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“The ultimate dining experience - what a find !!!!!”
Review of Restaurant 27

Restaurant 27
Ranked #1 of 646 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $71
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: A fully re-furbished restaurant that has played host to a Thai restaurant and more notably Murray's which was a Portsmouth institution for many years.The former chapel for Portsmouth Grammar School has been delicately restored to a modern, sharp and elegant venue for fine dining.
Tarragona, Spain
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135 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“The ultimate dining experience - what a find !!!!!”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

You expect to find restaurants of this quality in the heart of London, but what a lovely surprise to find it in Portsmouth. We had the tasting menu. Yes it's more expensive than lots of others but the food is heavenly. An utterly divine experience for your taste buds.The staff are very attentive without being intrusive and know all about each dish and take the time to explain everything that is put on the table. A must for anyone considering treating themselves to the ultimate dining experience, great for special occasions but why not more often if you can afford it.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Lorraine R
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Stunning from start to finish.”
Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

I don't write that many reviews but felt compelled to after a recent visit to Restaurant 27. From arrival through to leaving the experience was fantastic. The staff are attentive and very professional and the food, well the food!! I had the Beef cheek which was set off excellently with the chef's signature mash. It certainly deserves it's current No.1 rating for Portsmouth on tripadvisor and based on where I've eaten before in the city, it might well take quite a long time to be beaten.

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1 Thank Gareth H
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Special night out”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

What an experience!! This restaurant ticks all the boxes. Unpretentious but such quality and attention to detail. The service was amazing and not once did we feel that the staff intruded on our space but were there for all our needs. The food was amazing and we left feeling replete and very satisfied.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank CarolRalfe
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A special experience but food is often without sparkle.”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

We have dined here several times, the experience is consistently good but not excellent. The service is excellent. not obsequious. The menu is always interesting and promises great things. The food however is a little ordinary and although very edible leaves one with slight disappointment.The choice for vegetarians is ok, they try but it a bit samey. Wine list is good.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank jeanrobertsforgetmen
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Rowlands Castle, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“5 star perfection”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

We have waited 25 years for a decent restaurant in Portsmouth and this has exceeded our expectations from the very pleasant service to the exquisite food and the relaxed ambience. We had the taster menu.
The only suggestion I would make was to include half bottles of wine to the wine list. I shall definitely spread the word and will return regularly.

  • Visited October 2013
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