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Carter & Co

4.5
4.5
178 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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Booked 8 times today
  • 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

Menu

Featured Item

  • Chicken Liver Parfait£8.00

    Red Onion Marmalade

    • Mulled Pear Salad£7.50

      Candied Walnuts, Blue Cheese Bites, Watercress

      • Gin Soaked Gravlax of Salmon£9.00

        Mustard Sauce, Pickled Sprout Leaves

        • Oxford Blue Cheese Baked Figs£8.00

          Crisp Fiocco Ham, Balsamic Glaze, Micro Herbs

          • Truffled Cashew Cheese£8.25

            Crackers, Roasted Apple

            Main

            • Norfolk Bronze Turkey Crown£18.00

              Confit Turkey Leg, Bubble & Squeak, Cranberry Sauce, Sauteed Sprouts, Turkey Jus

              • Braised Blade of Beef£19.00

                Mustard Glazed Parsnips, Potato Fondant, Winter Greens, Malbec Sauce

                • Roasted Winter Vegetable Cobbler£17.00

                  Smoked Applewood Cheese, Wilted Kale

                  • Pan Fried Sea Bass£18.00

                    Stewed Borlotti Beans, Spinach Salsa Verde

                    • South Downs Venison Haunch£23.00

                      Hasselback Potatoes, Roasted Butternut Squash, Sauteed Kale, Cumberland Jus

                      Sides

                      • Skin on Fries£5.00

                        • Sauteed Sprouts, Smoked Bacon Crumb£5.00

                          • Roasted Patatas Bravas, Garlic Mayo£6.00

                            • Crushed Carrot & Swede£5.00

                              • Hash Brown Fries, Truffle Oil, Parmesan£5.50

                                Last updated: 26 November 2021

                                What 178 people are saying

                                Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                NoiseModerate

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                                1. PL

                                  PennyL

                                  London

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Carter & Co have really done a fantastic job on renovating this Restaurant. They serve delicious food. Excellent service. I cannot recommend this Restaurant highly enough! Definitely! *****

                                  Carter & CoResponded 1 day ago

                                  Good afternoon Penny, Thanks a lot for the fab review. We're excited to see you again soon!

                                2. A

                                  Annie

                                  Kent

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, and great food

                                  Carter & CoResponded 1 day ago

                                  Good afternoon Annie, Thanks for the review. It was a true pleasure serving you.

                                3. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Hampshire

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Very welcoming food was delicious

                                4. PL

                                  PennyL

                                  London

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  My favourite restaurant. . Best Sunday Roast in Southsea. *****

                                5. C

                                  Cods

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                  overall4food3service4ambience4

                                  Lovely place well decorated. Took our family for Sunday lunch , but it was quite expensive for what we had . I had to ask for more roast potatoes as there was two small ones on my plate (£5extra ) with two carrots and cabbage . Meat was lovely and tender and cooked well but not worth £18 ! £140 for 5 people including 3 desserts , I cocktail and 2 beers and two apple juice .

                                  Carter & CoResponded 1 day ago

                                  Good afternoon, Thanks for the review! We'll take your feedback onboard as we move forward.

                                6. PE

                                  PaulE

                                  Gloucestershire

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Good food ,good wine and lovely cocktails .Service and attention to detail top notch .

                                  Carter & CoResponded 1 day ago

                                  Good afternoon Paul, Thanks for the lovely words. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

                                7. AH

                                  AnnaH

                                  London

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 19 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  It was lovely all round. The decor is amazing and so is the food

                                  Carter & CoResponded 6 days ago

                                  Good evening Anna, Thanks very much for the lovely review. We'll look forward to your next visit.

                                8. SD

                                  ShaDa

                                  Hampshire

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 18 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  Great varied selection of foods on the menu and lovely venue tastefully decorated. Friendly service and good value.

                                  Carter & CoResponded 6 days ago

                                  Good evening, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We'll hopefully welcome you back in soon!

                                9. H

                                  Hello123

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 13 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Really amazing food and terrific service. One of the best restaurants in the area would highly recommend.

                                  Carter & CoResponded 6 days ago

                                  Thanks so much for the great review. We can't wait to see you again soon.

                                10. K

                                  Katy

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 12 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Incredible food and lovely staff, had a great first time here and will definitely be back. Thanks so much for a lovely evening at Carter & Co.

                                  Carter & CoResponded 6 days ago

                                  Good evening Katy, Thanks a lot for this review. It means a lot and we can't wait to see you again soon.

                                11. i

                                  islaj

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 12 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The cocktails were fantastic. I had the venison steak which was delicious and perfectly cooked. I highly recommend the sticky toffee pudding.

                                12. N

                                  Nick

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 9 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Absolutely fantastic night music food really enjoyable evening

                                13. SB

                                  SoozyB62

                                  Hampshire

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 7 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  My son took me for the roast dinner on Sunday. The service was excellent and so was the food. My son says it’s the best cauliflower cheese he’s ever had! Will definitely be going back for more. 😊

                                  Carter & CoResponded 6 days ago

                                  Hi there, Thanks a lot for the stunning review. We look forward to your next visit!

                                14. M

                                  Maggie

                                  London

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 7 November 2021

                                  overall3food3service5ambience5

                                  Nice roast dinner, not much meat tho, for £18. Was ver cold in restaurant too

                                15. TR

                                  TonyR

                                  Hampshire

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 7 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  Excellent Sunday roast beef, served exactly we requested it. Good value. Will definitely go again.

                                16. CW

                                  ChalkyW

                                  Hampshire

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 6 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Lovely evening night with friends. Food was great and the service prompt and professional. It was great that Steve Kingsley kept checking on us too. We certainly felt valued as customers. Going back again on Tuesday!

                                17. RJ

                                  RebeccaJ

                                  Hampshire

                                  8 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  8 reviews

                                  Dined on 5 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We were extremely impressed with the food, service and ambience that created a superb evening with friends. See you again sometime soon. 🤩 B. Jackson

                                18. LT

                                  LisaT

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 5 November 2021

                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                  Great place to eat, and to just hang out for a drink. Good atmosphere, fabulous staff, beautiful building. Food was excellent, bar staff very good (lovely Bramble cocktail - not on the menu). Thoroughly nice evening.

                                  Carter & CoResponded 6 days ago

                                  Hi Lisa, Thanks for the great review. We'll look forward to the next time we can welcome you through our doors.

                                19. SH

                                  SarahH

                                  Hampshire

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 3 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Amazing food full of flavour, amazing venue, great service.

                                20. c

                                  claudiam

                                  Hampshire

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 3 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Absolutely amazing amazing food and drinks and the best ambiance in a beautifully designed restaurant. Ham hock and Parmesan croquettes are my favourite and the beef is out of this world.

                                21. BM

                                  BethanM

                                  Hertfordshire

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 29 October 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Best food we've had in a long time and the cocktails were spot on. Really lovely

                                  Carter & CoResponded on 3 November 2021

                                  Hi Bethan, Thanks for your support! We're very excited to invite you back through the doors soon!

                                22. D

                                  Dave

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 26 October 2021

                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                  Had previously enjoyed Brunch at Carter and Co, however this was the first occasion going for dinner. The food far exceeded expectations, nothing short of excellent. We attended on a music night, so the atmosphere was lively, service was great. Will be back.

                                  Carter & CoResponded on 27 October 2021

                                  Hello Dave, Thanks for the great review. We really do appreciate it and hope to see you again soon!

                                23. KB

                                  KateB

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 26 October 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great evening catching up with friends, the food was lovely & we choose to have a selection of small plates, all delicious. There was a great singer performing during our meal but this didn’t affect where we were sitting in the restaurant area & we could all hear each other clearly. Decor is fabulous & comfy, top night was had by all!

                                  Carter & CoResponded on 27 October 2021

                                  Good afternoon Kate, Thanks for the great review. We're glad to hear that you had a lovely time. We look forward to seeing you again some time soon.

                                24. CA

                                  CAS1

                                  London

                                  1 review

                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 24 October 2021

                                  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

                                  Carter & CoResponded on 27 October 2021

                                  Good afternoon, Thanks a lot for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We'll take this on board and work on improving in the future.

                                25. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 23 October 2021

                                  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!

                                  Carter & CoResponded on 27 October 2021

                                  Good afternoon, Thanks a lot for the great review! We really look forward to seeing you again some time soon.

                                26. ST

                                  STEPHENB

                                  Hampshire

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 20 October 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Fantastic Food great addition to Portsmouth food scene.

                                  Carter & CoResponded on 23 October 2021

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

                                27. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 19 October 2021

                                  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 on 20 October 2021

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

                                28. 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.

                                29. 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.

                                30. 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.

                                31. 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 .

                                32. CM

                                  ChristineM

                                  Hampshire

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 16 October 2021

                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                  Great pub/restaurant with a great ambiance highly recommend

                                33. 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.

                                34. 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.

                                35. 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

                                36. 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 on 20 October 2021

                                  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.

                                37. 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 on 20 October 2021

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

                                38. 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.

                                39. 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 on 20 October 2021

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

                                40. 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!

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                                Carter & Co is rated 4.5 stars by 178 OpenTable diners

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                                Booked 8 times today
                                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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