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58 White Hart Road, Portsmouth PO1 2JA, England
+44 23 9281 1585
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“mussels” (41 reviews)
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“steak” (47 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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58 White Hart Road, Portsmouth PO1 2JA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a week in Portsmouth when we visited the A BarBistro three times. It is situated opposite the Fish Market. The Mussels are amongst the plumpest and juiciest we have ever encountered (never mind if it is May) Try them as a starter...More

1  Thank Leslie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh dear. Visited due to the good reviews and what a mistake it was. On the positive side, the wine was enjoyable, we liked the atmosphere and the waitress was pleasant (though she didn't ask us how our meal had been, even though most of...More

2  Thank Phil S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wonderful and friendly restaurant is excellent in all respects. The food is good, the service just right, the prices fair and the way they welcome children refreshingly different from the average. We're there later this week and I cannot wait. Highly recommended.

Thank ltfs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came in one lunchtime as the Old Customs House was too expensive and although the place was full the staff found us a table in the restaurant where we could have a drink. This was a nice touch. The specials board included a seafood...More

2  Thank johnwizz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us came for an evening meal and we were not disappointed. I have eaten here a few times over the years and have always found the service and food to be consistent and last night was as good.My Wife and I had the...More

Thank ChrisJ36
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous restaurant. Lovely food and great vibe. Kelly was fab- top class service and remembered we were gluten free. Highly recommend

Thank AnnieeB85
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Came here on an Easter weekend away to Portsmouth with my family - we spotted abarbistro and it seemed like a good place to eat. When we arrived, the bar was completely packed! Luckily the dining areas were less busy, but were still very loud....More

1  Thank Vanita B
Reviewed 5 April 2018

This is a smart, modern bistro in the heart of Old Portsmouth. Very clean and Scandinavian in style. The staff were friendly and attentive. Small but well thought out menu with extensive wine list. Free parking for one hour outside. One tiny niggle was the...More

Thank jillisaac
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We had a ferry time booked and arrived early so parked up and found this establishment right at the port. What a great place roomy, smart, refined, trendy and well decorated. The staff were excellent, helpful and attentive. The menu was extensive and a good...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 2 April 2018

My partner suggested this bistro, having eaten there before. As soon as we arrived, we were greeted by friendly staff and shown to a good table. The choice of food was good and we each chose fish for both courses. The dishes were well cooked,...More

Thank Rufus237
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8 February 2018|
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Response from Keith W | Reviewed this property |
There is parking directly outside but not sure about any disabled bays
Suzanne E
13 February 2017|
Response from Mattias Å | Reviewed this property |
If there is business, I've learned, they might stay open a bit longer and for which I'm grateful. They kept it open for me so that I could manage to dinner. My hat of for such service but of course one can't be unreasonable... More
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 65
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 White Hart Road, Portsmouth PO1 2JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9281 1585
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