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Shorties Restaurant

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8-9 Bellevue Terrace | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3AT, England
+44 23 9283 1941
18:00 - 00:00
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Sun 18:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant about 20 years ago! Took advantage of a two course steak meal and pudding for two for £20.95. Steak cooked to perfection with lovely seasoning. Freshly cooked chips, mushrooms and side salad. Followed by Chocolate Fudge Cake and Ice Cream for me and warm Apple Pie and cream for my husband. Staff very friendly and efficient. Certainly... More 

Thank Helen R
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The steak here today was lovely as is their peppercorn sauce! And amazing value for the Groupon. If there were separate rating bits on Groupon then staff would have got 5 stars easily, brilliant service and a pleasant afternoon

Thank Ash930
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1st time here for a meal. This restaurant was recommended by a friend. Excellent food, very pleasant and attentive staff. Excellent and quick service. Very welcoming and cosy restaurant. Good value. Will definitely return. Would recommended.

1 Thank Jane R
Paris, France
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

What's happened to this once great little restaurant,used to be one of our favourites but after the last birthday celebration meal never again,the service was non existing,the meals where poor im really sad to see this place going slowly but surely down hill.

Thank Rob K
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

.........are staying at the nearby Holiday Inn. You will not be disappointed. Six of us had different meals and they were all served to perfection.

Thank JTreborM
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We recently had dinner here on a Friday evening. It was terrible. The food has gone down hill completely along with the service. I've been eating at this restaurant for many years along with my family and I couldn't believe the disappointment I felt when we started our food. The steak was ok that's the only slightly good thing I... More 

Thank Katie H
Tony Y, Manager at Shorties Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that you feel that way Katie. We pride ourselves on our quality food and service. Thank you for feeding back to us. More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I heard plenty of good reviews so thought we would try it out on Valentines day! But was very disappointed!.. Very cramped, all couples lined up next to each other, no privacy at all! Arrived when opened at 6pm and all the other couples coming in after us got there drinks and starters before we even ordered anything.. My boyfriend... More 

1 Thank Emily P
Tony Y, Manager at Shorties Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Emily than you for taking the time to feedback to us, it's a shame that you had this experience. Our cutlery is always washed at high temperature and pressure. And we aim to ensure our food is high quality. Sorry to hear you felt that way about your food and the service on Valentines night. More 

Merthyr Tydfil, S Wales
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65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Visited with a group of colleagues. Nice meal with excellent service. Prices were amazing too! Hope to return. Recommended

Thank Glamlad
Tony Y, Manager at Shorties Restaurant, responded to this review

Great to hear, thank you for leaving a review and hope you can return again soon More 

Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Well what can I say this is the best steakhouse I've ever been to, I've been going to this restaurant for a few years now, and every time I go the food is out of this world, I can honestly say I've never left a scrap of food even when I'm so full I refuse to leave anything. Absolutely outstanding.very... More 

Thank lorrainebacon
Tony Y, Manager at Shorties Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Lorraine! Glad that you enjoy our food so much and look forward to seeing you again soon :) More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We visited for our works Xmas meal, good service from the hard working but great fun staff. Our 3 course set menu was £17 which was great value (no surcharge if you wanted steak!). Good was tasty and great portion sizes. Always a nice atomosphere here and we all enjoyed our evening.

Thank Solent66
Tony Y, Manager at Shorties Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad that you enjoyed your evening :) Thank you for reviewing and hope to see you again More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
Steakhouse, Grill, British
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
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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