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Restaurant 69

) #74 of 503 Restaurants in Portsmouth $$ - $$$ European, British,
69 Palmerston Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3PP, England
+44 23 9281 5498
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“moules” (15 reviews)
“steak” (39 reviews)
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European, British, Wine Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
69 Palmerston Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3PP, England
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1 - 10 of 312 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here on numerous occasions and have had some very nice meals and the early bird menu two courses for £11.95 was very good value. But recently things seem to have gone down hill, first a couple of weeks ago l had recommended...More

Thank MillunniumBev
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We visited at lunch and had the Moules to share, service was prompt and with a smile from the delightful friendly staff. Been a while since we had been in but realised what we had been missing. This is a clean well presented restaurant with...More

1  Thank Yonmons
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We booked a table as we knew things could be busy/difficult on Easter Sunday evening. On arriving we realised there was music in the bar area which was very busy and quite loud however when we were shown to our table we were surprised to...More

1  Thank nadders1
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday evening. Had tried to get into three or four other restaurants close by but they were all full, this one was nearly empty. I don't understand why this was because it was excellent. The waitresses were very good and the seafood...More

2  Thank rolojef
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Excellent food can cater for all dietary needs. The staff were very friendly and the chef came to see that our dietary needs were met. Wine list offered a good selection. There is a discount if order before 7pm. Would recommend and will visit again

2  Thank Malcolm C
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Visited on a Friday evening and had my reservations when I saw a bouncer on the door. The decor is very nice in the bar area. The raised dining area was cramped. Whilst the waitress was very pleasant the service wasn't good. I appreciate that...More

Thank Carole W
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Following a recommendation from a local I bumped into I tried Café Bar 69 and decided on the early bird menu (£11.95 for 2 courses). I went for steak, chips and salad. I asked for medium rare and got it, which is a good start...More

1  Thank LBYORK
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Booked on-line. Service was good. Fair choice of wines - a pity the server did not make clear about the house wine which was in fact very good and reasonable. I ordered garlic prawns, the garlic was burnt which made the prawns taste bitter -...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Went for lunch with friends. We opted for the Early Bird menu, and whilst there was nothing listed that would excite interest, neither was there anything that would offend the senses. I had the whitebait, followed by steak and then cheesecake. All were OK, but...More

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 29 March 2017

About ten of us went to this restaurant for a colleague leaving do. We were all told to order the A la Carte menu.. My dish was delicious (vegetarian wellington) I was also told the steak was lovely. On the other hand a few of...More

1  Thank Georgia B
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Susan P
How can I book a table. You don't answer the phone and there's no answer machine. Don't trust on line bookings.
28 March 2017|
Response from 334David334 | Reviewed this property |
Best to call them direct the day before to book
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 17:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Palmerston Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9281 5498
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