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Bar 38

Unit R1, South Building, Portsmouth PO1 3TD, England
+44 23 9285 1070
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Ranked #160 of 463 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: European, English, Hamburgers, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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!!
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66% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Went here as it was closest to water, not too busy & had a kids menu. It was appalling. Food was awful, even a greasy cafe would have been better. Jacket potatoes were microwaved & very small, salad was well passed it's date, kids sandwiches were terrible & who gives little children onion?!! One point for the service which was... More

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We eat here regularly because the food is always good quality, good portion size and well presented. The staff are always welcoming and very friendly, very efficient and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. Excellent!

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Fareham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Sitting by the water on a sunny day with a drink in hand and a burger what more could you ask for. The service was good and the staff friendly, the food was standard bar food but the setting made it taste so much better.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Chose the pub due to its nice location with seats by the water on a glorious day and the food was reasonably priced. Posters around with instructions to choose your table, choose your food and order at the bar. Good choice of food for adults but no kids menu which was disappointing. Chose plain hotdog, chilli dog and club sandwich.... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautiful sunny day...sat outside and ordered 2 jacket potatoes...two trips into the bar to enquire and 55 minutes later they arrived. I wish I could upload a photo of the chilli bean spud...we had no time to send them back but it was...very poor food indeed. It wasn't busy so I don't know why they couldn't manage to produce the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

I visited today on a day out with my family, we in on the fact that they had two meals for £11 I was sceptical and even more so when I entered the venue. We sat down and browsed the dishes on offer but was one a small choice, went to order our food the only thing I thought was... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Bar 38 is a nice place to have a few drinks, next to the Quay and enjoy the breeze for a while when Happy Hour is just starting. I managed to buy 4 drinks for just over £10, which for me is ridiculously reasonable, seeing as sometimes a £5 note won't cut it for 2 drinks! As its Happy Hour,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We ate there with some friends. Simple food not very expensive (but more than in a pub), we were pleased to eat there, in a very nice place, taking the sun next to the canal. But first, you have to order inside, nobody comes for that. Then, we had to wait 30 minutes only for two pieces of chicken, a... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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334 reviews 334 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A Friday night here is a lively night out with many cocktails ,DJ Music , dance floor and a great crowd. Area can be reserved for a party, loos upstairs , disabled acess to toilets downstairs. Food can be ordered at bar. Had pizza which was okay. If you come along in the afternoon it is a quieter venue with... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Popped in for a drink with the wife on our way to get some dinner and was delighted to find out it was happy hour! I Was only allowed one, but when it's 2-4-1 it would be rude not to have 2 :)

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