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Restaurant 69

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69 Palmerston Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3PP, England
+44 23 9281 5498
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Today
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 17:00
Wed - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 16:00
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119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 find we were the only people eating. The menu was a Sunday lunch menu plus... More 

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Thank nadders1
oxford
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 was excellent and also very good value. If we come back to Portsmouth this will... More 

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1 Thank rolojef
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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1 Thank Malcolm C
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 it was a busy evening but we had been in the restaurant 30 minutes and... More 

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Thank Carole W
York, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 as you don't always get that with steak. My dessert was the baked cheesecake with... More 

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Thank LBYORK
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 - a pity. I ordered sirloin steak with peppercorn sauce which came with chips, fresh salad... More 

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Thank Susan P
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 nothing special, although the starter was definitely the best dish, and the dessert lacked flavour.... More 

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1 Thank John W
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 us ordered the sea bream which my friends who ate that were left hungry. One... More 

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1 Thank Georgia B
Southsea
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196 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This privately owned restaurant is well situated in Southsea shopping centre, on a street leading to the sea. We went there for lunch, between shopping, and had a very good lunch at a most reasonable price. The staff is dynamic, efficient and most welcoming, the dining areas well decorated and stylish. There is a good choice of dishes on the... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We shared the charcuterie board and a bottle of house wine as an early dinner before a show. Excellent, one of the best we have had. Warm bread, meat, cheese, salad and chutney. Absolutely delicious. Staff were friendly, polite and helpful.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 26
Cuisine
European, British, Wine Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?