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“Used to be really good”
Review of The Still & West

The Still & West
Ranked #75 of 655 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Price range: $10 - $21
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fully refurbished in 2017, The Still & West is a stunning Grade II listed pub in Old Portsmouth, where smart modern style mingles with traditional nautical charm. Promising fine food and drink and sublime views over the Solent, it’s a special place to relax at the water’s edge.
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Used to be really good”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

First dry day and chance to get out and enjoy a beer and fish and chips. This place used to be really good but..........not anymore. Chip shop fish and chips - more like a cheap meal reheated from Iceland - chips were disgusting what have you done??? You won't see us again.

  • Visited March 2014
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
239 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Pompey Institution not quite up to the mark these days”
Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

As a Pompey girl who now lives in the West Midlands I always make it a mission to seek out fish and chips whenever I'm home. They just can't do them justice in Brum!
So I was really looking forward to heading to the Still and West for a pint and some fish and chips.
They were very very tasty. But the service was average and strange things seem to have happened to the menu. The pub can't seem to decide whether it wants to do pub grub or something fancier. As a result seaside pub grub essentials are missing - no beans and no pickled onions no longer served on the premises?! - yet they don't seem to hit the mark of gastro pub either. I noticed a couple sat behind us had a bizarre looking arrangement. The gentleman had fish and chips served in paper whilst his companion had a square plate drizzled with balsamic and precise petite fancy looking portions with strategically placed leaves. All seemed a bit of a hotch potch.

Anyway worth a visit for the great location, views and history.

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Thank Emma V
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Being a Pompey exile, and my wife loving Portsmouth. We have been to the Still and West several times, the food is excellent especially the seafood. The HSB is absolutely divine. For people that think it is pricey, go somewhere else ! I would love a pub like this with a brilliant view and brilliant atmosphere on my doorstep.

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Bologna
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great food (by UK standards...), great location, reasonable prices”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

The Still & west is in a great location, overviewing part of the old port.
they have a nice selection of food, including daily specials.
Staff is friendly and competent.
Prices are ok

Visited February 2014
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Portsmouth
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice views, food mediocre”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

Had dinner here. The views if you have a window seat are amongst the best in Portsmouth. The ferries and other ships are almost touching distance. In fact back in the fifties I think a large Navy ship smashed in to the place, so be prepared to move quick!

The food was ok. They specialise in Fish and Chips. It is pretty good but you pay for it mightily. Good place for a drink and a bite, but would not recommend for a nice meal out.

  • Visited February 2014
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