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The Florence Arms, Portsmouth, Hampshire

The Florence Arms

4.3
4.3
221 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
  • Neighbourhood gem
  • Good for groups
  • Good for business meals

The Florence Arms Gastro Pub & Restaurant has been an established pub in Portsmouth for decades. Refreshed and reopened in 2015 the pub offers traditional cask ales, craft beers and fine wines alongside traditional and quirky cocktails. We have a varied Gastro Pub menu available from 12pm - 9pm daily. Vegetarians, Vegans and Gluten Free catered for.

Groups, families and couples welcome. Dogs permitted in bar area, please notify us if you are bringing a dog or we may not have a suitable table on arrival.


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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British, Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00
  • Phone number
    023 9200 7888
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    We host weddings, private sit down meals, wakes and can offer exclusive use of the dining space. Please contact us for more details or visit the website.
  • Area
    Portsmouth
  • Cross Street
    St Catherine's Street
  • Parking Details
    Free parking for 3 hours on the road outside
  • Public Transit
    The Circle
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 221 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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221 Reviews
  1. RichardA

    Bath

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First visit. Very impressed with quality of food and drink. Service was quick and friendly. Good choice from menu. Would definitely return.

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  2. MarkC

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a welcoming pub with brilliant food. We will be back next time we’re in Southsea.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    POOR. Booked on a sunday, for OBVIOUS reasons. arrived, seated, menus given to us - only to THEN be told they’ve run out of roasts. I completely understand kitchens run out of things but if you’re a gastro pub and you run out of ROASTS on a SUNDAY. I 100% think you should let bookings know. Complete waste of time, is a shame as looked nice online.

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  4. TheGrunningMan

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our roast lunches at the Florence Arms.

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  5. EvelynW

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a little gem of a place, the food was outstanding with excellent gluten free choices. Huge portions, we would have liked a dessert but was so full up we couldn’t manage one. Beautiful restaurant with fantastic staff that made us feel very welcome.we will definitely be returning when we visit southsea again.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Isle of Wight

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked via Open Table but the team who greeted us were not aware. We were offered 2 tables which were both away from the bar area which we wanted. The server said she’d be back to take our order but we ended up going to the bar to get drinks after 10 minutes. Our server didn’t return so we pulled a waitress over to take our food order. Our food arrived within 15 minutes however there wasn’t any cutlery on the table so we waited another couple of minutes for that to arrive. We requested sauces, seasoning and water for the table. The sauces arrived but the salt, pepper and water did not. The food was presented well and quality of produce seemed very good. For the price I’d expect to have a more attentive experience.

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  7. PatriciaN

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good meal, good helpful staff, nice place. Would visit again when next here.

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  8. furks

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Breakfast was great on two of our three days there. The scrambled eggs on the last day was poor. We did eat just the one time in the evening. My burger was good but my wife's pizza was not great. If you have a wood fired pizza oven I would expect the dough to be fresh and the cheese to be mozzarella. Neither was the case.

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  9. AbbieS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic meal at the Florence Arms. I am coeliac and it is difficult to find good food that is reliable and staff that are knowledgeable and understand cross-contamination for a strict gluten free diet. Staff were attentive and provided great service. I can highly recommend!

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  10. AnselS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    We hit a quiet spot - Thursday lunchtime. We were virtually the only diners so the ambience was zero. Service was excellent and friendly but the food was mediocre. The music was too loud for an empty pub and imposed upon the conversation. I wouldn't go so far as to call it a gastro pub. At £45 a head including drink and service, there are places that offer better value for money.

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The Florence Arms is rated 4.3 stars by 221 OpenTable diners.

The Florence Arms does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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


Google Map for The Florence Arms

18-20 Florence Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2NE

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    St Catherine's Street
  • Area
    Portsmouth
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British, Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Free parking for 3 hours on the road outside
  • Public Transit
    The Circle
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    023 9200 7888
  • Private party facilities
    We host weddings, private sit down meals, wakes and can offer exclusive use of the dining space. Please contact us for more details or visit the website.
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