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“Excellent food”
Review of The Deck

The Deck
Ranked #2 of 6 Coffee & Tea in Emsworth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$21
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Emsworth Deck is a relaxed bistro cafe and restaurant in Emsworth Marina, benefitting from amazing views of the Emsworth Channel and the gentle activity of a friendly working marina. Offering a range of day and evening menus we cater for all tastes and cook fresh locally sourced foods to order and to your requirements. Children are welcome, and we'll tailor our more exciting dishes to a simpler taste if this makes it more suitable for your little one/s. Just ask. The Deck also offers bespoke event catering on or off-site, so if you'd like to benefit from our location (with easy free parking), or just our culinary expertise, come and talk to Ed to design your ideal occasion. Regardless, we want The Deck to be a 'must visit' place on your trips to Emsworth, so pop in for a coffee and slice of homemade cake, a breakfast, or a relaxed evening a la carte evening meal as soon as you can. Tapas on a Friday evening should be a definite date for your diary! Phone 01243 376161 to book an outside table on our first floor deck terrace, or for any definite space at the weekends, and wander or cycle over from the Millpond at low tide. With our loyalty scheme you can earn towards a discount or complete meal with every visit, making every coffee count in a positive way! Please come and eat with us soon, and then let the world know what you think.
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Excellent food”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

My husband and I have been visiting the Deck since it opened and I have to say what a fantastic place it is. The food is divine the staff welcoming and a wonderful place to sit and contemplate the wonderful harbour full of beautiful boats, the atmosphere is great as is the special evenings that are on offer, by the way the Tapas is a particular favourite of ours. give it a try it really is great.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank 807AnnS
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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Poor food and unpleasantness”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

the only reason we have kept going back is the lovely location but we have been disappointed on a number of occasions. Menu is very limited and not particularly good value. Very poor risotto (too sticky rice and meagre filling) and cold. We agree with other comments that some of the staff can be unfriendly but equally some are fine. But the worst aspect is the unpleasantness of the owners, particularly the chef.

  • Visited July 2014
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6 Thank PeterW3452014
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Chichester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Disappointing service”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Went with friends this week. Staff have an unfortunately unfriendly manner which is most unwelcoming. The food we had was ok but quite pricey for what it was. This cafe was much more welcoming when it first opened. I think the staff could do with some extra training on serving and welcoming customers.

  • Visited June 2014
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4 Thank Dolly186406
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Unfortunately, not as good as it was”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We have been visiting, on and off, this beautifully located cafe since it first opened. Unfortunately, our experiences have not maintained such excellent initial good service and value for money since those earlier days. The staff, although not rude, could really do with some training in customer service and how to provide a more friendly approach to their work. We use to alternate between this cafe and Driftwood on Emsworth Hight Street, but from now on will be tending more towards visiting Driftwood, where there is a much friendlier atmosphere and a better value menu. Such a shame.

  • Visited June 2014
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4 Thank John G
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Hampshire
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice location, pricing not great”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

We have been here before. The place has a nice ambience but with one or two improvements could be really something special. Firstly service was fairly efficient but the young girls serving are not overly friendly and neglected to tell us that the seafood platter was available...why is it not mentioned on any menu? secondly, although the platter for two people tastes nice, I would expect a great deal more of it for £17.50 than three small bowls of fish, a few bits of smoked salmon and a pile of rocket. No bread was included and no plates either, which is rather perplexing....how are you supposed to eat it??? Wine was good and the pavlova we shared was delicious, so not all bad. Just over priced and rather unfriendly. Better all round experience at our usual haunt, the Ship in Langstone. We did however find ourselves entertained by the owner of the chandlery next door giving two of his young staff a right telling off directly underneath our table, although some people may not have enjoyed witnessing this during lunch as much as we did.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank ginnywHampshire
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