Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth PO1 3TZ
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Saturday, 9am - 8pm
Sunday, 10am* - 5pm
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42 reviews of Gunwharf Quays in English
Gunwharf Quays is certainly a place to consider if looking to shop or dine in the heart of Portsmouth. It is beautifully located at the entrance of Portsmouth Harbour with breathtaking views. Although getting there by car can be difficult especially at weekends – you have to drive straight through a busy city. The Portsmouth Harbour Train station is right next door and very convenient however. Once arrived, you’ll be welcomed by a modern and stylish outdoor shopping centre which was worth the effort…
It’s surprisingly large too, the many wide paths and walk ways give a sense of space but I wouldn’t say they create a sense of calm. This is a busy place especially during holiday periods which depending on your tastes is a positive or a negative. Personally I don’t like queueing for over 20 minutes to buy a coffee. Nevertheless my boys enjoy it and so my family and I make the trip several times a month. If you’re a tourist I would highly recommend ascending the Spinaker tower…but be prepared to pay for the privilege.
A point to bear in mind, this is an Outlet shopping destination and thus the majority of the shops sell either factory seconds or ex-season items…this may or may not appeal.
In summary, a large selection of outlet shops and restaurants but it doesn’t really offer any thing different to other modern shopping centre/malls these days. Notwithstanding the long drive; a well designed and unique location with superb views of the harbour and the Isle of Wight.A visit to the stunning Spinaker tower is worth it but be prepared to pay for it. I award Gunwharf Quays a firm 4/5.
Great place to go shopping in the southeast! The outlet is positioned directly in the harbour and offers some lovely views especially on a summers day. Apart from that the shopping and plentiful array of designer stores such as Ted Baker, jack Wills, Barbour and Fred perry give you the chance to shop for a lot less money. I prefer the Nike store and if you are a regualr visitor, you can really pick up some clearance bargins.!
A great venue for a good night out. In the warm summer months many people sit outside with their drinks and just 'people watch' The atmosphere is brilliant, all the better if you have someone to share the experience with. I personally love The Old Customs House. They have a good range of real ales, and serve up a reasonable variety of foods.
Shopping (for those who treat it as a sport) is more than adequately covered for with a large range of outlet stores. It's also worth a trip up The Spinnaker Tower for the spectacular view across Portsmouth Harbour and out into the Solent towards the Isle of Wight.
I do love shopping here, but the prices aren't as low as you might think, even for outlet stores. And since these kind of stores usually have discontinued stock, there often isn't a lot of choice and it's a bit pointless to visit some stores (such as Ted Baker) when most of what's in there is out of season (you don't want a wool coat in the summer). The best store here is the Cadbury shop (yum!) and there are some excellent restaurants and bars here. Of course the cinema is the main reason I go. Lots to do so you'll never get bored.
Gunwharf Quays truely has something for everyone. There are some great shops, which are quite cheap, bars, restaurants, a cinema and a bowling alley. A whole day can be had just exploring all the things to do. The view is amazing, you can watch the boats go by and they usually have something going on to entertain the kids during the holidays. Totally recommend
The location of this outlet couldn’t be better. The view of all the boats are awesome. It is definetely worth the visit. The prices are also very good because you don’t have to pay full price. This is very good because I can have designer, high quality clothes for cheap. The food there is also very good and you can’t fault.
When i first visited Gunwharf Quays when it was relatively new in 2002, I was underwhelmed. thi shops there were not what i would normally shop at, and the area was dirty and unpleasant. when i visited a few eeks agos, it was a different story. there are now better shops, including a Ralph Lauren, Jack Wills, Karen Millen etc. the discounts in the shops were not very big, but the overall atmosphere in the centre was brilliant. it was not too busy, but busy enough for one to believe it was a place worth visiting. also, the eateries were very good, with a range from cafes to bars, to restaurants.
Overall, i will definately be visiting again!
The parking costs here are extornionate but that is the only negative with Gunwharf Quays. I usually come down here on a short break to Portsmouth so the car is in the free hotel car park - otherwise it can cost about £10 to park for a few hours at GunWharf Quays.
There are loads of Outlet shops here - my favourite is actually the Whittard Outlet rather than a clothes shop or something! There are some bargains to be had in all the Outlets but also quite a bit of rubbish to be found! But Gunwharf isn’t just about shopping there are a lot of restaurants and on a warm sunny evening you can almost feel like you are in the med if you take a table at La Tasca and look out over the marina! (Ok you need to have a bit of imagination but it really is lovely!) There is Pizza Express, Bar Ha Ha, La Tasca, a chinese place and round the corner a few pub type restaurants and all of them are great and in a really nice setting. There is also a cinema at GunWharf Quays and you can go clubbing in Tiger Tiger so it is a decent option for a night out as well as shopping during the day.
I finally made the time this week to visit Gunwharf Quays for the first time this year and I have to say how much it had changed since my last visit. The whole place seems to have been considerably expanded and offers a greater range of shops.
Gunwharf Quays opened in March 2001 and consisted mainly of shops and restaurants and although the mix of shops include well known names such as Next, HMV, Zavvi and the obligatory Starbucks. The shops here are mainly retail clearance stores selling end of lines stock. Additionally this means that there are a number of other shops, such as Calvin Klein to Marks and Spencer’s,so there is alot of variety.Overall this is a great place to spend a day as well as some money.
Wide range of stores restaurants and bars very popular tourist attraction , cinemas and childrens rides plenty of parking and to top it all off see the harbour from the spinnaker tower apparently the views are excellent can`t confirm the vertigo won`t let me .
This shopping centre is an outlet shopping centre overlooking Portsmouth Harbour. It is located close to both train and bus stations, making it easily accessible by public transport. There is also a large car park as part of the complex but the price of parking there is very high. You would be better parking further away and walking in, especially if you intend to stay several hours. There are a large range of stores included within the centre and good deals can be spotted. However some of the stores are outlet versions of the chain and therefore sell the clothes that haven’t sold elsewhere. There are plenty of places to eat and drink at Gunwharf, many of which overlook to water. A cinema and bowling alley mean you can make a day of it if you wish.
Very good reviews that capture what Gunwharf is all about. As I live very near I visit most weeks. A good tip is to park in old Portsmouth and walk in as its only 5 mins away. You would save on parking and also enjoy seeing the older historic areas. Two nice pubs with harbour views on Broad St.
Gunwharf is great all year round. There is something to suit everyone - fashion outlet shops, luggage shops, outdoorsy shops, shoe shops, homeware shops, mens clothes shops and some good toy shops (nothing tacky).
When you’re exhausted from shopping you can take advantage of various restaurants, some are lively, some are relaxing with sofas and open fires.
In the summer you can sit outside quite a few restaurants and bars and watch the sun set.
Or why not enjoy a few relaxed cocktails then dance the night away in either a late-night bar or in Tiger Tiger?
I have found the security very friendly and helpful from a female’s perspective. The place is kept clean with cleaners constantly patrolling, and security staff are there to be helpful, rather than to break up fights because you hardly get any trouble there!
Car parking is good although you can sometimes queue (middle of a Saturday) but the car parking attendants do a good job to keep traffic flowing smoothly, and signs tell you where the spaces are (well, almost!). Visit Vue cinema and you’ll get some money off your carpark ticket.
You can also take boat trips around the Solent from Gunwharf, and also across to Spitbank Fort.
Very nice place for locals and visitors alike. And let’s not forget the Spinnaker Tower! great views up there, well worth a look!
Gunwharf Quays has a great mix of shopping, restaurants and other leisure facilities. The shopping is mainly outlet stores but it has a better selection of stores than most outlet centres with plenty of big names like M&S but also some lesser spotted names like Molton Brown. There’s a good selection of restaurants and most of them look out across the water which is a nice touch. The best thing about this place is that it seems to have been well thought out so you’ve got plenty to keep you busy for a whole day if you wish. Parking is conveniently underneath the shops, it’s not particularly cheap but for it’s close location it’s not bad.
I really enjoy shopping in Gunwharf, it is a relaxed and friendly place with lots to choose from, shops for everyone.
There really is something for everyone there, from sports shops to designer shops, beauty to shoe shops, you can always find something you like.
They also hold many events throughout the year: a mini car show, fireworks, craft fairs, food festival.
Everywhere is very clean with no litter around and plenty of bins. The staff in shops are helpful.
Overall it is a pleasant shopping experience.
Both people from Portsmouth and visitors from further away enjoy spending time at Gunwharf Quays, and I think this says a lot about the place.
It has an excellent (and diverse) mix of shops, food outlets - from cafes and sandwich shops to excellent restaurants, and entertainment venues and attractions.
With most of the shops being factory/outlet shops there are some significant savings to be made on top brands.
Entertainment such as the cinema and bowling, may not be the cheapest options, but various special offers are available to take advantage of, and the facilities are excellent.
The site is easy to get round and unlike some places it’s pretty hard to get lost in! It is also really easy to get to however you choose to travel to it.
If you are looking for convenience over value then there is also a hotel with evening entertainment for adults in the form of comedy club Jongluers, the casino and night clubs on site.
Additionally there are other attractions in the vicinity such as the Historic Dockyard.
The large central square is a great bonus too as it often hosts markets/gift fairs, children’s entertainment (such as trampolines etc) and entertainment events.
For full details you can visit the Gunwharf Quays website, and there is also an information stand on site.
My friend and I visited HaHa! one evening during late Summer. The service was excellent, unobtrusive but available when needed. Our servers were helpful and very friendly. We were seated immediately and our orders were delivered promptly. The food was very good and hot, we had haddock mornay and satay chicken for starters and lemon garlic chicken and a burger for main courses. The portions were slightly on the smallish side in my opinion so we had room for pecan pie for desert. The bill came to around £55 for 3 courses for 2 people. We would definately
return if in the area one evening.
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