If you thought you knew this historic venue on Marmion Road in Southsea, think again! The Marmion has been recently renovated and rejuvenated, taking a new lease of life as a stylish, smartly designed modern gastropub that still has a strong appreciation of its heritage. It’s a lovely spot for an after-work drink in Portsmouth (the bar is stocked to the gunnels with good grog), but where this gem really comes into its own is in the kitchen. Driven by a dedication to local and British ingredients – delivered fresh every day – The Marmion has an innovative menu that changes with the seasons. Seats fill up quickly, so be sure to book a table before you visit.
Contemporary in its outlook but with heritage at its core, Southsea gastropub The Marmion fills a much-needed gap in the local culinary scene with its excellent lineup of enticing dishes, refreshing drinks and quality entertainment under one roof. Portsmouth locals couldn’t be luckier to be within reach of this Marmion Road gem, which consistently impresses one and all with its convivial atmosphere and five-star service.
Taking centrestage in The Marmion’s kitchen is an abundant supply of fresh and seasonal ingredients that make up the wholesome British fare the restaurant is known for. A few particular favourites you might be lucky enough to come across any time, are the king prawn, avocado and mango salad, carrot, quinoa and tahini burger, and a limoncello cheesecake with raspberry coulis. Whether you’re looking for a place to kick back with a round of after-work drinks or to gather friends and family for a hearty Sunday roast in the Southsea district of Portsmouth, The Marmion is your top spot. Given it’s popularity, however, you’ll want to reserve a table before your visit to snag the best seats.
I visited for lunch, the food was lovely and a very reasonable price for the quality. The staff were friendly and helpful. I only have positive things to say and will be visiting again.
Lively place with very friendly staff. We had a delicious cheeseburger and truly excellent fish and chips! We would love to return next time we visit Portsmouth. A reservation was a good idea on Saturday night.
Spent the evening of England's Semi Final here and had a wonderful night. We book a table to eat and they politely phone me and told me that as the football was on it would be a limited menu and would probably rather loud. We didn't care! The food was to die for. We will return. Great night and great atmosphere.