Where to Eat In Portsmouth?
Portsmouth is known for its connections to the Navy and its important role in much of the UK’s history. But did you know it’s also home to some incredible British restaurants, where you can find some of the country’s best food?
If you’re in the area, why not visit one of our top picks:
The Spinnaker Café in Portsmouth
In the heart of Old Portsmouth, this café has unparalleled views of its namesake The Spinnaker Tower, which is situated just across the water. Within walking distance from Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth’s number one shopping centre.
It’s the perfect spot to pop into while you’re out shopping. Offering a wide selection of homemade food, delicious cakes, and hot or cold drinks. You can sit it and enjoy the view, or take it away if you’d prefer to enjoy the fresh sea air.
The Fisherman’s Kitchen in Southsea, Portsmouth
When you think of British cuisine, you think of fish and chips. Fish and chips and the seaside go together like, um, fish and chips. The Fisherman’s Kitchen is home to some of the best fish and chips in the country, and it’s not just cod and haddock on the menu.
They also do various grilled fish and seafood options, as well as fantastic beer and wine selected to complement your meal perfectly. Not only can you dine in this simple and cosy restaurant, but you can also takeaway. They even do local deliveries so you can enjoy this ultimate British feast right from the comfort of your own home.
This is certainly one of the more unusual restaurants you’ll find in Portsmouth, but definitely, one you should visit. Combining a love of music with the classic British dish of pie and mash, this is a restaurant with a difference.
Everything on the menu and most of the furniture in this cosy spot is sourced locally. At the back of the building, you find an old-school record shop, where you can find all sorts to add to your collection, once you’re done with the delicious handmade pies on offer.
The Marmion in Southsea, Portsmouth
Self-proclaimed home of the most fantastic Sunday roast, The Marmion restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff that will help you feel right at home.
The sleek and modern design contrasts with the fantastic home-cooked pub grub available. And although this feels like an elite place, don’t expect the portions to mirror that of other stylish restaurants.
The portions are more than adequate, hearty, and delicious – perfect after a windy day on the seafront. It’s also a great value for money, and the atmosphere will make you feel like you can stay all day.
The Canteen Cafe in Portsmouth
This family-run, waterfront restaurant offers history from the moment you walk up to the door. Located in the historic barracks in the famous Hotwalls. They aim to source all their food locally, so you can expect to see lots of seasonal food from some of the best sources around.
The restaurant also has a deck which is located in the mouth of the harbour, providing the best views for all the maritime activities happening.
This restaurant has stayed true to the unique building, updating it so it has a modern, industrial feel. They also offer a selection of ice creams in their ice cream hut, located a little ways away in the Hotwalls Studios.