ICONIC VIEWS, FISH & CHIPS AND A TRULY GREAT ENGLISH PUB
You can’t help but love the unique experience of a cold beer in hand, the sun in your face and the majestic view of the Mont San Michael ferry passing you as it sails to France. It’s one of the many heart warming sights that The Still & West offers on an almost daily basis, at this local institution down on the water in Old Portsmouth.
Like other Fuller’s pubs in Portsmouth, The Still & West puts a huge emphasis on its food offering and with spring now here and summer just around the corner, the menu is now very much up and running and offering a selection of freshly cooked, seasonally influenced dishes prepared by chef, Luke Emmess and his team of chefs supported by general manager, Jason Kemp.
…cold beer in hand, the sun in your face and the majestic view of the Mont San Michael ferry passing you as it sails to France
…mussels served in the traditional French style ‘Moules Marinieres’ or ‘Sailor Style Mussels’ cooked with white wine, garlic, shallots & cream…
The Still & West is of course famous for many things, but it’s arguably home of the best fish & chips in Portsmouth. Along with fish and chips, mussels served in the traditional French style ‘Moules Marinieres’ or ‘Sailor Style Mussels’ cooked with white wine, garlic, shallots & cream are a big hit with customers and usually enjoyed with a crisp cold glass of wine or a cold beer.
The venue itself offers several dining experiences: ground floor bar service and pub menu and the upper floor providing a restaurant service, which is candle lit at night.
The views are wonderful and the restaurant is so close to the sea, it feels almost as though one is dining onboard a ship. The beer garden is the perfect setting for alfresco eating and drinking on a sunny day and is enjoyed by many. Fuller’s have just launched their spring range of ales and their very popular ‘Cornish Blush Cider’.
Chef Luke has recently participated in Chef of the Year and is awaiting the outcome of the competition. He told us: “I am extremely excited and quietly confident I’ll do well”. Like all Fuller’s trained chefs, Luke is dedicated to his craft and eager to develop his career and knowledge of the industry.
…so close to the sea, it feels almost as though one is dining onboard a ship
…whole baked sea bass with coconut rice, pak choi, lemon grass and chilli roasted onions…
Luke has created a selection of dishes which are now available, including: whole baked sea bass with coconut rice, pak choi, lemon grass and chilli roasted onions, Romsey tomatoes with Lavistock mozzarella, basil and sour dough croutons. These dishes further compliment the already popular daily and Sunday menus. For those with a light appetite, there is a sandwich and snack menu. Vegetarian options are available, as are dishes cooked with non gluten ingredients on request.
The Still & West, Bath Square, Old Portsmouth PO1 2JL
Telephone: 023 92821567
Monday – Saturday: 10:00-23:00,
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