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“OK ... just OK”

Relentless Steak & Lobster House
Price range: $19 - $95
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Scott Matthews is a chef in a hurry. After working as Head Chef of one of the area's better Fish Restaurants, at 24 years old he decided to open his own place. His Fish, Steak & Lobster House is now part of Southsea's varied eating out choices.
Reviewed February 15, 2014

We vouched we wouldn't dine at Relentless until we got a special deal, as we didn't fancy dining in any restaurant that advertised above urinals (they had posters above the urinals in our local cinema). Then the opportunity of buying vouchers arose, and we bought them for a friend's birthday meal.

We made our reservation with 3 weeks to spare. The guy on the phone acknowledged our reservation and knew about the vouchers we were trying to use and advised that we needed to bring them with us. Having done all that, when we arrived, the restaurant was still setting up (at 7.30pm), and it took 3 minutes for anyone to pay us any attention. They couldn't find our reservation.

They finally found us a table, and sat us in the window.

Our half-pint (?!) prawn starters were served covered in prawn eggs, which ended up all over your fingers when you tried to shell them. The steak was ok, but not brilliant, and they didn't really get the rare or medium cooking times right.

Meal was ok, but not great. The restaurant lost our reservation initially, and the food was ok, but - adding on dessert and drinks to our meal (1 soft drink & 2 glasses of wine) added on £30 to the voucher price of £29, bringing the total to £59/£60.

We could've had a better meal at another restaurant locally for less, without the voucher.

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1  Thank roosterza
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

had a good meal little cramped but food was nice. staff where friendly and the tables where laid out nice.

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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Brought a Groupon voucher for £28 pound for two 3 courses prawns as starter come on there own with a wedge of lemon prawns full of the row which can't be helped smallest prawns iv ever seen and bland and tasteless then for main steak with veg and chips which the chips were crinkle cut thin oven chips which tasted vile and that putting it nicely salad dry all green lettuce and a couple tomatoes what happened to a bit of cucumber and pepper for a tad of flavour ice cream standard just like Mr whippy ice cream so glad I did not pay pull price as I would have been flying of the handle one thing for sure will not be going back and when I asked waitress about chips it's because they had run out which it what I thought was the case what happened to a good old home made chip or even a chunky fry chip but no crinkle cut oven chips come on what kind of resterant is this ment to be don't even get them in a dirty old spoon very disappointed :( total waste of money !!

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5  Thank naomihicks
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

Having gone to relentless with a group of friends last night.
We were disgusted with the cleanliness ,the ceiling fans were thick with dust the floors were sticky and the toilets looked liked they hadn't had a good clean in weeks !!!!! The tables clothes had holes in. We had our meals which to be fair was nice, when we mentioned to the manager about the dirt on ceiling fans he didn't seem to bothered and just said the cleaners are suppose to clean them?? And to top it all when you leave there you smell like you have been cooking fried food. Don't think I will be going back in the near future !!!!!!

6  Thank Debby F
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

I went to Relentless with some friends and my brother to celebrate is birthday and try out their Wednesday offer.The flyers were on the table and I was expecting to pay one course and have another for free. But one of my friend started to read the flyer and in a really tinny letters was saying that offers wasn't available on the date we went.

We were feeling a bit cheating. But since we were there to celebrate, we stayed and order starter and main each. What a waste of food!! None of us liked the food and we left a good part of it on the plate.

Expense steaks looking like chewing gum, the lamb over cooked when i order medium rare, even the crab was bad.
And we left the restaurant with our clothes smelling like we had bee in a barbecue.

Never again!!!!

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8  Thank ALuisa1982
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