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“Gorgeous roast dinner!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Chairmakers

The Chairmakers
Ranked #12 of 77 Restaurants in Waterlooville
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Portsmouth UK
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Gorgeous roast dinner!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

Ate here on a last minute division, though I've eaten here a lot but not on a Sunday. I had the best car very roast and crumble pudding I've had in years (apart from mine!). Cannot fault it, ate at 2pm, love the restaurant, staff friendly but could do with being a little bit more attentive.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Plenty of Food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Sunday Lunch at the Chairmakers can be either pleasant or a total nightmare. The roasts are fairly good and there is plenty to be loaded on your plate. However not the selection you may necessarily want. It can be like a canteen standing in a long queue selecting the meat required and then trying to find the vegetables you require. This is the point where the experience becomes a bit of a lottery. The greens selection is seems to be limited to chopped cabbage and cauliflower. I have never seen fresh broccoli nor spinach for example. The greens have little taste to them until you add the gravy . Dining at the Chairmakers on a Sunday lunchtime is okay if you want to get a quick meal to fill you up but not a real dining experience.

Visited February 2013
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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Just popped in”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

Had a drink, didnt stay as was busy with a wedding, bit put off as our round was expensive. They had also left the decorations up in the bar from the previous night, weird pineapples and monkeys and trees everywhere, we walked in thinking how odd.... ? lol. Limited staff, none friendly, they had no idea who was next in the queue. Would maybe visit again to try food on a quieter evening

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Tani P
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fareham
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“great nights out at the chairmakers with live music”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

i would just like to say that everytime we go to the chairmakers we always get a good welcome from the satff and management the request nites are good and also the live bands and singers i would recommend it a visit

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank sean h
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Top pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

I occasionally visit the Chairmakers and every time I go, I love it! I've been a few time to the quiz on Monday - one word - HARD! Definitely worth a visit

Visited October 2012
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Thank Liam M
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