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Bar 38

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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R1 Boulevard Building Gunwharf Quays | South Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TW, England
+44 23 9285 1070
11:00 - 01:30
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 00:00
Wed 11:00 - 01:30
Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in here for a quick bit of lunch- not our best idea ever. We found a free table in a corner. As we were sitting down, I was thinking to myself that there was a slightly unpleasant smell; not sure what it was, but it didn't bode well. The table was a bit sticky with some food bits on... More 

Thank Bloxxy
Level Contributor
47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good stop off for a quick pint if the sun is shining and you can sit outside. The inside has seen better days though

Thank ukorca
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Day out to take in lunch and cinema. Found Bar 38 by chance looking to have a coffee but stayed for lunch as well Two meals for 11.99 so was not expecting anything special but both mine and my wife,s meal was very good.

Thank Roger W
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is cheap and good to line your stomach before hitting the 241 cocktails, happy hour 5-8 is great for pre drinking

Thank Hannah S
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sat outside for a drink 2 wines, beer and soft drink 18.00 pound. Nice to watch people on their travels was busy inside but not outside weather was good enough to sit outside tables and umbrella studied the menu even though we did not eat there.... very reasonably priced burgers, pizza etc.

Thank darylbarker136
London, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Visited Gunwharf Quays to do some shopping. Had our dog with us so we chose here to sit outside & we found a sheltered table out of the wind. The seat looked like it had candle wax on it, but the table & area was clean. We had two cheese bacon burgers with chips, a chicken wrap, we had sides... More 

Thank Shanya03
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

My husband and I stopped by for a quick lunchtime bite on Monday enticed in by the promise of tapas but to say we were disappointed would be an understatement. The nachos - perhaps not normal tapas offering - were thrown in a bowl with what looked like candlewax holding them together. I picked up one and the whole bowl... More 

Thank Keentraveller004
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Visited for lunch, food normal pub grub but good food and drink prices for Gunwharf. Served by Carlos, friendly polite chap, a man that takes a pride in his work. Drinking glasses spotless. Service was quick and nicely presented. The Loos were clean though floors could do with cleaning. Overall good experience with friendly staff. Would recommend this as a... More 

Thank paulaarthur13
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Had a huge family reunion here lunchtime at half term. They gave us the floor upstairs which was great for the little ones to toddle about. The meals were very good value and two for one. They were also tasty. Staff were very accomodating.

Thank amjagra
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

i went to bar 38 last week for lunch with my friend, not our first time either, really nice 2 meals for only 11.99, well worth it, i had scampi cooked to perfection, it was very enjoyable, my friend had chicken melt, which she also enjoyed, washed down with a lovely hot chocolate, lovely place to sit and chat and... More 

Thank susan t

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R1 Boulevard Building Gunwharf Quays | South Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9285 1070
We are a Cocktail Bar and Restaurant serving food till 7pm daily. 2-4-1 ★Happy Hours★ from 5pm till 8pm after which our DJ's supply the soundtrack to your night playing the best tunes every Wednesday,Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Group of you coming in? Hen/Stag Do? Birthday Party? Get in contact to find out about our Private Function Areas from 5 to 200 people!!

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