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5.3 /6 Excellent 81 Reviews

Rancho Fareham

Town Centre Argentinian £££ +100
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About Rancho Fareham

Serving up award-winning steaks in a South American-style, Rancho is a mecca for meat lovers, with a number of different locations scattered across Hampshire, and you’ll find the Fareham branch located on West Street in the town centre. Importing the finest beef cuts from Argentina, Rancho are experts when it comes to serving up the perfect steak. Sink your teeth into the lomo de churrasco (thin spiral cut beef fillet marinated with fresh garlic and parsley), some Peruvian spiced cod or adobo chicken, or some other South American favourites like the fajitas or empanadas. There’s plenty of choices for veggies on the menu at Fareham’s Rancho too, so round up all your friends and book a table now!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 21:00
Rancho Fareham, 109-111 West street, PO16 0AB Fareham

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81 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 81 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: excellent
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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2 reviews so far 6
09.08.2017 12:02

The steak meal was very good but unfortunately we were the only ones in the restaurant. Couldn't fault the service or anything else. Maybe the bad weather was to blame.

1 review so far 6
06.08.2017 16:40

Great food and service good night out the waiter's made our night very special and nothing we asked for was a problem best steaks and ribs in Fareham .

1 review so far 6
28.07.2017 09:15

Fabulous restaurant. 2nd time we visited this week as we're on holiday here. Need one up North please! Foods delicious and great service both times.

1 review so far 6
27.07.2017 18:57

I cannot recommend Ranchos in Fareham enough. The service was friendly, efficient and above all patient. The food sublime and cooked to perfection. The steaks were so tasty and the rib meat just fell off the bone it was so tender. The puddings went down well and the pina colada was perfect. Thank you xx

1 review so far 3
22.01.2017 14:09

The food was good and reasonably priced, the wine was OK if a little overpriced, when we first went it had just opened and we were a little disappointed with the ambience as it felt crowded and very noisy when all tables are occupied. Unless you have a table in the foyer and put up with the constant in/out, as well as being in a 'shop window' the main area of the restaurant is really the only place to sit. This is still cramped and very noisy when fully occupied, the more the noise level rises the more people try to compete to be heard, the increased levels lead to staff rushing around in the limited space between tables. All of this makes the dining experience less than enjoyable when trying to converse with your dinner friends and we couldn't wait to get out of there. The place needs to move to bigger premises and we will not be going again because I do not expect to pay restaurant prices for fast food ambience.

1 review so far 5
02.08.2017 11:01

We were kept waiting a long time for our meal and had to comment on it to the staff. They were quite accepting of this . Some of the items for the chef's special salad were not available so they gave us as best they could and took the price off the bill. The wine we asked for was not available so they gave us a better quality as the same price - it was very good. The meal however was extremely good as were the staff. It did not put us off going again, in fact can't wait for an occasion to repeat.

1 review so far 5
22.07.2017 16:12

We were a party of 6. Five people had steaks which were excellent. However one had gambas which didn't live up to expectations. When this was reported to the waitress she immediately came back and said we wouldn't have to pay for them., which was quite acceptable. It was one of our parties birthday and the brought some cake and a candle for him which they didn't charge for so all in all a successful visit. We will be back.

1 review so far 6
04.03.2017 08:45

Our first time going there and we had a fabulous meal. The steaks were cooked exactly how we asked for them and all the meat was so tender, it melted in your mouth. Can't fault anything about the meal or service and the price we paid was certainly worth the quality of food we received. We will definitely be going there again.

2 reviews so far 5
27.03.2017 15:58

We had a lovely evening at Rancho. The steak was done to perfection with tasty sauces and plenty of veg and saute potatoes. Service was very good and I had a complimentary glass of wine which I think may have been as it was mothers' day. I have been there before and will definitely go there again as their fillet steak is excellent. The cost of the meal was very reasonable.

1 review so far 4
17.07.2017 23:20

The T-bone steaks were very flavoursome and we both enjoyed them. We each ordered pepper sauce, not having been told that three other sauces came as part of the meal, and therefore feel that money was wasted on them. Service was friendly and pleasant though rather slow considering there were not many other diners. This was not the fault of the waiting staff. Perhaps the kitchen was short-staffed? One minor complaint was that the air-conditioning was set too cold for my comfort. Would we come again? Yes.

1 review so far 6
01.02.2017 13:50

The food here is always beautiful. I'm not a big steak eater, but their meat is premium quality and cooked to perfection, so I can't resist. The rest of the menu is fantastic too, and I especially recommend the empanadas or the onion soup for starters. Also, the staff are always friendly despite being rushed off their feet!

1 review so far 6
01.01.2017 11:55

Had the steak trio - 1 rump, 1 sirloin, 1 tenderloin, total 350 grammes - easy to spot the rump but the other two more difficult. In all very excellent. Starter & desert both excellent. Ambiance excellent. Service excellent. Will be going again. Don't drink so cannot comment on the wine selection.

1 review so far 6
13.02.2017 10:45

We went to rib night on Wednesday which was lovely, the ribs were amazing the service was really relaxed, friendly and quick, although we went on rib night which I'd highly recommend we had a look at the rest of the menu and would definitely like to go back for something different

1 review so far 4
21.01.2017 09:32

The food was really good, however the service wasn't that great, we had to wait for such a long time for someone to take our order, (about 45 minutes until I got fed up and asked someone if we could order) and then again to get the bill at the end of the night. We were the biggest table in there and yet it was as though we were being ignored the whole time!

1 review so far 6
24.04.2017 12:15

Fantastic service, fantastic food. Not rushed or pressured into buying extras. Had the trio medium rare - cooked exactly as ordered and would def recommend. One suggestion - maybe they could do a Sunday roast with the best cuts of beef? I'm betting it would taste amazing!

1 review so far 5
04.03.2017 11:05

Absolutely wonderful choice and quality of food. Very polite staff. The only reason I gave a score of 5 as opposed to 6 was that the staff appeared rushed ( its small inside and tables were filling up quickly to be fair) but it left an element of feeling " get then in and out asap)

1 review so far 5
30.07.2017 08:16

As always the food was great for both adults and kids a warm friendly atmosphere but not too much, the only annoyance is by the time you have had a steak and rib Combe (making you feel very full) there is only one card machine so on busy nights you do have to wait to pay

1 review so far 6
01.03.2017 09:08

This lovely clean restaurant has fantastic service and offers the most amazing steak selections in the area. I am a regular customer having been totally won over by the standard of the food and personal service. This is a restaurant not to be missed.

1 review so far 4
06.03.2017 11:53

Had a really nice meal and service was good, my staff really enjoyed . Shame was a little bit ruined by a rude manager telling us we were too noisy right at the very end of the night when there were only two other diners left in the whole place ?? there were better ways of saying goodnight and thankyou for your custom .

1 review so far 5
15.02.2017 19:29

It was a busy night and service was initially slow in getting drinks but after that all was ok & food arrived on good time. The steaks were good although you have to pay extras for chips & sides for some menu options. Overall good place to go for good steak

1 review so far 6
24.01.2017 07:21

We had a lovely evening out with Incredible food and excellent service. Been meaning to visit for a while and am so glad we did. Ordered the most expensive item on the menu and was not left disappointed. Great value for money.

1 review so far 5
15.02.2017 15:12

Very nice experience, I had the valentine's menu with a fillet steak medallion for a main. It was was abit overdone, however, still very nice. I definitely would go back to experience their main menu fillet steak to compare against the Argentinian steaks I regularly had in Germany.

1 review so far 5
08.08.2017 17:30

Excellent service and food. Steaks were cooked perfectly. Only disappointed that we were charged for a piece of fudge cake with a candle in it when I told the staff it was my sons 18th birthday celebration and it was on that day. I thought this was complimentary.

1 review so far 4
15.01.2017 08:38

There were very few tables filled so it was easy for the staff to manage. However the order didn't come out correctly to the table. The steak was cold and the waitress obviously couldn't identify a fillet from a rib as we given the wrong dishes. Disappointed and after my previous experience I won't be rushing back to soon.

1 review so far 5
22.12.2016 09:49

All my guests were very happy with their choices. I had a rack of ribs which was too big for me but the dog will enjoy the left overs. Service and table was fine. Next time I will have a more moderate steak. Sticky toffee pudding great.

1 review so far 5
08.01.2017 20:33

We had a lovely evening at Rancho's. The service was great, with friendly attentive staff. The food was lovely, with just a couple of things my husband felt could be improved in his meal but nothing major and we would definitely return and recommend this restaurant.

1 review so far 6
08.03.2017 13:11

wonderful food excellent service, ribs and steak so tender and succulent, what more can anyone wish for !!! really worth a visit ! it was very busy on a saturday night but still good food and excellent service

1 review so far 6
29.06.2017 11:41

Ribs day. Excellent quality ribs and lots of them. Nice atmosphere, helpful, friendly staff. Came with my son who lives in Brazil and is used to high quality steak houses. He loved it. Left full and happy.

1 review so far 6
21.01.2017 19:16

Really enjoyed our meal and the ambient surroundings. The food and customer service were also good. We have been here 3 times before over the last 2 years. We will definitely go again.

1 review so far 6
16.07.2017 17:54

Very nice place. Staff very friendly and efficient. The food was very good as well. Will definitely be returning soon. Very fast being able to book on line which was a great help.

1 review so far 5
09.02.2017 07:18

Our first visit, very well run place with the manager went out of his way to make us feel welcome. All you eat ribs to much for us, good food ,good staff, good value what more do you want!

1 review so far 6
22.01.2017 10:29

Great food and service from the friendly staff at a very reasonable cost. There was no complaints from any of our party. Would go again to sample some other dishes on menu.

1 review so far 6
18.07.2017 07:30

We had a wonderful expierience with you yesterday, only the second time we've been to you but once again we werent disappointed. Had the nicest steak I have ever had, thankyou :)

1 review so far 6
22.01.2017 08:20

Great food, service and atmosphere. Had a really good birthday celebration. The staff were nice and helped with the cake and balloons that we had brought in. Would recommend this restaurant

1 review so far 6
29.01.2017 09:06

Very good service, awesome food. The staff were polite and professional and they made us all feel welcome. We will be going again and will be recommending to family and friends

1 review so far 6
15.03.2017 08:09

From walking through the door to leaving we were really well looked after by all the staff at this fantastic restaurant in Farnham. Great Food & Drink, brilliant service...highly recommended

1 review so far 5
22.01.2017 11:03

Unfortunately as I booked online at 4.40pm and they don't review online bookings after 4pm had to wait 25 minutes for a table to become free. However the food was excellent and given free garlic bread.

1 review so far 5
25.01.2017 08:02

Waited awhile for table booked for 8 pm and drinks order came quickly however waited ages for someone to take food order ! However once that arrived it was ok and food was incredible !

1 review so far 6
12.02.2017 10:20

Excellent service throughout with very helpful and friendly staff. Fantastic food really generous portions. Definitely recommend rancho to all my friends and family and will visit again. 5 star

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 18:12

We have been 3 times now. Always excellent. We took some friends along for the first time, they both loved it very much. Like Arnie said I'll be back..

1 review so far 6
27.02.2017 07:30

Nicely designed restaurant. Had a very good meal, the steaks were all very tender and perfectly cooked. The service was excellent, although it was a fairly quiet Sunday evening.

1 review so far 6
26.03.2017 10:25

Good food, efficient service, very jolly atmosphere. Table was well laid out and chairs were comfortable. Our waitress was splendid, and delivered all our requests speedily and accurately.

1 review so far 6
30.12.2016 19:40

great food staff were excellent. biggest beef chop I have had in a long rime and so tender. you have to try it a very under rated restaurant

1 review so far 6
01.01.2017 08:47

This is our third visit and each time has been of the same standard ,Nice atmosphere , friendly good service, food EXCELLENT !!! Will definitely back soon .,

1 review so far 6
30.01.2017 10:32

Very good - beautiful meal, delicious steak, lovely wine and good service. This is the second time we have visited and we weren't disappointed. We will come again!

1 review so far 5
29.03.2017 07:53

Good food. Friendly and efficient service. Good buzz within the diners. Tables cleared promptly. A good dining experience which I would recommend to others especially those who like eating good well prepared steak.

1 review so far 4
17.08.2017 09:58

Our food was lovely and service good but did not like the seating, it was very close to the next table and in the noisy bar area with everyone looking at you whilst waiting to be seated or ordering drinks :(

1 review so far 6
25.01.2017 08:00

Excellent food and great staff. Everyone should try here . The menu is varied enough to cater fo most people's taste. Food well cooked and we'll presented

1 review so far 6
21.02.2017 14:11

This was our first time and we were well impressed. It was out Wedding Anniversary, so we were very pleased with the meal and service. Thank you.

1 review so far 6
09.03.2017 07:47

Brilliant, had a very large table of 15, had no trouble with service, staff were fantastic and food was excellent! Definitely enjoyed ourselves, would recommend to anyone!