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£8 - £12
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Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely excellent! I can't recommend this place highly enough. Fantastic staff, fantastic food and fantastic atmosphere. We went for a birthday roast and had 3 guvernors roast meals - wow so much food that we had to take some home with use. Meat was excellent...- really succulent and well cooked, perfect veg, roasties perfect and the gravy was spot on as were the yorkies. Go there you will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2024 via mobile

I want to start by saying the portion size and quality of food here was great, service from the front of house staff was good. However, we booked for a table towards the end of service and this did negatively impact the experience. Food came...quickly(very quickly) however when the food was delivered to the table I asked for additional gravy (the menu states it’s all about the sides and extras with gravy specifically mentioned as one of them) it took around 15 minutes for the additional Gravy to arrive, for me this significantly negatively impacted my experience at an establishment that we had booked around 6 weeks in advance. I would advise not booking a table for anywhere near the end of service as I heard staff apologising to other tables that they had essentially run out of meat/were extremely low though an earlier table would presumably not have this problem. I would go again but not at 1800 and would instead opt for around mid day.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 March 2024

Before we woke, this place would be called "blokey". The menu is meaty and there isn't a great deal for vegetarians. For the carnivores among us, this is the pub to eat at! This was my second visit and thus far, I've sampled their beef...and chicken offerings; both were great! I shall be going back again soon to check their pork.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 6 March 2024

We booked King Street Tavern for my partner’s 50th birthday celebrations, and are so glad that we did. Paul was brilliant from the start, getting the booking confirmed early on and sending over menus so we could preorder. We had an absolutely gorgeous meal in...KST. All the staff were brilliant, and are a credit to Paul and the team. Simon had a fantastic birthday and I can’t thank you all enough for making everything run so smoothly on the day, with brilliant customer service throughout. Highly recommended if you are looking for the perfect place to hold a celebration meal in Portsmouth! Sarah xxMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2024 via mobile

Large Overcharged on my bill. Which was completely genuine error by bar staff however, It has taken 10 days several phone calls, 1 email to which I never had a reply to. To get my money back. No apology, or offer of a complimentary drink....Absolutely shocking customer service. Was a regular eater there. No more.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024 via mobile

Just enjoyed a fabulous Sunday roast. I must say the best roast dinner I have had for a very long time. Me and my wife ordered the Sunday 3 meat roast , called The Govenor!....OMG amazing. Meat melted in your mouth, fresh vegetables that had...flavours...(not boiled to death). Roast potatoes crispy yet fluffy. And the gravy was amazing..full depth of proper gravy.. So pleased we visited. Now I understand why it's always fully booked. Yet not overcrowded, still calm and relaxing atmosphere. Decor is a real English Pub...100%recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 January 2024 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food if you like BBQ/smokehouse food this is the place to go. We had a tray of all the meats and they were all phenomenal. Staff are lovely and attentive. Drinks are bit expensive but not too bad. Would definitely go again!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

The best Sunday roast in town! Staff are brilliant especially Ellie, she is so welcoming and attentive. Love coming here. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

I've been to this spot several times for their amazing meat platters, both in a group and alone with my partner and it never disappoints! The food is great and the service is so friendly that I feel truly at home the moment I step...into this Tavern! Ellie is often the smiley face you see behind the bar and serving the tables, she always goes above and beyond to make sure we are all left satisfied! Thank you Ellie and those behind the scenes who cook up a storm!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

Booked in for one of their notorious roasts, I have to say it my 40 years, this has to be one of the best roasts out I have had! Stay are super friendly and polite too!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2023 via mobile

Amazing Roast Dinner, really tasty hot food, great sized portion and really friendly staff. Will definitely be back. The gravy was really tasty as well and you get extra gravy for free. Very good prices

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023 via mobile

Banging meal as usual in Pompey’s only proper bbq joint! Top service by Holly and Ellie and we’ll be back again soon for more burnt ends and copious amounts of other meats and Scott’s Bars beers!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 November 2023

Food ok vegetables were overdone, meat was good, service was OK they were busy doesn't take cash and atmosphere wasn't the best.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

Myself and my partner regularly tour the UK in our campervan and we have been everywhere looking for the perfect roast dinner. Yesterday we went to this lovely pub in our hometown as we had family down. We all had the governors roast (the big...bad boy with everything on it) which was like having a perfect Christmas dinner. Everything was perfectly cooked, all the vegetables and meat were delicious and you could easily drink a pint of their superb gravy. They even give you a tub to takeaway your leftovers which I will be enjoying again today for my lunch. Excellent front of house service from Ellie. We will most definitely will be bringing our mates here for our regular roast meeting. I should have taken photos before I started demolishing it!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023

A real must, best meal in such a long time. Thank you chef Dan , slow and low cooked meal beyond words. Don’t over look this treasure in Southsea and Book Book Book !!!! You will not be disappointed

Date of visit: October 2023
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Hi. Thank you for your enquiry. Since our refurbishment our pub quiz night is on a Wednesday evening every other week. Regards. KST
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King Street Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5