Village Grill - Village Hotel Portsmouth

3.7
44 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Live Sports
From an early breakfast to a working lunch, dinner for two or a big night out with family or friends, Village Grill Portsmouth hits the right note every time.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, Grill
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast:
Monday - Friday:
6.30am - 9.30am
Saturday - Sunday:
7.30am - 10.30am
Lunch:
Sunday:
12.30pm - 4pm
Dinner:
Monday - Sunday:
6pm - 10pm
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Phone number
023 9200 6245
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

Special Offers

Two dine: £29

From a set menu. 2 courses plus a glass of fizz for 2 people for only £29.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 2 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 2 people

Starts: 12 April 2018

Ends: 2 September 2018

Availability: Thu 18:00-22:00

Unlimited Sunday Carvery: £15.95 and kids eat for free

Enjoy summer everything with an unlimited Sunday Carvery at Village! Help yourself to a selection of unlimited starters, carved meats, vegetables and sides plus all children eat FREE and receive a FREE soft ice cream from the machine!

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 15 April 2018

Ends: 2 September 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-17:00

Reviews from verified diners
44 reviews
3.7 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
36%
Very Good
27%
Good
19%
Fair
14%
Poor
5%
3.7
food
3.7
service
3.7
ambience
3.7
value
78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Disappointed with food, although it was only 7pm they had already run out of swordfish. Burgers were quite dry and chewy. Overall it was very overpriced for what it is. Main meals would have been about half the price in a decent pub.

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RS
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Group of 6-age range 16 to 78-Stayed for 1 night. Everyone enjoyed the whole experience. Modern,clean, hotel with excellent rooms and staff and very good food.

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LT
4.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Had Sunday carvery on Father’s Day. Food was good quality. With good options for starter and dessert. Booked online a week or so before for 8 of us. What made this excellent for me was the staff who were attentive, thorough in their explanation of service/ food choices. They were friendly approachable and whilst busy didn’t seem too busy. So good customer to server ratio. V good and will be back!!

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J
4.0Dined on 10 June 2018

Sunday dinner was lovely didn’t really like the ice cream sundae it tasted like there was loads ice in it but I was full from my roast so was ok will be coming again

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AD
5.0Dined on 3 June 2018

This was an excellent value Sunday Lunch. The staff were welcoming and friendly. I felt the vegetables were overcooked, but my partner prefers them this way. You cant please everybody.
A very pleasant and relaxed dining experience overall. We will return.

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r
5.0Dined on 20 May 2018

A most enjoying and relaxing dining experience.
My only reservation, albeit a small one, is the tables could be cleared sooner. The food was delicious and plentiful. The staff were professional and friendly making the occasion memorable.

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KS
3.0Dined on 20 May 2018

Had a very nice time but disappointed as asked for table to be dressed nice with balloons etc when rang to check they could do this the lady called Kelly said they could do this when turned up nothing I did explain it was my parents wedding anniversary and also my mums birthday so wanted something nice to turn up to but nothing!! So wasn’t happy! When informed the gentleman he didn’t seem bothered!

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OT
5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

We had a very appetising Sunday carvery. A young lively staff provided super service..A most enjoyable experience..not to mention GREAT value ! Well done Village Hotel!

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2.0Dined on 13 May 2018

The venue is good and staff friendly but the service was disorganised, lack of communication and attention to detail unfotunately a negative effect on our experience. Although we did not complain one of the waiters overheard our conversation and did apologise he also reduced our bill.

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DF
5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

A friend recommended this restaurant so decided to try it took some friends with us and they can be very fussy but what a surprise they thoughrly enjoyed it and have already booked another meal

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JS
4.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Good value and enjoyable.

Wider selection of carveries would be better.

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LW
5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Excellent service excellent food not rushed , great value plenty of parking

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4.0Dined on 22 April 2018

It was our first time dining at Village Hotel. We had booked a table in advance thinking we could get a carvery in the evening, but it turns out they stop serving the cavery around 4pm, which was a little disappointing given that was the reason we went in the first place.
Regardless, we were very impressed by the decor and the bar/restaurant in general, and the service was initially very good, the lady that seated us took our drinks order and was very chatty and friendly.
Sadly our drinks and food took some time to arrive each time, considering there were only 3-4 other tables being waited that evening it seemed to be quite slow.
The food was very good, we both had a burger and we couldn't resist a dessert! We opted for the choc fudge cake and sticky toffee pudding.
I would definitely recommend the bar/restaurant to others as overall we had a good time!

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KS
3.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Good service, nice and clean, food was tasty and hot enjoyed the evening meal.
Breakfast was fine would have liked an option of fried eggs from main dishes.

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J
3.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Lively vibrant atmosphere shame the Thursday night set menu for2 promotion was on a football night it was quite noisey the service was good the staff are very attentive & friendly but The food took ages to arrive (45 min) my partner ordered the burger which was very dry tasteless & hard round the edges can only assume it was microwaved from frozen i had the salmon which was very nice

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NS
5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

The food was delivered without much of a wait but the chips were not very warm & the drinks are hugely overpriced.

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KB
5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

1st visit and it won't be the last. We visited Village Portsmouth for a weekend away and after a day shopping we couldn't be bothered to look elsewhere so we booked the table from our room, onarrival the bar was absolutely heaving but we were quickly shown to our table and the service was quick and efficient even though it was really busy.

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PA
5.0Dined on 15 March 2018

Ate here for 2 evenings. Food was non-stop coming out from the kitchen and all was very well presented and looking hot and tasty. The kitchen must have a very good chef and team. We ate from the set menu on 1 evening and the choice was very good as was the price. The staff were always polite and pleasant even though on the Friday evening they were kept very busy. We were impressed with the helpfulness of all the young staff and the fact that most of them lived in the area.

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DE
2.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Parsnips, roast potatoes were very over cooked and dry. Other veg was over cooked. Meet was very dry. It as was pretty much cold. Deserts were laughable they might as well been tiny tubs of cream. Eten mess had no macaroons. It would have been over priced at the normal price. Very disappointed.

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CH
3.0Dined on 10 March 2018

After passing this hotel on many occasions and like trying different places to recommend. We finally had the opportunity to give it a visit. Not having any recommendations from our friends and family. We thought for our wedding anniversary, we would try it out. Our first impressions was, sports bar! Not hotel. We looked over dressed and definitely not a place to take my mother. Ordering food, was not clearly explained .My husband asked what came with the sea bass? Told it was rice. (It didn’t) luckily, we ordered sides. Which was rustic chips and salad. They both came in tin pots. I expect chips but not a salad. Would we visit again. Well definitely not or recommend. Sounds like it’s catering for people who like sports/watching. Many public houses cater in this area for this. Shame! ( budget hotel look) Thought you were a hotel.

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JS
5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Had the pre-booked set menu deal with a room booking. Good choice and very tasty with fresh ingredients. Staff were attentive and friendly, without being overly so.

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GM
5.0Dined on 18 February 2018

16 of us, 8 kids, 8 adults for Sunday Lunch (carvery), fantastic value, great food and the buffet service was very professional.
Will be going back.

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JN
4.0Dined on 11 February 2018

Excellent value. We had the two course offer as part of the room.

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SS
4.0Dined on 11 February 2018

A long table for 8 is hard for everyone to join a broup discussion bit the meals were really good and a lovely waitress who made the evening even better. Very professional and friendly great job

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G
2.0Dined on 4 February 2018

Made booking for 3.30 arrived on time but table not vacated by previous diners so had to wait. Once we had our starters we had to ask our table to be cleared so we could have main meal. Surprised on 2 small slices of meat per person. Had to ask for gravy flasks to be refilled as all empty likewise with the sauces! Ordered drinks and had to ask 2 waitresses to see where they were and was told they were short staffed that day. Also was disappointed to see as we were eating our lunch the staff were closing down Buffett so when grandson asked for some gravy we couldn’t get him some as it was all cleared away. They took our choice of the only hot dessert and then told us they had run out! Not impressed at all. If when we made our booking for 3.30 we should have been told that we would have the end of the service with regards to food etc. Shame because we expected so much more as this was a new hotel.

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OT
3.0Dined on 28 January 2018

Great place for food and drink and we have eaten here before. However, the chicken was caked in pepper and inedible and the fries were totally burnt and so we didn’t eat them. We were very disappointed as usually the food is great. The staff were great and replaced the chips however we did not have to to wait for replacement meal.

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OT
4.0Dined on 28 January 2018

Staff need more training. Our table was not cleared very quickly and when it was cleared only half the table was done. Also the carvery was not checked if items needed restocking

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3.0Dined on 27 January 2018

The food was well presented, but is expensive. We didn’t get what we had ordered, but were happy to keep what we received, and didn’t tell the waitress, which was our choice.

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OT
5.0Dined on 26 January 2018

We went out for a meal to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary.
It was busy when we arrived the service was good, although I was a little disappointed that a few things went wrong with our drinks and food order but the team quickly put things right for my fussy Husband.

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OT
4.0Dined on 21 January 2018

A great value meal as a member of the gym; 25% off normally and 50% in January.
Good food and service; unfortunately the chef carving the meat was slightly rude when one of my guests returned for a second helping. That is the only negative.

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B
4.0Dined on 19 January 2018

Staff were excellent friendly attentive but not intrusive , food lovely

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OT
2.0Dined on 14 January 2018

Slow service, food ok but very overpriced and small portions.

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OT
5.0Dined on 14 January 2018

Went for the Sunday carvery with friends, very good selection, would definitely go again & recommend it to others

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K
3.0Dined on 10 January 2018

Was staring at hotel and decided to use restaurant.

Was pleasantly surprised with food, which was enjoyable. service was excellent.

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t
2.0Dined on 7 January 2018

choice for sunday dinner was not as good as previous. Roast potatoes were chewy and had to clear our table ourselves between courses although empty tables were being tended!

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3.0Dined on 6 January 2018

Gent who showed us to our table did not know what beers they sell. High table and stool not suitable and every time you moved the stool cushion moved. Chips not fully cooked. Desert was very good. The decor is not great as very industrial look which is not too my taste

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OT
5.0Dined on 29 December 2017

Excellent food though service could be improved, which I’m sure is due to training of new staff as they only opened 8 weeks ago.

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OT
1.0Dined on 9 December 2017

Poor service, staff seemed aloof and rather disinterested. Meat on ribs had to be hacked off - it should fall off the bone. Far too many cardamom pods in the rice.

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OT
1.0Dined on 7 December 2017

I booked a special offer 2 dine for £29 and nobody had a clue what that deal was we ended up having to choose from the festive menu which was £20 per person. When the 1st course eventually arrived after 1 hour 20 mins the roast turkey dinner consisted of 1 slice of what looked like a bernard Mathews turkey roll a tiny stuffing ball 3 small roast potatoes 6 carrots a few parsnips and 5 sprouts! Then my mum and 2 sisters had pineapple crumble which was tepid and literally tasted like sick! So overall what was supposed to be an enjoyable birthday meal ended up with us all wanting to stop off at McDonald's on the way home! Not a good experience at All!

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OT
5.0Dined on 26 November 2017

Nuce sunday lunch carvery, wide selection and good quality.
Bright modern restaurant, Helpful staff.

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