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fresh, natural & locally sourced


cafe - bistro - catering - functions & weddings


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Watkins & Faux

We're a local family business, and started out life as a market stall at Hampshire Farmers Market, serving delicious home-cooked ready-to-eat savoury treats with an international twist, using natural, locally-sourced ingredients.

We try to stay true to our roots; delivering that same ethos in all our food and we use local, high-welfare, ethical ingredients, packaging & products wherever possible. 

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Southsea Tennis Club

Cafe / event venue

Opened in May 2013, our flagship cafe/restaurant is located inside the Southsea Tennis Club pavilion on the seafront. We're proud of creating Southsea's most family-friendly cafe: Great freshly-prepared food & coffee, large tables for groups, lots of space for buggies & wheelchairs, a playhouse, kids books, toys, a piano, and comfy chairs & sofas to relax in!

We share the lovely period 1930s pavilion with Southsea Tennis Club so there's always something going on all-year-round. Being so light and airy & spacious makes it a great venue for functions & weddings too.

Click the button below for all tennis-related info.


New Theatre Royal

bistro / bar

Opened in Nov 2016, our new bistro is located inside the newly refurbished New Theatre Royal. We aim to provide a great quality, independent alternative in tranquil surroundings amidst the hustle and bustle of the city centre. More formal than our sister cafe at STC, the team at Watkins & Faux NTR are delighted to be showcasing Hampshire's finest ingredients! Call us on 02392 778 993 to book a table.

Click the button below for the NTR website.

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Land Rover BAR


We are delighted to become the in-house caterers for the Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing headquarters in November 2016. 

Our shared ethics and core values make the perfect partnership and we aim for it be the first truly sustainable kitchen in Portsmouth.

Click the button below for the Land Rover BAR website.

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catering, Functions & weddings

The lovely 1930s pavilion at Southsea Tennis Club with its bright spacious interior & the beautiful rose garden, makes an ideal venue for all types of event. It has a capacity of 120 , a fully stocked bar, a music licence & a PA system. Click the buttons below for more information & the booking form or contact us.

We also offer a bespoke catering service for external events


Find us

Southsea Tennis Club                           Clarence Esplanade
Southsea, PO5 3PB

Tel 023 9282 4693

New Theatre Royal                                Guildhall Walk                                    Portsmouth, PO1 2DD

Tel 023 9277 8993

Land Rover BAR                                             The camber                                         Portsmouth, PO1 2JJ

Tel 01489 587 873


Contact Us

If you'd like to enquire about holding function with us, make a table reservation (please state which site) or for anything else, please use the contact form opposite and we'll get back to you ASAP!

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