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Montparnasse

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103 Palmerston Road, Portsmouth PO5 3PS, England
+44 23 9281 6754
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Tue - Sat 19:00 - 21:30
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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hubbie booked this as a Valentine's surprise as it was the first restaurant that we had dinner in five years ago. It didn't disappoint. Food was outstanding. Each and every course delivered with thought and skill. Highly recommend. Thanks John (and my beautiful hubbie!)

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1 Thank SharonMReading
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately the food was not up to the standard of the reviews with great disappointment I would not recommend this restaurant.

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Thank george p
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited for a Christmas meal with a group of friends. The service was perfect, not rushed and discreet but still very attentive. I relaxed as soon as a delicious complimentary cocktail was served! Everything looked and tasted exquisite. I thought the beef short rib was superb and would recommend for a Christmas celebration dinner that is a cut above... More 

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Thank Cara T
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit for us, my fiance and I enjoyed a wonderful meal here last Friday. John and his team looked after us impeccably and we were even treated to a champagne cocktail as I mentioned it was a special occasion. Each dish was beautifully presented and the homemade bread basket with flavoured butters and surprise mousse shot in between... More 

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2 Thank karnott
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

A more relaxed / causal vibe to 27 but sometimes what's exactly what you want from fine dining. Solid wine list, friendly staff and big flavours. Shouldn't be anything lower then number 2 on the city trip advisor ratings in my opinion.

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1 Thank Luke B
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We had a wonderful meal here to celebrate an anniversary. The staff were very attentive and helpful and the food was outstanding. Excellent flavour and beautifully presented. The duck confit starter and the pork belly were the dishes of the evening. We will definitely be back here again in the future.

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1 Thank Manoli F
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We celebrated our 3rd anniversary by going to montparnasse, when we arrived at the restaurant we were the first ones in the door, the maitre d gave us the option to pick our table as he said all the bookings for that evening were for couples almost like a mini Valentine's Day. We took the table in the window and... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I like this place. Unpretentious, great food and decent service. The only things that stops this place smashing its competitors out of the water are the small, but important things. 1) I'd like my wine poured for me. The second point relates to the general decor - its a bit like my Grandma's house. It wouldn't take much to update... More 

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Thank GolfUniform7
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We visited as a birthday treat and the meal did not disappoint. Excellent service and an enticing and exciting menu. Friendly welcoming staff. Will definitely be visiting again.

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1 Thank Pauline M
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Being one of the most expsensive restaurants in Portsmouth, my girlfriend and I held out for our anniversary to eat here. At £65 per head for a three course meal and drinks, it is what I deem very expsensive. The service is incredible and the waiter was very charismatic. The Canopees were delicious, humus, auborgine, olives, nuts, thai pumpkin soup... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$86
Cuisine
French, European, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
19:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
19:00 - 21:30
Thursday
19:00 - 21:30
Friday
19:00 - 21:30
Saturday
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Palmerston Road, Portsmouth PO5 3PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9281 6754
Description
Modern European cuisine in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. We combine the classics with contemporary cuisine using fresh, local, seasonal ingredients where possible.

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