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103 Palmerston Road, Portsmouth PO5 3PS, England
+44 23 9281 6754
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
103 Palmerston Road, Portsmouth PO5 3PS, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just love this place. Can’t fault a thing. Just lovely. The amuse bouche, tiny between course soup and the chocolates with the coffee are just little extra touches that makes it amazing. Fantastic food and lovely wines in half bottles so you change with the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Q5884WJdonnar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful birthday meal at Bistro Montparnasse last night! Food was wonderful, ambiance and service lovely. I’d highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion to feel well and truly spoilt

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Foodlover933
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A delightful dinner at Montparnasse which would have knocked the spots off many London one-star Michelin restaurants. Faultless, friendly service with scintillating first-class cuisine all the way through from amuse bouches, homemade breads and falvoured butters to the dessert. You'd pay a lot more in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank patricklt
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

First visit here for about 15 years and we wondered why we had somehow left it so long. Welcoming, good attentive (but not intrusive) service, and great food and good wine throughout ! A thoroughly relaxed and enjoyable evening ...will be back soon !

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Beep_Beep_Im_A_Sheep
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Choose to come here to celebrate my birthday. The atmosphere, seating and lighting were all very good. Service was excellent. The food was fantastic, everything we tasted was so full of flavour and presented beautifully.

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Kalee36
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

We have always heard good things about Montparnesse and were invited by friends to go. The food, service and value for money was exceptional. I have been to a famous fine dining restaurant not too far away and came out thoroughly disappointed, Montparnesse exceeded my...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank tonyk619
Reviewed 29 November 2018

Saturday night meal for 4, two couples. When we arrived there was only one other table but the restaurant filled up throughout the evening. We all agreed that despite the place being busy, we could all enjoy conversation easily, without feeling overheard. Service is top...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Graham W
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

First visit for us with friends. Superb food and wine. A quality establishment where they care. Attention to detail with every course, great staff. Excellent value for money too. Can’t wait to return. Thank you.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Mark197
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Ahhh the slow roasted belly pork - heaven on a plate. Service was attentive without being over-fussy. Very pleasant staff. Food that makes any occasion special.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Haven't been here for a while so an opportunity arose when we had a guest arrive for the weekend. John is always so welcoming and knowledgeable about both the food and wine which were both superb, started with a wonderful beetroot starter and a fish...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank da149
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22 August 2018|
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Response from sleepycharlie | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Please call us for reservations; 02392816754 John
Sheila S
4 July 2017|
Response from sleepycharlie | Property representative |
There is free parking from about 6.30/7pm on Clarence Parade and Avenue De Caen in Southsea. Both of these roads intersect Palmerston Rd and I park there every night and have never had a problem. Regards John
Mary E
6 February 2017|
Response from sleepycharlie | Property representative |
Hello Mary, Thank you for your enquiry. We are open Tuesday to Saturday from 7pm. Kind regards John
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$86
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
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
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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