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8-9 Bellevue Terrace | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3AT, England
+44 23 9283 1941
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18:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 18:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We recently had dinner here on a Friday evening. It was terrible. The food has gone down hill completely along with the service. I've been eating at this restaurant for many years along with my family and I couldn't believe the disappointment I felt when we started our food. The steak was ok that's the only slightly good thing I... More 

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Thank Katie H
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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I heard plenty of good reviews so thought we would try it out on Valentines day! But was very disappointed!.. Very cramped, all couples lined up next to each other, no privacy at all! Arrived when opened at 6pm and all the other couples coming in after us got there drinks and starters before we even ordered anything.. My boyfriend... More 

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Merthyr Tydfil, S Wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with a group of colleagues. Nice meal with excellent service. Prices were amazing too! Hope to return. Recommended

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Thank Glamlad
Tony Y, Manager at Shorties Restaurant, responded to this review

Great to hear, thank you for leaving a review and hope you can return again soon More 

Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well what can I say this is the best steakhouse I've ever been to, I've been going to this restaurant for a few years now, and every time I go the food is out of this world, I can honestly say I've never left a scrap of food even when I'm so full I refuse to leave anything. Absolutely outstanding.very... More 

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Thank lorrainebacon
Tony Y, Manager at Shorties Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Lorraine! Glad that you enjoy our food so much and look forward to seeing you again soon :) More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We visited for our works Xmas meal, good service from the hard working but great fun staff. Our 3 course set menu was £17 which was great value (no surcharge if you wanted steak!). Good was tasty and great portion sizes. Always a nice atomosphere here and we all enjoyed our evening.

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Thank Solent66
Tony Y, Manager at Shorties Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad that you enjoyed your evening :) Thank you for reviewing and hope to see you again More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Just been for meal with my sister. We used to love this place but I guess all things change. I started with prawn cocktail. The prawns were awful and tasteless followed by half a chicken which tasted like it was boiled...horrible and soggy jacket potato, accompanied by lots of carrots and inedible beans. We finished with a basic chocolate sundae... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This restaurant has amazing burgers and is a nice change from the chain restaurants lurking in Gunwharf Quays. Was quite busy on Saturday night but that's to be expected from a popular Portsmouth restaurant! Luckily there wasn't much of a wait on food. Five star service!

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Thank Holbr1989
ShortiesManager, Manager at Shorties Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to express your opinion on TripAdvisor and we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit to Shorties. We always aim to serve great food, promptly and at a great price! See you again soon! @ShortiesR More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This has been here as long as I can remember. Does good stakes, but the 70's decor is dated and now just to cheesy so in dire need of a make over and bringing up to date. The tables are tightly packed in but you get reasonable value for money. The food is wholesome and consistent and is a safe... More 

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ShortiesManager, Manager at Shorties Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Mr J and we value your opinion. We are reviewing our plans for the restaurant going forward and will take on board your feedback very soon! Thanks again. @ShortiesR More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

It's lovely little steakhouse, with a very friendly atmosphere. Staff is very attentive and helpful. Food is delicious! Portions are huge. You really get what you pay for. I fell in love with this place.

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1 Thank Marjo H
ShortiesManager, Manager at Shorties Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Marjo for your post! Never has anyone understood what we were about and expressed it in the most perfect words! We are all walking around with smiles after knowing we are doing something right for the people of Southsea. See you again very soon where you will have a warm welcome! @ShortiesR More 

Titchfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Came here for a weekday dinner. Menu was very 80s -prawn cocktail, steak and chocolate fudge cake. Even mateus rose on the wine list! Service was friendly and efficient -a bit too efficient as we were done and dusted in just over an hour!

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1 Thank maddiePortsmouth
ShortiesManager, Manager at Shorties Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Maddie, we do have a quick service ethic but also happy to slow the service down when requested. You are referring to our old favourite menu items and we do that so that guests feel at home and nostalgic! We do offer more contemporary dishes on the Specials board. @ShortiesR More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 31
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Grill, British
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:30
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-9 Bellevue Terrace | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9283 1941
Description
Shorties has a consistent, quality food offering with an attentive and personable service which has earned many years of loyal customers celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and the festive season. The emphasis on a consistent menu offering, keen pricing with generous portion sizes has meant the business is well known in the wider Portsmouth area with families repeatedly returning. Menu varies from Steaks, Burgers and Seafood with a childs' menu also offered. Stuffed Garlic Mushrooms a House Special!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?