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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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Paris, France
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

.........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
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Just been for meal with my sister. We used to love this place but I guess all things change. I started with prawn cocktail. The prawns were awful and tasteless followed by half a chicken which tasted like it was boiled...horrible and soggy jacket potato, accompanied by lots of carrots and inedible beans. We finished with a basic chocolate sundae... More 

Thank Julia H
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This restaurant has amazing burgers and is a nice change from the chain restaurants lurking in Gunwharf Quays. Was quite busy on Saturday night but that's to be expected from a popular Portsmouth restaurant! Luckily there wasn't much of a wait on food. Five star service!

Thank Holbr1989
ShortiesManager, Manager at Shorties Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to express your opinion on TripAdvisor and we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit to Shorties. We always aim to serve great food, promptly and at a great price! See you again soon! @ShortiesR More 

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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This has been here as long as I can remember. Does good stakes, but the 70's decor is dated and now just to cheesy so in dire need of a make over and bringing up to date. The tables are tightly packed in but you get reasonable value for money. The food is wholesome and consistent and is a safe... More 

Thank Mr J
ShortiesManager, Manager at Shorties Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Mr J and we value your opinion. We are reviewing our plans for the restaurant going forward and will take on board your feedback very soon! Thanks again. @ShortiesR 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$12 - US$31
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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