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103 Palmerston Road, Portsmouth PO5 3PS, England
+44 23 9281 6754
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

A more relaxed / causal vibe to 27 but sometimes what's exactly what you want from fine dining. Solid wine list, friendly staff and big flavours. Shouldn't be anything lower then number 2 on the city trip advisor ratings in my opinion.

1 Thank Luke B
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We had a wonderful meal here to celebrate an anniversary. The staff were very attentive and helpful and the food was outstanding. Excellent flavour and beautifully presented. The duck confit starter and the pork belly were the dishes of the evening. We will definitely be back here again in the future.

1 Thank Manoli F
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We celebrated our 3rd anniversary by going to montparnasse, when we arrived at the restaurant we were the first ones in the door, the maitre d gave us the option to pick our table as he said all the bookings for that evening were for couples almost like a mini Valentine's Day. We took the table in the window and... More 

1 Thank msvickyomara
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I like this place. Unpretentious, great food and decent service. The only things that stops this place smashing its competitors out of the water are the small, but important things. 1) I'd like my wine poured for me. The second point relates to the general decor - its a bit like my Grandma's house. It wouldn't take much to update... More 

Thank GolfUniform7
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We visited as a birthday treat and the meal did not disappoint. Excellent service and an enticing and exciting menu. Friendly welcoming staff. Will definitely be visiting again.

1 Thank Pauline M
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Being one of the most expsensive restaurants in Portsmouth, my girlfriend and I held out for our anniversary to eat here. At £65 per head for a three course meal and drinks, it is what I deem very expsensive. The service is incredible and the waiter was very charismatic. The Canopees were delicious, humus, auborgine, olives, nuts, thai pumpkin soup... More 

1 Thank Jordan T
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Despite not booking - our service was fantastic. A steady pace without making us feel rushed in order to make way for the next customer. The food was delicious with perfect portion sizes making you feel like you wanted more rather than full and uncomfortable that I may have had in other fine-dining restaurants. The other great idea was a... More 

1 Thank Ashley L
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

WE booked this restaurant a couple of weeks ahead though ad hoc people were being accepted on the night, I would still suggest you books ahead for a meal though. The ambience of the place is like a Parisian cafe, quite dark with candles on each table and linen napkins Serving staff dressed casually which was fitting for the environment.... More 

Thank liam p
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I've always wanted to eat here and finally...last week, it happened and it was truly exceptional. The food was amazing, with added bonus treats between courses. The atmosphere was relaxing and the service was excellent. Initially, we couldn't decide on two or three courses but eventually went for three as the desserts seemed too good to miss out on. We... More 

1 Thank krazykat649
Southsea, hamshire
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Having lived in Southsea for 25 years this is the first time we have eaten here and we we're really impressed. It's a small intimate dining room, quirky & inviting. The menu offers 4-5 starters, mains & deserts which are seasonal, beautifully cooked and presented. The staff were friendly, service was good without being rushed, everything arrived together, was cleared... More 

1 Thank JO B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$86
French, European, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?