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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
spanish heaven

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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bristol UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Southsea is not short of different restaurants, absolutely loved my experience at Nicholsons! If I weren't a student on a budget I would have definitely visited it more often. Really nice food!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

I have been here many times mostly with the girls so a group thing. Lovely food cannot fault anything I have eaten and the prices are not too bad. Lovely and I would go again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Had been at beach and Canoe Lake etc. on a Saturday. Found this on a drive by, and had early dinner before those with bookings arrived. Excellent tapas, wine, beer, etc. The only downside was the quality of the bread before the tapas. A couple of slices of a French stick and similar in brown. What about some Spanish bread?... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Having never been to Southsea, we were recommended by our hotel receptionist to visit Nicholsons before going to the theatre, also in Albert Road. The food is amazing! All freshly prepared, the dishes take a little time coming, but that's absolutely fine as it's absolutely delicious. We mentioned that we were going to the theatre and they made sure that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Me and my dad visited Nicholsons for fathers day and were blown away by how great it was. The staff were very friendly and helpful. And our server in particular was spanish which is always an added bonus when visitng a spanish restaurant as she had a great deal of knowledge about the dishes. The food itself was superb. We... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I used to visit Nicholsons all the time but haven't been for about a year. I visited tonight with family and was so impressed with some of the changes they've made. They must have a different chef because the food was cooked so beautifully and felt a lot lighter. The menu has been updated and now includes a lovely bread,... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have eaten here on several occasion with small intimate groups and large groups alike. The restaurant is very minimalist and has a few types of tables with a little outside seating for the summer months. The staff are very helpful and always happy to help. Never have we had a problem with the service here. The array of tapas,... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Visited this restaurant on a Saturday lunchtime with my wife.Nicely decorated and clean restaurant with a very helpful waitress from Bilbao. Great menu with a good tapas section. Imagine that it gets busy in the evenings, would definitely visit again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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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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