Becketts Southsea

4.5
277 reviews
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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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EC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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Hampshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

Bad house remixes of pop music were very loud. Portion size was poor. Duck breast consisted of two small slices rather than whole breast. Not worth the money and bad ambience.

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TE
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very pleasant experience overall,the staff very polite and efficient and the food very good

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RW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice new menu enjoyed food, Lynchburg lemonade 🍹 was 👌👌

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KK
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!! Found by just searching for good restaurants in Southsea and we were not disappointed! Food amazing and staff were lovely! Will definitely be back!

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K
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had the festive menu. Lovely food and service, the girls were attentive and polite. Will definitely be back in the new year to see what else they offer.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was recommended to me by a family member. We went to becketts for a friend’s birthday and it did not disappoint. Food quality excellent. We all had beef Wellington which was yummy. Atmosphere excellent. I couldn’t fault it. Will definitely be back again.

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SD
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful little gem of a restaurant. Amazing food, drinks and service. Would highly recommend.

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JO
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as usual, food was fantastic, service was attentive and efficient, ambience was great.... Well done to everyone at Becketts, we had a wonderful time!

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D
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Took friends from Manchester & London for a festive meal. As usual Becketts delivered. Great place, staff always attentive & lovely food.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing service, good food and great atmosphere!!

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MC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great menu, top quality food that tastes as good as it looks!

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HW
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely gorgeous food and cocktails. Service is impeccable too

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MH
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service from start to finish was perfect 100% will return.

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AM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had dinner with clients from the US and the kitchen were very accommodating of a few odd requests. The mussels as a main course were great and plentiful.

thank you Beckett's

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EC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, Becketts smashed the Sunday roast. Still my fav roast ever. Was gutted the lamb wasn't on the menu, but the beef was unreal as usual! Will be back again soon.

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EB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a delicious breakfast here with a great service. I will definitely be back :)

Thank you

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P
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Vegetarian food was extremely overpriced. The music was loud and didn’t really fit the place. Overall, really cool looking restaurant/bar with nice colours all around but the loud almost club-like music ruined it for us. To make it worse the music kept stopping like someone tried to change the song but didn’t. Crazy stuff

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Angus
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decent choice on the menu. Great meal, friendly staff, good service... what more can you ask for?

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ML
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the bottomless brunch, lovely food, good prosecco. Lovely atmosphere & great service!

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Underwhelming food. The food looked great but lacked flavour.

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lively buzz but not rowdy. Food was superb. All staff were energetic, enthusiastic and very welcoming - faultless in fact! Definitely recommended.

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CS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had been recommended to visit a number of times and finally booked for my fiancée's birthday brunch. It was spot on, nice place, nice staff and the food was really good. Will deffo go back, perhaps for dinner.

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J
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was fantastic, the restuarant was busy on arrival, however due to reserving we were seated immediately. Quite loud in the restaurantdue to lots of large groups. So this is too be expected. Towards the end of the evening it quietened down. Staff were friendly, but not as attentive as I would like.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The place is a nice one for a couple. The only thing I didn't like was when we arrived without reservation they said there wasn't any table available although after that I managed to book online a table and all the time we were having our dinner they were empty tables... probably they didn't want to work hard that night...

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M
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Consistently amazing food. Great menu choice and great atmosphere.

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m
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good service & lovely food - we stopped for brunch.
Ambience was ok, a little spoiled by the noise of the chairs scraping along the floor as people are seated. You’ll get what I mean if you pay a visit. A small niggle in what was an enjoyable morning.

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MF
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Found the restaurant on trip advisor great place for a drink and a meal had a fantastic meal for me and my wife all the food was brilliant great favour and reasonably priced will definatley go back there next time I'm in portsmouth

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CK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely evening with friends not rushed out so very relaxing, food and service very good

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LH
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visited with my extended family which include Vegans and vegetarian and meat eaters. It was great to find a place where not only did they cater for vegetarians and vegans but the foos tasted fantastic.

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HP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

I have been to Becketts lots of time before for dinner and have loved it. Today I had my first brunch experience and was disapppinted, we order a typical English Breakfast and French Toast. We waited 1 hour for our food to arrive and when it arrived the French Toast was wrong. Two girls next to us alao had to send their food back as something was raw and lots pf people around us had incorrect orders and also had long waiting times. Our food was great when it arrived but just a shame about the waiting time and service.

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D
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Ordered the tiger prawns for starter and they were at best shrimp and overcooked, so the skin stuck to the shrimp

Had to wait nearly an hour between starter and main meals.

Ordered the Becketts Surf & Turf for main, again tiger prawns were shrimp and overcooked.

On a plus the pork belly was cooked to a tee, perfect.

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JR
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food and wine. A nice area to sit and have a drink before your meal.

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PH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service as always. Best steak in Portsmouth A***

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SO
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

First time visiting Becketts since it changed hands and despite lots of feedback from friends about the poor service decided to try it anyway for my husbands birthday! Sad we did now as despite it looking great and the food being ok the service was absolute shambles! None of the staff knew what was going on, we waited 45 mins for our mains. We ordered an expensive bottle of champagne which no one offered re pour, after 40 mins waiting for mains, over an hour and a quarter after we’d ordered, they suddenly declared they’d run out of something! Just very disappointing!

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NB
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were looked after well, the food was lovely and the cocktails were especially nice.

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LW
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome...as always! Best restaurant in town and will definitely be back.

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t
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Looking forward to returning next time i’m Down south

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DI
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Sunday roast. Quality of food excellent we had three courses for £29 felt a little pricy having said that was all good quality food and service was excellent

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DN
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

enjoyed a night off without the kids, the bar was warm and cosy, good selection of drinks.
food and service were excellent.

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