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The Marmion

Southsea · European, British · ££££
Excellent
5.4/6
30 Reviews

About The Marmion

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.

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Address

The Marmion
20 Marmion Road, Southsea
Portsmouth PO5 2BA

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 11:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm

Chef's Choice

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Shared Dishes

Bread & Olives

With tomato tapenade & dipping oil accompanied with stuffed pepperdews
£5.95

Spicy Chicken Cheese Nachos

Served with a sweet chilli and tomato sauce, jalapeños, guacamole, sour cream and salsa
£9.95

Mixed Seafood Platter

Smoked salmon, fried whitebait, fresh seafood sticks and shell-on king prawns with a marie rose dip
£13.95
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Burgers

Original Marmion Cheeseburger

£9.95

Grilled Chicken Breast Burger

With sliced avocado, cheddar and a cajun mayo
£10.95

Spice Island Chilli Beef Burger

Topped with mexicona cheese, hot centurian 1744 sauce and loaded with beef chilli
£11.95
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Desserts

Limoncello Cheesecake

With a raspberry coulis and raspberry sorbet
£4.95

Chocolate Brownie

With vanilla ice cream and hot white chocolate sauce
£4.95

Cheese And Biscuits

With grapes and onion chutney
£6.45
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Further Information

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.

30 The Marmion Reviews

"Excellent"6/6
Vanessa J.22 days ago · 1 review

great service from bar staff and waitress and really tasty looking food. also beer and lager range very nice. surroundings unique good atmosphere.thanks very much steve

"Excellent"6/6
Gill S.a month ago · 1 review

It was a fantastic pub, the service was excellent and the food delicious and beautifully plated. Would definitely go again if I find myself back in Portsmouth.

"Excellent"6/6
imgShannon P.a month ago · 1 review

Love this place it's only the second time I've been here but the food is delicious and service are always amazing. Even brought our friends with us the second time around and they also thought it's was amazing

"Excellent"6/6
Lynsey O.2 months ago · 1 review

The food was lovely I had the chicken chorizo open sandwich delicious would deffo be back nice atmosphere, friendly staff really enjoyed it thanks x

"Excellent"6/6
imgWilliam B.4 months ago · 1 review

Well, it’s no wonder the Marmion gets such great reviews having sampled their fayre tonight I can only but agree. We booked a table on line and went straight to the table after ordering drinks about 5:30 PM, nice atmosphere and an ideal setting for a restaurant in a busy, social pub. The girl who served us was very helpful and friendly, difficult when you are the only one front of house, we just got there before the evening staff arrived, so no complaints. I Initially thought it funny there were no starters (trust me, you would struggle to get through mains course with their portion sizes), just olives and bread – bit more than that, bread with salsa dip, bowl of olives, bowl of red peppers with soft cheese and balsamic vinegar dip for the warm bread, lovely and filling which is why our eyes were bigger than our tummies. Mrs B had nachos with cheese and chicken with bowls of sour cream, guacamole and salsa plus jalapeno chillies, quite fiery but very nice. I had battered cod with humungous chips, mushy pea bowl and tarte sauce (all sauces chef prepared). What a gorgeous fish, so fresh too in a thin batter and a large piece too, as good or better than any fish & chip shop. We both went for the GF lemon cheesecake, wowsers, this took the experience to a new level, it was beautiful in every way, artistic presentation with a nice strawberry & a couple of raspberries’, little bowl of sorbet to balance what I can only describe as handmade lemon curd taste to die for and a sumptious cheesecake on a light fluffy base of biscuit. At this point, there was no room for an espresso, I /we were done, you know that over-eaten feeling after a blowout Sunday roast, that feeling… To conclude, you better be hungry

"Excellent"6/6
Andrea L.4 months ago · 1 review

The Marmion tavern provides excellent food and the staff were friendly and attentive. Good for vegetarians with a specific menu section for them. ( a couple of vegan options)

"Good"4/6
Gregory B.a year ago · 1 review

I went on New Years Eve to the Marmion Bar, we had reserved a table for two people. We got there on time, and the restaurant was fairly busy we were seated, and ordered our meal after a wait we were served with an excellent and quality plate of food. Thank you to staff.

"Excellent"6/6
Caroline H.9 months ago · 1 review

Easy online booking , food was fabulous , service was superb . Throughly enjoyed our meal , great atmosphere . A little gem of a place and would highly recommend.! We will be returning ! 🥋👍🏻🍸❤️

"Great"5/6
William P.10 days ago · 1 review

very quiet when we got there so wondered whether would book next time. \new menu in force but plenty of choice. We had very good olives, hummus, bread and halloumi sticks for starter followed by fillet steak. Wine prices fair and friendly service.

"Good"4/6
katherine e.3 months ago · 1 review

A good relaxed meal (above average in quality) but nothing to write home about. I like to have a starter - there are no starters on offer just bread while you wait which is okay if you're into olives and that sort of thing. I liked it but my partner wasn't so keen.

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