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58 White Hart Road, Portsmouth PO1 2JA, England
+44 23 9281 1585
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After sampling the delights of Gunwharf Quays we ventured outside its paved areas to this lovely bistro. We had a great meal of liver and pancetta and belly pork along with delicious wine. Service was efficient and helpful and we hope to return one day.

Thank TheSomersetEagles
Bridlington, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here at lunch time as part of a group of 24 attending our nephew's wedding. The bistro atmosphere was welcoming and comfortable and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. I had chosen mushroom risotto, the abar burger and for dessert I opted for the baked custard and rhubarb. My husband had goats cheese fritters with... More 

Thank MargB063
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great menu, catering for both my vegan and rare steak eating daughters! Reasonably priced wine and extensive wine list. Lovely food, friendly and attentive staff.

Thank Dom M
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place with a warm atmosphere. Staff are efficient and friendly special mention for Nike who makes lovely coffee.

2 Thank Ian C
United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been in Abarbistro for Sunday lunch with my family and couple of friends. Excellent quality of food, quick and professional service. The pork roast and fish & chips were great. We had probably the best meal since we've been living in Portsmouth!

1 Thank pastabet
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a quick lunch before catching the IOW ferry. The children has fish&chips and pasta, while grown ups had burger&chips. Staff were very friendly and processed the order quickly as we were in a hurry. Children enjoyed their food and the burgers and chips were delicious. Unfortunately we didn't have time for pudding. Kids menu was excellent... More 

1 Thank James M
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food. We had the whitebait to start, followed by the burger. All very good. Bar is in an excellent location. Friendly staff. Quick and efficient service. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Maggie A
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here for several meals - all delicious! Fish is a speciality but other choices are great too Wine list unique & extensive! Staff friendly and efficient. Three dining areas but never feels crowded. Can't wait to eat out on the Terrace.

1 Thank jrs170
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious vegetarian canneloni and God value wine list even bigger than menu! Nice atmosphere in conservatory. Much better than Gunwharf outlet chains

1 Thank Tim O
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After eventually finding our way into the pay&display car park outside the front door, we were surprised by the liveliness inside the bar at 5:00pm. This set the scene for a great evening with friends. Behind the bar is a large bright restaurant, laid out well. The food was good and at an acceptable price. You will need to book... More 

1 Thank Neil S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 White Hart Road, Portsmouth PO1 2JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9281 1585

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?