Port Solent

Travel Guide
Port Solent which includes a bay or harbour

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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Jurys Inn Southampton
4 out of 5
1 Charlotte Place, Southampton, England
The price is £60 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
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Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour
Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour
4 out of 5
West Quay Road, Southampton, England
The price is £75 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
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Holiday Inn Southampton, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Southampton, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Herbert Walker Avenue, Southampton, England
The price is £63 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
This family-friendly Southampton hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Mayflower Park and WestQuay Shopping Centre. Southampton Cruise ...
4/5 Very Good! (597 reviews)
"Excellent rooms and close to cruise terminals"

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Holiday Inn Southampton, an IHG Hotel
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Coldeast Mansion
Coldeast Mansion
3.5 out of 5
Coldeast Drive, Sarisbury Green, Southampton, England
The price is £66 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
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4.1/5 Very Good! (132 reviews)
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room2 Southampton
room2 Southampton
4 out of 5
1 Queen's Terrace, Southampton, England
The price is £72 per night from 13 Feb to 14 Feb
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room2 Southampton
The Old Radar Station, St Boniface Down, Ventnor NEW LISTING
The Old Radar Station, St Boniface Down, Ventnor NEW LISTING
Down Lane, The Old Radar Station, Ventnor, ENG
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