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245 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0JR, England
+44 23 9307 2588
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (52 reviews)
“tapas” (171 reviews)
“chorizo” (19 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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245 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0JR, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small place located near the Festings pub, a vibrant (if not a bit loud) tapas restaurant. After being seated I went to pick the menu up, this was not easy as it was stuck to the table so I had to damage the menu...More

Thank Russell K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting Nicholsons 2 or 3 times a year since it first opened and subsequently expanded into next door (a sure sign of success). Always an excellent evening with consistently excellent tapas and service. Portion sizes are good and we have taken advantage...More

Thank Karlos_Fandango73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK, maybe stretching a point but the food here on the Friday night we visited was exceptional. Service was great too and very reasonably priced. Loved it.

Thank R3183OJchris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in here during the week for a quick bite to eat after a very lonhg and busy day. We were treated exceptionally well by the manager (Andreggi) she was a brilliant front of house person, perfect for the job. From a selfish perspective,...More

Thank Manfromthebubble
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Spring has surfaced and the sun is out, time for Tapas. Never been here before and I’ve missed a gem. The service was great and the food very good. There were quite a few people for mid afternoon which suggests they would be busy at...More

Thank PapaUrq1961
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyable. All food was delicious especially the lamb skewers on the special menu, huevos a la flamenco and the calamari. Really good service. Did seem very noisy though.

Thank Kalee36
Reviewed 9 April 2018

After spending a full day in the Historic Naval Dockyard, we ( party of 4)wanted an early evening meal and Nicholsons, ticked all the right boxes. Relaxed friendly atmosphere, helpful staff who could explain items on the menu. Our waiter was from Gallicia. The Tapas...More

Thank Lindsay G
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Delicious tapas had 3 dishes off the specials for Easter, chicken, pork belly and fish stew. Sides added potatoes and a Mediterranean veg. Really tasty selection. Service ok but not fantastic either. Medium budget

Thank gill o
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We visited today for my husbands birthday, a table of 9. The waiting staff were abysmal! Never even managed a smile between them all. The staff took ages to actually come and take even a drinks order and even longer to order food. We asked...More

1  Thank MrsSammyB
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Spur of the moment out for dinner on a Sunday!! What a good choice!! Would deffo go back!!! Good variety and tasty too!!

Thank Kerrie J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9307 2588
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Nicholsons offers some of the best value to be found locally, with a great selection of authentic Spanish tapas dishes and main courses including paella (served in a traditional paella pan), fresh fish and steaks. Open every day from 4.00 p.m Nicholsons is situated close to local bars, theatre and music venues and is just a short stroll from the seafront. At Nicholsons you can be assured a warm welcome, great food and friendly service. Booking is advisable during holiday periods and weekends.
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