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Carter & Co

4.5
4.5
154 Reviews
£25 and under
British

Tucked away in the heart of Southsea and steeped in history, we are a vibrant Restaurant & Bar serving top quality British and European inspired cuisine as well as exclusive spirits, artisan cocktails and great wine.

Housed in a beautiful grade two listed building and full of character, we have a choice of rooms to dine and drink in, so we are the perfect destination for all occasions whether it is brunch, dinner or drinks.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, European

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue 17:00–21:00
    Wed, Thu 12:00–21:00
    Fri 12:00–23:30
    Sat, Sun 10:00–21:00
    Brunch
    Wed, Thu 12:00–14:30
    Fri 12:00–15:00
    Sat 10:00–15:00
    Sun 10:00–12:00
    Lunch
    Wed, Thu 12:00–14:30
    Fri, Sat 12:00–22:00
    Sun 12:00–19:00
    Dinner
    Tue–Thu 17:00–21:00
    Fri, Sat 18:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    023 9400 8103

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables

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Menu

Starter

  • Oxford Blue Cheese Baked Figs£8.00

    Crisp Fiocco Ham, Balsamic Glaze, Micro Herbs

    • Grilled Marinated Artichoke£8.00

      Artichoke Crisp, Artichoke Consommé, Watercress

      • Curried Ham Hock£7.50

        Butternut Squash Purée, Salt Cured Onion Salad, Mint Yoghurt

        • Beetroot Cured Gravlax of Salmon£9.00

          Crème fraîche, Croutes, Chunky Salsa Verde

          Main

          • Grilled Harissa Infused Aubergine£16.00

            Apricot & Chickpea Tagine, Mint Yoghurt, Kale

            • South Downs Venison Steak£23.00

              Hasselback Potato, Roasted Pumpkin, Sautéed Kale, Cumberland Jus

              • Whole Baked Plaice£17.00

                Roasted Artichoke, Creamed Leek, Caper Butter Sauce

                • Corn-Fed Chicken Supreme£18.00

                  Diced Potato, Homemade BBQ Sauce, Bacon Crisp, Cheddar Greens

                  • Braised Blade of Beef£19.00

                    Glazed Piccolo Parsnip, Confit Potato, Tenderstem Broccoli, Parmesan Crumb, Wholegrain Mustard Sauce

                    Sides

                    • Skin on Fries£4.00

                      • Chickpea & Apricot Tagine, Mint Yoghurt£5.00

                        • Patatas Bravas, Garlic Mayo£6.00

                          • Cheddar & Leek Gratin£5.00

                            • Truffle & Parmesan Hash Brown Fries£5.00

                              • Sautéed Greens£4.00

                                Last updated: 7 October 2021

                                What 154 people are saying

                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                4.5
                                4.5 based on recent ratings
                                • 4.5Food
                                • 4.5Service
                                • 4.6Ambience
                                • 4.2Value

                                NoiseModerate

                                Loved For

                                • Hampshire

                                  Best Ambience

                                • Hampshire

                                  Brunch

                                • Hampshire

                                  Neighbourhood Gem

                                • Hampshire

                                  Vibrant Bar Scene

                                • Hampshire

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                                1. CA

                                  CAS1

                                  London

                                  1 review

                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                  overall1food1service3ambience4

                                  Good was an hour late, cold and not much for the price plus missing a meal. We sent food back and left. Decor and atmosphere was better

                                2. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Came here for lunch with a friend and we ended up staying until early evening! Great atmosphere, food, and drink. Service was amazing too. Can’t wait to come back!

                                3. ST

                                  STEPHENB

                                  Hampshire

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Fantastic Food great addition to Portsmouth food scene.

                                  Carter & CoResponded 2 days ago

                                  Hello Stephen, Thanks a lot for the great review. We look forward to welcoming through our doors again soon.

                                4. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We had a table for the 8 of us in a great and very comfortable location,the food was outstanding, everyone of us had clear plates which I must add where warm when the food was served,fantastic atmosphere very attentive service by all the staff I’ll take my hat off to Steve and co!! For running an excellent establishment throughly recommend,certainly not the last visit for our family. We’ll done too you all. 5 star.

                                  Carter & CoResponded 5 days ago

                                  Good evening. Thanks very much for the sparkling review. We look forward to seeing you soon.

                                5. SF

                                  SianF

                                  Las Vegas

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 17 October 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  I have visited Carter & Co several times since it has opened. We booked for Sunday lunch yesterday and as ever the roast was fantastic. A large party were in the restaurant and people also in the garden after The great south run so lovely atmosphere! The staff are attentive and friendly, nothing is too much trouble.

                                6. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Warwickshire

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 16 October 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Definitely coming back again. Lovely atmosphere and beautiful food.

                                7. NF

                                  NickF

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 16 October 2021

                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

                                  Great food but it took 1hr for starters to arrive which is to long… Apart from that we had a fantastic evening.

                                8. RF

                                  RichardF

                                  Hampshire

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 16 October 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The food was amazing, the small tasting plates were delicious, great flavours . The service was very good , the waiting staff were very attentive. Great feel about the place . Definitely be coming back .

                                9. CM

                                  ChristineM

                                  Hampshire

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 16 October 2021

                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                  Great pub/restaurant with a great ambiance highly recommend

                                10. CS

                                  ColinSandra

                                  London

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on 15 October 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Everything I would want from an evening out with my wife.

                                11. YK

                                  YveK

                                  Hampshire

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 15 October 2021

                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                  Good menu with some interesting food choices. We shared 5 small plates and it was delicious.

                                12. LO

                                  LOttiej

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 10 October 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Delicious roast dinner and stunning surroundings. The different areas (bar, restaurant, lounge, and outdoor space) have all been beautifully designed

                                13. RG

                                  RogerG

                                  London

                                  5 reviews

                                  3.0

                                  5 reviews

                                  Dined on 10 October 2021

                                  overall3food3service2ambience4

                                  Visited with family members after a great experience a few weeks before however place was extremely busy and staff were stretched so wait times were longer than expected for taking and serving drinks and food orders.

                                  Carter & CoResponded 5 days ago

                                  Hi Roger, Very sorry that you had this experience. We will take your feedback onboard and try our best to combat these issues moving forward.

                                14. AD

                                  AmberD

                                  London

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on 10 October 2021

                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                  Another stunning Sunday lunch in the garden with our dogs. Service was much slower than usual but they were very very busy and we were not in a hurry...

                                  Carter & CoResponded 5 days ago

                                  Thanks a lot Amber for the review. We have taken your feedback on board too!

                                15. SB

                                  SandyB

                                  Hampshire

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 10 October 2021

                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                  Food very tasty but not hot enough. Had to request dessert menu twice and as with the main course, hot desserts were only just warm.

                                16. M

                                  Mikkysmith

                                  Hampshire

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 9 October 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Really happy we picked Carter and co , lovely atmosphere, very cool and fun . Amazing food that didn’t cost the earth thanks for an amazing evening . We will come again soon but may need to bring a few friends with us so they can experience the food , drinks snd atmosphere

                                  Carter & CoResponded 5 days ago

                                  Good evening, Thanks a lot for the great review. We look forward to seeing you again!

                                17. LW

                                  LucindaW

                                  Surrey

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on 7 October 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Beautiful ambience, delicious and well-presented food, efficient, unobtrusive and friendly service. We will return!

                                18. L

                                  Lisa

                                  Hampshire

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 3 October 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Had a lovely Sunday roast, everything was cooked well. I asked for more gravy and was given plenty. I have been a few times in a Sunday (as well as during the week) and have yet to be disappointed. Highly recommend x

                                  Carter & CoResponded on 6 October 2021

                                  Good evening Lisa, Thanks for the great review. We look forward to you coming in to try our new Autumn offering.

                                19. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Hampshire

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 3 October 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Warm welcome, fairly priced menu and food was exceptional. Good choice of drinks and found a Sunday lunch that rivals a perfect home cooked roast. Great decor and service.

                                20. SA

                                  SA19

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 2 October 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Brilliant food and service, lovely evening and great vibe!

                                21. KM

                                  KMia

                                  London

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 2 October 2021

                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                  Nice, relaxed atmosphere. We had main courses whereas our friends shared some 'plates' - thought ours was nicer!

                                  Carter & CoResponded 5 days ago

                                  Thanks a lot for the great review. We have taken your feedback on board as well!

                                22. IB

                                  IanB

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 1 October 2021

                                  overall3food2service4ambience4

                                  We were on time and had a nice welcome, good service and drinks delivered straight away. Fantastic decor, Lovely ambience, really nice atmosphere and Amazing Garden. We ordered drinks & starters and they were lovely, however we then had our mains, a bit limited on choice and 2 of the dishes were unavailable. I had the Steak salad for myself which was not a salad at all and the steak was a bit chewy and Luke warm, and the corn fed chicken with garlic for my wife, unfortunately both underwhelming especially when the final bill along with wine and drinks was £123!! The staff did tend to stand together chatting at the bar and you had to attract their attention to get served, our waitress was very good though especially as she was new to the job. The booking process was very good using Opentable, very easy to use with concise info and reminders via email the closer we got to our booking. It promised much when we arrived, shame that when we left we were slightly disappointed! I hope it improves as it’s early days and Southsea needs more good restaurants. Good luck

                                  Carter & CoResponded on 6 October 2021

                                  Good evening Ian, Thanks a lot for your We're really sorry to hear that you had this experience with us. We have recently moved on to our Autumn menu so we hope you can come in to try it as it is very special and our favourite season. We have noted your feedback on the service and will strive to do better.

                                23. ES

                                  ElaineS

                                  Essex

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on 28 September 2021

                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                  Fabulous find for a Tuesday night. Singer was amazing and the food was really good. Good flavour mix and well cooked. Would definitely recommend.

                                24. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Hampshire

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 26 September 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Food is delicious and extremely well presented. Staff are lovely and welcoming.

                                25. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  London

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 23 September 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Such a wonderful pub. So tempted to not review it and keep it a secret so we can always get a table but they deserve so much more than that. The food, wine, service and atmosphere was nothing but perfect. Holly, our waitress was quite delightful. Southsea. You are lucky to have Carter & Co. just brilliant all round.

                                  Carter & CoResponded on 25 September 2021

                                  Thanks so much for the great review. We love our venue too and can't wait to see you again soon.

                                26. JM

                                  JamesMcg

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 22 September 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Really recommend this place, we travel down to Portsmouth from Rowlands castle to have the amazing food and wine. The staff are always go above and beyond. 5 ⭐️ rating from us

                                  Carter & CoResponded on 25 September 2021

                                  Hi there James, Great to see you the other day! We'll be changing our wine list very soon so i hope you get down here to come and try it with us.

                                27. SL

                                  SarahLC

                                  West Sussex

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on 22 September 2021

                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                  Lovely place. Amazing courtyard garden and interior. Food and drinks delicious and service really good. Lovely staff, will definitely be back!

                                  Carter & CoResponded on 25 September 2021

                                  Hi Sarah Thank you very much for the great review. We look forward welcoming you back through our doors again soon.

                                28. DH

                                  DavidH

                                  West Sussex

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 21 September 2021

                                  overall5food4service4ambience5

                                  Atmospheric setting, excellent and attentive service and the food was delicious. Will become a regular venue for us.

                                  Carter & CoResponded on 25 September 2021

                                  Hi David, Thanks for the great review. We look forward to you becoming one of our new regulars!

                                29. LE

                                  LauraE

                                  Hampshire

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on 19 September 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Amazing Sunday roast. We’ve tried most places in southsea for roast beef and this is the absolute best.

                                  Carter & CoResponded on 22 September 2021

                                  Hi Laura, Thanks for the great review. We think our roast is the best in town and hope you come and get to try our dinner menu soon.

                                30. F

                                  Fergie

                                  Hampshire

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 19 September 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  After having previously been for a lovely brunch and a celebratory dinner, tried the Sunday lunch. At last a decent restaurant in Southsea 5 stars.

                                31. S

                                  Samantha

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 19 September 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The best food in Southsea Beautiful interior Friendly, helpful staff Best roast ever

                                  Carter & CoResponded on 22 September 2021

                                  Hi Samantha, Thanks for the wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you soon.

                                32. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 18 September 2021

                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                  Lovely atmosphere, staff were very friendly. Food was amazing & there was a lot to choose from.

                                33. J

                                  Jojo

                                  London

                                  1 review

                                  2.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 18 September 2021

                                  overall2food2service4ambience4

                                  Visited many times and had great meals. Meal really disappointing and most of it went back uneaten.

                                34. N

                                  Nell

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 18 September 2021

                                  overall4food3service5ambience4

                                  We very much enjoyed the characterful venue and attentive staff. The food was interesting and well cooked. I personally would have liked a better thought out dessert menu as I like to finish a meal on a sweet note when eating out.

                                35. JM

                                  JonathanM

                                  Hampshire

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 17 September 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Our first trip to Carter right up there with the best in Southsea....we will be back very soon!

                                  Carter & CoResponded on 22 September 2021

                                  Hi Jonathan, Thanks a lot for the review, we look forward to your return!

                                36. EL

                                  EmilyL

                                  London

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 16 September 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Stunning decor, interesting menu, delicious food and friendly, relaxed service

                                37. KL

                                  KateL

                                  Hampshire

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 14 September 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  All of the hosts and staff were warm and welcoming, and showed just the right amount of attentiveness. The food was absolutely lovely - far better than we had hoped for. The music played was great and there was a nice atmosphere. The place has been designed so nicely and we had a wonderful evening.

                                38. RG

                                  RogerG

                                  London

                                  6 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  6 reviews

                                  Dined on 12 September 2021

                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                  An excellent Sunday Roast the weather helped so was able to move into the garden area which was fantastic a great place glad we found you 👍

                                  Carter & CoResponded on 15 September 2021

                                  Good morning Roger! Thanks for the great review. We're extremely proud of our roasts too! We look forward to seeing you soon.

                                39. EG

                                  EmmaG

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 11 September 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The service was amazing, we ordered most of the small plates and a few mains and they were all absolutely incredible!! The ambience was perfect, couldn’t of asked for a more lovely evening!! Thank you

                                  Carter & CoResponded on 15 September 2021

                                  Hi Emma! Thanks for the review. We're really glad you had a nice time with us. We can't wait to welcome you back soon.

                                40. DJ

                                  DavidJ

                                  Hampshire

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 8 September 2021

                                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                                  Polite and attentive staff, great food and good atmosphere

                                  Carter & CoResponded on 15 September 2021

                                  Good morning David, Thanks for the lovely review. We'll hopefully see you again soon!

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                                Carter & Co is rated 4.5 stars by 154 OpenTable diners

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                                Google Map for Carter & Co

                                30 Great Southsea St Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3BY

                                • Area

                                  Southsea

                                • Hours of Operation

                                  Tue 17:00–21:00
                                  Wed, Thu 12:00–21:00
                                  Fri 12:00–23:30
                                  Sat, Sun 10:00–21:00
                                  Brunch
                                  Wed, Thu 12:00–14:30
                                  Fri 12:00–15:00
                                  Sat 10:00–15:00
                                  Sun 10:00–12:00
                                  Lunch
                                  Wed, Thu 12:00–14:30
                                  Fri, Sat 12:00–22:00
                                  Sun 12:00–19:00
                                  Dinner
                                  Tue–Thu 17:00–21:00
                                  Fri, Sat 18:00–21:00

                                • Cuisines

                                  British, European

                                • Dining style

                                  Casual Dining

                                • Dress Code

                                  Casual Dress

                                • Payment Options

                                  MasterCard, Visa

                                • Additional

                                  Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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