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Restaurant 27

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27A South Parade | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2JF, England
+44 23 9287 6272
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My expectations were high and I was not disappointed. The ambience is relaxed and open with a lovely lounge area to relax before dinner. Canapé served here before dinner. No menu choices to make as menu is fixed which I liked. the food was wonderful. Great taste and contrasts. Great wine list. Service first class. Highly recommend for a special... More 

Thank Jim M
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for valentines meal and was not disappointed, food, service was excellent. Bit more expensive than most other places but definitely worth the extra.

Thank Brian D
Fareham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Restaurant 27 and think it provides great value for money. The quality of the food is excellent, prepared by a talented chef and his team. It is clear that the front-of-house staff work well together with the kitchen staff. Waiting staff are knowledgeable, with good attention to detail. We aren't novices when it comes to food and have... More 

Thank Lawrence M
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ive been to 27 three times now, on one as a foursome once as just 2 of us and once in a group of 7. Food has always been absolutely full of exciting taste as indeed have the staff been spot on. What was particualry interstingfor me was that my companions in the group of 7 were divided. Two of... More 

Thank Allan W
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a person who enjoys cooking good food it's great to have a dining experience where you enjoy every mouthful and don't thing you could have cooked it yourself. The service is excellent without being overbearing. The whole evening from the canapes to the petit fours is an absolute treat!

1 Thank helen b
Woking, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband took me to Restaurant 27 for my birthday last week – top marks to him! We have enjoyed a number of tasting menus in London for various special occasions in the past - and this one did not disappoint in comparison. The choice of two menus gave us the flexibility to decide how many courses we wanted and... More 

1 Thank b12325
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm almost thankful that this restaurant has not yet been "discovered" by the popular food critics - only a matter of time! We had a simply wonderful meal, Chef was on top form with explosions of flavour teasing our taste buds, service is discreet and charming. I can only recommend you try for yourself!

1 Thank P V
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took boyfriend here for his birthday. You'd walk passed the place if you didn't know it was there. We opted for menu option 2 for the extra course and the food was spectacular! Ended up being 9 courses in total if you count every plate they put in front of you and I would say £55pp is great value for... More 

2 Thank Carolyn P
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65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted to book for last minute celebration managed to fit us in due to them chasing a non confirmed table, and phone us back within comes. Welcomed with a complimenty drink, service was excellent. The food was superb, easily comparable to mitulin resurants we have eaten in, and a reasonable price. Attentive staff throughout, even though resturant was full. Highly... More 

1 Thank Raymont74
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is no doubt the food in this restaurant is of a very high standard however it is very expensive. This restaurant charges more than some nearby Michelin star restaurants and it doesn't have a Michelin star. However the service is very good and when I asked about certain things as I am pregnant the waiter found out from the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$53 - US$106
French, European, British, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27A South Parade | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9287 6272
A fully re-furbished restaurant that has played host to a Thai restaurant and more notably Murray's which was a Portsmouth institution for many years.The former chapel for Portsmouth Grammar School has been delicately restored to a modern, sharp and elegant venue for fine dining.

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