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Nicholsons

245 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0JR, England
+44 23 9307 2588
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (49 reviews)
“tapas” (150 reviews)
“chorizo” (18 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
245 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0JR, England
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1 - 10 of 361 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had 5 tapas between 2 of us was just enough. The food was excellent as was the service and nice atmosphere on a Friday night

Thank Phoebe Inga-kit... D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fast service and great food. Lots of options on the menu and the tapas we selected where delicious. Would recommend the croquettes.

Thank 8907Helen
Anicholson, Manager at Nicholsons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Helen, Thanks for taking the time to review Nicholsons restaurant. We are so pleased you had a great experience and enjoyed the food We hope to see you again soon :-) The Nicholsons Team

Reviewed 5 days ago

We were a large party (13) and the service kept up and was very good! We covered a lot of the menu and all the dishes were tasty. We had several nice bottles of Primitivo. Parking outside was ok for 2 hours which is convenient!...More

Thank paulgrootz
Anicholson, Manager at Nicholsons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Paul, Thank you for your great review of Nicholsons restaurant. I am really glad your party enjoyed the food and wine. We look forward to seeing you again soon :-) The Nicholsons Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this restaurant numerous times over the last few months and have never left disappointed, Our favourite time to visit is on a Tuesday when the tapas are 5 for 4 and jugs of sangria are half price :) Service is always spot...More

Thank JBradders
Anicholson, Manager at Nicholsons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi JBradders, Thanks for taking the time to review Nicholsons restaurant. It is great to hear you enjoy the food and brilliant service. The chorizo is very popular. On Mondays tapas dishes are 5 for 4 all day! Look forward to seeing you again soon...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tapas was excellent, service and efficiency top rate, the ambience was fantastic and the wine selection is good.

Thank SIMON G
Anicholson, Manager at Nicholsons, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for great review of Nicholsons. The staff are delighted to read your review. We Hope to see you soon :-) The Nicholsons Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here several times but the last time was when they had just expanded and the smell of paint was there still. I think it was the first day. Anyway, i had some gripes then. Like it felt rushed, menu was weak and...More

Thank Rob W
Anicholson, Manager at Nicholsons, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rob, Thank you for taking the time to review Nicholsons restaurant. I am glad you think the menu has improved since last time you visited and you enjoyed most of the dishes. I am sorry you found the skewers to be small portions. I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How have I never been here before living in Southsea. The staff were friendly service was good and the food was amazing, the flavours were just exquisite. Will definitely be returning , great atmosphere too.

Thank pompeygal2
Anicholson, Manager at Nicholsons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi pompeygal2, Thank you for taking the time to review Nicholsons. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant and we really look forward to welcoming you again soon :-) The Nicholsons Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic really tasty tapas. Always busy so sometimes worth booking. Always forget about this place. But so glad i remembered. Fabulous food and service

Thank southseafee
Anicholson, Manager at Nicholsons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Southseafee, Thank you taking the time to review Nicholsons restaurant. I am so pleased you remembered us and hope to see you again very soon. We are open every day now, including lunch times from 12.00 pm The Nicholsons Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Spanish Tapas restaurant, recommended by our hotel. Good food, good choice, good service - party of four really enjoyed it.

Thank BickerdykeSolihull
Anicholson, Manager at Nicholsons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi BickerdykeSolihull, Thank you for taking the time to review Nicholsons restaurant. Your review has made us very happy and the comments will be passed on to all the staff. We hope to see you again if you are in the area. The Nicholsons Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How Ive missed Nicholsons. Not visited for over a year , as so many other places to eat in Portsmouth. I thought Id book for a special occasion and was so pleased to return. We booked a table for 4 which turned into 6 ,...More

Thank alis0nsilvester
Anicholson, Manager at Nicholsons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Alison, Thank you very much for your amazing review. The staff all work very hard to give all our customers a great experience. I am so pleased you enjoyed all the tapas and the vegetarian choices. The chefs work very hard to try and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$33
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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