Becketts Southsea

4.4
316 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
For almost 30 years Becketts has been one of Southsea’s most loved restaurants with an amazing reputation for its consistency.

The current owners took over the venue in January 2016 holding a clear vision for its future. The aim was to bring Becketts back with a strong concept, attracting a cool crowd as well as retaining appeal to its loyal client base and sustaining its authenticity.

This Grade II listed building has been lovingly repaired, refurbished and meticulously brought back to life. Featuring 4 floors of hand made wood designs, cool marble, glass, steel and ambient lighting, the finished result is something very special and distinctively unique.

The Becketts team are so excited to show you our venue and will be happy to give you a tour, talk you through our delicious menu and serve you a drink in our elegantly designed bar.

We cater to groups of all sizes whether its a cosy meal for 2 or a wedding reception with 100 guests.
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London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place with peaceful feeling! Delicious food with great service !! next time I am staying in the hotel!

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DA
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Lovely stay, comfy beds. Very good value for the money. Excellent restaurant onsite.
Breakfast was well presented & tasted great.

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JS
London
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Unfortunately our evening was spoilt by the level of noise coming from a party of eleven who were sat behind our table of four. This could have been avoided if the large party had been seated in another part of the restaurant which was empty all evening. We left the restaurant early and chose not to have coffee etc because we couldn't hear each other across the table. A real shame because the service and food was very good.

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l
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Becketts has all the bones of a good place, but with ongoing niggles that pull it down.
Always playing loud doof doof music even when the place is quiet, its not nice to sit a chat/eat.
Poor selection of decent beers and wines
Good all round food, although recent stopping of triple cooked chips is a big loss!

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SW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place! We were staying in Portsmouth for a family wedding and saw Becketts close to our hotel. Food, service and ambience were spot on.

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LM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place to have a meal or an event. I am a dairy free coeliac and the attention to detail for my order and food was absolutely top notch. Staff are wonderful and friendly nothing was too much trouble, food was fantastic

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ER
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing, shall visit again for there Brunch and bottomless brunch.

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J
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly greeting and very good service. Food excellent!

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F
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I was expecting really good things based on previous reviews - perhaps expectations were running too high. The waiting staff were very polite and attentive - couldn’t fault their service. We had booked - but there was a sea of empty tables (this was at 1 on a Sunday lunch and remained as such until we vacated at 2:30). We went for 2 x roast lunches and 1 x vegetarian dish (there was only 1 vegetarian choice available for Sunday lunch on the menu - the nut roast listed on the online menu is not available). The roast chicken (a leg portion) was not good - it was ‘spongey/springy’ in texture and quite devoid of flavour. It was swapped for the beef which was more palatable. The Yorkshire pudding had a twang about it as though it had been frozen. The remaining veg and potatoes were ok . The vegetarian dish (a spiced tagine) was given 5/10 by my vegetarian daughter. We all left our plates about half full which is very unusual for us but reflected the lack of enthusiasm for the food. We chose not to stay for pudding. It was expensive for what we experienced that day and we left disappointed.

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OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal at Becketts, food was excellent and service prompt. In particular our waitress ( I don’t remember her name, she had red hair) gave great advice and help to choose courses, she was also very personable which was great.
I will recommend and definitely be going back soon

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RC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall good experience, rated 4* as the vegan menu is somewhat limited.

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JG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and service. Was a bit noisy in the main restaurant area as was a large booking there. The head of house was fantastic and moved myself and my husband to the courtyard area which is beautiful and quiet. Cannot recommend Beckett's enough, look forward to our next visit.

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RD
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant and enjoyable brunch...on our own...a quiet day!!!

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j
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a stylish and comfortable dining room plus wonderful service...well done!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the best meal in ages, treated like royalty.
Food and service absolutely amazing. Can’t wait to go back

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DV
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was either poor or in your face and brash. Bread and olives came out after our starter (tbf they did remove this from the bill). Chorizo and mussels was ok very large as a starter, chorizo was washed out in colour. Surf and turf main was disappointing the pork belly was over cooked and dry, dish required at least 1 more bon bon. Tagine main was ok cous cous was over cooked. Chips as a side were also under cooked. Over all an underwhelming experience which left me with the feeling of style over substance.

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CC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service and food, we did the bottomless brunch which was great value. Lovely setting and attentive staff.

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KH
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very quiet on the night that we visited but food was very good quality. The menu was fairly limited.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful lunch. We had the 4 course Winter menu for £40 and thought it was excellent value. Portion sizes were good and all the dishes tasted wonderful. The plum soufflé was a highlight for me.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Becketts serve a nice Sunday roast although a bit heavy. They follow a policy which kind of pushes you to order drinks...the starters were not that good, desserts OK but not sth special. All in all average.

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DF
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time at Becketts and never disappointed. Staff are friendly and welcoming and the food is fantastic!

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RK
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, a Great food and really friendly staff. Defo recommend.

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M
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stayed in the Becketts Bedrooms for an evening and it was amazing! On arrival we got offered a complimentary drink, the bedroom was beautiful! We stayed in room 3, very clean, modern and cosy!
We also got a 10% discount off our food as we we're staying the night. The food is incredible!! you defiantly get what you pay for I had the duck and it was just perfect. The gin cocktails were delicious too.
The staff were amazing from greeting until good-bye we really couldn't have asked for better service. The complimentary breakfast was just as good as dinner. Thank you for a wonderful stay we will definitely be returning!!! 5*

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MM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, brilliant food, happy staff! Eaten here a few times and never had a bad meal or experience

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M
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Beckett's, from a friend telling us what a nice experience they had, The manageress Dee was wonderful, what a great place, friendly, and the food, yummy - Top notch

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j
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal we have had out in Southsea in a long while. Fantastic wide range of choices in all courses made it difficult to choose! Staff were super friendly and attentive and we loved the ambience. All our dishes were cooked to perfection.

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J
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best roast in Southsea, hands down. We had the roast beef, there was plenty of it, and it was a really good cut of meat. Roasts potatoes were just the right amount of crispy on the outside and fluffy inside, and the cauliflower cheese is delicious. Highly recommend.

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GH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a birthday lunch and everything about it was perfect from the arrival till we left. Could not fault it. Highly recommended and will definitely be visiting again soon. Thank you for making my birthday special

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GS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all really enjoyed our breakfast which was delicious and great value. Fab service, great surroundings. Drinks and cocktails not quite so good value but we were happy overall with our visit.

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LE
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have the best time at Becketts. Will be returning for a roast again soon!

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H
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We booked a table at becketts as the website states that they have a vegan nut roast, with some of the group being veggie we were really looking forward to this. However when we got to the resturant we were really disappijtes to find that the sunday roast menu had changed and was now different to what was stated on the website but tey hadnt updated online! Was quite disapointed that they now do not offer any type of roast for veggies and vegans other than just having it without meat!

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MA
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was next to none, food incredible as always. Thank you for making my birthday extra special!

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PB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is good, the service is also good. The noise levels are a touch on the loud side.

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BH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So lovely!! Really enjoyed it and our waitress Suzie was brilliant!

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TM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made the most of kids having day off with family brunch. Service was fab and food was scrummy. Thanks Becketts might try Sunday lunch next ?

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P
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good Food very tasty. Good service staff really friendly

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JD
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent 3 course meal at Becketts. Interest menu, and the food was very good. Great looking restaurant and friendly staff.

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MR
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would highly recommend this restaurant. Lovely food, vibrant atmosphere and friendly staff. Will definitely be returning.

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OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food and environment but choices for dietary requirements were not easy, a labelled menu would be much better rather then someone telling you.

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EC
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent and service was very friendly and efficient, only downside was we were charged for more than we had but easily sorted once bought to light.

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