Portsmouth Journals

Eating Out in Portsmouth 2

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A travel journal to Portsmouth by frangliz

Spinnaker Tower Photo, Portsmouth, England More Photos
Quote: New restaurants are springing up in Portsmouth all the time, especially in Gunwharf Quays, so here is a second journal on eating out in the city.

Jamie's Italian

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Restaurant | "What a mixed bag, Jamie!"

Jamie's Italian Photo, Portsmouth, England
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Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth has no shortage of Italian chain restaurants, but Jamie's Italian would surely rise above them, wouldn't it? It opened at the end of May, but we decided to wait until the following weekend to see what Jamie Oliver had to offer. There were going to be five of us, but on looking at the website I noticed bookings were only taken for parties of eight or more. We decided to meet at 2pm on Sunday and see if we could get a table.I was in Gunwharf early and by 1.45pm my son and his partner had arrived, so we decided to go in and have a drink while waiting for my brother and his wife. We were told that there would be a wait of fifty minutes and were given a pager that w...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 6, 2011

Jamie's Italian
S92 - S93 Market Square, Gunwharf Quays
Portsmouth, England PO1 3FB
023 9200 0595

Spinnaker Tower

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Attraction | "An Eatery under the Tower"

Spinnaker Tower Photo, Portsmouth, England
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Every so often I meet an old schoolfriend for lunch at Gunwharf Quays. As she is allergic to both wheat and dairy products, we have usually gone to Cafe Giardino for jacket potatoes. Sadly, Giardino has turned into the Italian Kitchen offering pizzas, pasta and salads, all under £5. Pizza and pasta are of course no good for my friend, and on a cold December day a salad was not too appealing. Arriving early, I wandered around studying menus and discovered that the Spinnaker-Tower Cafe-Bar was the only eatery offering jacket potatoes.The Tower Cafe is situated at the base of the Spinnaker Tower, and if you visit the tower you will come out into it following your descent in the lift. You can,...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 30, 2009

Spinnaker Tower
Gunwharf Quays
Portsmouth, England
023 9285 7520

Feed Caffe

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Restaurant | "They Will Feed You Well at Feed"

Feed Caffe Photo, Portsmouth, England
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Feed is a tiny cafe situated under the railway on a stretch of road between two entrances to Gunwharf Quays. I wouldn't have given it a second look had I not found out that it was owned by the same company as the Olivo restaurant in Ryde, Isle of Wight, that had impressed me so much. It had to be worth trying.My first visit to Feed was at 1pm on a weekday during school holidays, and the place was encouragingly busy. I sat down at the only vacant small table, noticing that the wooden tables and chairs were reminiscent of those at Olivo. A waitress brought me a menu, simply printed on an A4 sheet of white paper, along with a separate sheet for the day's specials. Sausage casserole had, she t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 18, 2010

Feed Caffe
Arch No. 7, The Hard
Portsmouth, England PO1 4DT

Yo! Sushi

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Restaurant | "Yum! Salmon and Chocolate"

Yo! Sushi Photo, Portsmouth, England
Quote:
Restaurant chains seemed to have realised that Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth is the place to be, and hot on the heels of Wagamama came Yo! Sushi at the end of April. Situated opposite Marks and Spencer and next door to Cotton Traders, Yo! Sushi doesn't have the advantage of views from the waterfront, but it makes up for this in other ways.Having visited Wagamama in Bristol as well as Sakura in Southsea, I wasn't totally unfamiliar with Japanese food, but I was quite unprepared for the conveyor belt experience. I also wasn't sure I would be comfortable sitting on a high chair with a low backrest at a counter, but here I was wrong. The back rest gave good support, and there was at least enoug...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 3, 2010

Yo! Sushi
79 Gunwharf Quays
Portsmouth, England PO1 3TZ
+44 (0)239 280 8110

Wagamama

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Restaurant | "Computer Says No"

Wagamama Photo, Portsmouth, England
Quote:
Having visited Wagamama in Bristol a couple of times, I was enthusiastic about going to the branch that opened in Gunwharf Quays at the end of March. It took me a few weeks to get round to doing so, but I eventually did on a Sunday afternoon in early June. Wagamama is located on the upper level of the waterfront, above Zizzi's and sandwiched between La Tasca and the Slug and Lettuce. The weather was fine and warm enough to sit outside where there is a view of Gunwharf Marina and the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour.We chose a table that was partly in the sun; there are large black parasols to give shade on the hottest days. The tables have wooden slats and a matching bench either side – ther...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 9, 2010

Wagamama
North Promenade, Gunwharf Quays
Portsmouth PO1 3TR
+44 23 9286 1128