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Carter & Co, Southsea, Portsmouth

Carter & Co

4.6
4.6
357 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, European

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 17:00–22:30 Fri 12:00–23:30 Sat 10:00–23:30 Sun 12:00–19:00 Brunch Fri 12:00–16:00 Sat 10:00–16:00 Lunch Sun 12:00–17:00 Afternoon Tea Sat 12:00–16:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    023 9400 8103

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Southsea

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

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

Experiences

  • Alternative Afternoon Tea

    £30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Due to the overwhelming demand, we have decided to launch Portsmouth's first ever Alternative Afternoon Tea on the first Saturday of the month! We are proud to present a delightful selection off the beaten path, including crispy buttermilk chicken and modern twists on favourite sweets. All to be paired with a trio of delicious mini artisan cocktails* for pure afternoon delight! Unlimited Tea & Coffee included. *Optional add-on, £8 per paddle board.

What 357 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Hampshire

    Group Bookings

  • Hampshire

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Hampshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Hampshire

    British

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  1. JG

    JohnG

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, great outdoor seating area, friendly staff.
  2. KB

    KimB

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere great drinks great food. Staff are wonderful. Had such a lovely evening.
  3. e

    essjay70

    Birmingham

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good ambience Good service, Good service Moderate price
  4. l

    lizzir

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Ate here for the first time on Friday night, we had a mixture of small plates and a main, food was really nice and tasty, the crab salad was mostly lettuce with a small amount of cucumber, onion and sun dried tomatoes but it was a whole dressed crab which was good. It would have been better with fresh bread rather than fries (although they were delicious!). The cocktails are really good and the staff were very friendly. We ate inside which was very hot (heatwave currently) and then moved outside for drinks and the outside area was lovely to sit in although you have to move back inside at 10pm due to noise. The interior decor is beautiful with different eating areas and also a small area with soft seating to chill out in.
  5. JM

    JadeM

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Had the best time, great location, food and drinks. Service was perfect 😍
  6. JS

    JeanS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A really lovely evening. Great food and the service was excellent.
  7. S

    Samr26

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and lovely helpful staff! Had the afternoon tea it was yummy and really enjoyed it all
  8. JB

    JustinB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All good. Nothing negative. Staff were friendly and beef was very good.
  9. LS

    LouiseS

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great vibe. Loved it and can’t wait to go back!
  10. L

    Livp

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always exceptional service. Food is also always amazing and menu is varied.
  11. DB

    DeeB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly greeting when arrived good interaction with customers tasty food and piping hot hate cold food didn't have to wait too long
  12. L

    Lozzabozza

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm reception, and requested cocktail made well. Very warm and friendly server,owner also welcoming. Food good,a great selection. Love the decor and ambience in this place
  13. AA

    AndrewA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great night out with a team that just made it happen. Top food and a great setting.
  14. m

    mmmm

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the staff and the food. The belly pork is great.
  15. SC

    SueC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must go to place to eat. We were lucky enough to go when it was a lovely evening so we were sat outside. The service was excellent and we could not fault the food. Small plates were not that small (personally the ham hock with pancakes with a side dish would have been enough for a main course) and provided a variety of tastes. The presentation was excellent. Their signature sangria was perfect. The cheese board was one of the best I have seen for a long time, with ample biscuits to accompany it. If I was to suggest any changes then I would have liked the ice cream to be presented better and to have more variety than just vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. But that is just being picky as there was a lot of deserts to choose from. Altogether it was a lovely experience from booking the table to the end of the evening. We will be definitely coming again
  16. S

    Shazam

    Gloucestershire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Exceptional customer service! Absolutely first class. Food was good although steak not brilliant but sides great. Smaller plates needed more flavour and less vinegar in the brisket burger topping. But would return! Thank you x
  17. M

    Martine90210

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous summer evening in the beautiful courtyard enjoying delicious food and drinks with live music on the side. Just lovely.
  18. TY

    TraceyY

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On entering the bar the bar man were smiling and greeted us we had a beautifully made cocktail while we waited for our table ,the atmosphere was calm and our waiter was very good The roasts we had were lovely and nothing was too much trouble when we asked for more drinks The garden was busy but was a lovely ambience
  19. HJ

    HazeandJax

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great place to eat and drink. Have been many times since it was opened and alway a great experience. Indoor or outdoor has a relaxed informal atmosphere. Food is consistently good and all the staff are friendly and helpful.
  20. G

    Garfthelarf

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic surroundings and very professional staff
  21. SG

    SandraG

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Just a little more stuffing and green veg with our roast please - would make this a perfect roast then !
  22. J

    James

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would definitely go again service good and food were both spot on 👌
  23. PB

    PatrickB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had a family dinner to celebrate a birthday. Good food, nice to be greeted by the owner, Steve Kingsley.
  24. CB

    ChrisB

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was interesting, cocktails were very pleasant, ambience lovely and service very attentive. Good experience.
  25. TT

    TopsyTurvey

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Love carter and co have been many times we had a lovely time, not sure I’d have the afternoon tea again I think their main meals or tapas are much better value and tasty. Cocktails are lovely, staff very nice and atmosphere always good
  26. YF

    YagoF

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food Magnificent service Slightly long waiting times
  27. PL

    PennyL

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and ambiance as always . The entertainment was good too. *****
  28. LT

    LydiaT

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I very much enjoyed lunch yesterday but would have enjoyed it even more if the music had not been as loud but the food was delicious. Thank you.
  29. MC

    MaggieC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service Lively and friendly ambience. Perfect for our birthday treat.
  30. G

    Gareth

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really impressed with what they’ve done with the old India Arms, the refit is very high quality. The food was excellent, as was the wine. Service was was spot on, thanks to Seren abc the rest of the team. Will definitely be heading back.
  31. GC

    GeorgeC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Was here several weeks ago wow what a difference I think the change must be because of the cost of living being so much the prawn starter is now shell on and they only do a sirloin steak you no longer have a choice which is all understandable the way things are but cannot forgive them for keeping the red wine in the chiller cabinet
  32. CB

    CherieB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience5
    Food was cold, not particularly nice and took ages to come
  33. DF

    DaveF

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely venue with friendly staff. Food was good, almost great apart from a bit a bit of seasoning here and there. Tiramisu needs a bit more sugar too but could be down to personal taste, will definitely come again.
  34. RG

    RobG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very enjoyable evening, good food and great service.
  35. AM

    AnnetteM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    First visit to Carter & Co for Father's Day and sadly wouldn't return. Not a huge menu selection on a Sunday so very limited on options. For the price you pay, we were expecting something special but the food was mediocre & the service wasn't particularly welcoming or friendly. Shame as the decor is stunning!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch would definitely recommend impeccable service too
  37. RS

    RuthS

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our visit here last night, thank you!
  38. LA

    LindaA

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    We have been wanting to try this place for a while and finally managed to go Saturday , if you want a nice quiet meal don’t go on a Saturday very noisy and busy , food was nice , maybe we will try a lunch time next ,
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service very friendly efficient staff great ambiance and food was delicious. Thank you highly recommended
  40. H

    Heather

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wine served by friendly and very efficient staff. A fabulous evening. Thank you

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

FAQs

Carter & Co is rated 4.6 stars by 357 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Carter & Co

30 Great Southsea St, Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3BY

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Southsea

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 17:00–22:30 Fri 12:00–23:30 Sat 10:00–23:30 Sun 12:00–19:00 Brunch Fri 12:00–16:00 Sat 10:00–16:00 Lunch Sun 12:00–17:00 Afternoon Tea Sat 12:00–16:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    British, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • 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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