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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 61
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  • 53
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  • 67
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
No newspapers and only one type of coffee bean!

Thought I'd try this place because Southsea Coffee was rammed, now I know why! Very disappointed with the lack of variety of coffee beans even though they had more tea than twinnings; not a newspaper in sight even when I asked; no newspapers! My boyfriend only relaxes when he's preoccupied with a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Jo P
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Melbourne, Australia
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English first
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I have been to the G.L a number of times and visited as a party of 6 with my family from up north and it is safe to safe the 6 of us will never return. Ever. After waiting 10 minutes for a table, we decided what to eat we popped to the till. We then waited another 10 minutes... More 

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Hayling Island, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The tall towering cakes in the display cabinets certainly look enticing. Don't be fooled though. Although told a slice was 3 fingers thick the Black Forest we ordered was only 2! Not great value for £5. That would have been fine had it been packed with taste and was moist and melt in the mouth delicious. You will be disappointed... More 

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Portsmouth
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went for breakfast after a long time of wanting to try this place. Disappointed doesn't even come close. Service poor waited 5 mins to be seen at the till and ordered my breakfast which was almost £30 which I'd fine I have no problem with paying for quality but I really resent paying for awful quality product badly cooked. Coffee... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Have been in many times in the past for breakfast and have never been disappointed. Today I decided to go in for lunch arrived approx 1 pm today - tables that were free had not been cleared and my table was not cleared until my coffee came. Had ordered the ploughmans at £8.50 very poor value for money - ham... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I visit the Garage Lounge regularly with my 16 year old daughter but haven't been with my partner for about a year. Jasmine tea & carrot cake were the order of the day. Delicious! We'll be back again soon, albeit I live in hope that my partner will pay next time...! Regardless, a great experience!

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Alway looks so nice inside, especially the decor. We had breakfast early, and the cooked full breakfast was luke warm, and baked beans very luke warm. Looks all nice on a wooden board, but difficult to eat as no room to move food about and hence falls off onto the floor. My Eggy Toast was bland, although ham inside tasty.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Thought I'd try this place because Southsea Coffee was rammed, now I know why! Very disappointed with the lack of variety of coffee beans even though they had more tea than twinnings; not a newspaper in sight even when I asked; no newspapers! My boyfriend only relaxes when he's preoccupied with a newspaper. Will not be coming back.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have come here a couple of times now and both times it feels very relaxed with polite staff. A nice range of breakfasts accommodating for vegetarians too! Very tasty drinks and I definitely suggest the Oreo ice shake! Could say it's quite a pricey place just for a spot of breakfast or lunch but you definitely pay the right... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We often pop in here to relax with a coffee,comfortable eclectic surroundings,great food (love their breakfasts) and amazing cakes.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I have had several visits to the Garage and have not been disappointed. I like taking friends there because I can be confident we will enjoy the meal and friendly service. The staff are knowledgeable about the menu and will offer suggestions if you are having trouble choosing from the varied menu. It can get very busy so I usually... 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
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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