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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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
Excellent food and deservedly popular

Popped in for quick bite and was pleased with the quality of the food. Unlike many nearby restaurants it was fully booked on a Friday night, and I was lucky to get a table on the basis that it was free for the next hour only. Nice menu and efficient service. Good surroundings. Do try their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The food was good when it eventually arrived. We waited 50 minutes from ordering and the whole restaurant was very smokey from the cooking. It was ok but I wouldn't visit again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Popped in for quick bite and was pleased with the quality of the food. Unlike many nearby restaurants it was fully booked on a Friday night, and I was lucky to get a table on the basis that it was free for the next hour only. Nice menu and efficient service. Good surroundings. Do try their tapas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Called in with no table booked but this was no problem. The two ladies that were serving were amazing. Nothing was too much trouble. The food well no grade high to rate it . If you are not sure what you like ask for a recommendation and you will not be disappointed . Reasonable prices but if you want quality... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Been here three times with friends and each time it's been nothing less than amazing. Great variety on the menu, friendly staff and a nice cosy feel to the restaurant due to there being a small number of tables. If you love Tapas you'll love Nicholsons!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

we poped in spur of the moment,they gave us a table and i have to say that the food was excellent and the staff were fantastic.great choice of food and drinks in a chilled atmosphere,were be going back again.well done guys

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

We booked the whole place for 2 hours for our grandmother's wake and the staff and food were superb. They made a huge paella which we all agreed was the best we had ever had and they even packed the remainders into containers for us to take away. 100% recommended! Thank you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Booked a dinner for two on a Thursday night. Only reason we booked was because we walked past about 4 ish in the afternoon and it was packed. On arrival had the choice of several tables. Staff very friendly. Ordered 6 tapas and a jug of sangria. Food came out fast and was great. Total cost was around £46 pound... More 

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Southsea, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

A remarkably authentic Spanish restaurant on Albert Road. The menu is authentic and delicious and we cannot fault the waitress' reccommended Dulce dessert last time we went. It's becoming a favourite place for family occasions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Went with my husband for a night out. The restaurant food was lovely and the service great. We would definitely go again. My only gripe was that it was quite smoky, the kitchen obviously do a lot of work on the griddle but their ventilation either wasn't working properly or is not good enough.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is not a malicious review. Over the years we have been and returned countless times to this and its sister restaurant El Nico's. We came tonight [23rd May 2015] at a fairly quiet time. Arrival We were greeted by a waitress, clearly under pressure "but you'll have to be out by 745". This put tension into what should have... More 

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Address: 245 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0JR, England
Phone Number: +44 23 9307 2588
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
Average Prices: USD 19 - 39
Cuisine: Spanish

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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 19 - 39
  • 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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