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245 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0JR, England
+44 23 9307 2588
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“paella” (46 reviews)
“tapas” (137 reviews)
“chorizo” (16 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
245 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0JR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I come here regularly and we have never been disappointed. The tapas are so yummy and generous portions too and if visiting with friends the paella to share is a good option too. Have been here for celebrations with friends and family...More

Thank ukreuder
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Manager was rude made us feel very unwelcome. My husband found a hair in his food and he was accused of lying. These things happen but very disappointed at how we were treated

Thank amyf87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tapas was pretty good, but nothing special. Half price Sangria was good. Service was a bit meh, but to be honest I don't really care if someone comes to talk to you etc. A little pricey

Thank parklanespur
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love tapas and we thought this was very authentic and tasted amazing! Lovely atmosphere and food came our gradually as we requested and it is fairly priced too. We will definitely be back.

1  Thank Holly M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Nicholson's a few weeks ago with a friend from London. She is usually difficult to impress but both of us agreed the tapas dishes were as good as any we had tried in Spain. The atmosphere was lively but pleasantly so. The waiting...More

1  Thank Maggie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

when on a date to this place was lovely food didn't feel rushed to leave will be returning probley with a different date this time

1  Thank Reece S
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I had a really great meal, the food was delicious and the speed it came at was brilliant. Definitely enjoyed the deals however, service could have been better, one waitress came over and tried to take a plate before we had even finished. Also as...More

Thank Finlay D
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Was looking forward to this restaurant given other reviews. Service was prompt and food ok. But they were clearly in a rush to get us out of the door. One waitress was very rude - reaching across to retrieve empty bowls while we were still...More

1  Thank KentHappyChap
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We are never disappointed when we dine here. The staff are very friendly, food excellent and very reasonably priced. Good range of Gluten Free, vegetarian options Could expand for those who are vegans.,

Thank Malcolm C
Reviewed 28 March 2017 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...More

Thank Gemzily
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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.