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“Relax, Enjoy”
Review of Nicholsons

Nicholsons
Ranked #38 of 706 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$35
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Booked for a Saturday evening, just as well as it got very full.
Top tapas choice, very helpful waiter, waitress. Food was well cooked with lots of flavour, the spinach, pine nuts, raisin dish was really good.

Great place to go before enjoying music or comedy at Wedgewood Rooms.

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1  Thank James D
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We chose Nicholsons based on other reviews, and weren't disappointed.

The service was prompt and good, the food very tasty, and Estrella Damm on tap was a bonus.

If you expect a posh restaurant, you will be disappointed - it's a tapas bar, looks like a tapas bar, feels like a tapas bar! 5 or 6 dishes is more than enough for two people, and works out at a very reasonable price.

There were plenty of customers, so the place had a good buzz to it, with the staff coping well with the numbers.

My only criticism is that the windows had steamed up as it was a chilly night. Not being able to see in properly might put people off.

Give it a try!

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1  Thank GrahamL
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Reviewed 4 April 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.

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1  Thank Pip1986
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Reviewed 27 March 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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Reviewed 25 March 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.

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2  Thank Sophia K
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