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The Cormorant Restaurant

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181 Castle Street | Fareham, Portchester PO16 9QX, England
+44 23 9237 9374
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“braised steak” (13 reviews)
“fish pie” (7 reviews)
“sunday roast” (12 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
181 Castle Street | Fareham, Portchester PO16 9QX, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic 3 course meal for £25.95 each. Great choice of starters, mains and desserts. We enjoyed the soup, mushrooms, turkey, beef and christmas pudding. Bottle of Pinot Grigio for £16 to wash it down. It was so nice we had a second bottle sitting on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ShellPortsmouth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lunchtime visit after visiting Portchester Castle which is a short walk along the road. I had Doombar as my drink. A terrific pint from a well kept cellar. I didn't look at the menu as I heard the special was liver. A huge favourite...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mark N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went today as a large group of 12. Service was very good and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their roast. We also went 2 weeks ago on a Friday evening with another couple. We sat in the bar area and had a lovely meal. The atmosphere...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Exploration776794
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Poped in here for refreshments after going for a long walk ,very pleasant surrounding and great service. I was surprised by the amount of people in here at lunch time mid week. We didn't eat on this occasion but the food looked amazing. The drinks...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ANNE T
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Just returned from a fantastic Monday night family meal. We enjoy pork belly, braised steak and gammon for mains. Eton mess, creme brulee and banofee pie for dessert. All washed down with a lovely bottle of wine, at a very reasonable price. Not a single...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ShellPortsmouth
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped here by chance, lovely pub in a beautiful location. A warm welcome by staff, unbelievably quick service and excellent food. Would definitely recommend and look forward to going back. Generous portions of very good food!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mrandall1960
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Very pleasant pub with a lovely friendly atmosphere. Nice staff and good customer service. We ordered food from the menu. Pork belly, fish pie and chilli. Pleasant but we all agreed all the dishes we chose needed more seasoning to bring out the flavours.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Christine T
Reviewed 29 September 2018

If you are looking for somewhere for some good food and friendly staff after a visit to Portchester Castle come here! They have lots of different meals available and it decent prices! They ask how you want it for example I had a bacon sandwich...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MollyPerfect
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We walked from Fareham and had a table booked and waiting. The food was really good and plentiful with a great choice of deserts. My favorite wine finished it off. Excellent service,. a good place to take your parents pleases everyone.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rosemary m
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Went for a Sunday roast 1.45ish. But because we hadn't booked was told when we went to order food they weren't taking any walk-ins. This was after we brought drinks. There was no notice of this on boards outside or around the bar, and bar...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mark C
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rosemary m
15 September 2018|
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Response from Magenta76 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure how much it is but the Cormorant is very reasonably priced and excellent food so would be worth it. Plus you can work up an appetite, or walk the dinner off round the castle 😃
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Castle Street | Fareham, Portchester PO16 9QX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portchester
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9237 9374
  • E-mail
A traditional English pub, serving great food in the Historical Conservation Area of Castle Street. Castle Street leads to the beautiful English Heritage site of Portchester Castle and St Mary's Church. Just a 5 minute drive from Portchester Crematorium, and less than 5 miles from either Junction 11 or 12 of the M27, Portchester is sandwiched between The Market Town of Fareham and the Naval City of Portsmouth. We offer a range of real ales, wines from around the world and our menu features freshly prepared, cooked-to-order food. We have a 34 space car park; disabled accessible toilet; baby change facility; separate restaurant & bar areas and well-behaved adults may bring their dogs on leads!
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