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Bar 38

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American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, British, Pub
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Boilevard Building | South Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TW, England
02392 851070
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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: Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Lunch
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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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Slow service

Sunny day and busy lunchtimes, but I found the service very slow. The staff were nice. Maybe just not enough of them on for the sunny afternoon. The tables etc were clean as was the cutlery and glasses. The food was mixed - the salad was big, fresh and tasty, the BLT sandwich looked and tasted like... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Southsea, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

After getting married which we wanted to keep very quiet with not too much fuss just 6 of us we had a breakfast in bar 38 and few drinks 🍸 before getting on ferry to IOW. The breakfast was really lovely and extremely good value. The manager very kindly put two tables together for us and the staff were brilliant... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Sunny day and busy lunchtimes, but I found the service very slow. The staff were nice. Maybe just not enough of them on for the sunny afternoon. The tables etc were clean as was the cutlery and glasses. The food was mixed - the salad was big, fresh and tasty, the BLT sandwich looked and tasted like it had been... More 

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Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great place to eat at good prices. Staff friendly and efficient. Excellent breakfasts - The position is great.

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Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Nice place to have a drink in the sun, seats are not the most comfortable, they also serve food but I didn't try.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I visited Bar 38 today, somewhere which I have visited on many occasions. I was bitterly disappointed by being charged £2:40 for a pint of Lime and Soda water. I regularly order this drink in many other bars and have never been charged more than 70 pence. I have to say that the toilets were in a disgusting mess also,... More 

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South Coast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Had a breakfast here today. Very poor service, mistake with order and overcharged. Staff could not add up cost of breakfast and a coffee! Very quiet as early but food not hot. Very bland breakfast, low quality items for £5.95 cost. Avoid!

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Horley, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Even on a cold wet Wednesday early evening, this place is alive with smiley people. The '2-for-1' happy hour (running from 5pm to 8pm if I recall correctly) is largely responsible for that I guess (!) but there's just a vibe here which makes me want to keep coming back. A vast range of drinks is offered, including perhaps its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Just had an amazing roast at bar 38. Full of flavour and presented really well. Would definitely recommend it.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Enjoyed an early lunchtime drink here with a companion. The service was very good, friendly helpful staff. However, very odd queuing system - most places at a "Bar" would just form a crowd at the bar and just get served but they seemed to queue more like you would at a Burger King - it was very odd ! At... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Very Happy at Happy Hour prices....drink till merry and gaze into the sunset with boats passing by all the time.

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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 5 - 18
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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