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“Excellent environment, fairly good food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Abarbistro

Abarbistro
58 Whitehart Road, Portsmouth PO1 2JA, England
023 9281 1585
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Ranked #38 of 483 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Price range: $0 - $65
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Excellent environment, fairly good food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I have to say that Abarbistro is an excellent bar, excellent atmosphere and service. I've always had nice wines and snacks there. The food was not bad, but not as excellent as expected. It seems to be fresh but not as tasty and well cooked as one would a expect from such a beautiful place.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Nicely Positioned always busy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

dined here on the "bar" menu on a few occasions. Excellent food, nice choice of wines. Nice to sit out side on a sunny day staff friendly and professional do a lovely fresh dressed crab on a sunny day, fish and chips is unusual and tasty. . One complaint from the past mussels were over cooked and had shrunk in the shell, but other than that, no complaints recommended for somewhere different and only a cock stride from Gunwharf.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Good New Year”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We booked a table with friends to celebrate the New Year. We had a very pleasant meal and the restaurant was very busy. Only comment would be it would have been nice if a bit more effort was made towards the striking of midnight. Maybe poppers and people toasting the New Year together.

Visited January 2013
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Eastleigh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Delightful visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Apart from the food being excellent, the restaurant itself had a very welcoming atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great night out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Lots of pre christmas parties were taking place on the evening we visited but despite being very busy the staff were welcoming and did not rush us.We both had a light salad to start followed by whole plaice with brown shrimps and samphire. The fish was very fresh and presented beautifully.We decided to share a cheese board to finish, just one type of cheese but lovely homemade biscuits, it was so good we shared another! The restaurant has a great atmosphere and location altogether a lovely place for lunch or dinner.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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