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Lemon Sole - Portsmouth, Hampshire


Pick your own seafood restaurant run by husband and wife team Richard and Sue Buswell.

Style of food on offer: Seafood
Price Guide: £15.01 - £30.00
Bar Facilities: Wine / beer

Review Summary

Lemon Sole has received 4 reviews, giving the following average ratings (out of 10 - higher is better):


The reviews can be seen in full below these details.

Address and Contact Details

123 High Street
Old Portsmouth

Telephone: 023 9281 1303
Website: Click here

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Customer Reviews for Lemon Sole - Portsmouth

Fawlty Towers has nothing on this - review added on Mon 5th Mar 2007

I took my student son out for lunch on Saturday, having booked table in advance for 1.30pm. The food was fine: fish fresh and cooked well if a little unimaginative. However the service was absolutely appalling. The waiter (manager?) was more interested in the football match on the radio and from the start gave the impression that he didn't want us there. Our meal was accompanied by loud whoops from the kitchen area, including some mildly bad language. Having paid (over £100 for two including service) and whilst we were finishing our coffee he told us to hurry up as they wanted to close. Apart from being downright rude, this is not the attitude I would expect at a restaurant that charges these sort of prices. Needless to say, I shall not be going back again.
Overall: 2
Food: 4
Service: 2
Ambiance: 4

Good food, but pricey - review added on Sat 10th Mar 2007

I've eaten here twice and had an enjoyable meal both times. The waiting staff we very good both times, but on my second visit the manager did not seem happy that we were all drinking water (it was a very hot day and we were about to attend my graduation, so I certainly wasn't going to be drinking!)You can choose from a fairly short menu, but most people will instead select a fish from the fresh counter at the back of the restaurant. There is a wide range to choose from, and you can have it cooked however you like. You pay by the gram though, so it can get expensive, especially if you go for a larger fish.
Overall: 6
Food: 8
Service: 4
Ambiance: 6

Lemon Sole the food was awful - review added on Sat 13th Dec 2008

Lemon Sole the food was awful, paid around £27 for my main course which was meant to be a mixed fish grill with lobster, the fish looked and tasted if it had been boiled in the bag, the lobster was very rubbery and could not be eaten, other meals had missing items. We started with mussels which smelt awful and tasted the way they smelt and also had to be sent back.
Overall: 1
Food: 1
Service: 3
Ambiance: 3

Recommended Dishes: Eat elsewhere
Sloppy food - review added on Sun 1st Feb 2009

the chowder tasted like a thick gloopy soup with previously frozen prawns and hugh rubber bands floating in it, the main meal reminded me of Birds Eye cod in sauce, the fish was sloppy the mussels were done to oblivian with many broken or not open then the bill arrived at a whopping £81 never again this is one of the worst meals I have ever had
Overall: 1
Food: 1
Service: 3
Ambiance: 3

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