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Compass Rose Chinese Restaurant & Bar, Portsmouth, England

Compass Rose Chinese Restaurant & Bar

4.7
4.7
57 Reviews
£26 to £40
Chinese
Our Chinese restaurant is renowned for our exceptional culinary creations that bring out the best of traditional Chinese flavours. We offer an exclusive menu of dishes that are masterfully prepared, using only the freshest ingredients. Our Michelin Chef Simon Li will curate an unforgettable journey that will leave you and your guests impressed.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Cocktail Bar, Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30 Tue–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:30 Sun 12:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    023 9265 3988
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Portsmouth
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    We are next to Morrison , which you can use google map to Morrison Car park . We provide free parking , please enter your registration number in our reception when you arrive .
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • Compass Rose Asia Lunch Set Meal

    £15.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    2 courses Set meal included Starter , Main & Side.

What 57 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Hampshire

    Best Value

  • Hampshire

    Good for business meals

  • Hampshire

    Good for business meals

  • Hampshire

    Innovative

  • Hampshire

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Hampshire

    Good for groups

  • Hampshire

    Healthy

  • Hampshire

    Hot spot

  • Hampshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Hampshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

57 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, full of flavour, good quality fresh produce.

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  2. SteveH

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was attentive and friendly without being too ‘pushy’. Decor is a little bit over the top but pleasant enough. The background music a little too loud but to be expected for a restaurant with a bar area combined. It would be good to offer a knife and fork option for those of us who are less dextrous with chopsticks :-]. The food was hot, served in good time and tasted good. Nothing outstanding [fixed meal], but it’s been a while since having a Chinese so probably not the best judge for a comparison.

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  3. PortsmouthJen

    Bristol

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    What a gem! Food was fantastic, nice to see some different dishes on the menu and not just the average chow meins and curries.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely Chinese restaurant, we wish that it was closer to our home as we would be there regularly. It is 8 minutes drive away from the ferry ports. The restaurant is located next to a large Morrisons so parking is not a problem and the food service and ambience are really good. I would thoroughly recommend. Enjoy!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was amazing everything and everyone was lovely Staff couldn’t do enough for you , would definitely recommend and would go back

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  6. KarenH

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first visit for my husband’s birthday, having heard good things about the restaurant & food. We loved the food, delicious, very nicely presented & plentiful. Very friendly service. There was a singer, who was very good & the place had a very good atmosphere . The decor was quite pretty, you could tell that it was once a pub & it seemed strange to go to a restaurant next to a supermarket, but don’t let that put you off We will definitely visit again Thank You

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  7. LucilleG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved this restaurant! The food was delicious, the service was excellent and its a really pretty place.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fom booking our table to parking it was stressless, our hosts were delightful and very attentive, when needed / the selected dishes were delight full and tasty, service excellent and prices were very reasonable - we’ll be back!!!

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  9. JulieW

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly, attentive staff and the food was delicious!

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  10. JulieC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at the compass Rose since it became a Chinese restaurant, food was delicious , very well presented & the staff were lovley. Most enjoyable evening. It is quite expensive but the quality of the dishes are worth it. Will definitely go back

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  11. JoyW

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food excellent, staff lovely, Brooke singing great . Had a great evening. First time here and had an enjoyable evening.

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  12. PompeyLass

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good but there were a few oddities .. I’ll leave them here on the hope they can fix them as it’s a shame it didn’t make the meal special. Bathrooms were not checked (needed restocking) and had odd signs about drug use (which makes me wonder if they have a drugs issue) and music in the bar area was really loud so uncomfortable to sit in. Service a little strange they took our water jug, we thought it was to refill as we were drinking from it .. but no they gave it to another table!! Wine was disappointing for the price. They are trying hard … it’s very nearly there but a few things to polish as it detracts from the food which was really very good.
    Compass Rose Chinese Restaurant & BarResponded on 16 April 2024
    Dear Pompey , we appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience your experience. We will address your concerns about the service and the music volume to ensure a more enjoyable experience for you and all the guests. Despite this ,we are glad that you found our food to be satisfactory, and we hope to have the opportunity to provide you with a better experience next time . Thank you for dining with us.

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  13. Arilin

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service were amazing! the Lamb stick was so good . A chill place to grab a drink:)

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  14. JaneH

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I really missed a local Chinese restaurant especially for a set lunch, but having tried Compass Rose for lunch twice in the last month, it is my new go to place. It’s excellent Set lunch for £15 is excellent value with a large choice of starters and mains means you are spoilt for choice. The ingredients are great quality and the portions very satisfying. I liked the background music, and the service was excellent. All with free parking too.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Authentic modern Chinese food in Portsmouth- FINALLY! The food is delicious! You can taste the freshness of the ingredients and the presentation is beautiful. The portion could be a bit bigger 😉 The service is amazing too. The place used to be a pub- you can tell, but they made it work. Highly recommended!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is a hidden gem , there are a lot of Chinese restaurants in the Portsmouth area, but none of them are as good as the Compass Rose. Offering great tasting dishes prepared by an extremely experienced and knowledgeable chef , ( including Vegan & Gluten Free options) Polite and professional staff from the start , this kind of service is nothing short of 5 stars . Welldone , we will see you again soon

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  17. Louise

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It became our favourite Chinese restaurant in Portsmouth, fresh ingredients, lovely presentation, attentive staff , highly recommended

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  18. James

    Devon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The venue, service were very good, but we didn't feel that the food although good did not warrant the price. Nothing was outstanding. We would recommend the restaurant, but let them know our feelings on price.

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  19. Paul

    Hampshire

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I only heard about this restaurant from a friend and as someone who eats out a lot I was surprised I did not already know about it. The quality of the food was excellent, and the staff were very friendly and efficient. I would definitely recommend this place.

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  20. sheilaB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very enjoyable Sunday lunch. Hot, fresh food promptly delivered. Great value lunch menu and a nice range of vegan options. Really great service.

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  21. DeniseB

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An interesting menu and very nice to see different dishes from the usual. It is clear the chef and family take pride in what they are seeking to deliver to their customers. I will definitely go again.

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  22. Peewee

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Being the first time there l have to say that the food, staff and surroundings were great. We would all go back

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  23. MarkM

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow!!!!!!!!!!! We had the most amazing evening at Compass Rose Chinese restaurant. The food was amazing, the staff were great and the service was excellent. Such a great choice of dishes on the menu and quality, well presented drinks. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends and colleagues. Give it a try guys, you won't be disappointed.

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  24. jians

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal experience. Top notch food, atmosphere, and wait staff. Have been here multiple times, and every time is an amazing experience all around. I always take my out of town guests here, as the food is always superb. Definitely a lifetime customer!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is incredible and very good presentation. Great value for what you got , staff were very attentive and service was great. Will bring my family down again for Friday live music .. can’t wait , well done Compass Rose

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  26. Louise

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Glad we had this new Chinese restaurant in the area. Amazing food , attentive staff , lovely will highly recommended.

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  27. MikeJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Unfortunate noise from a dew in the bar that happened to be there when we visited

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service. Just what the area has been looking for - a high quality Chinese restaurant. Highly recommend.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. alastairg

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit excellent service and food a really great Chinese restaurant well done

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  30. Queenie

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having had an excellent evening meal here...I went with friends to try the lunchtime menu. It was excellent value for money, the flavours and quality of the food were so good...Kung Po Chilli Chicken was so nice...Staff attentive and friendly... We will def be going back!!!

    1 person found this helpful

  31. Kelly

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there loved it will definitely be going again.

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  32. DavidM

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good Service from start to finish. Lovely Food. And a complimentary Birthday Cake when they found out it was my Birthday.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. CliffR

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food. Excellent service. Very clean and value for money.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. TeresaT

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant. Hade a whole menu for vegetarian and gluten free choices. Food was delicious and the service was brilliant. Very friendly and fast service. Would definitely recommend. Was quite quiet when we went so hopefully will start getting busier as only just re opened.

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  35. Susie

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice food, some very tasty dishes but the service was very poor. Orders were wrong and starters brought out separately instead of all together. Staff didnt seem to know what they were doing. 2½ hours for starters and mains, not a great first impression but we'd give it another try because the food was tasty.

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  36. KatieD

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is amazing. The quality of the cutlery and plates are incredible. Best Chinese I’ve had. I was a regular customer to Shanghai 1814 in southampton and this is the same at a fraction of the costs. The service and decoration of the venue isn’t spectacular but the quality of the food makes up for that.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. JoanneH

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic night out, nice to see the Compass Rose thriving. Wonderful food, live music, service was a little slow when we 1st sat down. 10min before server came to take drinks order, but they were very busy. Would definitely recommend. Will be back.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely neal here last night fri 26th. The food and service were excellent. Advice given to my wife on the vegetarian range.she had the veggie mongilian beef it was lovely. I tried it very nice. Ambience was good though we found it a little cool. Drinks especialy soft drinks a little costly. But no issues on cost of meals worth every penny.will be back

    1 person found this helpful

  39. Queenie

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Heard this Venue had been bought by the previous Chef from Hakisan in Mayfair....so just had to try it.... We loved it, the food was fresh, hot, and delicious...Kung Po Chicken was really good, king Prawn Curry and special rice was as good too... Apparantly The Mongolian Beef is very popular, so will go back to try

    1 person found this helpful

  40. JuneE

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and a great service at an affordable price… thoroughly enjoyed it!

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Compass Rose Chinese Restaurant & Bar using the Order Online button. Compass Rose Chinese Restaurant & Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. Compass Rose Chinese Restaurant & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 023 9265 3988.

Compass Rose Chinese Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 57 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 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Compass Rose Chinese Restaurant & Bar

Anchorage RdSywell Cres, Portsmouth, England PO3 5UH

Additional information

  • Area
    Portsmouth
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30 Tue–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:30 Sun 12:00–21:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Cocktail Bar, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    We are next to Morrison , which you can use google map to Morrison Car park . We provide free parking , please enter your registration number in our reception when you arrive .
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine
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