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Spice Island Inn
Ranked #151 of 684 Restaurants in Portsmouth
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Spice Island Inn is situated on The Point in Old Portsmouth with the most beautiful view across Portsmouth's busy harbour, Gunwharf Quays and the Spinnaker Tower. Originally 3 pubs that were converted into one in 1991. We are an exceptionally busy pub in the warmer summer months and if you want to have a leisurely drink and/or something to eat this is the place for you. We have 2 bars and tables in the upper bar can be reserved, there are a number of seats outside too which are very well used in the summer months. Some people believe Spice Island is a restaurant, but in reality it is a pub with a good food offering. Our speciality dish is hand battered fish & chips which is popular with many of our customers. We do hire out our upper bar for private functions and events.There is always at least 3 cask conditioned ales available, with guest ales making a regular appearance.
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

The staff were great but the food was terrible
I ordered steak which was ok but my wife ordered a lasagne
When it arrived it was dry and burnt so I asked for it to be changed. A new meal arrived but all they had done was reheat the original meal anrvmelt some more cheese on to the top.

2  Thank fletch68
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Dreadful place, prime location but truly awful service and food. Waited over 2 hours for starters. Waiting staff Abby and Megan were very good and very apologetic for the wait. the 'manager' blamed the customers for the service as it was busy! Won't bother again

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3  Thank Foodqueen61
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Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

Long wait and very poor quality of the food. The steak was overcooked and far beyond medium to the point where it was almost inedible.

3  Thank Daniel861
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Dinner for two here on Sunday evening July 27 around 5pm. A warm summer's day so plenty of people around, I guess the tables were 3/4 full. Seating and decor is not clean, feels dingy. Food below average, little imagination. Server was attentive enough but not clued-up....wasn't aware of sharing desert options on the menu until we pointed it out. Bill was £36 for two (mains and dessert, no starter) including a beer and a shandy. Wouldn't eat here again. Should have gone to Harvester!

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1  Thank s0uthc0ast
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Arrived at this account on Saturday 19th July 2014 as pre arranged at 7.30 in the evening, we ordered our starters which were checked by waiting staff on 3 separate occasions, it was not until 9.30 that the last customers in our party received their starters.
The waiting staff were very inexperienced and had to be shown what a double gin & lime was, although they did try there best.
The starters came out at different intervals during this 2hr period, also 2 of the waiting staff were distressed and crying and you could hear foul language coming from the kitchen.
At no time did the female manager come to the table to apologise she left this to the duty floor manager, I feel her actions were inappropriate and feel you need to investigate this further, this is not giving Greene King a good name & I can assure you I will not be recommending this outlet to anyone. It completely ruined our night.
This is a shame because the venue & location is perfect & I'm sure sales would increase more if the correct management were in place

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2  Thank Mike N
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