The Kitchen Southsea

4.4
18 reviews
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£26 to £40
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International
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays

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About

Executive Head Chef - Jamie Thompson
From Gastro pubs & hotels to Super yachts in the Mediterranean & South Pacific Jamie's career so far has taken him around the World catering for some of the World's most discerning guests. From baking his own bread daily, creating exquisite pastries & desserts in a 2 rosette restaurant to outside catering on barges & private estates Jamie has honed his skills in all areas of the kitchen & creates unique menus based on the season's best ingredients from quality local & international suppliers.
Please note for bookings of 5 or more a deposit is required to book.
No children's menu is available.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
International
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Saturday 6pm onwards
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Phone number
023 9200 8555
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Jamie Thompson
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Public Transit

Portsmouth & Southsea station

Portsmouth Harbour station
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wine
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London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food with Master Chef presentation.
Warm friendly welcoming lady front of house

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JE
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

went here for a 49th birthday meal on a Saturday night and i was a little nervous if i'm honest as i have never eaten anything like this but thought hey just roll with it. Well i was blown away by the staff and the food. the staff were friendly and welcoming and helped picked the best wine for the food we had. The food itself was by far the best i have ever tried and well worth every penny i spent. I couldn't have asked for a better meal and company.

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MB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Starters were excellent. Main courses were good except cod which was salty. Desserts were unusual but didn't taste as expected but not in a good way. Petit fours brought with bill rather than with coffee. Service was adequate but not good

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CP
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Very quiet experience, almost like dining in a strangers dining room. You could easily hear other tables conversations which I didn’t enjoy and we felt as though we had to whisper. The background music was barely audible so could’ve done with turning up a notch.
Food and wine was lovely and the service was great. Decor and layout of restaurant was stunning.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Second time I have been in recent months. Amazing customer service, fab vegan menu if booked in advance. Be aware the there is a significant price increase at the weekends. However, their red pepper risotto was to die for!

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PW
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

A real gem, right in the heart of Southsea. Visited for my wife's birthday and we loved it.

Food was very good. Atmosphere was just right.

Service was good although on the night we thought they were a little short-staffed.

We will definitely be returning!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here, not the last time! Excellent.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent food but the service was initially very slow and the amuse bouche was overlooked.

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Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and incredible food. Who would think parsnip sorbet would work - but it so does!! Cannot recommend The Kitchen highly enough.

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Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere quiet and relaxed good for conversation, staff pleasant and attentive.
Good choice of options on menu all beautifully cooked and presented.

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L
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Long wait between courses. Food was not great. Very disappointing for the prices they are charging.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

We were greeted with ‘hang on a minute am finishing this’ before being sat at a table at the top of the stairs and the floorboards bounced as the staff walked up and down
We were given the wine menu but no food menu until we asked and waited an hour before the
Amuse Bouche showed up
Service was slow / disjointed and they were not overly busy
The food was enjoyable the venison fantastic but We felt the staff -although pleasant- need a bit more finesse
It was my husbands birthday and this was iced on to his dessert plate which was a nice touch but on leaving we were left to hunt for our coats so overall
a little disappointing ....

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Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Bit of a disappointment, food looked the part but was lacking in flavour, service was slow and unfortunately a glass of wine served to the table was completely off!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for an amazing evening . We were treated like royalty, the service was fantastic., we felt very special without feeling uncomfortable. Food was incredible, cocktails and other beverages were very good . The ideal place for a special treat . We loved it , thank you .

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GT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding . From first greet to leaving the whole experience was exemplary

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Bath
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and excellent service. What a find!!!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked last minute and so glad I did. The food was devine, the staff professional and the setting was intimate.

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Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal with amazing food and service with great knowledge of ingredients and cooking methods for each dish served.

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