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103 Palmerston Road, Portsmouth PO5 3PS, England
+44 23 9281 6754
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
103 Palmerston Road, Portsmouth PO5 3PS, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First visit for us with friends. Superb food and wine. A quality establishment where they care. Attention to detail with every course, great staff. Excellent value for money too. Can’t wait to return. Thank you.

Thank Mark197
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ahhh the slow roasted belly pork - heaven on a plate. Service was attentive without being over-fussy. Very pleasant staff. Food that makes any occasion special.

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Haven't been here for a while so an opportunity arose when we had a guest arrive for the weekend. John is always so welcoming and knowledgeable about both the food and wine which were both superb, started with a wonderful beetroot starter and a fish...More

Thank da149
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

My wife treated me for my birthday. I chose this after reading reviews So glad i did Pre starters were delicious The soup was excellent My quail was to die for Bream delicious One small complaint the younger lad serving did not tell uscwhat the...More

Thank Spookeytookey
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

WOW! What I thought was a pricey treat for my husband and I, turned into a monumental feast for kings! Non stop plate after plate of delectable “Goodies”. Each dish was paired with a wine from various regions/countries - I thought a glass at most,...More

1  Thank Sheik Y
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We went to the Late Summer Wine Pairing Dinner at Montparnasse last month. What a fabulous evening. John and his staff were very welcoming and we started with a lovely cocktail and canapés. The rest of the courses were absolutely delicious with John bringing wine...More

Thank Graeme S
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Lovely service, friendly staff, clean restaurant, quality food & presented beautifully. Only been twice so far but will be making regular visits from now on. Finest dining experience in Portsmouth so far. Five Stars. Surprising good value for fine dining.

1  Thank mike235689
Reviewed 29 September 2018

My husband found Montparnasse in Southsea on google maps and it took our interest. Being slightly bored with our recent choices and as I'm a good cook, I often get disappointed with limited and average restaurants. We were greeted warmly, quickly seated and asked if...More

2  Thank JulietAnn2018
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Montparnasse never fails to be brilliant. Great food from the beautiful bread and flavoured butter selection to the desert. John and his staff are always very welcoming. Fine dining in a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Great wines, great food and attention to detail with every course....More

2  Thank historygirl56
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant before with differing results and returned with mixed feelings to give it another chance. The food is very limited and rather strange. With items on the plate that were not mentioned in the menu. Completely raw leeks were served with...More

Thank Wendy T
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22 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from sleepycharlie | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Please call us for reservations; 02392816754 John
Sheila S
4 July 2017|
Response from sleepycharlie | Property representative |
There is free parking from about 6.30/7pm on Clarence Parade and Avenue De Caen in Southsea. Both of these roads intersect Palmerston Rd and I park there every night and have never had a problem. Regards John
Mary E
6 February 2017|
Response from sleepycharlie | Property representative |
Hello Mary, Thank you for your enquiry. We are open Tuesday to Saturday from 7pm. Kind regards John
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 29 - US$ 86
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Palmerston Road, Portsmouth PO5 3PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9281 6754
Modern European cuisine in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. We combine the classics with contemporary cuisine using fresh, local, seasonal ingredients where possible.
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