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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: Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 54
    Poor
  • 68
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best tea selection in Portsmouth but need to improve service

I've visited the place more than once already. One thing that will never change: I love the tea selection and all the cakes and food in here. But service wise I have a couple of concerns. Why does serving a tea, a coffee, 2 juices and 2 cakes take 4 servers and 5 rounds? The use of a tray would... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Reka K
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I never get bored of this place. Decor is cute and food is always great. You have to order at the counter (where a selection of cakes and other treats beg your attention) but they bring the food out in generous portions and on pretty crockery or wooden boards. I'd recommend the sticky duck burger, and any of the breakfast... More 

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Thank Jacqueline M
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've visited the place more than once already. One thing that will never change: I love the tea selection and all the cakes and food in here. But service wise I have a couple of concerns. Why does serving a tea, a coffee, 2 juices and 2 cakes take 4 servers and 5 rounds? The use of a tray would... More 

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Thank Reka K
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here a few times and it's just lovely - the decor is quite quirky, reds and golds coupled with dark wood. Some nice mismatched but sumptuous furniture with wire caged bulbs and an old bar for the till area all add to the feel of the place. They have a large selection of teas, great coffee and some absolutely... More 

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Thank TheScotneys
Gosport, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been a regular visitor to the Garage Lounge for some years now and it continues to please me and feed me. It is unique in that it opens long hours and is for those people who want the bonhomie of the pub without the alcohol, this is café society at its best. Quirky furniture and surroundings make this... More 

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Thank David R
Chichester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have been coming here alot It's a good place for a breakfast but we mainly come for the cake which a year ago was not so great but now the cakes look fantastic and taste delicious. A definite heads up to the baker for getting it right.

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Thank Michael B
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing place, all I have to say!! Well worth a visit, :) you really must try the quiche is all home made and tastes fantastic!!

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Thank daniel m
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It had such potential. The interior is quirky. I like the mismatch furniture and dark wood.. but the service is pitiful, the prices too high considering the cheaper and better competition, and the food is so average. My son had pancakes with fruit and bacon for £8! The pancakes weren't even freshly made. They were clearly microwaved and a little... More 

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2 Thank Kate M
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Today I had a vanilla Latte and a cinnamon bun. They were delicious. The thing I most enjoyed about my visit was the ambience - perfect for meeting friends, holding a small business meeting or simply sitting by yourself. It is a totally relaxed environment and I adore the mis-matched china crockery.

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Thank Jacqui L
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

gorgeous, fresh home-cooked food and AWESOME Cakes ! Love it. Comfortable and great atmosphere. Quirky. Fabulous range of good teas if you are not a coffee person.

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Thank Memz99
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is really nice, as well as the cakes, which look amazing and are really tasty. The place looks nice and cosy. The prices are a bit high considering the fact that you need to place your order at the bar. However, I would definitely go there again.

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Thank Cristina V

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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: British
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?