Becketts Southsea

4.6
215 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Friday: Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch: 08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday – Saturday Dinner: 17:00 – Midnight
Saturday: Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch: 09:00 - 15:00
Sunday: Breakfast, Brunch & Sunday Lunch: 09:00 – 16:00
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Phone number
023 9286 5000
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Payment Options
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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
What 215 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Overall a lovely quality meal for my partner and myself. Quality was superb. Service was good. And overall the cost for what we experienced was about right. So well done Becketts.
My major gripe was the price of the Beer. A bottle of Doombar was £6.50!!!. I was drinking beer in Paris a couple of weeks ago that was cheaper.
The price of the drinks did not spoil a fab dinner date at all, but just be aware of the cost.

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5.0Dined on 5 August 2018

Friendly atmosphere, good food and good choonz too!
Will be back without fail!

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5.0Dined on 29 July 2018

The second time I've taken guests for Sunday Lunch to Becketts. Not to be missed. Friendly staff, and the food is presented excellently. All round a huge step apart from the standard 'cheap and cheerful pub carvery that seems to be everywhere. Looking forward to returning. I highly recommend their roast beef..

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

One of the best restaurants we have been to for a long time. Great choice for our Anniversary.

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

Spent a lovely evening catching up with a friend - atmosphere great - food superb - had the seabass , beans were crunchy which I love. Coming back on Saturday with some other friends!

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4.0Dined on 20 July 2018

Great service, great food. Whilst not a huge menu choice, there is something for everyone

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5.0Dined on 20 July 2018

Service a little slow. Food was excellent and cocktails were wel made. Great to see some quality spirits behind the bar!

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4.0Dined on 19 July 2018

My friend and I arrived early so decided to have a cocktail. Liz chose one from the list and I asked for a gin martini. Hers was nice and spicy and my martini was ok - not quite chilled enough and the twist garnish far too small. As the lady bartender said it was her first attempt at making one, it was fine. We were seated and our order taken. Wine and water were served, the wine, Montepulcciano, was served at a perfect temperature in good shaped glasses - delicious albeit not cheap. We seemed to wait quite a long time for our starters and when they arrived, I thought the presentation of Liz's mackerel pate was poor - dumped on the plate with a tiny piece of broken bread. My whitebait was fine, hot and crispy. I couldn't judge the tartare sauce as mayo does not agree with me but it looked home made. Mains were soon delivered and Liz said her sea trout fillets were delicious. I chose the belly pork which was tasty but I didn't understand the £6.50 supplement for what is, in effect, a cheaper cut. We were too full for dessert but the selection seemed to be interesting. I had a coffee which was good. After a small problem with the bill (I had a voucher which had not been credited) it was soon put right and we left more than happy with the meal and atmosphere. I certainly couldn't afford to eat there regularly but as an occasional treat it fitted the bill. The staff were excellent and enthusiastic and hopefully we will return soon.

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5.0Dined on 18 July 2018

What a great evening, made a 6th date even more enjoyable! The service we had was second to none so we’ll done! Thanks again :)

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5.0Dined on 18 July 2018

The steak was recommended to us by a friend and it didn’t disappoint. My wife said it was the best steak she had ever had!

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5.0Dined on 17 July 2018

We met up in a 3 at Becketts after being recommended by another friend. We were blown away! We will 100% be returning - the food was absolutely astounding, the restaurant was clean / tidy and had such an amazing feel to it. The servers were brilliant all night: they kept on top of water top ups, making conversation with us in general and checking in.

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed Becketts, the atmosphere was good, food amazing and the general overall service was outstanding. We would happily go back!

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4.0Dined on 13 July 2018

See my review on Becketts at TripAdvisor, a good place to go

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4.0Dined on 3 July 2018

Excellent food and service. Well impressed. First time since the restaurant changed hands, and we all had great food and loved the layout. Will definitely come again.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Great night again, second visit even better,
Will be back soon.

Best fillet steak I’ve had for a while, great for cocktails.

Staff friendly and attentive

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Amazing food, staff, atmosphere. Highly recommend. Will definitely be going back

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Had a lovely evening with friends celebrating a 50th birthday. Had pleasant drinks by the bar on arrival before going through for our meal. I was really impressed with the presentation of the bar area and we found all the staff very attentive. The food was excellent, well presented and cooked as requested. Highly recommend!

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2.0Dined on 13 June 2018

Took a client there for a business meal. Playing loud club music while people are having dinner is not on, I was so embarrassed. Thanks god my client made a joke about it, asking where about was the dance floor. Real shame as the food is nice. Probably great for a hendo or before a night out but not really for anything else... we could barely each other talk.

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4.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Great food and amazing vibe. Would highly recommend

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4.0Dined on 5 June 2018

Lovely food, attentive staff. The only negative is the loud music which has been mentioned on other reviews. It was our wedding anniversary and we couldn't hear each other speak. they did turn it down when we asked.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Lovely refurb, very nice attentive staff without being over the top. Starters arrived quickly and so good! Main was a new one on your menu and feedback was actively encouraged - Pork belly was so tender, samphire lovely, sauce fabulous but more sauce please!

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3.0Dined on 2 June 2018

We all arrived spot on time but were told we had to be seated immediately because the seating process was staggered? Not sure what that meant, but we remained at the same table all night and were one of the very last tables to leave, so I do not see why we could not have a 10 min drink in the bar. In addition we had two bottles of wine added to our bill which we had not purchased during the evening. It was only on my insistence on checking the bill that the error was discovered. Whilst the staff were apologetic, it should not have happened. My discovery recused our overall bill by £37.00.

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4.0Dined on 1 June 2018

A good cocktail selection and overall bar selection was good. I had a roasted vegetable salad which came with flatbread, hummus and chickpeas. This was delicious the flat breads were homemade and I could have had more than they served up. With my main I had to send the steak back (ordered it rare but it came out medium, was still a lovely steak medium just I like mine a bit more ‘bloody’) but when it came back it was amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed our food and by this point we were too full for a dessert. Staff were really friendly and very attentive. So glad we came here for our anniversary rather than a well known chain restaurant. Would go back if we were in Portsmouth again around a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Superb restaurant, we would definitely return. Excellent service and top food. Great ambience too.

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5.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Excellent food, service and ambience. Would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Fantastic food, amazing service that can not be faulted. Great value for money. Overall experience at Becketts was brilliant.

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4.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Our first visit but we would go back. It’s a nice date spot or meal with friends place but I wouldn’t say it’s young family friendly.
Food was very nice and service was prompt. It was expensive. The overall experience was good but it would have to be a treat or special occasion to visit.

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5.0Dined on 22 May 2018

My wife and I spent our third wedding anniversary here on Tuesday and we were both very impressed, the restaurant it self is very smart and clean,the staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for us and make you feel very welcome, and the food was amazing one of the best meals we'd had in a long time I would highly recommend Becketts to anyone and were definitely be returning for yet another great meal thank you again to all the staff and chefs 10/10

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

First time visit to Becketts, long time visitor to Southsea, can’t believe we never come across this great restaurant before. Good selection of drinks, food was fantastic, great ambience, loved the background music. We will definitely visit again, be sure to make reservations. Fantastic

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2.0Dined on 19 May 2018

We did not stay as there was Not much choice on the menu for vegetarians ,very small inside,

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

2nd visit and it was even better than the first. The food, service & all round atmosphere made for a great evening out with my wife and another couple. Whilst it has a great vibrant feel we were also able to have conversations at a normal level ( I’ve been to places where it is almost a competition to be the loudest table!). Overall excellent evening and we will be back :)

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4.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Busy Bank Holiday Friday evening meal but well worth the wait. Food and service were very good and we were made to feel very welcome. We all enjoyed the dining experience and will certainly come back .

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Great cocktails, made by friendly bar staff, followed by delicious food. Mussels starter, Belly pork main and cheese board were all highlights, thank you !

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Excellent service from the staff as always, the food is delicious and the atmosphere is so nice and relaxed!

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4.0Dined on 26 April 2018

Great night with great company washed down with good food and drink a perfect evening

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4.0Dined on 15 April 2018

Checked TripAdvisor for a good Sunday lunch spot for 4 of us including granddaughters aged 7 and 10 and Becketts was listed. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal but one of us didn't order the roast so we think that probably delayed our meals coming out as most people were eating the roast dinner and people arriving after us had their meals served before us.

My roast beef was exceptionally chewy and I couldn't eat it; they handled the situation really well, took my meal away and replaced it with a complete new one shortly afterwards. The lady on the next table said she couldn't eat hers either but she didn't want another meal and they simply knocked the cost off their bill. My replacement beef was superb. It happens and they knew exactly how to deal with the situation and it wouldn't stop me going back.

The granddaughters really enjoyed their food; they're not fussy eaters and the meals were substantial.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Everything was impeccable. The only fault I’d say was, I ordered the scallops to start, which was £10, I expected to get at least 3, when it came out there was 3, but actually it was only 1, which had been sliced into 3, so it was about one healthy mouthful.

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4.0Dined on 11 April 2018

Food was very good and they also do good deals on drinks! Will definitely be back and would encourage anyone to go!

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4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Everything was lovely apart from the fact that we booked a table for 21.15 but we were seated at 21.45. We arrived early for drinks and informed them we were there but when it got to 21.35 it seemed they might have forgotten us as there were many free tables and we were still waiting to be seated. I had to go and ask someone if we can sit for dinner yet and waited another ten minutes until we were finally seated.
However once seated the wine and food was excellent and the music was great and a great overall atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Literally outstanding, will be returning soon, not one fault or negative comment! Thanks

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