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Boilevard Building | South Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TW, England
02392 851070
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11:00 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Seating
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Description: We are a Cocktail Bar and Restaurant serving food till 7pm daily. 2-4-1...
We are a Cocktail Bar and Restaurant serving food till 7pm daily. 2-4-1 ★Happy Hours★ from 5pm till 8pm after which our DJ's supply the soundtrack to your night playing the best tunes every Wednesday,Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Group of you coming in? Hen/Stag Do? Birthday Party? Get in contact to find out about our Private Function Areas from 5 to 200 people!!
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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
out with the girls

Arrived about 8.30pm we knew it was going to be busy but we only wanted a few . Tried to order some drinks from the bar down stairs ,we didn't get served but the girls wearing next to nothing go served straight away so we went up stairs to the bar up there we got served pretty much straight away... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sara D
via mobile
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived about 8.30pm we knew it was going to be busy but we only wanted a few . Tried to order some drinks from the bar down stairs ,we didn't get served but the girls wearing next to nothing go served straight away so we went up stairs to the bar up there we got served pretty much straight away... More 

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Thank Sara D
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Went for lunch whilst shopping. Both ordered jacket potatoes with cheese and bacon. Told there was a 45 minute wait which we thought was a bit much just for jacket potatoes but went ahead and ordered. They came an hour later after chasing them up but they were cheese and beans and not the cheese and bacon we had ordered.... More 

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Thank SouthCoastRosie
Waterlooville
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We had our work christmas event at bar 38 this year and it was fantastic. The price for the package per person was very affordable and reasonable. We had a section for the whole night which was laid out perfectly and a great buffet that was value for money. Our section was right bar the bar and it was easy... More 

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Thank beyoncefan93
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Good variety of reasonably priced cocktails. Seating a bit rustic but plenty going on. Good way to spend a couple of hours or so.

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Thank Sandra B
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

probably one of the most embarrassed moments of my life, to somebody let fell down a glass, and the guards blame us , the push us out the bar , i just bought my beer, in a really very rude way they push us out off the bar , they were very violents, my girlfriend even got a bruise, coz... More 

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Thank Laura L
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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Only came in for drinks but we received very poor service while here, to begin with we were kicked off a table by the waiter because it was reserved even though there was no sign, we then ordered hot drinks which took over 15 minutes to arrive and when they did they were wrong, the waiter then argued as to... More 

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Thank mattiosmith
Arundel, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I went here with some friends and after ordering drinks downstairs we decided to move up to the seating area upstairs. This was spacious and great to chat as it was less noisy. There is a bar upstairs but when I went to order more drinks I was told to go downstairs by staff as they don't serve drinks upstairs.... More 

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Thank Ukbigmac2000
Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, good food, and easily the warmest , friendliest service I have known in a long time. Will definitely come again!

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Thank mzzi66
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Please, please, do not eat here!!! I have to say this was the worse breakfast I've had in years. Greasy everything, cheap nasty sausages, and incorrect orders which were sent back. It took 10 minutes to cook the eggs further and they were still not cooked thru! They also had to be prompted to bring the toast which arrived, finally,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Sticky tables, dirty floor, cold food and misleading food menu. Photos next to advertisement for breakfast featured toast with no mention that it is not included. I won't return

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Boilevard Building | South Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 02392 851070

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 17
  • Cuisine: British, American, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

We are a Cocktail Bar and Restaurant serving food till 7pm daily. 2-4-1 ★Happy Hours★ from 5pm till 8pm after which our DJ's supply the soundtrack to your night playing the best tunes every Wednesday,Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Group of you coming in? Hen/Stag Do? Birthday Party? Get in contact to find out about our Private Function Areas from 5 to 200 people!!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:30 am

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