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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%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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Steakhouse, Grill, British
$$ - $$$
8-9 Bellevue Terrace | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3AT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the whole meal.The service throughout was excellent, nothing was too much trouble and so attentive, checking all was ok. We were very hungry, so ordered starters and drinks first, then mains after we had a good look at menu. Waiter highlighted 2 for...More

Thank lesley c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming to Shorties for years. I've never had a bad meal. The staff know us by name. I love the free cocktail and birthday song when you let them know it is your birthday. Food is great. Place is great. Fully recommend....More

Thank TheGreatReviewerUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was probably really good when it first opened back in the 70’s but it appears nothing has been done since. Everything is so, so dated, from the placemats with the photo of the premises on, to the whole menu. The general decor is old...More

Thank njhoughton1985
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two of us visited on Tuesday 8th May 1918. We where greeted by a lovely young lady who was very cheerful and friendly. I had ordered White Bread for a starter which was one of the beat I have ever had. Both our main courses...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Because area was so busy had to park away from the sea front. Spotted Shorties walking past, very glad we did! Menu was good but decided on the Chicken Sunday lunch, plate was full when it arrived and the vegetables were in a side dish!...More

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely time at Shorties. We had a Groupon for a steak lunch, although due to a mix up, the restaurant owner agreed we could use it on an evening. I went along with my mum last night, and the restaurant was packed...More

Thank SuzieQ1601
Reviewed 19 April 2018

As a steak lover, I feel the steak is not good enough for the price they asked for. It's more like some frozen meat you can buy from any stores plus some weird salad and cheap chips. I imagined this is better-than-average range steakhouse but...More

Thank LAhappy
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived for a late dinner, the restaurant had a good welcoming atmosphere. We ordered a margarita and a beer and it was not long until our food order came by which time we were ready for another cocktail! The rib eye steak was cooked...More

Thank Guy M
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Shorties restaurant is in my opinion the place where you’ll get the best fillet steak cooked to perfection. The whole experience is first class from the service to the food. I cannot rate it enough.

Thank busbylewis
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Variety of meals all good value for money. Large portions but two root veg (carrot and swede) unusual choice for veg, peas would have been better. All drinks were good value. Staff were friendly and service was quick.

Thank Elaine L
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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$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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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