The Garden Southsea

Florence Rd, Portsmouth PO5 2NE
$ Bar-B-Q

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Reservations

Booking Notes:

Our number is 02392008555.
7pm is last sitting - tables must be vacated by 9pm.
Reservations are for guests ordering from the main Menu only. Tables for Breakfast/Brunch, Drinks & Cakes are walks in only. For groups of 8 or more please call 02392 008555
Please note tables of 6 or more will be contacted for a deposit to secure the booking.
Tables are held for 10 minutes only after the booking time.
Breakfast / Brunch menu served 9am - 12pm, Lunch/Dinner served 12pm - 7pm (last table)

Business Info

  • Address: Florence Rd, Portsmouth PO5 2NE
  • Cross Street: Somerset Road
  • Cuisine: American | Bar-B-Q | Contemporary | Desserts | Italian | Mediterranean | Pizza | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 02392 008555
  • Features: Hotel Dining, Sunday Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Date Night,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Dine Outside 12:00 - 21:00
Valid between: May 24, 2021 - March 31, 2022

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Yes well behaved dogs are very welcome!
Our last sitting is 7pm with all tables vacated by 9pm. This is to ensure peace and quiet for our neighbours and hotel guests. Breakfast & Brunch is served 9am - 12pm Lunch & Dinner menus are served 12pm - 7pm (last sitting)
From May 17th 2 households OR a maximum of 6 people from more than 2 households can meet indoors or up to 30 outdoors. As such we can take group bookings. We require a deposit for tables of 6 or more.
We are in a lovely sunny spot so relax and enjoy your table for up to 2 hours.
Breakfast tables are walk in only from 9am. We can't reserve these tables.
No problem! Please call 02392 008555 or email [email protected] to book in.
We have a lovely indoor area too with floral bar and boutique decor - come in and shelter from the rain if tables are available.
No the whole area is strictly non smoking
Tables of 6+ will be contacted after booking to pay a deposit of £10 per person to secure their booking.
Due to the high number of no show tables we have had to start taking deposits for tables of 6 or more. If you book a table of 6 or more online please contact us on 02392 008555 to pay your deposit or we will call you.
Free parking is available in the immediate vicinity of the Restaurant, or on Southsea Esplanade 3minutes walk away. Please check for time restrictions.
Of course! We have a vegan menu.
Of course! We have a kids menu.
We can accommodate some groups (COVID restrictions allowing) but there are a variety of things we need to check due to our location and offering - call 02392 008555 and speak to Charlotte.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.76 out of 5 stars based on 308 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 11, 2021
Laura B.
Lovely restaurant, excellent service and great food!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 06, 2021
Gemma G.
Amazing food and lovely atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 03, 2021
Clare H.
We had a great meal in the cabin with our puppy. We were made to feel very welcome with him . Food was excellent. Definitely will return

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 02, 2021
Joanne S.
The food is excellent and the portions are very generous. It was a great evening and the staff are very welcoming. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 01, 2021
Marion M.
Lovely little hidden gem really friendly and great food would definitely come again

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 01, 2021
Hannah A.
Loved everything, the food, the staff friendliness and efficiency, and the beautiful surroundings. We sat inside as I wanted to be outside of the sun and it was lovely. There was definitely more food than I thought there would be and it was delicious and filling! Will definitely be going back!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Aug 31, 2021
Sarah B.
Lunch menu - A beautiful setting, gorgeous food and staff professional and friendly. So good came back for breakfast next day and again good did my disappoint. Would recommend this gem of a place.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 30, 2021
Paul N.
Perfect!!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 29, 2021
Rachael R.
Fantastic vegan food and excellent service. Would highly recommend. The vegan crepe brûlée was amazing.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 7/10
Aug 27, 2021
Carol B.
Perfect in every way - good food, fresh and well cooked. Slightly annoyed that I didn’t book the second night

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 20, 2021
Jane W.
We were very impressed with the dining options & the garden hut was comfortable. We enjoyed the food which was generous portions & the staff were particularly helpful & very friendly. Very much looking forward to our next visit.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 18, 2021
Theresa J.
Excellent … wonderful Lunch

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 16, 2021
Lauren M.
Loved it! Great atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 03, 2021
David B.
Loved it!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 02, 2021
Emilie R.
We love coming here! Pizzas are delicious and staff are always super friendly.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 31, 2021
Stella W.
Delicious food, lovely setting and very friendly attentive staff. Will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 24, 2021
Kyriaki T.
Amazing food and service! Wood oven pizzas are so tasty! You should also try the corn ribs!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 23, 2021
Sally-Marie B.
One of my favourite hidden gems of Southsea. Sat in the Summer House as we had a little one with us and didn’t want to be out in the sun and the experience was lovely, very intimate. Staff very attentive and welcoming as always. Can’t wait to come back!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 22, 2021
Jo M.
Food and setting was amazing. Staff very attentive..

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 22, 2021
Angela B.
Loved the food and loved the fabulous atmosphere of the pretty garden setting.... and the staff were so helpful and efficient.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 21, 2021
Abbie P.
Brilliant staff. Loved the food, although maybe slightly too much cheese on the pizza but still enjoyed

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 17, 2021
KAREN S.
A lovely setting, great food and very attentive staff. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 17, 2021
Jane S.
Lovely relaxed atmosphere, looking forward to returning soon

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 16, 2021
Mimi R.
My new favourite place to visit! The staff are friendly and attentive, the vegan menu is incredible and the food is the best I’ve tasted for a long time. Loved it so much I visited again in the same week and will be back again soon!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 10, 2021
Aimee L.
Great food, lovely setting, attentive staff, would highly recommend a visit!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 09, 2021
Bethan P.
Food and service was amazing!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 02, 2021
Charlotte R.
What a lovely new place! Friendly staff, amazing food & beautifully designed. Highly recommended, even made a feline friend :)

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 26, 2021
Michelle E.
Beautiful garden area, lovely quiet street and the food was incredible! Best pizza we have ever eaten! We had a great time and can't wait to come back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jun 24, 2021
Kerry F.
Food was delicious! The two vegan meals were amazing, with the burger being the nicest I've ever tried. My friend had the creole corn which he loved and apparently the salmon was beautiful too. Service was very friendly, very reasonably priced and we hope to return when the weather is brighter so we can sit out in the garden. I've already recommended it to friends. Thankyou.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 19, 2021
Jamie H.
First time visiting and loved our dining experience in the summer house. We will defiantly be visiting again. Food was delicious the wine delightful, and our hostess very attentive

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jun 19, 2021
Lorraine R.
First visit to this little gem of a restaurant. Oh my goodness what an absolute delight this venue is. Would highly highly recommend. Brilliant decor, amazing service by Ami and the food was incredible. Have already told lots of friends and cannot wait to visit again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 18, 2021
Michael B.
LOVE IT ALL ... the family business, the most amazing pizza ever... the staff...

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 06, 2021
Jacqui W.
Great atmosphere, fantastic service and food. Loved it!

Overall: 10/10
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May 27, 2021
Jo T.
Amazing restaurant - can’t wait to return in the sunshine

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 22, 2021
Kirstin K.
This restaurant is located in a side street off of the seafront. Its outside in the garden of a boutique hotel and is set with tables and large umbrellas and a summer house for Al fresco dining. Off to the side a pizza oven where most of the food is cooked. The atmosphere is relaxing. Staff are polite, attentive. The menu is well put together and offers a separate vegan menu which is a bonus. We were a party of 5 and had a pizza, chicken breast burger, beef burger, the corn ribs and the camembert in homemade bread. All were well presented and we all ate the lot. No complaints there. Dessert was only for 3 of the group and the chocolate brownie was good with salted caramel ice-cream but a little bit small. Though the ice-cream for the other 2guests was a locally sourced and great quality it was small overpriced and came in a tub like you get at the cinema. That was disappointing after such well presented food before. Overall a good choice. The weather will effect the number of people that visit here but we will come back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Aug 02, 2021
Lorna T.
What a lovely place to eat! I rarely if ever give full marks, no reflection on the place. Lovely set-up, fantastic pizza. Definitely plan to go back!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 10, 2021
Emma S.
Loved it. Clean up service after food could have been a little quicker but only a very minor gripe.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jul 04, 2021
Michelle L.
This was my first visit. What a gem of a place. Fantastic menu and the table we had meant we could watch everything being cooked. The only reason I didn't give 10 was because I want to leave something for when I visit again.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 08, 2021
Karen K.
Lovely food, freshly prepared, good choice of areas to eat (inside, outside or in the hut). Staff were lovely too. Would definitely visit again if in the area.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 30, 2021
Sharon D.
I had a gin which would have been so much nicer in one of the large gin glasses and a garnish!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 27, 2021
Sandra W.
Lovely place to eat, everything is great here, we had family visiting Portsmouth and the Garden do a really good Vegan menu. Well worth a visit!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 06, 2021
Wayne H.
The garden is a great little place. Food was excellent. Service excellent. My only reservation was on booking on line it asks if you are booking for any special occasion but do nothing to acknowledge it when you arrive or leave. If it’s not important, don’t ask.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 03, 2021
Cara W.
A lovely dining experience - great food and service.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 15, 2021
Elizabeth M.
A fabulous oasis of peace with the added benefit of great vegan food in beautiful surroundings

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 5/10
Aug 26, 2021
Rita G.
Pizza chefs uniforms were dirty as was the cloth being used Expensive for average pizza and burger was basic

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 18, 2021
Elizabeth F.
Our waitress was lovely but service overall was slow. Food was tasty. Lots of options for vegans and meat eaters alike. I would return, hoping for better service.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 30, 2021
John C.
Very nice, but no desserts menu.