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“Really unusual restaurant”

Trinity’s At The Lightship
Ranked #7 of 184 Restaurants in Gosport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$24
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Very unique venue moored in Haslar marina . Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. This converted lightship has three decks,available for hire for all your events The flight deck has the best views of Portsmouth harbour. Membership available at £5.00 Per person per year. Open at 9am to 11am for breakfast.Lunch 12pm to 3pm. Dinner 6pm to 9.30Pm . We have a fully stocked bar and welcome drinkers 11am to 11pm . Fish counter is situated on the flight deck Children friendly and dogs welcome on the top deck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I booked a table at Trinity's At The Lightship for our anniversary dinner. We chose this restaurant as it was unusual from your normal restaurants, being onboard an old lightship.

Parking in the area is not great, so we allowed plenty of time in our journey to find a parking space and walk to the Marina if we couldn't park close by. Luckily, someone was leaving from the closest car park as we arrived and this was the only space left in this car park! On arriving at the pontoon at Haslar Marina we were buzzed in through the gate by the restaurant staff. The lightship is down the end of the pontoon, with wonderful views over Portsmouth Harbour. The restaurant is casual dining and the seating area inside was a little cramped, but that was not a problem.

There was a very good selection on the menu for both food and drink and they even had a small cocktail menu. The waiting staff were very friendly, showed us to our table and took our order in a timely fashion - not rushed, but not waiting too long. We ordered drinks first, while we were looking through the menu. As well as the items on the menu, there were also some specials to choose from. We ordered starters from the menu - deep fried camembert and a prawn cocktail, both of which were tasty and good sized portions. For the main course we both ordered something from the specials menu - turbot and a rump steak with scallops in a red wine sauce. The turbot was exceeding tasty, and the rump steak with a red wine sauce was delicious. For dessert we had a creme brulee and a sherry trifle.

The food was all very tasty, well cooked and cooked to our taste, served well presented and of a high quality. The setting of the restaurant is in a lovely position, where you can gaze out towards Portsmouth across the water, watching the IOW and cross-channel ferries going to and fro, as well as an assortment of small boats. You can see the Spinnaker Tower and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HMS Warrior across the water too.

We had a wonderful anniversary meal at this lovely, unusual restaurant. Apparently it has been there for many years and I wished we had discovered it sooner. We will definitely be back and maybe next time will use the outdoor seating area, which was being refurbished during our visit this time.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere. Staff are friendly and helpful. Food was amazing and had my first chocolate mouse tonight which was out of this world. Can't wait to go again. Thanks x

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off in the marina for lunch and were very pleased with the food here. We each had different sandwiches and some with specific requirements, which were met with no problems. Food was all very tasty (the chips were amazing!) and served quickly. Could see it being a great place to sit and watch the world go by over a cold drink or two.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely Saturday afternoon with friends on the top deck with yummy lunch and perfect service ... cannot recommend the calamari enough!!!! And the bar and food service was outstanding ... so refreshing to have someone with such energy ... makes an afternoon lunch all the more enjoyable ... well done guys

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just a lovely evening. Food on the fine side of good hats off to the chef in the galley. Service friendly but not fussy and the setting is different and really well done!

1  Thank aabroome
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