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The Wharf | PO2 8RU, Portsmouth, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed very close to Gunwharf Quays. Great place for shopping. We just went there to pass the time waiting for our ferry to France. Wound up buying £300 worth of things that we needed and would have paid lots more for elsewhere. Eating is not a problem with most of the typical city centre restaurant chains having tables there.... More 

Thank BioToxic1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Have not been here before, came in on the ferry and was amazed with the attractions, restaurants, shopping, ease of parking - it was great. We will go back and spend longer therr

Thank Beverley D
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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537 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

It's local so an obvious choice to get to France. Have used it quite a few times for motorcycle crossings to continent without any problems. If you come back to Portsmouth at night the city looks great illuminated so get out on the deck to see Portsmouth at night. Looks like a great city to visit, or live in.

Thank tezpil
The Midlands
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

Large, airy, light, departure hall, although not enough seats when school parties are travelling. Easy parking for foot passengers on the ferries. Staff friendly and helpful. Well signposted.

Thank MrandMrsD36
Manchester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Ferry terminal building quite spacious and very clean. Amenities well sign-posted. Plenty of parking with very helpful staff.

Thank MrMrsDunkerley
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Very basic, but with loos,a coffee dispenser, newsstand and money exchange, it contained all that was necessary for a brief stop.

Thank Haley D
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141 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

You have to queue to get ahead and sometimes to get to the "Heads" (nautical term). As has been pointed out in other Reviews, you have to line up before you can get anywhere and this is particularly true of Ferry Terminals. At Portsmouth even if one gets there early in the line at a check-in kiosk further delays await.... More 

Thank guestwithstandards
Le Mesnil Aubert, Normandy
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

Not worth going upstairs for grossly overpriced Costa Coffee and snacks, with equally overpriced alcoholic drinks at the bar. The only redeeming feature is the view of the port.

2 Thank zutijar
Gosport, United Kingdom
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140 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

This facility is sterile and devoid of atmosphere. The seats and wide open spaces are akin to an airport lounge. There is a Costa Coffee shop, but this is usually staffed by one person, meaning there is a long wait, even if you are the only customers. The toilets are very clean.

Thank Flantheman2334
Norwich, United Kingdom
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237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

You see - you've got to get in! We arrived at the terminal, and joined the queue. We were early, and had driven four hours. "The loo" was in demand, and I walked to the ferry terminal building. 'Boarding Card Needed' was on the sign, so I went back to the car and got my boarding card. I joined others... More 

Thank Barrie L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Wharf | PO2 8RU, Portsmouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
New ferry terminal is really smart, spacious and clean with Costa coffee places, eateries and more. So much better than the old place...

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?