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Porters Steakhouse

4.4
4.4
70 Reviews
£25 and under
Steakhouse

Situated just off of Oxford street, Porters Steakhouse serves exceptional dry-aged steak in a unique and welcoming and setting.

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Booked 19 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–00:00
    Sun 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    023 8039 0694

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

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What 70 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hampshire

    Notable Wine List

  • Southampton

    Best Overall

  • Southampton

    Best Service

  • Southampton

    Best Ambience

  • Southampton

    Fit for Foodies

  • Southampton

    Group Bookings

  • Southampton

    Lunch

  • Southampton

    Romance

  • Southampton

    Special Occasions

  • Southampton

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb service, great steak and the cabbage mash was insanely good!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time celebrating our Daughters Graduation, could not fault the experience, lovely staff. Perfect evening, and amazing food. We will definitely be paying another visit

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and had an excellent time. All the food was very good including the great steaks.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Amazing service. However the steak wasn't cooked well and let the meal down unfortunately.

  5. B

    Barry

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Friendly staff Service a bit slow - it was a Saturday night and they had a big group in apparently Big steaks - sides all extras Expensive starters - at £12 a head

  6. JS

    JuliaS

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic meal, we all enjoyed our food very much, steaks were cooked to perfection. You MUST try the belly pork starter it was the best I have ever had. Excellent service throughout.

  7. LM

    LloydM

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    A beautiful steak unfortunately way over-cooked. Had the special, a bone-in sirloin, ordered medium rare. While you could tell it was a great piece of meat, served medium well, which ruined. If a steakhouse can’t get temperature right, they need to be in a different business unfortunately. I should have said something but I’m not confrontational and they should have noticed.

  8. LE

    LisaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Didn't attend in person, but booked for senior managers from work. Comments, like exceptional and amazing food!

  9. A

    Anthony

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visited on a Sunday for our anniversary which meant the roast only menu but we weren't disappointed in the slightest. Wait staff were friendly but not overbearing, dry aged roast was amazing. The food on the whole was really well cooked and tasted great. The price was worth what we paid for it.

  10. JR

    JaneR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic steaks and sauces. Amazing puddings. Superb wine. Our new favourite place to eat in Southampton

  11. DR

    DebbieR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Not a great start with our table positioned across a transit step to another seating area - should not have been a table there and it wobbled badly too and would have had drinks and plates all over the place- if we hadn’t been moved we would have left I saw a different table had become free and asked to be moved which was accommodated. Water was offered but it didn’t come and I had to ask again and it wasn’t poured for us. Drinks order arrived incorrect and 1 drink went back to be corrected Menus were very poor- torn, tatty and sticky which undermined the prices and gave a Wetherspoons feel. Prices high - starters came to £26 for two. Sides and sauce added a further £30 before the steak. Portion sizes were good though and food was excellent. Environment ok but nothing special and £132 for two which only included 3 drinks was higher than it was worth so didn’t represent excellent value snd certainly the service let the experience down The service was far from personal and this felt a bit frenetic, reactive and quite basic One member of our pair has significant hearing impairment and the noise level was difficult to manage for him Waitress only asked if the meal was ok when clearing the plates although we did appreciate the approach and chat with the manager before we left as it felt that feedback was important So near yet so far! And recommendation would be based on the quality of the food only

  12. KR

    KeithR

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was great, service was a little slow and the wait for our starters was a little long. Steak was the most tender I’ve ever tasted although it wasn’t very warm. We would definitely make a return visit.

  13. K

    Kieron

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Steaks were astonishing, the sides were nothing special. If anything disappointing considering their prices. The house sauce, while delicious, was stone cold when it arrived which was on odd contrast to the hot steak. Without question it should have been at least warm! Some of the seats in the booths are used for storage and they’re not properly fixed down, so if you slide along the chairs to get our, careful you don’t take a seat with you and stack it!

  14. JH

    JulieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food & excellent service. Would definitely recommend

  15. RM

    RobbieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Originally went in for a steak but it was Sunday so it was a roast menu. We was not disappointed as it was the best meal we have ever had.

  16. L

    Leanna

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nice restaurant with good food. Our steaks were a little bit fatty with a bit of grissle in them, however they were still tasty. The staff were very friendly, especially Josh and Will.

  17. KB

    KirstieB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second visit did not disappoint, great service and lovely food.

  18. J

    Jules

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Oh wow what a treat! Every mouthful was a gift to the tastebuds. Just wish we had had room for dessert!

  19. DH

    DavidH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, good choice of nibbles / starters and tasty steaks served in a well decorated contemporary styled restaurant. Knowledge staff with an excellent wine list. If in Southampton would gladly eat here again.

  20. L

    Lara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Sunday roasts were amazing - the best we’ve had in a long time!

  21. JT

    JTW3

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    We booked this for our 35th Wedding Anniversary after reading reveiws. To say we were extremely disappointed is an understatement. The restaurant was fully booked but completely understaffed. I know this was due to sickness but it was bad. Ordered just a drink they took ages & second one I had to tell them they had been sat on the bar for ages & we were waiting for them. Other people had also been asking them about their food as it was over an hour after ordering before it arrived. Our door was average. Not quite what we were expecting, our steaks weren’t very juicy tasted ok. My fat hadn’t been rendered enough & was tough. Thought it rather expensive for what we ate. Service was extremely poor due to lack of staff totally inattentive & forgetful ( not her fault as she was on her own) but none the less it wasn’t good. It was extremely loud & we couldn’t hear ourselves talk . Overall not the Anniversary meal we were looking forward to

  22. T

    Tracym

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal the steak tasted amazing and cooked just right.

  23. LR

    LiamR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall3food1service2ambience3

    We waited an hour and 15 minutes for our food only to be told due a large order the grill had been shut for an hour. A little frustrated and passed hungry we asked to pay for our drinks, the manager apologised and offered to pay for them which was a nice touch, he also offered his apologies as none of his staff came and spoke to us to explain what was happening and said this was a one off! The manager was first class and we’d definitely look to go back as the food looked phenomenal! I’ve recommended the restaurant due to how sound the manager was!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal with my partner and parents. Food was second to none, and the service was incredible. Can highly recommend this gorgeous food in this amazing setting.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 August 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    My partner and I booked a table at Porter’s for his birthday - his favourite meal is steak and we had read some great reviews on it. We drove from where we were staying on our holiday in Portsmouth especially for the meal, and were both very excited. We got there and were shown to a nice table by the waitress, who then asked if we wanted some water for the table. She returned with the still water we had asked for, and the menus. However, what we were not told was that as it was Sunday, the only menu we could order from was their Sunday roast menu - not a single steak in sight. We thought perhaps they had forgotten to give us the other menu, but when we asked, we were told that they had tried to update the website but it hadn’t worked, and the only food they were serving was the roasts. Although I am sure the food would have been lovely, it is not what we signed up for when booking a “steakhouse”, and if we wanted a roast dinner that would have not been our first choice. Staff had plenty of opportunities to inform us of this - when we booked the table online, when I called up to say it was a birthday, when we arrived etc. but they didn’t. We ended up leaving and going elsewhere. We couldn’t get into another steakhouse nearby as they were booked up. I felt this was a real shame as we are both huge foodies and love steak, but did not have the time to try again as our holiday was coming to an end. Overall, I’m disappointed that this important information wasn’t available anywhere, even after looking through their Instagram before I didn’t get this impression as lots of their posts talk about “a weekend of delicious steaks”. I assumed that meant Saturday and Sunday! I wish I was writing a positive review about what a lovely birthday meal we had there, but it’s just not the case.

  26. LR

    LeilaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such delicious food, amazing service, very friendly staff, would highly recommend!

  27. SO

    SarahO

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Couple of comments - all doors to the three ladies toilets did not close properly - needs attention - bottle of Viognier wine was definitely not cold enough when served. Food and atmosphere very good

  28. CO

    COYR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience1

    Not much steak just alot of fat Not worth the money.

  29. N

    Naveen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This will be my go to place if I want a roast beef dinner. The chicken also looked excellent. Generous portions too. The focaccia starter was very nice too.

  30. P

    Parslowsplates

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best roast in Southampton by far, the cauli cheese also deserves a big shout out! Even better that they now have outside tables opposite the park was lovely to sit out side in this weather. Portions were big and there was attention to detail in everything down the carrots and cabbage.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I found this restaurant disgraceful. From rude staring stuff, too over priced dry , chewy steaks . Extremely over priced food

  32. CB

    ChristopherB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food backed up by attentive service., what more does one want ???

  33. BC

    BevC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely restaurant with excellent food and service.

  34. MK

    MattKelly

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Food it happens. Would recommend the food here and we will be back. Hopefully they will quickly learn that one quirky mobile chalk-board is not enough.

  35. TP

    TomP

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best steak I’ve had in the U.K. in a long time. Absolute go to. Staff were helpful, knew what they were talking about. Great price. Steak tasted very good. We will be back for sure. Nicely furnished inside too. Good to see a restaurant with an abundance of staff.

  36. A

    Amey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and lovely service! We’ll be back for more evenings out with friends and family!

  37. S

    Susanne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Food arrived very quickly and was delicious.

  38. c

    cjn14

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    They apologised for the inconvenience and the food was delicious, but we turned up for a Father’s Day celebratory meal to find they don’t serve anything other than roast dinners on Sunday’s. This isn’t clear on here or their website so be warned!

  39. a

    allang

    Hampshire

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Food was good but overall was a little disappointing with the atmosphere at lunchtime.

  40. LM

    LiamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food in a timely manner. Service was good and we were checked on throughout

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Porters Steakhouse is rated 4.4 stars by 70 OpenTable diners

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Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Porters Steakhouse

20-22 Queen's Terrace 2 Southampton, Southampton SO14 3BQ

  • Area

    Southampton

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–00:00
    Sun 12:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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