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“Very affordable and tasty lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Barnabys - CLOSED

Barnabys
56 Osborne Road, Portsmouth PO5 3LU, England
02392821089
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Price range: $20 - $165
Cuisines: British, English
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Very affordable and tasty lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We decided to try out this place, as it was well reviewed and have walked past its completely innocuous exterior many times without going in. Reservations were made for Sunday lunch, and it was a good idea.

The interior is small, but tastefully put together in a cozy and semi-romantic atmosphere. The waitstaff were all incredibly cheerful and helpful, swiftly fulfilling any requests made. The food was quite tasty, but as with most British cuisines required a little bit more salt and pepper. We had the three course Sunday lunch special, and it was excellently priced for the quality of food and service. I would definitely return to this restaurant.

Side Note: We went for Sunday Lunch, and the place became packed with a more aged clientele than I was expecting!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Went along on the off chance they had a table for Sunday lunch. The food was amazing. The service was great. Highly recommend!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portsmouth
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Another visit and another very enjoyable meal.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Quality of food and service was as good as usual. Soup with crusty bread, pâté, and 2 rump steaks cooked very well all for £22, (early menu) where else could you get such value.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lytham St Annes, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Friendly staff and great value food and wine.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

A group of seven of us arrived to find our table ready and friendly attentive staff welcomed us in. Excellent variety of food suited all our varied tastes. A mix of styles to suit us, anyway. They offer a variety of specials, so although we arrived too late for the early bird menu, we were offered three course for £20 per head, for which most of us opted, ordering almost the full range - whitebait, pate, garlic prawns. All plates cleaned! Mains - a range of steaks, fresh sea bass &c. Desserts, syrup sponge, and creme brulee won there. All washed down with reasonably priced wines. Thanks to the staff, and we would be back next week, if you opened on Mondays, but understand that you deserve your beauty sleep too.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great local restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Lovely food and attentive (but not over the top) service. Went with partner and his mum and food was lovely (especially saute potatoes).

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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