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103 Palmerston Road, Portsmouth PO5 3PS, England
+44 23 9281 6754
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
103 Palmerston Road, Portsmouth PO5 3PS, England
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Reviews (398)
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1 - 10 of 396 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

The four of us had a wonderful evening at Montparnasse last Saturday evening. The food and wine were superb - the best I have had in a long time. John and the team were really attentive and really knew the food and drink on offer,...More

Thank Alison M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was excellent and the owner was an exceptional host. The food was delicious. Absolutely no faulting any of the flavours. The Bream was light and tasty and the pork was to die for. Dessert also gorgeous. The food not only tasted great but...More

1  Thank Gavin T
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We chose this restaurant using trip adviser and were so pleased we did. We had an amazing meal with wonderful service. Would highly recommend.

1  Thank Kim B
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner with my girlfriend and wasn't impressed. Food was rather bland and took too long to arrive. I felt the whole experience was over priced for what it was.

Thank Ryan W
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Went for my birthday was the second time going. Absolutely amazing food and service. Wine selection was outstanding! Very highly recommend to anyone!

1  Thank nickyxoxo
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The menu was imaginative and well balanced. Some real standouts like the smoked tomato soup, the freshly made breads and the tasty and attractive desserts. This was a stand out meal and we're real foodies who choose Michelin recommended restaurants. This was up there with...More

2  Thank SimpsonMeg
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We came here for dinner on a Saturday evening. We were the first to arrive for dinner, 6:45pm. We were greater by our waiter who took our coats and let us choose a table to sit. Drinks menus were presented promptly and we ordered two...More

2  Thank woodziek
Reviewed 25 April 2017

A 30th birthday celebration for my sister which delivered. The vibe is nice (I like it better than nearby Restaurant 27) due to the lower ceiling. It is also not too formal but still with plenty of class for the occasion. Great value good tasting...More

3  Thank Nathan D
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We were celebrating a significant birthday, so wanted a special occasion. We were not disappointed in any way. Our meal was outstandingly good. Bouef Bourgignon was the choice (others had a coq au vin) and it provd a delcious dish o have chosen. The sause...More

2  Thank Colin T
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I found this restaurant through Trip Advisor and decided to book it for my 30th Birthday, as I wanted to go somewhere a little more special than normal. I called and spoke to John to see if they would open for lunch on Saturday, which...More

2  Thank Hollywhit87
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Mary E
Opening hours
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
Price per person?
3 August 2016|
Response from asquait | Reviewed this property |
Was very good value for money
please give me a sample menu
7 June 2016|
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Response from sleepycharlie | Property representative |
Hi Friendlysue 54, Our menu can be found on our website but Tripadvisor won't allow me to put the link! I have copied it below, let me know if you need anything else. Kind regards John Canapes Two courses £37.00 Three... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 29 - US$ 86
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail
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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