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aBar Bistro, Portsmouth

Located by the Camber Docks in Old Portsmouth, aBar Bistro is a great place to eat amazing food, drink equally amazing wine and watch the boats go by.

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Now called The aBar Bistro, there’s been a pub or eatery on this spot as far back as 1784. And even though the name has changed many times over its long history, it’s remained a consistent sight in the ever-changing landscape of Old Portsmouth.

Thankfully, the Napoleonic Wars are now over (phew) but it remains a place to go and enjoy excellent seasonal food with a view of the bustling port.

Open for lunch and dinner, this is a firm favourite with many locals who return time and again for the excellent food and paired back ambience.

Serving up people-pleasing dishes such as moules mariniere and the famous aBar Burger (which comes served in a delicious brioche bun) the restaurant also has one of the best wine selections in the city. And no wonder – it even has a standalone wine merchants – Camber Wines – just upstairs.

New in 2021, aBar’s wood-burning pizza oven puts Pepperoni, Margherita, Bresaola and more on the menu all day Monday to Saturday. It also comes as a takeout – a tasty sofa supper if you happen to live in the ‘hood (lucky!).

Planning a Christmas get-together? After last year, we all deserve a good party – or three! aBar is a great spot for a lively or low-key celebration. Available from 26 November 2021, parties of up to 60 people can book for lunch, afternoon sittings or dinner, dining from a delicious, modern British menu filled with top-notch produce.


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58 White Hart Road, Old Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2JA
023 92 811585

Opening hours
Monday: 12pm - 11pm
Tuesday: 12pm - 11pm
Wednesday: 12pm - 11pm
Thursday: 12pm - 11pm
Friday: 12pm - 11pm
Saturday: 12pm - 11pm
Sunday: 12pm - 10pm

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