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245 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0JR, England
+44 23 9307 2588
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is a must if you enjoy Spanish tapas. My favourite dishes are gambas al pil pil, chorizo al vino, albondigas and berenjenas gratinadas. Make sure you book as this restaurant is very popular.

Thank Carole W
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and very popular despite it's slightly off-central location. Book to be sure of getting a table. Subscribe to their website for special deals. Typically Spanish choice. Great service. Somewhat noisy due to its popularity.

Thank MeandererEngland
Somerset, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday at 6.30pm. Even though by the time we ordered it was 6.40 we still managed to get the early bird offer of 5 tapas for price of 4. Great selection of tapas to suit all tastes. In fact so much choice we probably over ordered! The food came out quickly and every single dish was delicious.... More 

Thank hays27
Winchester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I went for a meal at Nicholsons on a Friday night. I had booked online which was easy to do, there were 8 of us all together. The restaurant was busy and very loud but they do a great selection of tapas and bigger meals to share. Everyone enjoyed their food, shame we couldnt hold a conversation... More 

Thank RainbowFish1
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a Friday night in this lovely little establishment. The staff were attentive and welcoming. The food was delicious and overall the meal was very reasonably priced.

Thank krisbarnfather
Old Portsmouth, Hampshire
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed an evening in this lively tapas bar restaurant. The staff were attentive even though you could see they were run off their feet! We will be returning soon to take in another Tapas evening . .

Thank Fission_Chips
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

As a Southsea resident of many years have been meaning to try this well established little place for ages. Mid week and back to work in September pick me up needed so we walked up the road - it was fully booked! Lesson learned and we booked this week. Well, what a cracking little restaurant. With El Nicos sadly gone... More 

Thank southseasiders
Faversham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We had not made a reservation and it was Bank Holiday Monday evening. We were warned on arrival that other customers would be served first if we decided to stay. We were both delighted we stayed. It was not long before we were able to place our order and our wine and some bread and oil were with us quickly.... More 

Thank PaPopHall
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Great service. Very quick. Food tasted wonderfully and a wide selection of tapas dishes. Malins our waitress was 5* 😊

Thank X Marie J
Munich, Germany
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

The tapas here were absolutely authentic, flavourful and fresh, attentive service, quick, and a good price overall. Only slight let-down was there were a few things sold-out on the menu, which may have been due to it being a bank holiday Monday evening when we arrived. Understandable, but a bit of a shame, given that the kitchen closed at 21:30,... More 

Thank Harkenon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $31
Mediterranean, Spanish, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?