One of the most exciting harbour Cities in the world, Portsmouth is a successful and quite spectacular melting pot of old and new, with modern architectural masterpieces sitting virtually side by side with historic wonders of the nautical world. Understandably life in the City revolves around the magnificent harbour with its famous 500year old dockyard. Home to numerous legends of the sea including HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose you can also take the ultimate underwater safari at the award winning Blue Reef Aquarium or visit the distinctly space-aged Spinnaker Tower.
Needless to say a city with such a strong affinity with the sea is bound to attract the pleasure boat and yachting fraternities in droves. Portsmouth has been wise enough to cater for them accordingly with no plenty of marinas located on the docks and its close vicinity. With abundant moorings, superb marine services and facilities, ‘Pompey’ offers marine enthusiasts a chance to meet the legendary giants of their favourite leisure pursuit face to face.
The city centre is a vibrant hub of fine dining, clubbing, pubbing and live entertainment. It would take a proverbial lifetime to see and do everything there is to see and do, by which time they would probably have added a life times more. Every kind of musical taste is catered for and the shows and theatre are world class. For culture vultures there is a choice of twelve excellent museums where you can discover not only the rich history of this most famous of ports but also delve into the lives of its most illustrious sons including Charles Dickens, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Arthur Conan Doyle.
It is impossible to convey the shear overpowering magnificence of Portsmouth in so little space. At once a modern forward thinking and culture city and a living, breathing museum, it is somewhere even the most jaded of travellers will be thrilled by. Go see for yourself.
Taking it’s name from the medieval phrase for ‘port of geese’ Gosport has come an awful long way since 1100 when the Bishop of Winchester was holed up there during a heavy storm and suggested the village should be called ‘God’s Port’. Situated on the south coast overlooking the Solent and the Isle of Wight beyond, Gosport has one of the most enviable locations in the country. The waterfront with its stretches of wonderful beaches is also a favourite with water-sport enthusiasts and pleasure boaters. Yachtsmen take advantage of the nearby harbour at Portsmouth with is plethora of berths and the ease of which it is to sail to the Island directly opposite.
For walkers the area is a paradise. Not only does Gosport’s waterfront offer a truly fascinating stretch of coastline it is also close to the wonderful Alver Valley Country Park, famous for its abundant wildlife. For those with a fascination for nautical history there is the nearby Royal Navy Submarine Museum and Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower. If you fancy a round of golf there are few venues to match Gosport and Stokes Bay Golf Club with its spectacular sea views.
Dining out in the town is an adventure in itself from waterfront restaurants to al la Carte and traditional regency restaurants to bistros and ethnic cuisine; Gosport town centre is a mouth-watering delight. For that after dinner tipple, bar snack or an evening on the tiles, the pub scene is vibrant. With music close to the town’s cultural heart, there is also plenty of live music including the Gosport Music festival in June. In fact the town and surrounding area offers virtually a full calendar of events and festivals including carnivals, a Summer show at HMS Sultan, car rallies, the Michaelmas Fayre in September and much more.
Gosport is one of the South of England’s most under rated jewels in its coastal crown. A place to be savoured and appreciated. Be it for a short break or a holiday or even as a stop off point from which to discover this fascinating area of the UK, visitors to the town will never be disappointed.
Friendly Historical Pub
Having recently had a complete facelift, The Invincible is now a comfortable and attractive social bar to enjoy a range of quality beverages. From Organic Spirits to Real Ales and Ciders, Fine Wines, Premium Draught, Quality Soft Drinks and Freshly Ground Coffee.
The Kitchen offers a delicious menu available from 12 till 7pm every day, look out for a new special winter version.
Address: The Invincible, 6 Wickham Street, Portsmouth, PO13PT
Situated in Southsea with views overlooking Southsea Common & the Solent, The Jolly Sailor is the perfect location to enjoy a relaxing evening drink, a spot of lunch, a fabulous 3 course meal or a fun night dancing to some fantastic live music.
Address: The Jolly Sailor, 54 Clarence Parade, Southsea, PO5 2EU
Modern European cuisine in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.
We love food & wine & will do our very best to ensure that you have a memorable meal whether it is a table of 2 in our restaurant or a party of up to 30 in our private dining room.
We are open Tuesday to Saturday lunch & dinner.
12 to 1.30pm (lunch) & 7 to 9.30pm (dinner)
The Mary Rose is the only 16th century warship on display anywhere in the world. Built between 1509 and 1511, she was one of the first ships able to fire a broadside, and was a firm favourite of King Henry VIII. After a long and successful career, she sank accidentally during an engagement with the French fleet in 1545. Her rediscovery and raising were seminal events in the history of nautical archaeology.
Address: College Road, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3LX
The Seacrest Hotel enjoys a premier location on Southsea seafront, commanding fine maritime views across the busy Solent water to the Isle of Wight. Situated opposite the award winning Venetian gardens, the hotel is ideally placed for visits to the Historic dockyard and all major tourist attractions
Portsmouth first Japanese restaurant is still as popular as ever almost a decade later. Our regulars boast a mix of locals and travellers, professionals and students, British, Asians and Europeans. A modestly size yet charming restaurant that is overwhelming popular. Booking a must to guarantee a table.
Address: 9, Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO52SE
RS Divers was established in 2005. It operates from the Camber Dock, Portsmouth Harbour. Providing diving services in the Solent and along the South Coast.
We offer a mobile service which means we come to your boat and you do not need to be present for us to get on with the job. We can provide you with a full report, including underwater photographs, after our work is completed.
Address: RS Divers Limited, 11 Bath Square, Old Portsmouth, PO12JJ
Situated in Portsmouth's Camber Docks next to Gunwharf Quays, Viviers Fish Market provides locally caught fish and shellfish of all varieties to both trade and the public.
Walk in and view our extensive range of fish and shellfish, ready to eat pots of cockles, prawns, whelks, etc.
For the more unusual requests we can order through our Billingsgate shop in London.
Caught too much fish - give us a call and land to us!
Address: Viviers UK Ltd - Portsmouth Fish Market, Camber Docks, Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2JX
Lucile’s Delicatessen is a little corner of France in the heart of Southsea, Hampshire.
The shelves are full of produce from France with also few English favourites. Whether you want French cheeses, cured meats,
patés, breads, croissants, or gifts, we are sure you will find something to tempt you. We also sell Fair Trade Baskets, hampers, and a lot more besides. Feel free to pop in, we are open everyday.
Monday 10-3, Tuesday-Friday 9.30-6, Saturday 9.30-5, Sunday 10-4 ,br>
Lucile’s Delicatessen est une petite boutique Française dans le Coeur de Southsea, Hampshire.Les étagères sont remplies de produits français ainsi que des produits Anglais indispensables.Que vous vouliez du fromage français, de la charcuterie, des patés, pains, croissants, ou pour faire un cadeau nous sommes sûr que vous trouverez quelques chose qui vous plaira. Nos vendons également des paniers garnis, ainsi que des paniers marrocains fait á la main.Venez nous rendre une visite, nous sommes ouvert tous les jours.
We offer great solutions for almost all types of spars and rigging requirements from supply, commisssioning, maintenance and repair through to some friendly advice should you need it. We back this up with personal service, good products and high quality workmanship.
Over 30 Years' Experience
Our technical expertise is founded upon solid experience of over 30 years on all sizes and types of yachts from dayboats to the latest hi tech racing yachts.
We have most rigging requirements readily in stock and as a Seldén Regional Centre and dealer for other popular brands of spar we have ready access to any spar you could need from a custom spec carbon racing mast to an off the shelf crusing spar.
Address: Martin Leaning Masts and Rigging Ltd, South Lockside, Boat Yard Compound, Portsmouth, PO64TJ
Bond Sails and Henderson Covers are situated in the sail loft at Southsea Marina, overlooking the entrance to Langston Harbour. The company is owned and run by Antony Bond, who has over 37 years on the water in everything from large yachts down to tiny kiteboards. This depth and range of experience help in understanding the requirements of our customers, and then to create products that best suit the need.
Address: Bond Sails, Southsea Marina,Fort Cumberland Road, Southsea, Portsmouth
Blue Reef is part of an exciting new generation of wildlife attractions designed to inspire deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world. On a visit to the aquarium, you can discover sea life from sharks, seahorses and clownfish to octopus, crabs and lobsters.
This is a new residential development on the site of the Trust's former Historic Dockyard car park, which in turn occupied the site of the old Brickwood's Brewery. Designed by architects David Richmond & Partners and constructed by Crest Nicholson, the development provides 566 apartments ranging from shared ownership one and two bedroom units to exclusive penthouse apartments with breathtaking views across the Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent. Four of these apartments are owned by the Trust and available as holiday accommodation for visitors.
We are a bar and restaurant located by Eastney Beach, open to public 365 days a year. We pride ourselves to our professionalism and friendliness.
We are a family-friendly place. You can enjoy the sun in our outdoor sitting area with kids’ play park and amenities; enjoy any sports matches with Sky Sport and BT Sport, or dance to our live music performance every weekend.
On different occasions, we organise events such as fun days for the public. In the summertime, our beach bar will be opened, and we can host any BBQ and pool parties. Alternatively, we have two spacious function rooms for hire. We are experienced in hosting all sort of private events, such as weddings, birthdays, wakes, and so many more.
Address: Nelson's Bar, Southsea Leisure Park, Mellville Road, Southsea, PO4 9TB
THE QUIRKIEST TAPAS AND COCKTAIL BAR IN PORTSMOUTH!
Established in 2014 by owners Jon Welch and Sarah Weir – they see Sant-yago as a contemporary derivative of the traditional Spanish tapas bar. Although not a Spanish menu, we serve our own interpretation of small plates using the original idea of tapas.
Small in size, big in flavour – our homemade dishes have something for everyone.
Catering for veggies, vegans, coeliacs, carnivores, big eaters and small appetites, Chef Jon works with the finest local suppliers to create a seasonal menu for all.
At Bella Calabria we take great pride in cooking delicious traditional Italian cuisine for all our guests, our friendly staff are keen to help you enjoy your dining experience, so if you have any questions please just ask.
Located on London Road in North End, Bella Calabria restaurant is perfect for a business lunch or for a leisurely evening meal with family and friends. There is plenty of off road parking available at the Derby Road car park a short walk to the rear of the restaurant.
Address: Bella Calabria, 45 London Road, Portsmouth, PO20BH
All our establishments enjoy prime locations either directly on the seafront or very close. Ideally situated in Southsea’s prime holiday area within easy reach of shops and historic landmarks such as the world’s greatest historic ships, world class water development Gunwharf Quays, Spinnaker Tower and of course Southsea Shopping centre.
Koh is breaking with worn generic formulas, turning away from stereotypes in favour of a new and dynamic dining experience. We blend the authentic flavours of the rich Thai cuisine with the informal flexibility of a tapas-style structure.
Customers are freed from the hierarchy of the 3-course meal; encouraged to order what they want, when they want it.
Our concept gathers fantastic food, quality drinks and brilliant service, all wrapped up in an infectious vibrant atmosphere. It is what we call CDE – the Complete Dining Experience.
On 7 of December 2012, exactly 3 years after the opening of our original restaurant, we launched Koh Southsea in Portsmouth's historic port area.
This opulent, Grade II listed former bank boasts a mezzanine floor overlooking the buzzing restaurant and bar. The grand neo-classical facade transports you from the everyday to our exotic island, complete with a tranquil secret garden
Trafalgar Wharf is located in the upper reaches of Portsmouth Harbour, opposite Port Solent and just 5 minutes from the M27. Formally the old Vosperthorneycroft site, Trafalgar Wharf took over the site in September 2008.
We guarantee you a warm, welcoming and extended-family atmosphere and you will soon discover the secret that 117 boat owners already know.
The ibar is a great place to unwind after work for a drink, or even a game of pool or darts.
Increasingly becoming more renowned for its big juicy steaks and slow cooked ribs, as well as delicious creamy carbonaras and perfect pizzas.
Whether you want a romantic meal or a private party ( 10-50 people ) or even a wedding reception, everthing can be catered for.
Open 7 days a week and only 10 minutes from Gunwharf Quays. Booking advisable.
Address: The italian Bar & Grill, 30 Great Southsea street, Southsea, PO53 BY
Situated on the water’s edge, The Marina Bar Restaurant is the perfect place for dining with a view in Eastney. Enjoy home-style British dishes while looking out onto the marina with its many berthed yachts. No matter if it is for a casual lunch, a special evening meal or to pop in for a few drinks, we are the ideal setting for a number of different occasions, and on a sunny day our outdoor decking area is the perfect place to soak up some rays in Portsmouth while taking in the sea views.
From homemade sandwiches and baguettes to a range of light bites as well as some larger mains, burgers and grills, our menu has something to suit all occasions, whether you’re looking for a hearty breakfast, a quick snack, or a proper British meal. You’ll find us located at Southsea Marina on Fort Cumberland Road – we look forward to serving you soon!
Address: Marina Bar, Premier Marina Fort Cumberland Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO49RJ
Independently run Cocktail Bar and Seafood Grill in the heart of Southsea. We have over 50 cocktails on the menu including a few classics and some with our own fiery twist. All are made fresh to order, and available throughout the week on our happy hour deals!
Our Seafood Grill menu uses locally sourced, fresh seafood which is char-grilled to give it that authentic, barbecue flavour. We want to keep it simple so we leave all of the decisions to you- pick your main, add your sides, and decide which one of our tasty sauces tickles your taste-buds!
Address: Three Cocktail Bar, 106 Palmerston Road, Portsmouth, Southsea, PO53PT
Open 5 days a week our showroom shop based in Southsea, Portsmouth offers you the perfect
opportunity to see all our products on display and discuss your needs with the design team, to produce you
the perfect solution for your boat or business.
Everything we do is geared towards offering the best possible service at the lowest possible price wether digitally for short run needs including laminating and now SPOT UV is possible for runs as short as 50, rather than the coventional 1000 run.
ALL OVER INKS ARE UV STABLE AND WATERPROOF LASTING 100+ YEARS
Address: SOUTHSEA DESIGN & PRINT CENTRE, 103 ELM GROVE, SOUTHSEA, PO5 1LH
130 en-suite, air-conditioned bedrooms. Complimentary continental breakfast. Colour TV with satellite channels, in-room movies, Direct- Dial telephone and computer point, power shower and hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. Bar and lounge area. Secure undercover car parking for hotel guests, free of charge for first 24 hours therefore £2.00 per day. Children under 18 years of age stay free when sharing parents room.
Bombay Bay, the only Indian Restaurant & Bar in the Marina and surrounding area, combining spectacular views with a memorable menu and decor. To get the best views of the eye catching and ever changing surroundings, you can choose from either dining inside or enjoy the warm weather outside on the patio.
The menu comprises of fantastic new and traditional dishes cooked by our highly trained and experienced chefs all freshly prepared using only the best quality ingredients.
To enjoy your perfect meal even more, the restaurant has been designed and furnished in the most exquisite decor with an inviting bar offering a large variety of drinks from around the world to complement your meal.
Address: Bombay Bay, Southsea Marina, Fort Cumberland Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO49RJ
Having learnt the trade in our family business, the renowned Murray’s Restaurant in Southsea, and provided catering at many of the landmark attractions in Portsmouth, such as HMS Warrior, HMS Victory, the Square Tower, Southsea Castle and the Royal Marines Museum, I wanted to bring over 30 years of experience to my own pub and restaurant.
We are constantly working on new ideas to evolve the menu to give our customers more choice and variety. We aim to change our menu to reflect seasonal variations and hopefully maintain your interest. If there is a dish you would like that is not on the menu, please advise and we will do all we can to accommodate.
We are passionate about food and supporting local businesses to source our ingredients. All our dishes are freshly prepared using seasonal produce to bring you good quality home cooked food.
I hope you enjoy your visit, please tell your friends and come back and see us again.
Address: The Wellington, 62 High Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2LY
Tucked away on the Eastney Peninsula this small and friendly marina offers a sheltered site with plenty of on site services. Access to the marina is via an automatic tidal flap gate allowing unrestricted movement in and out of the marina for three hours either side of high water.
Recently taken over the hotel officially launches in Ján 2014, but rooms are Still available at the moment whilst renovation is ongoing.
Perfect location opposite Southsea Common and 1minute from beach. hovercraft terminals and Palmerston Road shops.
Website under construction but Keep an eye on it.
Leilamezze Restaurant, Lebanese Deli and Shisha Garden brings authentic Lebanese cuisine to Portsmouth. Our recipes date back at least three generations and our food is hand-crafted using the freshest ingredients and finest herbs & spices.
Address: Leilamezze Lebanese Eatery & Shisha Garden, 104 St Pauls Road, Portsmouth, Southsea, PO54AQ
MasterCovers Ltd was established in 1985 and has ever since been a family run business. We are one of the South Coast’s premier marine trimmers. We manufacture a full range of boat covers and marine upholstery for all types of vessels.
We pride ourselves in providing high levels of customer service and customer satisfaction, coupled with excellent work quality to ensure we are the best choice for boat owners across Hampshire, as well as the UK. Our brand promise is simple; supply the best quality and highest standard of boat covers & marine upholstery at reasonable prices for every boat owner.
Based on the prestigious Port Solent marina, we pride ourselves on our exceptional quality spray hoods, cockpit enclosures, boat covers, carpet and upholstery, using only the best technical fabrics the marine sector has to offer.
Address: MasterCovers, The Slipway, Marina Keep, Portsmouth, PO64TR
Fish & Chips is one of life's great pleasures. The smell of salt and vinegar on hot freshly cooked battered fish and chips is hard to beat and this national dish is well and truly part of British culture.
The Fisherman's Kitchen was born from our love of Fish & Chips. Without meddling with this great British classic we set out to cook the best battered fish and chips around with crisp batter and perfectly cooked freshly cut chips. We also felt fish and chips didn't just have to be battered or be in the form of cod and haddock. We offer numerous grilled fish and seafood options alongside homemade salads, dips, a selection of side options and weekly specials all paired with great beers and wines.
Sit in, takeaway or delivery from the comfort of your own home, the choice is yours. We hope to see you soon at The Fisherman's Kitchen.
Address: The fishermans Kitchen, 4 Clarendon Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO52EE