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Garage Lounge

1 Albert Rd Buildings | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2SP, England
023 9282 8432
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Ranked #276 of 461 restaurants in Portsmouth
Cuisines: Bakery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Bristol
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is a beautifully decorated and unique cafe, and I'm happy to see they have stopped leaving cakes out in the open! It's great how the open till late and don't serve alcohol - there are not many places around that do this. Unfortunately I just don't think the food is worth what they charge - £5 for a slice... More

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London
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49 reviews 49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Expanded now to three sites on the island - the team behind the Garage Lounge have not overstretched themselves. Good drinks, fantastic baked goods, and an endearingly haphazard ordering system (although I'm not sure how long the post-it notes and pay-up-front system can last if they want sustained quality clientiele), I've never had a bad meal, or slow wifi in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Been many of times now and every time its been a lovely experience. Of course its going to cost more then your average greasy spoon but everything on the english breakfast seems to be carefully positioned and is of high quality. Decor reminds me of a swanky west London bar, which Portsmouth/Albert road has lacked over the years.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I love the decoration and the atmosphere of this place. It stays late till 11 which is a big plus. But... for more than once.. and I hope the owner will read this comment.. For more than once i ve been there, the waiter comes and put a (reserve) sign on the table i am sitting, once i finish the... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The glitz and glamour is alluring but comes at a staggeringly expensive price for what is served. There are far better value and delicious places around here than this chic.

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Portsmouth
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a lovely little cafe and they have a great theme. Food and coffee are excellent but I have given 3 rating as it is very expensive compared to similar cafés in the area. £3 for a small fresh orange juice is a lot and the breakfast @ £8.50 is a lot for what you get (cup of beans,... More

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

went to the garage lounge today for a coffee and cake and a catch up with a business contact,strange as it feels like the sort of place where you would receive table service so we found a table and sat down,five or so minutes later we were informed you have to order at the counter(there was only one other table... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

One of the very few really nice cafes in Portsmouth that stays open until late. Other cafes close at 4 or 5 pm, but this one stays open till 11pm if I remember it right. This is a big plus! Nice atmosphere, decoration and service. Things that could be improved further: - It is slightly overpriced - the cakes look... More

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southsea
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Fabulous looking cafe decor excellent, very comfortable and very trendy, but very disappointed with the food and drink, I have been several times now and I always try something different but it always disappoints, which is really annoying as I love the concept of the place, the coffee is alway far to bitter, the cakes are tasteless although they look... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Stopped here yesterday morning for a breakfast after having passed this venue a few days running. Was heading back to Geneva soon and wanted to try it out before I left. The decor is fantastic, a very beautiful space. That's as good as my review will be. I ordered the Eggs Benedict, which was brought out with terrible bacon rather... More

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