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1 Albert Rd Buildings | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2SP, England
023 9282 8432
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 49
    Poor
  • 63
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Looked better than it tasted.

This looks lovely with the vintage style seating and the display of beautiful cakes made choosing hard. We ordered at the counter and found a comfy table and chairs where we could watch the world go by. The first disappointment was the latte. Served in what looks like the sort of glasses we used... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
newts62
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Portsmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We've been twice in on week for breakfast the atmosphere and the food just brilliant I cannot say more about it. I really recommend this place for good taste people.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

First time again after 1 year. Ordered coffee and toast - coffee just warm and toast arrived 20 mins later hard and cold. I asked if could have my coffee warmed again and no apologies from staff. The service is poor and the birds in cages with cling flln is simply cruel and not a pleasant sight. Q

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Portsmouth
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8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

This looks lovely with the vintage style seating and the display of beautiful cakes made choosing hard. We ordered at the counter and found a comfy table and chairs where we could watch the world go by. The first disappointment was the latte. Served in what looks like the sort of glasses we used to drink squash from it was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Found it by chance when going to the King's Theatre. What a find. Great, menu, excellent, friendly service and a visit to the loo is an absolute must.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Very friendly staff and quick service. Eggs benedict was well worth it. The fruit juice was fresh, very impressed. The cakes looked amazing, maybe next time

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The place had lovely vintage decor and atmosphere. There were a few cakes and cheesecakes to choose from in the glass cabinent but we weren't sure if we could buy a slice from the display windows. Some of my friends ordered pizzas which was very flavourful, loaded with toppings on a thin crispy base but the portion was a bit... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Having been disappointed with the service on a previous visit I felt a year later would have hopefully improved The Garage Lounge and they would have taken note of the comments on trip advisor. The food looked great on the menu and served on flat wooden/slate boards (still got o get my head around that one when you have a... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Went for a late night coffee with the boyfriend as you do. Lovely atmosphere as always nice and chilled however I noticed by the mantel place they have added caged birds? With the cages wrapped in clean film... Not sure I like that.

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Southsea, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I've written a review for Garage Lounge before and really can't fault the food, cake, tea or service at all. That's all excellent. I've come back again today as I always do however I am NOT impressed with the addition of two very small bird cages to the cafe decor with tiny living birds in them. I'd rather eat and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Just spent a lovely hour in here for what was one of the best American style breakfasts I have ever had. 3 pancakes 2 eggs 2 real sausages 2 great rashers of bacon maple syrup a lovely cappuccino and a real ice cream chocolate milkshake all for £20, we had at tentative staff and a fantastic experience here once again.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Albert Rd Buildings | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2SP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 023 9282 8432

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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