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Nicholsons

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245 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0JR, England
+44 23 9307 2588
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Nicholsons offers some of the best value to be found locally, with a great...
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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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Tapas

We go here often for early dinner they have good deals, good food, friendly service and the wine is OK too. Well worth a visit. Mandy C.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Mandy C
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Tamworth, Australia
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tamworth, Australia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We go here often for early dinner they have good deals, good food, friendly service and the wine is OK too. Well worth a visit. Mandy C.

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Southsea
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Absolutely amazing food, really delicious and fresh. the sangria was really nice as well. Would definitely visit again!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A neighbour invited us for a meal so it would have been rude to say we weren't keen on tapas.WE have been converted.It was excellent.The choice was good tapas to suit every taste and all delicious.Have been back several times and not an established favourite.Husband even shares which is unheard of!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I went here to enjoy the tapas. They are about 4 pounds each and they are good for the price. I would have appreciated a wider range of meat dishes and there was no gluten free on menu. Good enough but not exciting enough to make me want to go back.

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hampshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Had the menu of the day 3 courses for £14.00 including glass of wine. Excellent meal and friendly atmosphere...

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I decided to organise a group gathering to this great place because of a recommendation from a friend. 15 went so I reserved that many seats at £10 per head for the deposit. We were asked to keep to the tapas and paella menus for our visit so bear this in mind before you reserve. Overall I had a fantastic... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

In keeping with my ethos of only reviewing restaurants where I have enjoyed service and food quality beyond the average, here is my review of Nicholsons. I ask myself how come I have never eaten here before? Perhaps it is because I normally gravitate to the Indian Cottage just along the terrace, but in truth I have been missing one... More 

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Visited as a treat with the kids early on a a friday evening. We were lucky to get a table as they were busy even at 6 pm. The service was great. Food and sangria lovely.

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We've being visiting Portsmouth very often for the last 12 months as my best friend of 30 years from school lives there and now our daughter studies there too....it just gives me an excuse to visit and look for good places to eat.I'm gob smacked Portsmouth has changed for the better over the last 15 years, especially with new cuisines... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I visited Nicholsons with my boyfriend and parents on a Sunday afternoon and discovering it is around the corner from us, as well as seeing good reviews. As it is a tapas bar we chose a selection of tapas to share as a starter, choosing prawns in garlic, chilli and herbs, grilled pork skewers and chorizo in red wine; all... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 37
  • Cuisine: Spanish

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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