Porters Wine & Charcuterie

4.9
193 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Situated on Queen's Terrace, Southampton and overlooking the historic Queen's Park, Porters name originates from the history of its surroundings, 'Porters Meadow'. Tucked away from the vibrant Oxford Street, Porters offers a place to unwind, eat and drink in the company of friends. We are passionate about creating a social dining experience to be enjoyed by all. To compliment our hand selection picked of wines, we have sourced only the best UK produced meats and cheeses. Our unique menu allows you as the customer to build your board by selecting from our great range of cheese and charcuterie. Our boards have been designed to share among friends and to create a social and relaxed dining experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 193 people are saying
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Anniken
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fantastic! Staff was absolutely lovely and the food was to die for.

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Jonesbone
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Sat outside which could do with a little more space and ambiance but food lush and service was great

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janeD
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superb little gem. Delicious good, great friendly service.

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RebeccaF
London
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect early evening meal at Porters. The service was excellent, the staff were friendly and helpful. Food was delicious and reasonable price. Brilliant venue.

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Graeme
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My second visit to Porters but already a favourite. Milo and his team are first class and looked after us superbly. Menu choices and food are great and the wine list top notch. Looking forward to the next visit. Great bar with a great atmosphere.

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SianD
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We had the Bottomless Graze and they were very generous with the Prosecco! Huge thanks to our fab waiter Dylan, he was so friendly and definitely made our afternoon more fun! Give that man a payrise! Will definitely be back, 11/10

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MartinM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there! Absolutely fantastic place! Deliscious food, great attentive and friendly staff who know their stuff! Absolutely loved it and will be back! Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service, lovely food and friendly staff. Can only recommend

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Scuttler77
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing, great food, great wine & outstanding service, cannot wait to go back!

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening as always, such a lovely place to enjoy great food and wine with friends. Staff are amazing, can’t fault the service. One of my favourite places to visit in Southampton.

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JessS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a great idea as a restaurant, makes a change for the norm! The food was great, cocktails amazing and the staff brilliant, what more could you ask for 😊

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KipM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

After hearing good reviews from friends we were expecting some very good food. In all honesty I could recreate the same at home with a quick trip to Tesco. Unfortunately we will not be returning.

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JennyB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant place. All the staff r so attentive and friendly. Defo recommend

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MillyH
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service is great and the cheese is delicious! Would highly recommend for a group visit!

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AlexW
Hampshire
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant unlimited Prosecco and charcuterie. I would highly recommend - it was amazing!

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suesums
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect evening with fantastic service ... all staff were delightful chatty and friendly. Very impressed for my first visit.

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SharonE
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service, will defebe returning when we visit the area again.

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GillB
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food combined with excellent friendly service.

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Wooley
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and well presented. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Date night with wife we both enjoy cheese & wine fancied something different for meal out thoroughly enjoyed night out good food reasonably priced will revisit

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AlexS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to come for lunch and drinks. Did the bottomless brunch and it was amazing. Food and drinks just kept coming. Great staff and super friendly

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PhillipR
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vey pleased with the entire evening. We were made very welcome and the menu was explained in great depth. Service was excellent and our food was served promptly
Very impressed with the food and we will definitely be returning
Our waiter went out of his way to obtain drinks for us from the adjacent Porters restaurant

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Teri
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, always great service and amazing food!

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AprilR
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, great meat, cheese and wine. Service was brilliant. Would thoroughly recommend visiting!

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AngieK
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal with family. Staff very welcoming and helpful. We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the staff service we received from everyone. It was our first night out since the first lockdown and it was so worth the wait.

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MrsDenton
London
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Lovely meal however once we had finished and we’re enjoying a glass of wine (and only being sat at our table for less than an hour) we were asked if we wanted anything else or the bill!! Felt a bit like we were being ushered out before even finishing our drinks… and it wasn’t like we’d been sat there for hours.

Ruined the experience slightly.

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ClaraC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, lovely drink, lovely atmosphere!! Just what we were looking for yesterday, thank you!! My only personal preference, is it would be amazing with real French baguette, (not Tesco ones, proper Parisian French bread)

Looking forward to coming back again soon!!

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CatF
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and experience. Would def recommend and will be visiting again!

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vipCarolineB
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good wine & food as always

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ChelseaT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, friendly service & beautiful bar. I would highly recommend.

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LindseyH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch with friends . Warm welcome from friendly staff . Good selection of meat and cheese. Reasonably priced wine .

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DavidHand
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been recommended by some friends, we were very excited to try it out and weren’t disappointed. The staff are very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the food & happy to discuss recommendations. The menu provides descriptions on all the cheeses and meats, to allow you to pick the right options for you and the pricing was very fair, considering the volume of food you get. The wine menu was extensive and prices ranged between £20 - £200 a bottle depending on budget. The atmosphere was great and they had a great selection of music playing. All in all a wonderful experience and somewhere we’ll be looking to go back to again & again.

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VivienneW
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A simple menu, cheese and charcuterie. But a large list of cheeses and cooked meats to choose from all sourced from local or British providers. An excellent and extensive wine list complements the cheese and meat. Platters are assembled from the choices made from the menu, with cheeses and charcuterie on a board with salad, fruit etc and chutney. Another platter with breads and crackers. Do not be tempted to order too much - they will always bring more if required, it is more filling than you would think. Windows overlooking Queens Park and decor which includes grasses and plants camouflaging the pipework on the ceiling. A very comfortable place, a nice atmosphere and helpful and friendly staff. We were the only customers this time, but we have been when it was full and very lively. It is a good place for a celebration, as the more people share larger platters the more variety of cheeses and meats can be tried. This time there were two of us, we chose Isle of Wight blue cheese and Cornish yarg, and rosemary and garlic saucisson and British beef bresaola. A French malbec was very drinkable and complemented the food.

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Ellie
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best date night - attentive waiter, lovely cheese and vegan board/ wine!

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StuartR
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a nice afternoon meal (as long as meats and cheese are your thing!) the selection was great and help was at hand from the knowledgeable staff to help with our selections.
Don’t forget to ask for the cocktail menu if that’s your thing too as our server only offered this when asked!

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NicolaQ
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Never fails to deliver on delicious food, excellent service, knowledgeable staff. Couldn't ask for anything else. Highly recommend.

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SarahG
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MUST TRY! Amazing service nothing was too much trouble and delicious food they staff gave some brilliant suggestions too!
Already looking and going again

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Sophia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and helpful service. Lovely restaurant and great food.

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TimC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with amazing and friendly staff. Only let down was a loud birthday party on the table next to us. But we would still definitely come again.

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TheElms
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great choice of meats and cheeses. Service is fantastic, very attentive. Such a lovely informal evening where the meal is as much about socialising as it is food. A definite recommend!!

FAQs

Porters Wine & Charcuterie is rated 4.9 stars by 193 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.