Critics' and Clients' Reviews
"When we opened the door, we found an elegant little dining room with deep-red walls and a handful of small tables. There was bustle and chatter. It was the right place....The two of us loved everything about the Wellington Room."
— Coco McCabe and Doug Stewart
The Boston Globe, June 7, 2009
"Rack of Lamb at The Wellington Room. Aromatic, juicy, perfectly cooked. Also try: anything ravioli - they make them there."
— Rachel Forrest
Seacoastonline.com: Rachel Forrest's Favorite Dishes of 2008
"Karen Sharlot, who owns the romantic restaurant with husband and executive chef, Matthew Sharlot, can make you feel like a regular from the moment you step through the door."
— Rachel Forrest
Seacoastonline.com: Dining Out
"The Wellington Room wins by the water... intimate, friendly... truly delicious!"
— The Phoenix
"We're talking delicious! ...Top 5 restaurants in Portsmouth."
— Chef James Haller
New Hampshire Magazine
"Flavors are globally inspired."
— Portsmouth Herald
“Wedding Reception - Knocked it Out of the Park!”
TripAdvisor Review June 11, 2013
After some significant research in Portsmouth for a reception venue, we narrowed the search down to a few. After meeting with the owner, Karen, seeing the restaurant and discussing a plan, our mind was made up. Of course the ambiance and view are incredible, but that only gets a restaurant so far. I'll focus on what keeps the WR at the top of the game. All options were on the table for us - tailor our reception as we please. Bring in any decoration, request any meal/beverage option, play any music and stay/dance as late as we wanted...the place was "ours" until the wee hours of the morning if we chose. All for a very reasonable price. Karen was so accommodating - offering her suggestions and opinions, but at the end of the day, conceded to whatever my wife or I chose. The food was out of this world. Every single member of my family raved about the passed apps, dinner and dessert. 4 apps came around for what seemed like forever...delicious! 4 different offerings for dinner - an amazing shellfish risotto, succulent baked stuffed haddock, fork-tender filet mignon and juicy roasted chicken...all local fare. I have quite a few foodies and naturally critical people in my family...impressing them is no small feat and it seemed to be accomplished with ease. No one spent a minute hungry or thirsty...extremely attentive, competent and professional staff. We highly recommend dinner or a wedding reception at the Wellington Room. We were blown away. You won't be disappointed.
Visited May 2013