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Nicholsons

245 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0JR, England
02392815222
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Ranked #34 of 462 restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $42
Cuisines: Spanish
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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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
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Visited here on a Saturday night with friends. Food was fantastic value for money and very very tasty. Far better than the chain tapas places. My only crtitisism would be the that the restaurant did suffer from the kitchen smoke coming in. Overall a great night, four of us had more food than we could ever eat, bottle of wine,... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Had dinner at this restaurant on a Friday evening with a friend and had a lovely evening. The service was good and the food was delicious. We ordered 6 tapas dishes between 2 of us and all were extremely tasty. I'd especially recommend the Aubergine dish and the meatballs. The prices have gone up a little since I was last... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

After the experience of our hotel restaurant and the fact that a friend was hooking up with us we decided to eat out. Our daughters chose this place (didn't want a repeat of the veggie issues) and - as it turns out - it was an excellent choice. We arrived around 7 ish and the place was reasonably busy. Decor... More

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Lovely food, great pitcher of cocktail, smashing atmosphere and lovely service... both times recently. Been lucky enough to travel to Europe twice in July stopping over in Southsea both times. Both times enjoying fab food here. Great value for money too. Those establishments rated higher in the town must be incredible to be better than this!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I visited with my family on 2nd August which was all of ours first visit. I was impressed by the menu and had trouble deciding what to have! We all picked 3 tapas each which was plenty (although I wish they gave you more than 3 croquettes because they were out of this world!) and the chorizo was particularly delicious.... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Six of us went to Nicholson's for our anniversary. It was our first visit and certainly wont be the last! The service was prompt and the food was delicious, we could not fault it. Freshly cooked and nicely presented. My husband did not want tapas so he had chargrilled chicken as a meal. At last a restaurant that can cook... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Last week I had a friend over from New Zealand who used to live in Portsmouth. Over the course of a week we ate out every night and our evening at Nicholsons was by far the best. The service was excellent, the food really tasty and delivered quickly to our table. It was my first time at Nicholsons but will... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Food was alot nicer than expected pleasant surprise. Shame the location isn't on the seafront. Recommend a visit 100%

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Bath, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were staying at the G Boutique hotel not far away from Nicholsons. We wandered along to the restaurant without a reservation on a Sunday night. It was largely full with a couple of tables spare. Service was good and we ordered 4 tapas dishes which were all very tasty. The only small problem was the smoke coming from the... More

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Souhsea
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The atmosphere and buzz of the restaurant is superb. You can relax with friends. We normally eat the Paella which is well cooked and a one of the best I have tasted. The Spanish wine is affordable. We have eaten hear 4/5 times and the standard is consistent. A great party restaurant with good food. Not haute cuisine, but simple... More

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