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Travellers' Choice2023
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About
We are an independent business located in the heart of Southsea. We are open from midday Tuesday - Saturday serving a selection small and large plates. All seasonal, using as much local produce as possible and of course freshly prepared in house. On a Sunday we serve a traditional Sunday lunch. We have a fully stocked wine bar including cocktails draught ale and larger. Our speciality coffee is locally roasted and the perfect way to end your meal. If you would like to book please email us info@marmionhouse.com or call on 02392796920.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, European, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Fujian, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dined with a larger group and had the best experience. All staff were friendly and accommodating, while the food was delicious. We had a wide range of dishes due to the size of our group and everyone left very happy (and very full)! Drinks were...also fabulous. Some of us had wine and beer while others enjoyed a range of cocktails. 10/10 place to go and we’ll definitely all be back! Thank you <3More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024 via mobile

Always enjoy going here. We had 5 small plates between 2, all very good … the cheese soufflé is to die for. The service is always excellent with friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

Just wow! Roast was to die for! Lovely fresh ingredients, rich gravy and oh my the wine choice - I was one happy girl. Thank you to all the lovely staff you are amazing xx

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024

Amazing food as always, such a lovely restaurant. Graig and his team are so welcoming can't wait to visit again soon

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2023 via mobile

Wonderful happy attentive service, led by great owner. Good home cooked tasty food at a pretty decent price point Seating is well planned and not too crowded Booking would be recommended Location is great for a 10 minute stroll to the sea and shops closer...Wine list is well thought out, an Oakey chardonnay would be a welcome addition.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

Our 3rd Sunday lunch in a row! Must be good!! Lol 😆 - hot, tasty roast dinners (we've tried the chicken, pork and beef between us and the beef seems to win every time!). Good friendly service, nice atmosphere. Highly recommended as it's so good...and so consistent, which is hard to find these days! Keep it up please.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here. We had the small plates, which were plenty large enough for 2 to share. The food was very tasty and the service was excellent.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 August 2023 via mobile

Party of 11. We all had the small plates and honestly couldn’t fault any of them. Highly recommend the chicken tikka and duck parcels. The beetroot was delicious and really refreshing. I love their rosè wine. Staff were excellent and very friendly. Other customers engaged...with us which gave it a lovely familiar feel. The decor is comfortable whilst being modern. Highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023

Went for a Sunday roast. Firstly, the surroundings are very nice, welcoming smile and generally nice ambience. Plenty of wines to choose from from either by glass or bottle, and a decent selection of larger bottles or tap. I opted for the roast beef and...my husband had the roast pork. I’m afraid I have to agree that it was very underwhelming. The beef had very little flavour, but thankfully wasn’t tough or dry. The Yorkshire pudding was hideous- completely cooked to a crisp, an inedible. It was like one of those pre-made things you’d expect at a 2nd rate carvery. You can’t charge £21 for a roast beef dinner- to tell me you can’t make a Yorkshire pudding! The vegetables was the best part of the dinner, and very tasty. The pork was ,sadly, very dry. So with another hideously dried out Yorkshire and the dry pork, made for a completely below par meal. Roast potatoes- 3 tiny ones and not roasted for long enough . That said, the service was very good but unfortunately I wouldn’t recommend it fir the roast but I’ve heard good things about the small plates.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Jasmine Ryan, Owner at Marmion House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2023

I am so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your roast dinner. We do make everything in house including our Yorkshire puddings. We have a great reputation for our roast dinner but it sounds like this one missed the mark. I would love...More

Reviewed 16 July 2023

Really good Sunday lunch. Choice of meats or vegetarian option for traditional Sunday roast. Welcoming reception with attentive service. Glad we booked as it was busy with people being turned away. Food is good quality and cooked well. My daughter was poorly and the team...boxed up her whole dinner to take away- this was a nice touch. Would definitely eat there again and try their evening menuMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 July 2023

Great night hosted by Jazz owner , nothing to much trouble ,food amazimg service excellent , this place is a little gem lovely atmosphere , classy decor ,will we return ,of course we will ,forget gun wharf this has the personal touch 10/10 Marmion house...and crewMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023 via mobile

First visit today to celebrate Father’s Day, it was amazing!!! Beautiful restaurant, everyone was so welcoming, the roast dinner was the best I’ve had in a very long time!!! They were great with my daughter as she won’t eat veg, they were more then happy...to give her a extra Yorkshire pud instead, she also loved the desert! I will be recommending this restaurant and I can’t wait to come back and try other things on the menu, thank you for a wonderful afternoonMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 13 June 2023

Absolutely stunning place first time we have visited, it looked so nice from outside and even better inside staff so friendly and helpful went with my sister for a coffee and breakfast had the eggs Benedict (unfortunately we just tucked right in so no picture...of the breakfast) but it looked amazing and it was delicious. Will definitely be visiting again!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Jasmine Ryan, Owner at Marmion House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We look forward to seeing you again x

Reviewed 10 June 2023 via mobile

Fabulous!! We discovered Marion House by chance, walking past and booked a table for eight. What a treat! Super food prepared perfectly and the friendliest service any of us have enjoyed for a very long time. We’ll done Jazz and all of you. Thanks!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Jasmine Ryan, Owner at Marmion House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2023

It was an absolute pleasure to look after all you this evening x

Reviewed 23 May 2023 via mobile

We visited the Marmion House for the first time at the weekend, knowing very little about it other than that the menu looked great. We were delighted to find out that the food also looked and tasted great to match! We did the 5 small...plates deal, plus 2 desserts and that was plenty enough for us to feel like we'd eaten well. The only minor criticism I'd have is that the poached egg with the black pudding didn't have a runny yolk, but it was still so delicious. Everything else was flawlessly presented and full of flavour. The restaurant was busy and had a nice atmosphere, and the staff were really friendly and fun. We will definitely be returning!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5