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245 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0JR, England
02392815222
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Ranked #46 of 478 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $39
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

food here was excellent. Service very quick and efficient. Better selection of wine would be our only suggestion. Don't try No 18 in the red selection. Food was very hot, the aubergine bake was especially nice, but couldn't fault anything we ordered. Highly recommended

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We had read the reviews before we booked and was looking forward to our meal. Restaurant wascquite bust, but seated straight away. The menu had a lot to choose from with a wide variety of dishes. We waited a while before anyone approached us for a drink and unfortunately was the same for the food order. The portions was ample... More 

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Ickenham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We had a Table of ten on Thursday night, great food , friendly Service, Great Restaurant.with original Spanish food. the sangria was spot on, and the wine is reasonably priced.

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Fremont, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We got to share dinner here with our family the night before we left for home. I am so glad we made it here, it was wonderful. I had walked by and looked in the windows a few times but just didn't get a chance to eat here until the end of our vacation. We will make sure to go... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Three tapas is plenty per person. Sizeable portions! Busy even on a Monday night. Nice, really enjoyed it.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My colleague and I shared a selection of 5 tapas which was quite adequate for an evening meal. The quality was very good and the food freshly prepared. The calamari was the best I have ever had - absolutely fresh - a change from the frozen rings that are usually served in restaurants. This was my first visit but I... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

There was 9 of us in total, the food was lovely however the chicken in the paella wasn't very good. The portions were quite big so two tapas dishes would be a god sized main meal. The service was really good and the restaurant was warm and welcoming. The chairs however are really uncomfortable. They could do with som cushions.... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Had three dishes and all were quite good, though the garlic in the spinach dish was burnt which meant it was bitter. When you have just three, fairly small dishes if one of them tastes funny that colours the meal a bit. Good service and nice place.

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Fareham Hampshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Ok, so we chose this over Sant Yago (Clarendon road Portsmouth) where we have been before and think is brilliant. 5 family members ordered from the set menu £12.95 3 courses. It was pre made and warmed up, I had the mushrooms (mushrooms warmed up in garlic vinegar (maybe) and oil maybe? It wasn't great, wouldn't eat again, my son... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great authentic tapas restaurant, the service is always quick and friendly and very homely. The food and wine menus are perfectly priced and give the authentic tapas experience you want. If you go on a busy night it can look abit dodgy from outside due to the windows being completely covered in condensation, but don't let the exterior put you... More 

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Address: 245 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0JR, England
Phone Number: 02392815222
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
Average Prices: USD 19 - 39
Cuisine: Spanish

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