Lovely Lunch Spots in Portsmouth

If you’re on the lookout for a new lunch spot, then look no further because we’ve put together a list of delicious places in Portsmouth where you can grab some grub…

The Garage Lounge

On the corner of Albert Road you will find The Garage Lounge, offering a selection of beautiful handmade cakes, sandwiches, soups & salads. The brunch menu is served between 7.30am and 3pm, boasting a selection of delicious fry ups, pancakes & coffees. The award winning independent cafe has a relaxed vibe, with vintage interiors & is the perfect place to kick back between lectures.

The Southsea Deli

Newly opened, The Southsea Deli can also be found on Albert Road, and is in fact just across the road from The Garage Lounge. Each day they serve one freshly made vegan salad option, one vegetarian and one meat, satisfying all dietary requirements. You can also pick yourself up a mixture of fresh olives, chocolate avocado pots & fresh produce, all locally sourced. With a couple of cosy tables, pop in here with a pal or grab lunch on the move.

Parade Tea Rooms

Against the beautiful backdrop of Southsea Seafront, Parade Tea Rooms serves breakfast, lunch and high tea everyday. However the main attraction is certainly the ever changing selection of cakes and pastries made in-house. With high tea you can even enjoy champagne or prosecco, perfect for those lecture free afternoons!

Bread Addiction

Bread lovers will LOVE Bread Addiction. From sourdough to pumpkin seed loaf, spelt bread to rye – the options are extensive and you may just become addicted. Choose your filling from a varied list ranging from different meats, cheeses & salad items. They offer a brunch menu on the weekends, so if you don’t fancy lunch here, perhaps a more leisurely Saturday morning visit would suit you better. They are even serving up freshly made hot cross buns. Just in time for Easter!

Unami Street Food

If you’re a fan of all things meat, Umami is for you! Located on Elm Grove, just opposite our Kingsway House apartments. Whether you fancy a platter of chicken, a juicy burger or a lamb pitta, this place has you covered with a wide selection of ethnic street-food style mains and sides. And don’t worry if you’re a veggie, falafel is on the menu!

Belle Isle

The Belle Isle’s famous loaded nachos are the perfect cure for those less-than-fresh days after a heavy night! Located on Osborne Road (just a stone’s throw away from the seafront), the locally run bistro is perfect for a drink, a light lunch or a huge feast. Its relaxed atmosphere will leave you wanting to make it your staple hangout.


If you’re a fan a proper Italian pizza, traditional pasta dishes and mouth-watering antipasti platters, Circolo is the place for you. Found on The Osborne Road in Southsea, Circolo is perfect for getting a group of mates together for a slap up meal and drink. With an affordable menu and trendy interiors, there’s no reason why this couldn’t be your new mid-week lunch spot.