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The Cormorant Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
181 Castle Street | Fareham, Portchester PO16 9QX, England
+44 23 9237 9374
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“braised steak” (10 reviews)
“fish and chips” (10 reviews)
“sunday roast” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
181 Castle Street | Fareham, Portchester PO16 9QX, England
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank rosemary m
Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had lovely meal here recently. Staff friendly and helpful. Food was tasty and well presented. Like the idea of being able to choose small or normal sized portions on some of the meal choices. Good value for money.

Thank Shirley H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was ok. The table was sticky which I mentioned to member of staff. Reply, ' new owner's. The table remained sticky. Food was warm, plates cold. The cheese garlic bread was truly awful. Bread barely warm not toasted , cheese not melted with thick...More

Thank jan r
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here for lunch.Had the special haddock fish cake and chips which was absolutely delicious. Was so pleased that they are dog friendly. Helpful and friendly staff too.

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Started with the mushrooms in a blue cheese sauce, excellent would have again and again. Main was roasted pork belly, yet another excellent dish well presented and value for money, and to finish my favourite apple crumble and custard, well after waiting 20 minutes my...More

Thank TeslaCityofLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the pub demands better food - as this part of Porchester is a 'chocolate box' location.The menu is not complicated and with a bill of £100 ish, the quality of the meal fell short of our expectations. It started well, all 4...More

2  Thank Markgeoffreyparham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant little pub in a lovely area. Great food, great atmosphere and great service. Really scenic pub by the castle

Thank Magenta76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to the cormorant for a quite a while now & im sorry to say I feel it’s gone down hill lately. The food is the standard pub fayre. Yesterday the wait for the food to come was such a long time...More

Thank lin3sey
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely home cooked food with fresh vegetables and succulent meats. The staff are friendly and helpful nothing is to much trouble. Great atmosphere all round no matter if you are in a group or just couples. Would highly recommend this pub. The Sunday lunch is...More

Thank pompeySouth
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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$ 21
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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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