Slipway Shop & Cafe

Slipway Shop & Cafe, Portsmouth: Address, Slipway Shop & Cafe Reviews: 4/5

Slipway Shop & Cafe
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good_king_hal
Crewkerne, UK60 contributions
Entertaining
Aug 2018 • Solo
I was working at the Mary Rose Exhibition for a couple of days and needed somewhere nearby for brekkie and I discovered this little gem. Hearty breakfasts, hugely dated interior, fine views across to IN A Warrior and cheap as chips. But the best part is early in the day, when I was there, the bickering and mumbled arguments between the old man and the lady doing the cooking. This was like Minnie and Henry from The Goon Show brought to life. Wish I could have stayed for the full performance but alas, work was beckoning.
Written 17 August 2018
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Charspen84
Southampton, UK999 contributions
Good service food a bit lack lustre
Jul 2018 • Couples
Lovely to sit in the sun in this location. Unfortunately they had run out of Brie so that was replaced with cheddar in the panini and they were not melted just the bun was warmed. The gentleman working there was very friendly and helpful. Just a shame about the food.
Written 23 July 2018
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IE_and_H
Portsmouth, UK228 contributions
A super little place
Mar 2017 • Couples
Having visited Gunwharf we were peckish so decided to look for a decent eatery. Gun wharf is full of big chain expensive places but there's some nice places just outside the dock yard. Squeezed between a pub and a hotel in this little cafe. A warm welcome awaits all looks very clean. There's a good menu with something for most ages and tastes, we went for pie and mash and were not disappointed. Pie, mash, 2 different veg and beautiful gravy all at a very reasonable price - a decent meal for a decent price - can't go wrong. The cafe itself is slightly dated but that's no problem, the decor is a bit faded and it's possible to buy seaside nik-naks and the like as well. I overheard the gentleman saying to another customer that he and his wife were due to retire, so make the best of it while you can folks! I aim to go back next time I'm down that way.
Written 31 March 2017
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ian pickup
Portsmouth, UK42 contributions
good food
Mar 2017 • Friends
This cafe is situated on The Hard in Portsmouth opposite the slipway where fish are bought in.It is a typical no frills eatery which serves up good old english grub by a very nice couple.There is a good choice on the menu and the food is always piping hot.Well worth a visit if you are visiting the historic dockyard.
Written 2 March 2017
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Terry B
Perth Hills, Australia33 contributions
A little treasure!!
Jul 2016 • Business
We arrived at Portsmouth, The Hard, loaded up with baggage but couldn't find a left-luggage office any where.
The kind, and enterprising, owners of this café, tucked between Warrior House and The ship Anson, will look after your luggage for £3 per bag leaving you free to do your sight seeing without lugging heavy bags or cases.
We enjoyed a lovely Cream Tea when we went to pick up our bags.
Written 21 July 2016
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Denis and Ann H
Winchester, UK54 contributions
The nearest you'll get to home cooked food around these parts
Sep 2015 • Couples
My lady wife and I called in for lunch at 1:30pm. A bit concerned that we appeared to be the only diners (we shouldn't have been!). We ordered a round of prawn mayonnaise sandwiches and a haddock, chips and peas. Sat and drank tea whilst we waited. The lady of the house brought out two excellent meals - well cooked and well presented - home cooking at its best.

A very impressive menu, especially the "all day breakfasts" which are most tempting. Very reasonable prices

A very traditional "mom and pop" café (and gift shop). Next to the pub The Ship Anson right on the "Hard" - opposite the coach park and near the entrance to the Historic Dockyard. Well worth visiting if you like good honest British cooking.
Written 4 September 2015
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Tracy H
London, England, United Kingdom95 contributions
Good honest breakfast and cafe food.
Aug 2015
Nicely cooked breakfast, reasonable price for the area - directly opposite the entrance to the Historic Dockyard. More toast than we could eat! Family run friendly service. There is no sign on the front but it is next to the Ship Anson.
Written 18 August 2015
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Ben F
12 contributions
Good food very slow service
Jun 2015 • Friends
Dont go if you have a hungry family that needs food now. Good food though. Unfortunately it isn't quite worth the long wait.
Written 13 June 2015
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nicholas m
London, UK47 contributions
Best lunch near historic dockyard
Great value freshly cooked food much better than the depressing chain restaurants in gunwharf
Ideally placed between railway station and historoc dpckyard
Written 16 November 2013
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Pam J
Portsmouth, UK19 contributions
Tales of the Slipway Shop & Cafe (The Hard, Portsmouth)
Apr 2013 • Solo
Having gone to visit St Ann’s Church - situated in the Historic Naval Dockyard - to find that it was not open, I decided to take a breather and have a cuppa at the Slipway Shop and Café.

The building had a lovely atmosphere to it, nice and friendly and warm. Perhaps due to the fact that the owners were nice and homely, and perhaps because the Slipway had previously been a pub called the Victoria and Albert. In fact the original stained glass windows were intact at the front of the café. Interestingly the previous building on the site was also housed by a pub with the same name. In fact, it is said that the original building was mentioned in one of Charles Dickens novels!

Whilst I was chatting to the owners I ordered a cuppa. Normally I’m a tea drinker, however I decided that I could not miss the opportunity to have what I would call an ambrosial drink of ‘hot chocolate heaven’ i.e. a hot chocolate with cream on top, but a hidden surprise of your chosen chocolate bar sitting on the bottom of the mug waiting to be savoured. I chose a Cadbury’s Cream Egg, and managed to greedily yaffle it with a spoon. With some hot chocolate still left I bought a Crunchy and popped some of that into the drink, which was equally delicious, whilst I viewed the surroundings. Lots of holiday memorabilia for the tourists, and a great British menu.

I must visit the Slipway again soon, as I’m dying to try another ‘hot chocolate heaven’.
Written 22 May 2013
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