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“Excellent all round”
Review of Nicholsons

Nicholsons
Ranked #54 of 646 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $32
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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“Excellent all round”
Reviewed April 4, 2014

I've always found tapas a bit boring, but evidently I've only ever had bad tapas. Nicholson's food was beautiful, lovely fresh ingredients. The restaurant has a nice relaxed atmosphere and great service, the waiter was very friendly and helpful Excellent value for money, I went early on a weekday - they had lots of offers on. Can't wait to return.

  • Visited January 2014
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Malaysia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Awesome authentic tapas”
Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Good food with rich flavours. Excellent and friendly service. Tapas is great especially their Whitebait dish is delicious. Paella is good as well.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Best Tapas Outside of Spain”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

Tapas is my favourite type of food to have, and I have had many amazing tapas meals in Spain. My favourite restaurant in Portsmouth has to be Nicholsons. The atmosphere is friendly and cozy, the service is attentive, but above all, the tapas is excellent. I can't fault any of the dishes I have had here the many times I've been - and every time it was cooked perfectly. The whitebait, anchovies, or prawn tapas are favourites of mine, but everything on the menu is worth a try.

  • Visited October 2013
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Staffordshire
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“Fab!”
Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Warm welcome, friendly service, good range of fantastic dishes with plenty of veggie options. Nothing more to say! Come and see for yourselves!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“One of Southsea's best”
Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Food and service always excellent and great atmosphere. Really tasty and garlicky fresh food. Love it.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Jlk1111
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