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Port Solent

Portsmouth's prime destination for food lovers is an attractive marina full of restaurants and cafés of every variety, making it ideal for a meal out.

In Portsmouth's chic dining quarter, Port Solent, elegant waterfront buildings house top-quality restaurants of every kind and hundreds of yachts bob in the calm waters. Visit for more than an evening and you'll see that food isn’t the only attraction in this stylish location, with specialist shops dotted throughout the marina. A sleek cinema and a health and fitness club help make this one of the city’s most desirable locations.

Sit down for a romantic meal for two at one of the port's many picturesque restaurants. Choose from Italian, Mexican, Indian and a wide variety of national cuisines to suit all tastes and budgets. Bring the whole family along for a relaxed and special meal that will keep the children happy. Sample lobster and other fresh seafood caught just that day and finish off your meal with dessert from Port Solent’s ice-cream parlor.

Many of Port Solent's restaurants are famous for their atmosphere. Look for Dean's Diner, which recreates a classic ‘60s American diner, complete with a jukebox and big burgers. The Watermark offers dancing and DJs with your harborside dinner.

Before you fill up on fantastic food, explore the specialist and local shops around the area. Try on shoes or search for quality sports equipment and unique maritime merchandise. Browse the Trading Post to find wares from independent businesses or stop in the tea rooms for a hot drink and pastry. Nearby, find a traditional barber and a pet accessory shop that doubles as a dog café.

Port Solent is located north of the city center. From Portsmouth train station, it’s just a short drive. Use the available free parking. Perhaps the best way to arrive, however, is by boat; if you're lucky enough to be on a yacht, sail into the marina for an unforgettable evening of eating and drinking.


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Portsmouth Marriott Hotel

Portsmouth Marriott Hotel

Southampton Road, Portsmouth
4.0
of 5, from 247 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cosham, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and Spinnaker Tower.

Village Portsmouth

Village Portsmouth

Lakeside North Harbour, Western Road, Portsmouth
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cosham, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Port Solent, Portsmouth International Port, and Portchester Castle. Gunwharf Quays and Spinnaker Tower are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£61
Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - North

Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - North

Eastern Road, Portsmouth
4.5
of 5, from 75 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Farlington Marshes and within 6 mi (10 km) of Gunwharf Quays and Spinnaker Tower. Fratton Park and Port Solent are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£46
Farmhouse

Farmhouse

M27 Junction 12 A1 Junction 5, Portsmouth
3.3
of 5, from 63 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Portsmouth, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fratton Park, Portsmouth International Port, and Charles Dickens Birthplace. St. John's Cathedral and Wedgewood Rooms are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£75
Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays

Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays

The Plaza Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth
3.8
of 5, from 206 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Gunwharf Quays, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gunwharf Quays and Spinnaker Tower. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HMS Warrior are also within 10 minutes.

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ibis budget Portsmouth

Fratton Way, Southsea
3.4
of 5, from 75 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Southsea, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Fratton Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gunwharf Quays and Spinnaker Tower. Wedgewood Rooms and Kings Theatre are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£90
The Royal Maritime Club

The Royal Maritime Club

Queens Street, Portsmouth
3.4
of 5, from 45 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Gunwharf Quays, and Spinnaker Tower. HMS Warrior and HMS Victory are also within 10 minutes.