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4 Auckland Road West | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3NY, England
02392 823 497
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Very good food, convivial host

Went to Ashby's for a meal courtesy of Groupon. 2 courses. Good range of choice although the sea brem dish wasn't available which was a pity. However the king prawn skewer starter was very tasty as was the lamb shank with mash. Others in the restaurant all seemed to be enjoying their meals as well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
CarmenTheSouth
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The South
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

had a groupon .. not a good meal.. will not return. waitress poor. food poor.will not return.... have no idea why they bother trying to get people through the door. then make little effort to get you back,

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1 Thank denisewhite5
The South
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Went to Ashby's for a meal courtesy of Groupon. 2 courses. Good range of choice although the sea brem dish wasn't available which was a pity. However the king prawn skewer starter was very tasty as was the lamb shank with mash. Others in the restaurant all seemed to be enjoying their meals as well. I hope they are successful... More 

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1 Thank CarmenTheSouth
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Was so lookiing firward to eating here. Started off very well warm welcome and very friendly manager. Sadly steak was very overcooked. mentioned it to waitress who spoke to chef but didnt want to cause a fuss just thought they would appreciate the feedback. Unfortunateky the manager didnt agree and argued with us in front of customersso it all ended... More 

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3 Thank Denise S
Greg B, Owner at Ashby's Restaurant, responded to this review

Firstly, can i say that you failed to mention that you both ate all of your meals with the exception of a tiny piece of steak which you left for me to observe. and that when you were asked if all was ok with your meals by our waitress that you said nothing of this at that time. you also... More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Me and my friend had a 2 course meal here to celebrate my birthday, the owner was the most helpful, friendly and accommodating man that I have probably ever had the pleasure to meet in a restaurant! They had a problem with the king prawns (the wrong item had been delivered) but they handled it perfectly and even gave me... More 

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Thank Jodielea3
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Just got home after a super meal at Ashbys. Food was fabulous, between us we ordered steak, lamb shank, carbonara and sea bass, all were delicious and cooked to perfection. The service was excellent and we enjoyed drinks after the meal in one of the cosy snug areas of the bar. All in all we had a great evening and... More 

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Thank Sh3ldon
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely meal at ashbys gastropub last weekend. The food was fabulous, we both had steak which was cooked to our individual liking and it was accompanied by home cooked chips. The desserts were ok also. The staff were very nice and friendly, and you felt looked after. The restaurant was set out well and a very nice... More 

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Thank Fresh_Vintage
Portsmouth
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Went on a groupon steak deal. Half the menu advertised not available so a bit of a downer to start with. Went with the wings and steak. The steak was very poor quality and the chips oliy and soggy. Managed to eat 3 of them. The egg was drowning in oil as well. To cap it of we had a... More 

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3 Thank pompeyontour
portsmouth
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I visited Ashby's on 29 October. We had a Groupon Voucher which entitled us to any starter up to the value of £4.50 and any main up to £21.95. We had to book 24 hours ahead but had booked at least 4 days ahead. On arriving we were given a menu and asked what we would like... More 

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1 Thank dottue
hampshire
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115 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The food was enjoyable, the waitress was very friendly, but the place was empty. I think that this place would benefit from some tweaking. It lacks professionalism. Ie no wine list, no dessert menu. Young staff that need some guidance. The groupon deals can showcase a venue. I would purchase another groupon, but would not return paying full price. Shame... More 

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1 Thank pompey1001
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The wonders of new management, who in their wisdom open for business but don't have the staff to run it. It was not the greatest of starts, having ordered at the bar, we were then told by another member of staff that she and her colleague had been drafted in from somewhere else for a wedding at 4pm and that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Auckland Road West | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3NY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 02392 823 497

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  • Cuisine: British

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