Village Pub & Grill - Village Hotel Portsmouth
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Carvery has been unexpectedly replaced with an extremely poor effort at a Sunday roast . Both my partner and little girl sent theirs back. Only positive was the member of staff.
Over hour and 20 minutes for a roast. Place wasn’t even busy. Use to regularly won’t be going back. Roast was awful.
Food was cooked to perfection, loved the sharing platters for valentines ❤️
Went for the roast, bad choice, frozen roast potatoes veg very poor and enough meat for small child
This manages to have a very relaxed atmosphere with a sports bar feel to it but combine that with really good service. All the bar and waiting staff were friendly, polite, very helpful and efficient. The food was good and overall we enjoyed a very relaxing evening.
Very little meat which was cold, very hard vegetables and the cauliflower cheese was anemic and oozed water. Main meal served on a wooden server which was only letting the water run everywhere on the plate. Very very poor main course.
Lovely pub grub however it was a little expensive.
Unfortunately I was under the impression that this was a restaurant & booked a table for my partner & myself as it was his Birthday. It was a very loud, unorganised, messy sports bar. The food & drink were very expensive. Restaurant prices for Pub grub . Had to order all food at the bar including desserts. The waiter was pleasant enough but was clearly rushed off his feet trying to keep up with the food coming out from the kitchen whilst there was numerous bar staff stood around chatting. I will not be returning.
Food was very good value, well presented, staff were very nice and helpful.
No one approached us regarding table booking just had to seat yourself. When we went to the bar to order drinks took a good 5 mins for anyone to attend to us even though not all staff were serving just standing around. When seated no one took or order but took people’s who were seated to there table and came after our arrival. We had to get waiters attention to take order. Food was not enjoying my husband had grilled Salmon wraps he said the salmon was ice cold like it had been in the fridge and it definitely was not grilled look like it was out of the tin. Will not return. Staff were not on the ball and seemed like they were not paying attention to customers at all it was very unorganised.
New Years eve
Very nice place, warm and welcoming. Could not fault the food or the service. Was not rushed in and out and enjoyed our evening out. Would have no hesitation of using again or recommending to others.
This was our 3rd visit
Lack of service is unacceptable.
Every time we had to wait a very long time to be seated. Staff just ignored us.
On our first visit we had Sunday lunch , Veg looked lovely but meat had a lot to improve . 3 thin slices of cooked meat ( looked like cooked sliced beef / cooked turkey you get in Tesco ), food was served on the wooden board , it was warm. Our daughters received their food after good few minutes during this time our food got completely cold . We didn’t complain.
This Sunday waitresses and manager spend more time in the kitchen than on the floor.
They didn’t even clean the tables around us.
We had to ask girl from the bar to clean our plates. Then after about 20 minutes had to go and ask to serve us. So disappointed
Such a lovely place and good chefs as we see improvement in Sunday’s lunch . All you need is good waitresses/ waiters on the floor.
Have been previously and everything was great when there was a cavery. This time was for my birthday and we were both very very disappointed. The starters were not labelled prior to service and weren’t until we were leaving so had no idea what most were. Main courses were lukewarm at the most, I had a roast and my daughter the steak frites, the roast was mainly cold, I have never seen white stuffing balls ah that was because they couldn’t have been in the oven for more than 5 minutes, carrots and Brussels were almost raw as was the limp cabbage that had graced the plate along with 3 roast potatoes that couldn’t be described as roast more boiled than anything, gravy was watery and served in a thermos flask. My daughters steak was very tough and fatty with cold chips also no mushrooms as noted in the menu. The waiting staff were polite when they appeared but very inexperienced as didn’t know anything about the menu really. I did complain as I didn’t eat very much of the food and our drinks (soft) were removed from the bill but still felt that £27 was steep for what we were served. Back to Toby cavery for us which is such a shame as also members at the gym and enjoyed a swim and then lunch there on a Sunday
Whilst i understand that this is a hotel, the price for a plain burger and fries at £10 and rising to £14 is scandalous judging by the size of the burger.
Otherwise staff and ambiance of the dining room were great.
We have been to a Sunday Carvery before which we enjoyed. Your advert notes all day dining it does not mention that there is a pub like menu for the afternoon and a different menu if there is one for the evening that’s if there is a different menu for the evening. It was our wedding anniversary and we wanted to try something different, whilst the food we chose was good the menu choice was limited not having waitress service, going to the bar to be served I felt was poor, in fact with that and the limited menu choice we nearly left to go elsewhere, waiting a while at the bar to pay our bill (no staff for at least 5 mins) was quite frankly annoying fortunately there were no other customers waiting, overall very disappointing
Great food, delicious, though we were disappointed that there were no deserts left. So they had to bring out these tiny and dry chocolate brownies which needed cream of something at very least. Book early slot to avoid disappointment!
When we arrived there was no starters out and we had to ask, our roast dinner was warm not hot had to send back to be hotter had to ask for the sauce and the gravy they took ages to clear plates had to ask for them to take them so we could have deserts, picked deserts and they were not nice very warm and runny which cheese cake shouldn’t be like that! The other deserts were the same not nice at all, service very slow and needed prompting!
Lively fun venue. Staff excellent. Meals well cooked and presented. Reason for 4 stars not 5 is menu could be a bit more wide ranging.
Ordered drinks on arrival and didn't receive them for 20 mins. Ordered 5 meals 1 of the meals without onions as the person ordering has an allergy. When his meal arrived it had onions in the side salad and in the burger. The waiter said the chef didn't think a red onion was an onion..... There was also onions on the burger. Ordered a different meal and this one arrived without onion about 15 mins later than the rest of the meals. Although this was then not charged it spoilt the evening.
Food was poor service not great, this is second time we’ve had a bad experience here thought we’d give it another go.
Won’t be back !
More like sitting in a pub than a restaraunt but Sunday lunch buffet was very good. Service not that good, had to ask for a waitress more than once, but if you can accept that (which we did) it is definitely worth a visit
The whole experience was poor. They ran out of food for the roast which meant two of our party didn't have meat. They ran out of parsnips and greens. I plated my meal for them to run out of gravy and then had to wait 10 minutes for more gravy. It was a truly poor experience and I will never go there again.
Really great food at a very affordable price. There weren’t too many people whilst we were eating and nothing seemed rush unlike other carvery’s locally.
My First time for a Sunday Carvery at the Village Hotel and I wasn’t disappointed. There was a very choice of starters the Roast dinner was very good I chose the Roast Beef which was really tasty and very tender my only complaint was the roast potatoes and parsnips had lost there crispness but this is only a minor complaint overall the meal was tasty and unlimited. A good choice of deserts too I chose the Ice cream sundae and the Cheese cake both of which were very nice. My wife who was vegetarian was offered the nut roast which she thoroughly enjoyed. Overall a very pleasant Sunday Roast and will definitely return in the near future
Sunday roast very poor all hard and cold could not eat it had full refund
Beef was super tough - inedible. Staff friendly and attentive. Drinks over priced
We had sunday lunch, great value for what you can get and the kids eat free which is great news! Food wasn't as good as last time though, wonder if it was because we ate later this time, meat a bit tough and the cauliflower cheese was really stodgy
Fantastic service and good will be coming again for sure
Lovely meal, waiter brought a complimentary glass of champagne for me
And my partner as it was her birthday , nice touch from the.
Would recommend the meal and the hotel , lovely atmosphere and building
So good as usual!
Very light and airy, food good, we had lunch and enjoyed the experience.
Arrived and shown to a table, straight away asked what we want to drink without being shown a menu. Waited for 10/15 minutes with no menu still. We asked to have a carvery but were not instructed how it works or if we had to wait for a plate etc. So had to grab a waitress to ask if we could go help ourselves. The pood was very poor, had no flavour and was dried up. The sundae was just ice cream with a bit of chocolate sauce drizzled over (mainly on the outside of the glass). Nobody asked us how our meal was at any point. When the bill came we were shocked at the price of the carvery and also the drinks (a tea and coffee nearly £6) as we hadn’t been given a menu the whole time we were there. Complained to the waitress about our experience but nothing was resolved so we paid and left never to return.
Bright and airy restaurant with comfortable seating. Good selection of staters and main meal was hot and tasty. Will return.
Very good food and fast service
Had second thoughts when given a tablet to order you food and drinks on but easy to use plus staff very helpful. We had fish and chunky chips . Chips were chunky and hot plus fish just fell apart when cut into.
Had chocolate cake and cream for desert the caje was to die for . Top marks all around .
Good service but let down by tough roast Beef and absence of horseradish.
Carvory was ok, nothing special, the meat portion was very small one slice of beef and one turkey, the beef was far to raw, just brown on the edges, and raw in the middle the sausages had run out and told that was it, veg average nothing special.
Waitress didn’t explain starters/main / desert to us just left us to it. No option for just mains, and one party member wanted just veg and potatoes no meat or starter/desert and they didn’t offer this, when booking it said limited time at table etc due to being busy, we were the only table?!? overall I wouldn’t rush back
We went for my birthday and maybe because the table was booked quite late for Sunday carvery 15:30, I found the vegetables disappointing, the meat was delicious. There wasn't much in the way of desserts left either. Will go again but a lot earlier.
The rooms in the hotel are well equipped with lots of gadgets but the actual size of the rooms are really small (mine was on the 5th floor). Whilst ironing I almost had to stand on the bed...there is no place to put/store anything. Quirky I think is how best to describe the rooms....it’s like they had too many ideas for each room and have tried to cram them all in a quite compact space. We ate in the restaurant and the food was nice and tasty but the service was absolutely abysmal. I got the idea that the staff didn’t really know what they should be doing and it was 75 mins before we were eating our mains.....we ordered 4 beers. They were poured and left on a tray on the side for what seemed like an eternity. In the end one of us went and got them ourselves
Village Pub & Grill - Village Hotel Portsmouth is rated 2.9 stars by 156 OpenTable diners.