Portsmouth set for Bar + Block Steakhouse

Contemporary steak brand, Bar + Block Steakhouse, is set to open a 560sqm site on Queen Street, Portsmouth, in March following the successful roll-out in Wimbledon, Belfast, Bristol, Winnersh, Sutton and Newcastle in 2019.

Open seven days a week, the 165-cover restaurant will be the fourteenth site for Bar + Block. The group was founded in 2016 by Whitbread. As with all other Bar + Block restaurants, steak will be at the heart of the extensive menu, featuring rotating specials from the Butcher’s Block, grazing plates and handmade burgers prepared on-site using prime beef.

The restaurant also has a wide selection of drinks, with a focus on craft beers, specially curated wines and innovative cocktails with seasonal specials.

The modern design inspired by the theatre of food and drink, will feature a large bar with copper detailing and an open kitchen, complemented by reclaimed wood, high quality fabrics, comfy seating and warm lighting. Decorative finishing touches include the brand’s signature neon cow, alongside a number of contemporary artwork pieces.

Joanna Spencer, Senior Brand & Marketing Manager from Whitbread Restaurants, commented, “Situated in a prime city location in close vicinity to the popular Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, we are looking forward to expanding the Bar + Block brand in Portsmouth, which will be our fourteenth site and our first opening in 2020.”