OK, I will be honest - I use the car park at Sainsbury more than I use Sainsbury itself. That is my little tip for this place - you can park here for 90 minutes without charge and it is a short walk away to Portsmouth town centre. I sometimes pop in to buy something though there's no barriers or people checking receipts. Be warned they do patrol and enforce the 90 minute rule.
The supermarket itself is okay. Nothing special but the shelves are usually well stocked which is more than can be said for some other supermarkets. There is a limited range of non food items - this really is a supermarket where people actually buy food.
There is a coinstar machine if you have a load of old coppers you want changing.
Another tip is that if you have 6 items or less (or is it fewer) you can go the tobacco / lottery kiosk.
If there is something that you need from Sainsbury - some great offer - especially non food then your best bet is to go to the one on the A27, or even take a trip down the M27.
This is a really quiet supermarket so if you hate crowds and noise shop here!
The shelves are normally well stocked and they do some nice quality food, however their prices are a fair bit dearer than the other supermarkets in the city. You should be able to do your weekly shop all in one go here, but if you are looking for none food items this place isn't going to to fit the bill.
If you have a car it's pretty convenient but if you don't it's a little bit of a pain getting across to the bus stops with your bags.
The car park and toilet facilities are very easily accessible which is a big bonus, and there is a cashpoint machine.
Supermarket that's tucked in off the ring road in Portsmouth. Had good selection of stuff. Car park got a bit flooded out with big puddles when it rained heavily but plenty of spaces. Shop not busy at all really.
A mid-sized store at the end of Commerical road which is the centre of town. A good product range even though there is not loads of choice. There are magazines and a small arrangement of dvds and cds. The food range is good and will find almost everything that you need. The food quality os good and fresh. There is a nice bakery section with fresh breads and dougnuts. All essentials you would need can be found here. Very rarely do you need to wait for more than one person in front of you. Service is good and friendly and will pack for you.
Shopped at this Store on & off for years, must admit the choice of fresh food has really dropped. They do stock household goods & clothing now though. It is probably the quietest Supermarket in the area which is a blessing sometimes.
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