Number 73 Bar & Kitchen

4.5
236 reviews
£25 and under
English
Small plates, Fillet steaks, Home made burgers & hand crafted stone baked Pizzas are just some of the things on offer prepared in-house by our Head Chef Mat Nicolls and his team using only locally sourced, fresh ingredients.
All our Wines and a chunk of our spirit range is brought to us by our friends at Portal, Dingwall & Norris based in Emsworth stocking & supplying only the best wines and spirits.
We're mad keen on Cocktails too! Our list isn't huge but it's carefully selected featuring Classic and Contemporary cocktails showcasing what we do. We're so passionate about it that we only use fresh fruits and we make all our own syrups, settling for nothing but perfection. Fresh passion fruits in our Passion fruit Martini's and fresh figs and dates in our Espresso Martini. We spend a lot of time squeezing lemons and limes too and dehydrating our own fruit !

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 236 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere, brilliant service. Only minor point, billed prices different to that stated on menu

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IanH
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for 1pm greeted at the door and shown to a table by the window. Nice and cosy, warm atmosphere. The waiter was extremely appropriately attentive. The tapas were delicious and drinks were served quickly. The main courses were superb, cooked exactly as asked for. The waiter was friendly and efficient. The manager also confirmed we were happy with our meal. A superb dining experience.

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ChristinaB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff are amazing here, their goal is obviously a great customer experience. The food is delicious. Love coming here, totally recommend

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sharonl
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Awful food extremely slow service overpriced and hardly anyone in there !
Tried once didn’t like it - have it the benefit of the doubt .. never again !

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GabbyH
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal of tapas with some good wine. We will be back!

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AndyCrook
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately I had to review everything as low as possible as despite successfully making the booking and even supplying card details in case we did not show up, the restaurant was in fact closed for the day. This was extremely disappointing and frustrating for the 6 of us who then had to try and make other arrangements which at Sunday lunch was destined to fail.
Upon checking the opening hours I saw that the establishment doesn’t open on Sundays, which means I should not have been able to book a table with extra security and confirmation of this afterwards.

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Lady
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I booked for my son (and wife) as a celebration meal for him. Unfortunately his food wasn’t up to standard. The cod in his starter was overdone and chewy. The lamb he’d asked to be medium came out lukewarm and well done. As for the sticky toffee pudding, just demerara and granulated sugar on top, not caramelised. All in all a poor experience.

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Sophie
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice and staff were very friendly! Would definitely come back again!

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StephenW
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food in a lovely setting. All the staff were exceptional and nothing was too much hassle. Can’t wait to go back!

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LucyC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our first visit. Fantastic and friendly service and great food within a lovely setting. Will definitely be back.

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DebbieB
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, good service and enjoyable food. The desserts weren’t as good as the last visit. My brownie was quite dry, a little over cooked. Last time we had a dessert from the specials board and it wowed me.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff who were very accommodating, good quality of food

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Beamsli
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Midweek gamble didn’t pay off. We have dined at Number73 several times before and found it to be pleasant enough to want to return again, this time for our Wedding anniversary. We felt a little rushed from arrival being the latest table booked that night, although the service wasn’t swift. The plates have been replaced with cheap slate platters which food slips/rolls off. The olive oil and balsamic dressing that accompanied the breads was in a deep narrow pot so bread was saturated in oil before reaching the balsamic. A side was missed from the order and slow to follow after prompting. Overall an alright experience but not as good as previous times.

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AngelaP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would definitely recommend 73 Bar and Kitchen to my friends and would certainly go again. The staff and service were excellent and very attentive.
Great food, great staff and very nicely decorated.

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Shauna
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

booked a table for 7:45 didn’t get our drinks until half an hour in & was ment to eat but no one took our order after we sat for an hour & half until someone come and asked for our order, We left & chose another restaurant to eat in. Drinks were good but service was very bad.

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RebeccaD
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic place to eat and drink would thoroughly recommend and this was my second visit did not disappoint

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Rumer
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the girl who served us was on her second shift there, she was lovely, very smiley and helpful

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ShannonM
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW, what a beautiful place.
I can't recommend this place enough, it was truly amazing.

The staff were extremely polite and attentive, smiling throughout my time there. The tapas style food was beautiful and encouraged us to try new things, food was presented beautifully and all tasted amazing. Then the atmosphere of Number 73 was brilliant, lively bar with a range of seating and then a more relaxed dining area. Decor was perfect for the feel of the bar, everywhere was spotlessly clean and well kept. This bar/restaurant is perfect for just a few drinks or out for an evening meal, it is worth every penny.

Me and my partner will most definitely be returning to try other things on the menu, as everything looked amazing as it went past to other tables. It really is a lovely night out 💕

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DiannaM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, drinks and service. Highly recommended.

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CaroleP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Don’t eat out locally normally but this was very nice not what you expect for Waterlooville far better

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DanA
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service the team where very welcoming.they even gave my partner a free drink for her birthday

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ZoeK
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service amazing! A little too attentive at times , not a bad thing but communication between the waiter and waitress is a must so that when one ask the table a questions 1 minute later the other doesnt ask the same as you feel a little under pressure to choose from the menu and drinks order but otherwise wonderful and we will be back xxx

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Lewis
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team provided an excellent experience for me and my partner. Top service and equally as good food!

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KellyL
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Lovely food. Service was little slow and getting the menu given to us , drinks. Ordered as an extra with brunch, mushrooms. But only received one mushroom which cost 50p!! We mentioned this and one more mushroom was bought out for us each. When I’ve ordered brunch at other places you get a few mushrooms. So found this little odd. Lovely place tho

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BryanR
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just so thankful to be able to go out and have a meal, the whole team did such a great job and we’re welcoming and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
6 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely meal at this great bar and restaurant. Staff and manager were really attentive throughout, food was deliciously and the entire evening was a delight.

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really great place to eat I would definitely recommend

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ClareW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food with a choice of tapas, pizzas and pub meals. Great ambience with modern decor having been sympathetically modernised, and great service. At last, a really nice restaurant in Waterlooville and wish them every success.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👍🏻👍🏻good

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LizH
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really love this restaurant - great food, wine list and gins. So lucky to have this establishment on our doorstep.

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DavidB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal, we chose the tapas. The staff and service was excellent. Would recommend to anyone. Give it a go.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Only bit of criticism I have is not a great deal of meals and cocktails to chose from all abit limited. I wouldn't go back again for that reason which is a shame as staff and everything else was amazing.

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RachelE
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Love the new menu, great tapas and main dishes. Great service and love the venue! Perfect date night venue or a night out with family/friends.

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KathC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our visit to this restaurant. Service was exceptional - waiters were funny and efficient. Food was lovely and good portion sizes. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All in all a very good night.Only let down was our desert of brownie and ice cream.The brownie was straight out the fridge and not warm.
We did mention it to the manager on duty but he just apologised and said the kitchen must have missed ours.
Could have at least offered a complimentary drink as it was a birthday occasion.
Music was turned of at 9pm and killed the atmosphere.
Apart from these things we had a good night.
Four London rd has it spot on.

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Binz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good but maybe menu could be more varied with a little less chilli. Service was excellent. Overall a pleasant evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Went for breakfast here with my husband. Service was very good food was ok

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LauraP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, service and overall experience! The lamb rump melts in your mouth. Beautiful cocktails. Will recommend to everyone!

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KarenL
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third visit, very tasty food and well presented, it would be great to have fish on the menu or specials board. The staff were friendly and accommodating! I would say this place is a little gem and we will be back!

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FoodieGal
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Visited for the first time on the 14th of August, and felt over all it was a pleasant experience.
The service was excellent, in fact I'd even go as far as to say it was almost too attentive, but very nice, polite and professional service by all staff.
The food I felt was a little over priced, but very nice, and I think the portion sizes were spot on, hence why I thought a little over priced for what they were.
The only negative I would say, was the music! It was a bit too loud for me!
When I go out for dinner with friends, obviously we like to have conversation, and unfortunately I found the restaurant side very loud. The guests were loud, but the music was very loud which is why I think people were kind of shouting!
I know my party were having to repeat a lot of what they said, because most of the time we couldn't really hear each other!
I think quieter, more serene back ground music is a bit more appropriate for the a restaurant!
However, after we'd eaten, we decided to move to the bar area to carry on drinking and chatting and we thought it would be a but quieter on that side, but we found that to be just as loud!
Over all, it was a very nice night, but if you asked me to name one thing I wasn't really happy with, it would be the music!
Therefore, I will be giving Number 73, 4stars!

FAQs

Number 73 Bar & Kitchen offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 023 9226 1618.

Number 73 Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 236 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.