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Shorties Restaurant

8-9 Bellevue Terrace | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3AT, England
+44 23 9283 1941
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  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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Steakhouse, Grill, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8-9 Bellevue Terrace | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3AT, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Disappointed with everything and to be honest so were my friends. Food lacking in taste and presentation. Overlooked jacket potatoes. Cramped seating and very uncomfortable.

Thank Miss J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice restaurant not far from the sea and the center. Good food, steak and appetiser. Limits selection of beers. Average desserts. Good service and nice personnel.

Thank ag_piadina
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were in Portsmouth for a few days and weren't impressed with the hotel food and looked for somewhere nearby. I'm so glad we found,this place. We ate there the two remaining nights and were not disappointed . The steaks were cooked to perfection. Two...More

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1st time visit (on a Groupon), will not be the last! greeted by Dave our waiter for the afternoon, a very pleasant, warm professional lad. steaks were delicious, cooked perfectly, plenty of fresh salad, lovely creamy coleslaw, I could not find fault with the food...More

Thank nikinolan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my partner and it was lovely! Steak cooked to perfection, garlic prawns...nom nom nom. A little dated inside but good service good food!

Thank Kaylie M
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Went to Shorties on the recommendation of a local friend. Not disappointed. Fillet steak was cooked to perfection, good value for money, came with chips and salad, can come with jacket potato also available vegetables. Chicken chasseur, the wine sauce with mushrooms was really good,...More

Thank b0bendic0tt
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Fabulous food, fabulous service, great setting, great presentation and great prices! Haven’t been here for years but certainly will be back. I had the best fillet steak ever with all the trimmings for £16.95. Is this the best little restaurant in Pompey - Could we’ll...More

1  Thank KBeardsley
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Just had a delicious meal at Shorties restaurant, Portsmouth. Hadn't booked as we only arrived this afternoon but we were warmly welcomed and shown to a table. We chose to eat from the Christmas menu. Each course was plentiful and very tasty. The staff were...More

1  Thank suefreeman20
Reviewed 12 November 2017

warm welcome, the meal was very good especially the starter of garlic mushrooms I had a 1/2 chicken and chips nice large meal and well cooked and my wife meal was just as good. we used to go there a lot but have not been...More

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely family meal at "Shorties" we all had either the Ribs or the Ribs & Steak combo , very enjoyable and lovely atmosphere . Plenty of food and good value for money , lovely staff .

2  Thank myfamilylincs
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Questions & Answers
15 August 2016|
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Response from ShortiesManager | Property representative |
Hello, thanks for your question and our guests who need to avoid meat, fish and dairy can select from some custom made salads from Chef. We look forward to welcoming you soon. @ShortiesR
ian j
27 May 2016|
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Response from ShortiesManager | Property representative |
Hi Ian Appreciate the feedback and I have spoken to our butchers about this. We do use scotch beef which is a good standard and believe we have the right balance of quality and price. We could move up to an aged steak but... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$35
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-9 Bellevue Terrace | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9283 1941
Shorties has a consistent, quality food offering with an attentive and personable service which has earned many years of loyal customers celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and the festive season. The emphasis on a consistent menu offering, keen pricing with generous portion sizes has meant the business is well known in the wider Portsmouth area with families repeatedly returning. Menu varies from Steaks, Burgers and Seafood with a childs' menu also offered. Stuffed Garlic Mushrooms a House Special!
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