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Monks Bar & Restaurant - CLOSED

54 High Street | Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2LU, England
02392812040
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CLOSED
Price range: $13 - $33
Cuisines: English
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

108 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • Any
English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We stopped in here on Sunday and had a lovely lunch, the roast beef was lovely and the gravy was really tasty. seemed quiet but a really nice place for a weekend drink. the waitress was very friendly

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Portsmouth
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Having visited for a drink last week and been informed it was under new management, we decided to return on sunday for food. Expecting a tapas menu we were disapointed to find only roasts were only available. We had called to enquire what time they were serving food until. We were not informed of the limited menu. Arriving we sat... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Just called in to Monks for a quick drink, but weather wasn't great so we decided to stay for food. So glad we did as it was the best tapas I've had in a very long time. Fab aubergine and potato dishes and the chorizo was amazing! Cava was lovely and the whole meal very reasonable. Will definitely go back... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This should have been a very special lunch for my family who we're visiting from Newcastle and London. On arrival there was no warm greeting, in fact we were ignored for about 5 minutes!!! Don't know where the welcome host was, at £60 per head one would expect a warm welcome. Silver Service would have also been expected not the... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

A big thank you to all the staff at Monks for making us (self, mother & friend) so welcome on Christmas day. The bar and restaurant was busy and this really added to a lovely vibrant atmosphere. The meal was very traditional and nicely prepared we all had the turkey & trimmings and plenty of wine to wash this down.... More

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Hampshire UK
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We decided that this year, for the first time, we would go out for Christmas lunch. My son, who lives in Old Portsmouth suggested Monks Bar, so we booked that. The meal started well, the bar looked very festive and the staff were attentive. By the time we had finished the main course, the place was very busy indeed. My... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We dropped in to Monks, last night, for an early evening drink. After ordering the barman said "you don't have to pay its a free bar for the party". We said we were not in any party just out for a drink. He said "the bar is closed to the public and you should not be in here" We paid... More

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Booked for an evening with my girlfriend and we were not disappointed. The decor was very nice and our waitress was fairly good even if we did have to wait a while for the desert menu. The food was excellent - I ordered the Pork Belly which I would highly recommend. There were a few empty tables so perhaps booking... More

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Portsmouth
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We visited on recommendation of some friends. Good atmosphere, food was of a very high standard and the beverages were varied.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We visited Monks for our golden wedding anniversary, When we arrived they had taken the trouble to arrange a pleasant table for us, appropriately and nicely decorated. The waitress was very, but not over, attentative. We were told there were three items they had run out of when we ordered and after placing the order we were told another item... More

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