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Nicholsons

245 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0JR, England
+44 23 9307 2588
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (49 reviews)
“tapas” (142 reviews)
“chorizo” (17 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
245 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0JR, England
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1 - 10 of 341 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was so good to see so many gluten free items on the menu - all the specials were gluten free too. I had the prawns and the pork - they were both cooked perfectly and were really tasty. My friends all agreed that the...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is about my 5th visit to Nicholsons, on my own when working in Portsmouth. As always the atmosphere was pleasant, the food lovely and authentic tasting (to my experience) and the staff were friendly and attentive. Highly recommended.

Thank Lesrae_1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped into Nicholsons on Saturday early evening (6pm 1 Jul) and were give a table in the window, the restaurant was reasonably quiet and our waiter was very professional in his explanation of the menu. Order 12 tapas between four and a paella. The...More

1  Thank ThePatersonGang
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can not believe one of the reviews I have just read. The Manager "Rude". Got to say I think you have written the review for the wrong restaurant. The manager at Nicholsons is fantastic and one of the reasons we continue to come back....More

2  Thank Muke
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The food was amazing, with a great choice of dishes, suitable for both meat eaters and vegetarians. We have visited here a few times, and have always enjoyed the experience. The staff are so friendly, and you know it is going to be good when,...More

Thank MandyH2604
anicholson, General Manager at Nicholsons, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Hi Mandy, Wow this is such a positive review and is greatly appreciated thank you. We hope to see you again soon. The Nicholsons Team

Reviewed 11 June 2017

I guess it might be what you are used to, because I just don't understand the overall rating for this restaurant. I have lived in Spain and one of my favourite all round casual restaurants is Iberica Marylebone where I have eaten on numerous occasions....More

Thank ThePirate2014
anicholson, Manager at Nicholsons, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you for your review on Nicholsons. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your experience at Nicholsons. Our ingredients are all sourced from authentic Spanish suppliers. I would like to invite you to visit our kitchen and have a look at our food...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017

The food was fresh and very well cooked. The restaurant was very clean, cutlery and glasses were spotless. Would definitely go back to this restaurant again. We do not live in the area, so may pop back before we go home.More

1  Thank Lesley S
anicholson, Manager at Nicholsons, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Hi Lesley, Thank you very much for your amazing review. I will ensure the kitchen staff are congratulated on their efforts. We are always buffing our cutlery and glasses so we are happy that our efforts are paying off. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017

Fab food, really nice atmosphere and welcoming staff. Would definitely recommend!! Favourite Spanish restaurant in Portsmouth.

1  Thank Wakemeh
anicholson, General Manager at Nicholsons, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Hi, Thank you for your generous comments. I will ensure that your review is passed on to all of the staff. We hope to see you again soon. The Nicholsons Team

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food and amazing service from all three staff especially Tiernan!! Will definitely be returning.

Thank Chris W
anicholson, General Manager at Nicholsons, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Hi Chris, Thank you for taking the time to review Nicholsons. We are extremely happy you had excellent service and enjoyed your food. We hope to see you again soon :) The Nicholsons Team

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Went here on a busy Saturday night but had a lovely round table in the window which was comfortable and spacious. The atmosphere was relaxed and fun. Everyone was helpful and very friendly. The sangria was great and the food excellent. My favourites were the...More

1  Thank Kalee36
anicholson, General Manager at Nicholsons, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review Nicholsons. Your review is made us extremely happy and it is very helpful to other visitors when a customer makes recommendations. We hope to see you again soon :) The Nicholsons Team

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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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