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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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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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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
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Went here for a girlie night catch up. Service was very good & staff very friendly & helpful. Food was delicious, will definitely be going back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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portsmouth
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Went here for a girlie night catch up. Service was very good & staff very friendly & helpful. Food was delicious, will definitely be going back.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I took my wife here for our wedding anniversary and I can honestly say it was some of the best tasting tapas we have ever had! There was a wide range to choose from and after finally deciding on 6 tapas we were not disappointed. Each dish was packed full of flavour and was a very generous size. Cant believe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Staying in nearby Best Western Royal Beach Hotel we did some research and found this amazing Tapas restaurant 5 minutes away, walked in early on a Monday night straight to a table and had terrific tapas, lovely staff, will definitely return!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The service was excellent and the staff were very professional and described dishes very well. My wife and I enjoyed the night and the food was beautiful. If you have not yet visited this Spanish restaurant book it now,and try for yourselves. Definitely value for money

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Portsmouth
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Wonderful selection of tapas, great vegetarian selection too. Great service, nice atmosphere. We ordered 7 dishes for two, felt full but not uncomfortable. Bill was £46 for the 7 tapas and two diet cokes. Very very nice. Will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were actually booked to go to Santyago's but due to the volume of traffic in and around Southsea were unable to park so we turned up at Nicholsons with no booking on the off chance. It was a Sunday afternoon and only a few tables taken so we received a lovely warm welcome There was 3 of us and... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

amazing food and very helpful and friendly.very varied menu and staff are very willing to help choose different dishes.

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Hampshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We (went with husband and friend) visited last night and I can't wait to go again! Easy to book (was busy, which is a real surprise for a Monday night) and lovely food. We had a range of tapas and drinks and all were very good quality and served well. The only 'flaw' was that I ordered bread with garlic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Visited Nicholsons with my girlfriend. We had a selection of tapas dishes and a jug of sangria. The food was fantastic and good value for money. Can't wait to go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

with a name like Nicholson's not very Spanish you'd think the food wouldn't be authentic? You'd be wrong. We had th most wonderful meal of vegetarian tapas and delicious sangria. Very busy place but our food was brought out really quickly! Nice staff and reasonable xx

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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 - 38
  • 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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