Becketts Southsea

4.5
265 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Top tags:
  • 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
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Hours of Operation
Brunch
Mon–Sat 08:00–15:00
Sun 08:00–11:45
Lunch
Sun 13:00–17:00
Dinner
Mon–Sat 17:00–23:00
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Phone number
023 9286 5000
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Simon Hartnett
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Private Party Facilities
The Bellevue Room is an exclusive and private dining space, seating up to 12 people. Ideal for a small gathering, be it bespoke dining, a company soiree or an intimate wedding reception.

The designers have put together this charming space, away from the bustle of the bar, to create a unique experience for our guests. With our chef’s exciting menu, complimented by a carefully selected wine list and your own dedicated waiters, The Bellevue Room is the ultimate way to celebrate your special day.

A seating plan with place cards can be arranged. Hand-made cakes with personal dedications are available upon request. A choice of background music can be provided in the private dining room, arranged by management approval.

The Bellevue Room will serve dinner Monday to Saturday and Roast Lunch on Sunday for up to 12 guests. Pre-ordering of food, wines and champagnes is recommended.
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Private Party Contact
Becketts: 023 9286 5000
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Parking Details
Ample local on-street parking.
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Public Transit
Bus stops nearby
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Special Events & Promotions
Becketts is the perfect venue to host a variety of events and parties.

If you are in need of an intimate event space in the centre of Southsea, then look no further. We are well versed in everything from private parties, corporate meetings, festive celebrations to canapé parties plus much much more.

Becketts can be used as one large space or split into smaller areas as needed. A variety of layouts, seating and table arrangements means that we can cater for groups of up to 60 with individually designed packages to suit your requirements, including exclusive hire.

Please contact our events co-ordinator at info@BeckettsSouthsea.co.uk to discuss your requirements.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 265 People Are Saying
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MC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely gorgeous food and cocktails. Service is impeccable too

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MH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
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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PH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff are as just as much a credit to the restaurant as the food is all I can say is wow wow wow has a special evening for the wife's birthday staff are tentative friendly and so polite food is amazing as everyone states the lamb bom bom starter was the bees knees lovely evening would recommend as one of the standout restaurants in Portsmouth

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KA
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and great staff well worth a visit. Good for a special occasion

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LD
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a delicious meal at Becketts and nothing too much trouble for the staff. The atmosphere was very lively, perhaps a little too noisy for us. The restaurant very smart and comfortable.

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L
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and even better service! Great choice on the menu and resturant itself has an excellent vibe and is great place to be

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SB
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We attended Becketts for my leaving-do, just a small group of 6. We had been before and loved it so had to come back. I ordered the confit duck this time and it was utterly amazing. The only down side was the waitress dropping chips on my friends trousers, which have slightly marked from the grease.

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SP
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning restaurant and our favourite and will always go there xx the staff are very friendly and the food is amazing

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CH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff were lovely and very attentive. Food was very very good with lovely flavours. great coctails and a nice choice of wines. I was realy very happy with our night here for my partners birthday and would definatly come again.

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JC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A family get together, so great food with the great company , gold Star Becketts

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DM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been our 6th/7th visit now and we just can’t help going back! Service is superb and the food is great and they always cater so well for our 3year old!
Cannot recommend it enough! Until the next time!

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OT
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Staff were very off on this particular evening... food wasn’t overly great either to be perfectly honest, given the money you pay here I would have expected better, shame really because this place has usually on point when it comes to dining out

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and attentive staff. Slight issue in that they’d run out of tiger prawns, but they replaced with luscious crab and gave us a complimentary drink. Can’t complain

The ambience was great with everyone in the restaurant enjoying themselves, and the music was loud enough to hear but not so loud that you couldn’t talk.

Recommended. Will be back.

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