About Shorties Restaurant

You’ll find American food and a warm welcome at Shorties Portsmouth on Bellevue Terrace. Known by many locals at the go-to spot in Southsea for burgers, steaks and ribs alongside excellent vegetarian options, you’ll feel instantly at home at Shorties. Choose from delicious options such as deep fried, golden whole tail scampi, an 8oz chargrilled burger with all the trimmings including fried onions and pineapple rings, breaded, stuffed garlic mushrooms or a full rack of tender pork ribs glazed with BBQ sauce served with a jacket potato covered in lashings of real butter. As you can see, this is a popular spot – and with good reason too – so advance booking is recommended.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Shorties Restaurant
Bellevue Terrace, Southsea
Portsmouth PO5 3AT

Menu Highlights



Soup of the Day


Brussels Chicken Liver Pate

with toasted French bread

House BBQ Chicken Wings



Fillet Steak

A 8oz fillet perfect for those who prefer a lean and tender cut, cooked to perfection, as you like it.

Full Rack of BBQ Ribs

Tender back ribs of pork glazed with BBQ sauce. Served with chips or a jacket potato.

Fresh Fillet of Salmon

A large portion of fresh Salmon grilled with garlic butter or just grilled plain.


Warm Apple Pie

Served warm or cold with freshly whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Chocolate Nut Sundae

Ice Dream Sundae - Crushed nuts with chocolate and vanilla ice- cream.Topped with freshly whipped cream and chocolate sauce with a chocolate flake.

Banana Adventure

Dessert for Two to share - Coffee and vanilla ice-cream with sliced bananas and crushed nuts, topped with whipped cream, sauce, chocolate flakes and the magic sparkler!

28 Shorties Restaurant Reviews

28 Reviews
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Great value
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Tilly P.8 days ago · 1 review

Lovely bit of steak and big portion meals. Very good price. All food came out very quickly too even though the resturant had a lot of sittings. Amazing service from staff.

Rachelle B.16 days ago · 1 review

Staff are really friendly and give great service. Happy to help with anything. Food was fantastic, steak was cooked to perfection. I would highly recommend.

Dave W.18 days ago · 1 review

Great food and atmosphere,the waitress overheard us wishing my wife a happy birthday and told the manager who put on happy birthday and gave my wife a free cocktail,great gesture,lovely staff,many thanks to you all.

Tasha W.24 days ago · 1 review

Brilliant!! Great food great prices. Was quiet but very cosy and felt very looked after by staff who made a big effort as it was my partners birthday.

Suzie T.a month ago · 1 review

We had a lovely time at Shorties. We had a Groupon for a steak lunch, although due to a mix up, the restaurant owner agreed we could have se it on an evening. I went along with my mum last night, and the restaurant was packed out! We had pushed our table time back half an hour at the last minute & this was happily accepted. Throughout our visit, the staff were all very friendly & chatty, yet professional. The food arrived & wow, it was a huge meal! A big steak (which I had suspected was sirloin, and it was). I had asked for medium rare, and it was definitely medium, however it was so tender and so delicious that it didn’t matter. It came with a large side of chips, garden salad, and lots of mushrooms, all equally delicious! We are not really pudding eaters so we asked the resta I would definitely go back based on food and service, however the decor is very very dated. If this restaurant was brought up to date, even modernised to a basic standard, I would go back again and again.

Toni M.a month ago · 1 review

Lovely food, great value and wonderful service in a lovely old-fashioned and 'intimate' restaurant. A whitebait starter was shared between two of us and was plentiful and fresh. The steak mains were accompanied by a fresh simple side salad and delicious mushrooms and we had a side of onion rings which were also good. A delicious bottle of rosè was a mere £13.95! I look forward to returning :)

Vanessa T.4 months ago · 1 review

It was quite chilly in the restaurant, with the occasional short blast of heat. We hadn’t been to Shorties for about 18 months and expected a few changes eg price, menu, I was disappointed with the salad that which was included with my steak, wish I’d known it contained most things I don’t like in a salad (peppers, cucumber,onion) and I would of asked if I could change it for something else. Apart from that the meal was very nice and we will be returning.

Claire M.3 months ago · 1 review

The service was quick and the waitresses were lovely. I had fillet steak which was cooked perfectly for me (medium rare) which decent portion of chips and salad. However I reckon the salad could have been a bit better. I also had the calamari to start which wasn't that great. A bit too cooked and thick batter for me.

Sarah H.3 months ago · 1 review

Visited with friends whom had been before many years ago, there was a good choice of dishes on menu & although venue was busy the service was very good & there was a pleasant friendly atmosphere .All in our party enjoyed their visit & their food

Shellie N.4 months ago · 1 review

Considering that there was an electrical fault, the staff were amazing and the chef cooked by candlelight our meals were absolutely beautiful. The steak was the tenderest I have eaten in a long time. Thank you for a wonderful evening.