Eat & Drink

Food & Drink at The Queens Hotel

We have created a casual dining experience with an emphasis on using the best local produce to make delicious food. We want 1865 to be the restaurant you choose because it offers sumptuous food in wonderful surroundings - and we can’t wait for people to come and sample our exciting menu.

Delicious Afternoon Tea 😁 Visited on Sunday for afternoon tea and it was fabulous from start to finish. Great atmosphere in the beautiful room we were sat in and the food....well, we were absolutely thrilled with the quality, quantity and service. The service was absolutely charming and the staff were polite and engaging, it was an absolute pleasure and we will definitely do this again.Tripadvisor

Restaurant 1865

15ft high ceilings, elaborate plasterwork and exquisite chandeliers, Restaurant 1865 really captures the grandeur of Edwardian elegance and transports you back in time.

Our casual dining restaurant is open to hotel residents and non-residents alike. Guests can start their day with breakfast while enjoying unmissable views from our huge south facing windows. They can also tuck into lunch, dinner or afternoon tea in Restaurant 1865.

We serve breakfast from 7-10am on weekdays and from 8-10.30am at weekends.

Our A La Carte menu is served from 12-9pm, Monday to Saturday.

Our Sunday menu is served from 12pm-9pm every Sunday.


Afternoon Tea

Come and indulge yourself when you order afternoon tea at the Queens Hotel. Made to bring a bit of theatrical sparkle to your life – you are sure to want to book again.

Prepared and served fresh each day by our talented pastry team, our menu is a mix of the traditional combination of sweet and savoury. Focusing on local ingredients, our menu is updated seasonally.

Our traditional afternoon tea is £30.00 per person (price may vary for special events) and needs to be booked in advance. It is served Monday to Saturday, from 1pm to 4pm.


Afternoon Tea and Hovercraft Combo Deal

Take a flight on the hovercraft and then head to the Queens Hotel for afternoon tea.


Children's Afternoon Tea

Perfect for a birthday celebration or just as a special treat, our children’s afternoon tea is sure to create magical memories for our younger guests. They can tuck into sandwiches, scones and a variety of delicious cakes, all washed down with unlimited squash.

Our children’s afternoon tea is £15.00 per person (price may vary for special events) and needs to be booked in advance. It is served Monday to Saturday, from 1pm to 4pm.

Local Produce

We use the best local produce from talented artisans and growers. By showcasing the wealth of tasty produce on our doorstep, we believe we are supporting an important element of our local economy.

Dukes Bar

Relax and unwind at Dukes Bar, where you can enjoy delicious food and drink prepared by our skilled team.

Open daily to hotel residents and the public from 8am to 11pm, Dukes Bar commands wonderful views of the comings and goings on the Solent. On warmer days, why not find a spot on our verandah or take a seat in our private garden and our attentive team will take care of the rest.

Cocktails Made With Love

Shaken or stirred, our cocktails always hit the spot and we have an extensive wine and drinks list curated specially for our guests to savour. There are also plenty of tasty treats to enjoy from our bar menu.

Our Mission Statement

The Queens Hotel is a place built on teamwork and innovation, where we can generate new ideas together and strive to push the business forward. Our highest mission is to create a venue in the Heart of Portsmouth offering genuine care and comfort for our guests – we want our guests to always enjoy a warm welcome so they feel like an old friend.

Meet Executive Chef Simon

“I am Pompey born and bred and have always seen the Queens Hotel as a sleeping giant, with so much potential. “We have assembled a great kitchen team and together we have created a menu that changes seasonally and reflects the wonderful produce we have on our doorstep,” he said.

Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award

Restaurant 1865 has been awarded a Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for being in the top 10% for restaurants worldwide as a result of positive reviews from satisfied diners. We really value feedback from our customers – and of course, glowing reviews always make us happy, so thank you to everybody who takes the time to leave us a review.

New Afternoon Tea menu

We recently introduced a new afternoon tea menu. Have you tried it yet? We have fruit scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, a range of finger sandwiches and tarts and a sumptuous selection of cakes, including an Eton Mess macaron, a St. Clement’s cake and a coconut, mango & passionfruit choux, among other delights.