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245 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0JR, England
+44 23 9307 2588
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food,delicious sangria great night. Had the best time would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone could imagine it being a great place for a date was rather cosy,

Thank Mel O
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to Nicholsons several times with a variety of friends. We were yet to have a bad dish let alone meal. The new menus have made things do much easier for me as someone with Coeliac Disease, and we will certainly keep coming back. Well done and keep up the good work.

Thank Mosside
Portchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for my birthday meal as I really fancied some tapas. The staff were really friendly and helpful, the atmosphere was nice and the food was incredible. Hands down, this rivals the tapas that I've had in Barcelona. Easily the best tapas I've had out of Spain. Such a wide and varied selection and all of it was delicious.... More 

Thank EStanswood
Croydon, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice lively tapas restaurant, good friendly service and food. Prices are reasonable and portion sizes are more than adequate. Will return when we're next in Southsea.

Thank Peter P
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took our grandchildren here and discovered plenty of things these usually picky kids loved: meatballs in tomato sauce, patatas alioli and aubergine slices with honey and almonds to name a few. We loved them, too, with some grown up other options and wine. Worth booking as it gets full.

Thank Christine C
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Good choice of menu with a range that can accommodate all diets. This is our third visit and each visit has been enjoyed by all. The service was excellent and the staff very friendly. Besides the menu there is always a selection for the day on the blackboard from this the lamb chops were wonderful. I would recommend booking.

Thank Malcolm C
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I just love this place, I have been here several times, and I was always pleased by the tapas and the sangria. At work we often have international visitors, and this is one of my favorite places to take them when we are a small group (say 4-6) and the atmosphere is particularly friendly and relaxed. Order a just of... More 

Thank Marco B
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We were in Portsmouth for a couple of nights and I strolled past Nicholson's. I looked in and it seemed busy so I booked for later that evening. I went back and checked on tripadvisor and the reviews were encouraging. I'm just back from there and can confirm it's absolutely great. We went for 5 tapas between us 2 and... More 

Thank ceredigionbear
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Great choice on the menu, something for everyone, meat and fish lovers and veggies. We had the pork ribs, pork skewers, prawns in chilli and garlic, paella and potatoes bra as, all excellent. Hubby would have liked some sauce on his ribs as they only had a sticky coating, which was lovely but he found them a bit dry. Visited... More 

Thank lizzy1f
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Hoped to go for a meal on Friday but hadn't booked & was fully booked so went back Saturday.wasnt disappointed possibly the best tapas outside of Barcelona. Can't fault anything. Excellent food great wine, great service. Will definitely return if we come to Portsmouth again.

Thank sallyg173

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $33
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
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?