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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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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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.

Thank John E
Level Contributor
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 

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 

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.

Thank Pompeychic1
Fareham, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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 

Thank Andy C
Mersea Island, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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.

Thank 108jot
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant 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.

1 Thank FLDR7595
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 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 :)

1 Thank Georgia P
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Having had a meal opposite in las iguanas with a group of friends (age range 30-55) we went there.I had two pints in las iguanas,I gave my friend £60 to buy us all drinks whilst I went to the toilet ,walking down the steps the bouncer approached me and asked me to leave because he said his manager Rachel said... More 

Thank Jesse R
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Myself and a friend went there on Monday lunchtime. The Duty Manager was great. We were waiting for our food and Coffee as saw the Duty Manager give a dog water to drink out of the cups customers drank out of. We asked for a refund. The lady at head office sad they wash the cups in a dishwasher I... More 

1 Thank harriott19

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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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?