Our new properties in Portsmouth are all within minutes walking distance of the university campus and close to the city centre with its vibrant night-life, historic dockyard (where Les Mis was apparently filmed) and famous Portsmouth landmark, Spinnaker Tower.
Not only is Portsmouth great for history and nightlife but there are plenty of eating spots to fill up in between shopping or taking in some culture. We’ve taken a look at some of the city’s eateries where you can spend a Saturday or Sunday indulging your stomach in bottomless brunch delights!
The origins of bottomless brunch
Several chains and independents in Portsmouth offer bottomless brunch, a pastime which became popular in Manhattan with the addition of alcohol. Sometimes you can take your time with your eating and drinking, leisurely lounging and chatting with your friends, other times there is a limit on the time you can spend troughing. It’s always best to check the small print before you sit down so you know what you’re getting for your money. Bottomless sometimes comes with a hard stop!
This modern, eclectic restaurant with a harbour-side terrace, is in a great spot to soak up the rays reflecting off the water or get dreamy-eyed over the luxury yachts moored up nearby. For £25 per person, you can sip on some fruity cocktails or perky prosecco and indulge in its wide brunch menu for 1.5 hours. Great for bright décor and lots of light.
Bottomless brunch here at the well-known Latin American chain in Gunwharf Quays comes in the shape of a starter, main course and unlimited prosecco or draught beer for £24.95 each. ‘Bottomless’ is a 2-hour slot with an optional upgrade of £5 per person to swap to cocktails. Spice up your weekend brunch with a burrito, enchilada or cheesy quesadillas.
Popping prosecco is what weekends are all about at Monty’s in Southsea. Bottomless fizz for 1.5 hours is available with 2 courses of food ranging from baked camembert to the ‘Full Monty’ breakfast for £30. The food at this restaurant and wine bar aims to showcase the best of what Hampshire has to offer with a new menu each season to reflect locally available produce.
Top tips to get the most out of your brunch
With any offer, it comes with some conditions, so read the T’s & C’s first to be clear about what is and is not included in the deal to avoid disappointment.
Drink in moderation! Water is key; stay hydrated and don’t make major plans for the rest of the day. Set a water alarm on your phone to remind you to guzzle some down regularly.
Be punctual; every minute is precious, and you don’t want to let the team down. Order food early to avoid drinking on an empty stomach.
So, if you fancy heading out into the local area from our student accommodation Portsmouth to enjoy some brunching time, then you can see there are several choices to go for.