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245 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0JR, England
+44 23 9307 2588
16:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went in a Saturday night, we were lucky to get a table as they tend to book up on weekends which we thought was a good sign. There were only 2 of us and a shared starter and 5 tapas plates were plenty. The food was great! The staff were knowledgeable about the food and wine which is always... More 

Thank Gemzily
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been to nicholsons quite a few times and always found it pleasant and good value for money,went a couple of weeks ago and thought I'd have a steak for a change,big mistake,there was fat and gristle all the way through it,and I'm sure the the chef couldn't fail to notice as he cooked it, definitely won't be going back

Thank bigbaldbloketc
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58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

9 of us ate here last night to celebrate Christopher's birthday, whilst the food was very good and loads of it, I felt it lacked atmosphere, there may have been music playing but if there was I couldn't hear it. Staff were efficient and done there job well, but not friendly enough to stop and talk to anyone. Other similar... More 

Thank Carol J
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant to meet with friends or enjoy a lovely evening out with your partner. Recently visited with 8 pax for a birthday dinner and the service was swift, smiley and welcoming. Orders were taken quickly and food came out even quicker. The quality of Tapas was top notch and filling. Loved the house white and red. Definitely worth a... More 

Thank belinda m
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Overall a very enjoyable meal with some authentic dishes (salty grilled baby peppers reminds me of a holiday) and a great wine choice. However it doesn't quite have the family run charm that independent places like this normally have. But would I go again? Happily.

Thank Jon G
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Visited with my Better-Half before I went out on Tour last year, as we are both massive Tapas fans. Lovely little venue. They have some policies about large groups and pre-booking as you would expect, so check out if you want to do that. One point to note is that it is a horrendous place to park some of the... More 

Thank TravellingPerformer
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Went last night for my mums birthday, both food and service were excellent, reasonably priced authentic tapas, will definitely be going back soon

Thank joherman
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food. Brilliant staff. Very reasonable prices £100.00 for 5 of us. Would thoroughly recommend Nicholsons and will definitely be visiting again

1 Thank Sarah F
portsmouth england
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Myself and a group of friends ate here on a quiet Sunday night . The restaurant felt warm and cosy . Lots of tapas choice on the menu , we ended up choosing 3/4 each which we shared . The tapas were all delicious and nothing went to waste ! Service was friendly, will definitely return soon .

Thank lollie88
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I really find Portsmouth/Southsea a surprisingly good place to eat. Visiting our daughter at Uni we once again supplemented her diet by buying her both lunch and dinner. For dinner she choose this tapas restaurant. The food is authentic and the tapas pretty good. As I was driving I couldn't drink but this would be a good restaurant for an... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$31
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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
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?