We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Garage Lounge

1 Albert Rd Buildings | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2SP, England
023 9282 8432
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #277 of 452 restaurants in Portsmouth
Cuisines: Bakery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
29 visitor photos
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

240 reviews from our community

42% Recommend
    47
    56
    48
    34
    55
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Great food, great ambience. Can sit inside or in the garden or watch folks go by at the front. Lovely for lunch or a snack or takeaway. Particularly the cupcakes and home made cakes! I'm a repeat customer.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Had a lovely cup of latte' with french toast & red velvet cake. The staff are really friendly & polite which was nice. Next time i'm in town i will pop in again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Never been to this cafe before thought i'd pop in and grab a bite to eat. I had the breakfast which consisted of Heinz beans. Bacon, chorizo sausage, toast and a fried egg. I had this with a cup of tea which was a lovely meal well presented and the tea tasted like tea unlike some other cafés that I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a cafe style venue, which is beautifully decorated and has relaxing music and a calm ambience amid the pubs and clubs of Albert Road. It seems to be popular with families with children and singles who seem to read or just watch life go by. The food itself is refreshingly different, a huge variety of teas and some... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Surrey, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We're regulars here and they stock a good range of teas to go with their homemade cakes. The service, however, is terribly slow and we've waited 30 minutes for a drink before. Staff do not seem to communicate nor know which orders are going where as they often interrupt conversations to continually ask if we've ordered things destined for the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Portsmouth
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

I've been to garage lounge for over a year every now and then. But i decides to never go there again. 1. The price is going up to a ridiculous range and the portions are getting smaller. Same cakes in two venues, different price. Hey, garage lounge managers: customers are not stupid! 2. Arrogant staff, mostly the older ones. as... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I went to garage lounge when it first opened, the owner was friendly and took time to tell us how he visioned the cafe taking off- brillIiant start, it fitted in with southsea and made us happy. That vision has been lost and will struggle to come back. The last two times I've been (both venues) have been memorable... Palmerston... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Very surprised at some of the negative reviews I read here... staff & management are always polite and friendly when I visit. Lovely lunch menu, & amazing breakfast pancakes. Cakes are great with always an unusual selection. Only gripe would be the prices, but you pay for fresh and home made!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Henley, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Looks great from the outside and beautifully done on the inside. But the arrangement for ordering food and drink is a little weird - staff take orders at the front and shout them to another member of staff at the back to make the drinks. The front staff kind of block you from walking through and taking a seat until... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I was there yesterday and on absolute principle, will not return. We had the misfortune to overhear the manager - Alex apparently - swearing at his staff and verbally abusing them. The staff are young and keen and couldn't be more helpful but to hear what he was calling them was just disgusting. If you are offended by bad language... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 10

Travelers who viewed Garage Lounge also viewed

Portsmouth, Hampshire
Portsmouth, Hampshire
 
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Portsmouth, Hampshire
 
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Portsmouth, Hampshire
 
Portsmouth, Hampshire

Been to Garage Lounge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Garage Lounge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing