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“Efficient? I don't think so”
Review of Waterfront Cafe

Waterfront Cafe
Ranked #269 of 681 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: The Waterfront Cafe is distinctively situated on the water's edge. With it's floor-to-ceiling glass windows and open layout, it offers the best, uninterrupted views out over the Portsmouth Harbour. A full lunch menu is available and now includes a selection of hot meals as well as sandwiches and baguettes, paninis and jacket potatoes. A delicious selection of cakes and hot & cold drinks are also available.
Reviewed August 24, 2013

I notice that the two reviews below have praised the efficiency and organization of the cafe but I have to differ. While I agree that the views are certainly out of the ordinary and the food was fine, it does beggar belief that the servers would come out of the kitchen with people's orders and then start roaming around asking who had ordered what. It's a big place and your food is getting cold in the meantime. Have they not heard of numbers on tables? I also object to having my food served on a wooden board. It might be trendy but how hygienic is that? I had a "shared meze platter" and found that we had to eat out of the same dishes and use the same board - fortunately we're very good friends!

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

As I said in a previous review about the tower the views from here are great you are right next to the marina at Gunwharf Quays and sometimes the ships and boats moored there are amazing. As a café its not anything other than a good café so quite servicable

Thank janieflo
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

The Best View from a Café in Portsmouth and you don’t have to go up The Tower to visit. The refurbished Waterfront Café is well organized with efficient and cheerful staff. A good selection of hot and cold food with Sandwiches, Paninis, Baguettes and Jackets plus lunch time specials all of good quality. Seating is comfortable and not too close together so that you are able to enjoy the Panorama. Can there be better, the full sweep of Portsmouth Harbour Entrance with Commercial and Military Traffic passing through. There are tables inside with full length windows or outside looking directly over the Harbour. Opening Hours are 10.00 am until 06.00 pm seven days a week. There is also a sister café (The Café In The Clouds) set high up on the second viewing gallery with stunning views over The Solent and beyond. A feature at the upper level is High Tea for Two at £44.00. not yet tried but planned.

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We found the staff extremely efficient who worked very well together as a team. Food was very good value for money. Would srongly recommend.

Thank Boeing747SP
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Reviewed October 22, 2015
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