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Bar 38

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Bar, British, Pub
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R1 Boulevard Building Gunwharf Quays | South Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TW, England
+44 23 9285 1070
11:00 - 00:00
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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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Andover, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We popped in for a full English breakfast during shopping in Portsmouth. The staff were friendly, polite, and extremely helpful. When they heard we were visitors to Portsmouth, they gave us a map of the shops at Gunwharf Quays. The breakfast was freshly cooked and brought to our table. During the summer it would be lovely to sit at the... More 

Thank Susan C
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Been coming here for years to start our nights out. It never disappoints! Great drinks, great discounts at certain times (happy hour), and great staff! Can't fault one of the managers named Rachel. Very quick at serving drinks and helpful.

Thank Becky C
Titchfield, United Kingdom
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496 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for a colleague's retirement and it was excellent. For just over £30 per head we got prosecco, a 2 course meal, jagerbombs and got to drink the 2 x cocktails we made - fantastic value. We had the whole area upstairs to ourselves which made it really intimate and Ali our cocktail teacher was brilliant and really helped... More 

1 Thank maddiePortsmouth
Fareham, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Called in for lunch. Floor was very dirty and furniture very shabby. Food was very tasty and well presented and good service. Would only visit again if everywhere else was full.

Thank sandra k
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

2 4 1 before 8 very nice coctails good value good atmosphere and good company my brother works in kitchen don't think food is that healthy but good for students and cheap alcohol so people like it. Clean and fresh and good atmosphere for a Friday night.

Thank Jasmine H
Andover, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We were shopping with friends from abroad, at probably the busiest time of year. All the "good" places to eat were packed and had people queuing outside. Bar 38 had plenty of space initially. Find a table, order at the bar for food. The food was slow (about 45 minutes) and the place become full quickly. We ate on a... More 

Thank Mark P
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264 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a quick lunch. Got more than expected, staff friendly, food cooked well and excellent value.

Thank Louisc17
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This place is a point of call on every night out of mine and I cannot fault it the bar team are always willing to help, the manager Rachel was an angel when we booked our Christmas party and the ladies that served us Faye and Laura were so welcoming and funny the whole time! Love this place

1 Thank Lianne B
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I organised our staff Christmas meal here in early December off the back of some recommendations and I'm glad we did. We had a party of 26 which they accommodated very well. The management team were very organised and someone was always on hand. Food was prompt and delicious (I recommend the boneless beef rib) and our staff gave great... More 

1 Thank Daniel S
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is one of the worst bars I’ve ever had the misfortune of visiting. Went at around 6pm so it wasn’t packed with customers but many tables were occupied. We found one empty table upstairs and were consumed with a powerful smell of urine. When visiting the toilets, we found that they were in a disgusting state and the smell... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:30
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?