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“Wonderful tasting menu”
Review of Restaurant 27

Restaurant 27
Ranked #1 of 723 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$41 - US$70
Cuisines: French, International
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: A fully re-furbished restaurant that has played host to a Thai restaurant and more notably Murray's which was a Portsmouth institution for many years.The former chapel for Portsmouth Grammar School has been delicately restored to a modern, sharp and elegant venue for fine dining.
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I chose Restaurant 27 based on the reviews on tripadvisor... and I wasn't disappointed! The restaurant had a fine dining feel to it and the staff were very welcoming, after a while I noticed that the decor was slightly bizarre with some odd murals on the walls; this didn't however detract from the excellent food and good service throughout. I didn't actually realise that there was only going to be a choice of two tasting menus and that the table had to choose the same menu. My fault though for not checking. Not that it mattered though, the tasting menu was superb suited us both. I really enjoyed the evening, although you need to allow plenty of for this wonderful dining experience!

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Reviewed 27 May 2017

Very pleasant space for dining, good atmosphere and comfortable chairs for a pre-dinner drink. The menu was explained as a tasting experience and the food was excellent. One slight criticism is that the cheese course came with two small pieces of different cheese to be shared between a couple, whereas two separate pieces of each cheese would have looked better on the plate. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 26 May 2017

We visited on a Thursday night on the recommendation of a friend who had heard of the restaurant by reputation. We had an amazing experience!
Service: top notch, not intrusive or staid: calls beforehand confirming dietary needs ("food") and confirming the booking on the day, using our names when we arrived, explanation of all the food as it was served, wine recommendations, friendly, expert staff.
Food: all amazing! Stand-out dishes for us were the onion consomme and the steak. The flavours were amazing and I have rarely had such good food.
Ambiance: low-key, relaxed, smart, a bit like a private dining club in a great way. Intimate but tables far enough spaced out to allow for intimacy.

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Thank lainyb007
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Nice atmosphere and food was amazing. Waitress was very pleasant and attentive throughout the meal, nice ambience and decor, very calming.

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Thank Ray N
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Was a bit surprised to see that Portsmouth has this type of places but the food was great and we really enjoyed our meal!

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