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“So relaxing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Old Fort

The Old Fort
The Esplanade, Seaview PO34 5HB, England
01983 612363
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Ranked #3 of 9 Restaurants in Seaview
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, International, English
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“So relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Service, food and location are absolutely spot on!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Brentwood, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A leisurely lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We found the Old Fort after driving up from the Seaview Wildlife park. Although it was quite busy, the corner table tucked behind the front door was free and we had a superb view of the mainland coast (and the storm that was in play at the time over Portsmouth). Our 9 yr old had the chicken from the children's menu and said it was great! We had the Halloumi salad (one of the most generously portioned ever!) and also the chilli con carne, which was very tasty. A well-priced bottle of Chilean Sauv Blanc was great value . . . and then we had dessert! The choc & nut brownie, the lemon merringe cheesecake and the largest cheese board of brie and danish blue were fantastic, both in terms of quality, quantity and value. All the staff were really nice and helpful, particularly the lady behind the bar/till, who was happy to indulge us in our mis-guided belief that all the food was "weight-watchers"!! Recommend to anyone for great service, quality and value . . not forgetting the great view.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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“This pub is beautifully situated , the food is fantastic quality and great value for money- quick friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

We have been coming to the Old Fort for many years- how it has not won best pub on the Island beats me- great food, great staff and wonderful owners. The location overlooks the sea and the food is freshly cooked but always prompt.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great location, food, beer, wine & people!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

Stayed at the Seaview Hotel in Nov but chose to eat at the Old Fort in the evening. We have eaten here several times over the last few years. We were not disappointed with the Curry Special - Tandoori BBQ. We chose a lovely white Burgundy to wash it down and the Goddards on tap has aleays been good. The Service was excellent and the view is fantastic. We will return...

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A real find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

We discovered this lovely place by chance one evening. It was really busy and we hadn't booked, but they still fitted us in. Lovely food, lovely view, and full of really happy people enjoying themselves. Perfect.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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