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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%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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Steakhouse, Grill, British
$$ - $$$
8-9 Bellevue Terrace | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3AT, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went on a Groupon and received great service but the steak itself was really chewy and fatty....not pleasant at all, would of complained if paying full price

Thank tinkabell72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered steak medium, arrived blue with oven chips and a sauce that tasted like Heinz tomato soup and an uninspiring salad. Given it two stars because the waitresses tried their best.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time here tonight. Got seated no problem even though the restaurant was quite busy. Comments about being seated close to other diners are valid but it's a small cosy restaurant so what do you expect. Didn't bother me. I chose the chicken wings to...More

Thank pointsslave
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow a lovely little place found by accident, if it wasn't for the chalkboard advertising Sunday lunch we would have probably walked on by. The Sunday lunch consisted of a choice pork belly, half chicken or beef. The portions were big. The meals came with...More

Thank Tracey O
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

During a recent visit I was just looking for a nice meal close to my hotel and found Shorties. I was very pleased by my service and loved the King Prawns for an appetizer. My steak was cooked to perfection and for the price I...More

Thank OnTheRoad1970
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We visited on a Sunday evening After dodging depressing rain showers it was a joy to walk into Shorties & receive a very friendly welcome The service was brilliant & the food was delicious All four meals didn't disappoint At last somewhere that serves hot...More

Thank Wendy W
Tony Y, Manager at Shorties Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thanks for the feedback, hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Just had a great evening at Shorties, lovely food and very friendly and helpful staff, good atmosphere.

1  Thank margaretd625
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

From the moment we walked through the door, to the moment we left we were looked after so well by wonderful staff. What a fabulous little place with great food . Steaks were bang on and really great value. My chicken wings were some of...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Stranded on a Sunday night - walked round the corner and there was Shorties ! What a great meal .....

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Had'nt been to Shorties for a while so gave it a try, still the same a bit cramped, the food O.K. but nothing special & pretty much standard for a Steak house, but we decided to book it for a family party. Did all the...More

Thank J N
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$33
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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