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Eating out in Southsea 3

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A travel journal to Southsea by frangliz

Sant-Yago Tapas Bar Photo, Southsea, England More Photos
Quote: A few more of Southsea's many eateries here, including a Spanish restaurant, a Japanese one, two eateries that serve light meals and a variety of drinks, and a restaurant that also sells handbags and jewellery. Quite a mixture.

Sant-Yago Tapas Bar

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Restaurant | "Paelling on the pounds?"

Sant-Yago Tapas Bar Photo, Southsea, England
Quote:
Spanish restaurants are hard to come by in Portsmouth and Southsea, so when Clarendon Road's Oddballs Restaurant died a death and reopened as Sant-Yago Tapas Bar, we were hardly disappointed. The big red sofas visible through the glass front made it look as though the place had undergone a complete transformation, but on entering we found that further back the wooden tables and chairs and the bar area were reminiscent of the premises' former self. It was about 1.30pm on a Saturday, and only one table was occupied. A Spanish waiter welcomed us straight away and showed us to a table near the back of the restaurant, although there is another area further back at a slightly higher level.Menus ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 12, 2011

Sant-Yago Tapas Bar
12 Clarendon Road
Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2EE
+44 (23) 92179636

Mint Tea Rooms

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Restaurant | "Plenty of tea and more besides"

Mint Tea Rooms Photo, Southsea, England
Quote:
I should note that the Mint Tea Rooms is now called Cafe Flo, but the owner is still the same and the menu has hardly changed at all. The cafe is now open for a three-course meal on certain Friday evenings.The Mint Tea Rooms are a relatively recent addition to Southsea's Castle Road. The first time I paid a visit I was about to go and have lunch with friends somewhere else so could only sample the coffee, which was very good. I was with my son, who ordered a carrot, walnut and hummus wrap which he enjoyed very much. I was also impressed by the fact that he was served loose leaf tea in a traditional teapot with a porcelain cup and saucer. I vowed to go back one day for lunch.Tha...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 14, 2012

Mint Tea Rooms
59 Castle Road
Southsea, Hampshire PO5 3JG
023 9234 6598

The Garage Lounge

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Restaurant | "Retro coffee and cake"

The Garage Lounge Photo, Southsea, England
Quote:
Not long ago, there actually was a garage at number 1, Albert Road, Southsea, but it closed during 2011. Albert Road is about ten minutes' walk from Southsea's main shopping centre, and it's a street filled with small restaurants, pubs and cafes, as well as a motley selection of shops, some of which are pretty quirky. It's a residential area where many of the sizeable old houses in the side streets have been turned into student housing. If you just wanted to go for a coffee, it would be hard to find anywhere in the evening, and during the day you would be more likely to head to the Palmerston Road area. The Garage Lounge, however, has made it possible to have breakfast, a light lunch, afternoon tea or...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 22, 2012

The Garage Lounge
1 Albert Road Buildings
Southsea, England PO5 2SP
023 9282 8432

Angry Aly's

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Restaurant | "Aly shouldn't be angry!"

Angry Aly's Photo, Southsea, England
Quote:
Angry Aly’s is situated on Southsea’s Castle Road, a narrow street that leads down to Southsea Common. I must have walked past the restaurant many a time but never seriously thought about going there, probably because the window is filled with jewellery so it doesn’t really look like an eatery. However, one of my old school friends decided to have a major birthday dinner there and I was invited. She sent menus out along with the invitations, and we were asked to choose a starter, main course and dessert about two weeks before the date of the dinner.There is a choice of five starters, ranging from mozzarella and tomato salad (£3.25) to green lip mussels in a garlic and cream sauce (£3.50). ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 17, 2012

Angry Aly's
69 Castle Road
Southsea, England PO5 3AY
023 9281 6825

Asia Japanese Cuisine

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Restaurant | "Pumpkin cake and avocado warships"

Asia Japanese Cuisine Photo, Southsea, England
Quote:
The Asia Japanese Restaurant is the first Japanese restaurant to open on Osborne Road, close to Southsea’s main shopping precinct and not far from the seafront. We decided to try it out one Thursday evening in late September, about a month after it opened. Arriving at 7pm, we were able to have a choice of tables, but quite a few more people came in while we were there, including a Japanese family.I was with my son and his partner, and we seated ourselves at a table for four near the front window. Each place setting has a round, sunken area covered with a metal lid, and on the sides of the table are switches and temperature controls. We didn’t really understand whether these were for cookin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 30, 2012

Asia Japanese Cuisine
42 Osborne Road
Southsea, Portsmouth PO5

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