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Casual dining in relaxed surroundings  - Delaneys Southsea, Southsea, Portsmouth

Delaneys Southsea

4.5
4.5
58 Reviews
£25 and under
English
Nestled in Castle Road along with a whole host of unique businesses, we are a neighbourhood favourite with locals and newcomers alike.
Delaneys is a licensed venue offering relaxed dining in comfortable surroundings. Serving Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch, we are also open 3 evenings a week for and Evening Small Plates menu, Drinks and Sunday Lunch. Just a short walk to Southsea Common, the Seafront and within close proximity to Old Portsmouth and Gunwharf Quays.

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2 people

19:00


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    English, Breakfast, Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed 09:30–15:00 Thu 09:30–21:00 Fri, Sat 09:30–22:30 Sun 09:30–17:00
  • Phone number
    023 9273 3498
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Area
    Southsea
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 58 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

58 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was lovely, staff was kind & generally a lovely place!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bottomless brunch was fantastic, food was lush, drinks flowing nicely.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab, independently run cafe/restaurant, thank you 😊

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a gorgeous little spot in Southsea! My mom and I were visiting for a couple days, and on our last morning we had breakfast here. From the moment we stepped through the doors we knew we had made a good choice. The place was empty (as it had literally just opened), and even though we had made a reservation we were able to choose where we wanted to sit. The hostess was so lovely (I didn't get her name but we were in on Wednesday 1st) and instantly put us at ease. She was warm and friendly, and everybody who walked through the door was greeted as if they were an old friend. The restaurant was charmingly decorated, with a fabulous 50s - 70s inspired playlist going the whole time. Everything had a very homey, welcoming, neighbourly feeling, and the food was excellent. This is a really long review but I just wanted to show my appreciation and say thanks for sending my mom and I off on such a high. I will 100% be back if I'm ever in Southsea again. Thanks again, take care!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff very attentive. Great relaxed atmosphere and delicious coffee and food. We will be coming back!

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  6. Pete777

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place for a coffee or a more substantial snack and a drink. Great atmosphere and excellent friendly staff.

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  7. KarenU

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service - only feedback would be to have a wine list available as I was surprised at the price of a large glass of wine at £8.75.

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  8. IanS

    West Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service from Dolly & Scott and the Roast Beef was cooked to perfection by Emily. A lovely afternoon at Delaney’s.

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  9. Southsea14

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was lovely and the options were great, however the food was slightly cold and the eggs weren’t fully cooked

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was bland, lasagna was cold and we found plastic in the coleslaw.

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  11. IanS

    West Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely meal at Delaneys and we were so well looked after by Dolly we have booked for next Sunday to!

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  12. TheDyers

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely, quaint & qwerky little cafe in the heart of Southsea. Great service, food was lovely with a good choice available. Will definitely come again

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  13. SueC

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch - thank you x we will definitely return

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  14. ClareK

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Soooo disappointing , again ! Came back to give it a third chance for brunch w friends / the eggs benedict were ok but the smashed avo on toast consisted of 2 scoops of avo , 2 dry pieces of bread , about 10 pomegranate seeds & some salad - we asked for olive oil as it was so dry , literally a child could have assembled this dish it was sooo badly put together - my friends are in catering & had previously been there for cocktails & were v disappointed w under filled drinks as i have been there on 2 other occasions myself & experienced the under filled cocktail glass of margaritas, too . I persuaded them to return for brunch & again they left v v disappointed . Decor is faultless, but nobody seems to know what they are doing - the owner is often there but never seems to step up when things don’t quite go well - like taking the money though - gutted to be writing this - like to encourage eating out locally & supporting local places - really hope you take on board these comments because the potential is all there just needs finessing 👍

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  15. ClareA

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful lunch with really prompt and friendly service. Lovely environment too!

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  16. Claire

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered Sunday roasts and they arrived cold. The vegetables were overcooked (the carrots especially). The restaurant wasn't full so I don't know what could have gone wrong. The portions were not generous (2 slices of beef). Overall not value for money.

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  17. BenjaminD

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely breakfast , very attentive staff, Great little brunch spot .

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  18. IanS

    West Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From a warm welcome to fantastic food and a relaxed atmosphere, the team at Delaney’s are wonderful. This was just the first of many visits!!

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  19. GeorgiaJ

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely friend service, great atmosphere & decor, and delicious food with good portion sizes.

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  20. winedineroam

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have a brilliant breakfast here. The food is great, the service is warm and friendly and it's cosy and generally a delightful place to spend a couple of hours. the coffee is brilliant too.

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  21. M2023

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant service, great cocktails, and lovely setting. Would highly recommend

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  22. ElsieJ

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delaney's is our favourite venue for brunch. The menu is interesting and the chef is happy to make substitutes, if asked nicely.

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  23. MarionM

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was Victorious weekend - so we were warned of the potentially slight delay with food - explored the great cocktail list as we waited !! Daughter is GF and they were able to accommodate this - notified in advance - and even had excellent GF choc brownies available for afters Thank you Delaneys.

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  24. winedineroam

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely breakfast here, great coffee and nice surroundings.

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  25. AngieW

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit to Delaney's. Very impressed with our visit. Lovely waitress who went above and beyond to serve everyone with a smile and a chat. The food was really tasty. My lasagne was very nice, my husband's pulled pork burger a little small for his liking but was still good. We will definitely be paying them another visit when in Southsea.

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  26. CharlotteH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had brunch here yesterday, everything was perfect, really enjoyed it. Will def be returning!

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  27. Sw81

    Kent

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a little gem find! Very friendly and helpful staff and a quaint little spot for breakfast. We went past the previous evening and it looked buzzing. The breakfast options were thankfully not too overwhelming and perfect start to the day ahead. Delicious and filling. Very much worth a visit and we will be back again. Thank you!

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  28. LexH

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful revamped place. Gorgeous decor, great peaceful atmosphere. Would say that the avocado on sough dough has been better value for money elsewhere but was presented in an appealing manner. Super friendly and attentive waitress who couldn't do enough for our table.

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  29. Al7849

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went with my mum for a Sunday lunch, amazing food and incredibly friendly and attentive service. Couldn't fault it! Hopefully we'll be back again soon.

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  30. Brolly

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a well cooked breakfast at Delaneys. Good coffee. Very polite and friendly service. Would recommend.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very good.

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  32. Zelda

    Brighton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Sat for 20 minutes waiting for menus and hadn’t even been offered drinks so decided to leave. Don’t bother going.

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  33. Rachael

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, beautiful roast, lovely ambience. Will be back 😁

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff, amazing atmosphere, food was delicious. Looking forward to the next time

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  35. Lexie

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! Will definitely be back!

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  36. SallyR

    Hampshire

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always

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  37. RomyH

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited for the first time yesterday and was absolutely lovely. All the staff were absolutely amazing!

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  38. CarlyJ

    Brighton

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    First time at this delightful little place. The food was delicious with lots of yummy things to choose from. I will definitely return. Things to improve on would be a speedier request for drinks. We sat for 10 minutes without being asked, so I walked to the waitress and asked. Also, the seat at the very rear of the restaurant was lovely, but had a speaker above our heads, which was a little too loud for us to converse comfortably. I also had a regular view of the kitchen as this seat was next to the door. Possibly consider hanging the kitchen door the other way around to avoid patrons seeing the meat delivery!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All ready for us when we arrived and the lovely lady couldn’t do enough for us, even presented my daughter a beautiful chocolate brownie as a birthday treat! Cocktails were delicious too!

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  40. S3091

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here, first ones in, greeted at the door by a really lovely girl who couldn’t have been more friendly and hospitable! Couldn’t fault it- definitely new favourite breakfast place in Southsea- can’t believe it’s taken me this long to find out about it! Lived in Portsmouth for 31 years and never walked down the street it’s in…crazy!

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FAQs

Delaneys Southsea offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 023 9273 3498.

Delaneys Southsea is rated 4.5 stars by 58 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


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Google Map for Delaneys Southsea

77b Castle Rd, Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3DH

Additional information

  • Area
    Southsea
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed 09:30–15:00 Thu 09:30–21:00 Fri, Sat 09:30–22:30 Sun 09:30–17:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    English, Breakfast, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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