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Travellers' Choice2023
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£2 - £8
CUISINES
Cafe, British
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
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0.6 miles from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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This is a great spot for some light lunch we had the baked potatoes and salad There are lots of things to choose from including lovely home made cakes if you can fit one in after your lunch. The staff are lovely especially Debbie who...was very helpful and smiley when we arrived and she was pleased to see us when we made a second visit. Make sure you tell Debbie that Ivan and Debbie from Liverpool recommended them. Sit back and enjoy the good food and company.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My colleague and I come here at least once a week, for our lunch break. They have amazing, freshly cooked food, it's a lovely location and the staff are all lovely and so welcoming!

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the Spinnaker Tower Cafe on 6/13/24. Determined to get above average fish and chips, we ended up at this place. In short, the meal was great. The menu was a bit limited for lunch but with our stated goal of getting good fish...and chips, it was fine. And in short, it definitely met our hopes.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely friendly place. Staff made us feel very welcome, especially Damian who could give us advice about the menu. Lovely welcoming smile. Food very good, lovely cake and very reasonable price

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been trying to get my feet under a table here for breakfast for my last few visits to Portsmouth now. They are always very busy. I managed to squeeze in for a coffee this weekend, which was very good. I couldn't help noticing...the breakfasts/sandwiches that others were enjoying - the food looked amazing. Some of the Specials on the board also looked amazing. I will be visiting Portsmouth again, hopefully I can get a breakfast next visit?More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was bright and cheerful and spotlessly clean, it looked and felt really nice. It had a really nice atmosphere and felt comfortable with really nice and friendly people working there. The food and coffees absolutely fitted the bill for us and a good choice...menu. A lovely place, it shone and is certainly a go back to cafe !!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A delightful welcome which continued throughout our meal with fantastic service and food. Full breakfast, poached eggs on muffins with gammon, homemade bubble and squeak and amazing homemade cakes. All 3 of us said the same - just wonderful! Absolutely gorgeous. We stumbled across this...cafe and are so pleased we did.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, nicely presented by attentive staff. We were a little concerned that the gluten free food (which was why we sought out this cafe) could contain gluten. A problem for my wife and other coeliacs, but not for the the crowd who think GF...is a lifestyle choice. There was a warning on the menu about this potential cross contamination from the deep fat friers, so no harm done. Otherwise, a good place to eat.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 17 May 2024

We were greeted by a really friendly member of staff, with a warm smile. This augered so well for a great experience, and indeed we did have a great experience. We had hot, fresh and delicious food. I had the Eggs Benedict and my sister...had the Eggs Royale. We sat in the sun outside and enjoyed a perfect lunch. Great job to all involved.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 26 April 2024

Gabrielle, my wife, had an early morning dentist appt. in Southsea. We then had the choice of breakfast or the weekly shop. The Spinnaker won by a mile! Service was quick and friendly and the food was excellent. I had an egg and bacon sandwich,...lovely soft runny eggs, scrummy! Gabrielle had a small breakfast which was enough for her. The coffee was hot and creamy. This is our favourite cafe and we will return.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

We had a very pleasant meal at this lovely run cafe. Pleasant staff, food that shows someone has taken trouble to make it good and well cared for decor and amenities.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 February 2024

This place is a delight. Staff friendly, food lovely and offers good gluten free too, clean, cheerful and I always come out feeling cheerier than when I went in! Best coffee in Portsmouth. When it’s full I sometimes take a fantastic sausage sandwich and coffee...down to the point and watch the ships.More

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

Lovely greeting from the staff, couldn’t have been friendlier and attentive, food was excellent and great value for the money £6.60 for a small breakfast, have visited before and will definitely be coming back.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 December 2023

The loveliest of cafes. The lady Nicky has made my Christmas by providing and looking after a couple of vulnerable brothers who live on their own. Nicky thanks to your kindness they had and thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas dinners. You are a credit to our...community. Thanks TimMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 December 2023 via mobile

Great service, and great food we got a jacket potato which was a great size with lots of topping and a full breakfast which was a good size both tasted great, and was with us very quick after ordering. Lovely staff and great food.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Response from NickyM165 | Property representative |
We only use quality products and everything is cooked fresh to order 😋
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Response from NickyM165 | Property representative |
Hi. Yes we are a dog friendly cafe, we look forward to seeing you both sometime 🐶
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The Spinnaker Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5