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Nicholsons

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245 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0JR, England
02392815222
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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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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Another Good find in Portsmouth

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Robert8888Lee
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

The food was nice and hot, not just spicy. The prices were very reasonable and the restaurant had a great atmosphere. I would recommend this one :0)

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went here on a busy Friday night and what a great meal the six of us had. We had about 15 starter tapas and there was not one that was not great. A little disappointed with my desert as it said it had Tia Maria in it but l could not taste this. I can't wait to come back to... More 

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Paignton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Would highly recommend this fantastic restaurant. The food was delicious. Warm, friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant was clean and and quickly tidied as customers left. We chatted with both members of staff at the front of house, although the restaurant was busy they were extremely helpful and friendly. We couldn't fault this place. It's just a shame we live so... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

I visited for my 22nd birthday with 10 family and friends, I had always wanted to visit as I love tapas but it was mediocre and the service was appalling we where there for 2+ hours and was asked for our drinks order once! Won't be returning

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Went here on the off chance one evening and was thoroughly impressed. Simple good food without fuss or fanfare. The service was good, with plenty of time between rounds. If you're stuck and need fodder any night go and get a plate. Worth the money.

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Wadhurst, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My wife and I were staying at a nearby hotel and ate here on one of the nights. As recommended by the waiter, we had 5 tapas between the 2 of us which proved to be spot on. The portions were quite generous and of excellent quality and good value for money. We went midweek so it was by no... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We walked up and down Albert Road and eventually selected Nicholsons - a good choice. The service was excellent and the food quality and portion sizes were very good. We had a lovely bottle of House Red to wash it all down. We went back the next night too!!

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Where do i start? We were told about this restaurant before we visited the area, and were given rave reviews. As a couple we're not the most adventurous eaters so weren't sure if it would be for us. We soon forgot about all that as reading the menu brought lots of "that sounds nice" followed by "ooooos" and "ahhhhhs". We... 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: 02392815222

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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