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Bar 38

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R1 Boulevard Building Gunwharf Quays | South Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TW, England
+44 23 9285 1070
Today
11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 00:00
Wed 11:00 - 01:30
Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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330 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Had a late breakfast here recently, around 11:55 and took a seat outside as it was a nice day. Lovely staff, and very attentive but the breakfast was terrible! Bland, no taste and the toast was not even cooked! The breakfast I could happily of ignored and not posted a review at all, but when the child of our party... More 

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Thank Michael H
England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Looking forward to a delicious cooked breakfast before shops opened as we'd come from Bournemouth...started well as we were the first in, lovely latte/cappuccino, food arrived & it went downhill!!! The breakfast was swimming in grease, sausages looked raw & it was that dismal I didn't touch it...& we'd spent £17...3 members of staff looked over & saw I'd put... More 

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Thank StephT32
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had lunch here on a late spring day, sat outside with a cool beer and lunch, very friendly atmosphere with local and not so local people doing the same thing. Bar and waitress staff very welcoming. Toilets upstairs and very clean. We will return.

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Thank John E
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in here for some cocktails with the husband on our way home from the casino. Been here a couple of times before and it just gets worse. Sticky floors, miserable staff and full of people who can't handle their drink. No regard for others bumping into us, no room to swing a cat. Music too loud and rubbish taste.... More 

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Thank MrsRogers14
Leeds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Not going to bother as came here for Sunday lunch to meet some friends and was hoping for nice relaxing place with some sofas and chilled out atmosphere. Sadly it's more like a sports bar with the all over showing football and hard floors and surroundings and lots of kids, so hardly relaxing. Food is burger and other unappealing fast... More 

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Thank Tom B
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Visited a few weeks ago for a few drinks before a meal elsewhere. Great offers on cocktails. Plenty of bar staff so didnt wait long to be served, and staff were quick to clear empty glasses on the table. The place is a bit tatty and the loo's left a lot to be desired but otherwise ok.

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Thank Pompeychic1
Fareham, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Came here around 10pm, for a few drinks after a meal in Gunwharf Quays. It was a Saturday night. ID'd on the door by some very stern looking door staff. No smiles, no greeting, no emotion. I know as a bouncer you want to look 'hard', but being a bit friendly wouldn't go a miss. The bar was absolutely packed.... More 

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Thank Andy C
Mersea Island, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We recently ate in here whilst visiting gunwharf keys shopping and used their two for one meal deal. We both had gammon steak & chips which was lovely. Not a huge meal but still very nice and enough to keep you going. Good value for money.

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Thank 108jot
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Always come here for the famous happy hour where its £12 for a bottle of prosecco and great bartenders! Would always recommend! Great for Drinks with friends.

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1 Thank FLDR7595
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Night out with the girls and bumped in to a lovely guy called Sam that works here! Asking how my night was, can he get me anything, just being a lovely bar tender! Absolute credit to your staff. + he's very good looking which also helps your bar :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:30
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:30
Saturday
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R1 Boulevard Building Gunwharf Quays | South Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9285 1070
Description
We are a Cocktail Bar and Restaurant serving food till 7pm daily. 2-4-1 ★Happy Hours★ from 5pm till 8pm after which our DJ's supply the soundtrack to your night playing the best tunes every Wednesday,Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Group of you coming in? Hen/Stag Do? Birthday Party? Get in contact to find out about our Private Function Areas from 5 to 200 people!!

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?