Guests chose various starters, mains and desserts and every single guest thought the food outstanding, not one complaint! Well done chef! The owner and her staff were... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My friend and I regularly go out for a meal together This week we went to restaurant 69 Only to find that the tablecloths had dirty marks and burn marks in them The decoration lead a lot to be desired and halfway through the meal . I believe probably to disguise it the lights were dimmed possibly so you couldn't... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Party of 4 of us visited on a Saturday Lunch, we did the Moules, and Seafood Platters, food was excellent,service excellent and by friendly staff, the house wines are quality we stayed there with our friends a couple of hours chatting. All in all a very pleasant lunch enjoyed by all involved. If I can just say how can someone... More 

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Winterswijk, The Netherlands
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I'm glad someone else knew this establishment, because I would have walked past it without noticing it. And after entering it, I might have thought it was just a bar. But it's a restaurant as well, and quite a good one at that. There were 18 of us, and every one had a good, tasty well-cooked meal and was happy.... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

They cook their meat well here. Very good quality and tender. Nice sauces BUT what is with restaurants that feel the need to give you a bowl of that microwave steamed style veg? Thats just lazy. Why cant you roast some veg or add oil and herbs or something. I really hate it when restaurants do that. You go to... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Fabulous food and service. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff and the food is seasonal and locally sourced. The Sunday roast is to die for!

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Portsmouth
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The best steaks in town! Reasonable prices with good wine selection. Always a friendly smile from the helpful bar staff.

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Got locked in the toilet and had to bang so hard on the door before the staff bothered to come and unpick the lock. The barman said he didnt know why if kept getting suck! It wasn't the first time. We decide to leave before we ordered our food as it had upset me. Only to be asked by the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 69 Palmerston Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9281 5498

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 31
  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?