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“Good but too expensive”
Review of Montparnasse

Montparnasse
Ranked #19 of 686 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $86
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Modern European cuisine in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. We combine the classics with contemporary cuisine using fresh, local, seasonal ingredients where possible.
Reviewed October 10, 2013

I first ate here about 28 years ago and haven't been back for over 25 years so we were looking forward to celebrating my husband's birthday here as a small family group. The restaurant is small but has a pleasant atmosphere. There is free on street parking nearby. I remember the decor in the ladies loo being spectacular years ago so was disappointed at how bland it now was and very strange that the door into it is propped open... However back to the food... Some nice touches such as free appetisers which were small but good. The scallop starter was very good, nicely presented and tasted good. The sea bass was excellent as was apparently the steak. Very nice desserts. Comprehensive wine list with several available by the glass plus 2 dessert wines available by the glass. Several of the items we choose such as the scallop starter and the steak had a supplement on top of the £39.50 for 3 courses menu and coffee and petit four are extra as is any service charge / tip you choose to leave so overall I thought the total cost was too much for the quality of the food, service and ambience. It was good but there are better places locally for less money.

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Thank HeatherJS01
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Recently enjoyed a great meal here, nice touches similar to a michelin star approach and good quality food! I really enjoyed the main course which looked beautiful on the plate and I was delighted to get homely touches like sides of vegetables and potatoes making it in to a good healthy portion size. Lovely homemade bread too. Desert was stunning, and if you have room, the fudge and choccies with coffee I'm told were delicious. I'd also like to point out that a very drinkable wine from 3.95 a glass was a real bonus if you don't fancy a whole bottle on the table that evening.
Would definitely return.

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Thank Seasalt47
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Have been visiting this restaurant regularly for the last five years - and first went there 20 years ago.
Excellent food every time, with attentive, intelligent staff. A really good place for a romantic evening or a special family event.
Richly deserves it's rating at the top of Portsmouth restaurants.

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Thank Richard F
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Called in without a reservation on a Tuesday , the four of us trebled the customer base!!
We were made very welcome, the food selection is limited is restricted (as to be expected) but every meal we ordered was cooked to perfection, beautifully served and the evening was an excellent dining experience.
Great place!

1  Thank GerryKent
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Looking for a restaurant in Southsea this looks the best from outside. Lots of candles and a very nice atmosphere for a Tuesday night.
The service was excellent and the food delicious. We were given some lovely nibbles whilst we were choosing our meal and a little amuse bouche before our meal.
Would recommend a visit if you are in Southsea.

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1  Thank Heather1952
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