Becketts Southsea

4.3
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452 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Becketts is a distinctively unique venue housed inside 2 beautiful Grade II listed buildings. The owners are award-winning developers who took more than 2 years to meticulously bring back to life these most delicate, 200 year old townhouses.

The finished result is something very special, featuring 4 floors of hand made wood designs, a pioneering kitchen, several dining areas, 2 bars, a private dining room and 6 boutique bedrooms that have won the accolade of “Best Boutique Hotel” in Portsmouth.

Our Head Chef Jack has an inquisitive obsession for food, his biggest influence to date being his time working at Noma, voted 2nd best restaurant in the world in 2019 and currently holding 2 Michelin stars. He is passionate about local and wild ingredients, leading his 10-strong team into foraging to connect with the seasonality of food.

Whether you are brunching, drinking, dining or staying with us our friendly team will be sure to make you feel at home.

Special Offers

Thursday: 2 for 1 on cocktails

Get Two for the price of one.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 4 December 2019

Ends: 4 June 2020

Availability: Thu 08:00-21:30

Prosecco Wednesday: Bottles of Beckett'sprosecco £15

£15 a bottle.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 4 December 2019

Ends: 4 June 2020

Availability: Wed 08:00-21:30

Meatfree Mondays: 50% off all vegetarian & vegan dishes

Enjoy 50% off.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 4 December 2019

Ends: 4 June 2020

Availability: Mon 08:00-21:30

Moules Tuesday: £25

Moules Frites for 2 people + a bottle of Becketts wine for £25.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 7 January 2020

Ends: 28 February 2020

Availability: Tue 18:00-21:00

What 452 People Are Saying
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JS
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

beautiful breakfast, delicious flat white, ambience to die for and a slightly slow service, but i guess they just wanted us to feel comfortable and not rushed. truly recommend and will be visiting again

JS
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The steak was very expensive with the trimmings, which were extra

CC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dog friendly venue, where a dog can be a dog. Food was excellent, friendly welcoming staff. Definitely be back here.

OT
Hampshire
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wow what an amazing experience. Had the scallops and the beef short rib, absolutely incredible. My favourite restaurant in Portsmouth.

PB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for meeting friends or a special meal. Staff very attentive, food excellent and great ambience.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well appointed restaurant with a rustic chic feel (which may seems at odds but works really well).

Food was inventive and first class. Good portion sizes.

Service was attentive and everything arrived in a timely fashion. Recommend.

B
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for Brunch here with my partner after a night away in Portsmouth & it was lovely! The decor was beautiful & we were greeted by a very helpful member of staff. The food was perfect and great value for money. Loved it so much I have booked the room to go back with a big group of people in June. The staff were so helpful in giving lots of information when booking this! Overall it was perfect :)

LG
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

REALLY ENJOYED IT ALTHOUGH THE MUSIC WAS A BIT LOUD TO HOLD A CONVERSATION

VI
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous time with family,very warm atmosphere, would definitely recommend and we look forward to going there again.

LO
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual.
Special mention to Amber who dealt with my questioning why an extra mushroom cost a phenomenal £3.50!!!!
Music volume could do with being a bit lower but as usual service and food were outstanding.

FF
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful boutique restaurant. Came here for a bottomless brunch hen do once and returned for my partner's birthday. Glorious food, and it was 50% off vegetarian meals in January too. Can't wait to come back again. Amazing cocktails.

MK
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I tried the Vegetarian Roast dinner - Pumpkin & Spinach. Was unbelievable, only thing that wasn't that great was the Yorkshire pudding - but the rest was unreal!! Will definitely be coming back!

b
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had brunch with friends at Becketts. Cocktails were amazing and definitely good value for money. Good was great and too a very high restaurant standard we were all really impressed. This was my third visit to Becketts and it didn't disappoint, will definitely be back again

LR
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really love the interior and ambience of this place. Great brunch menu and selection of drinks. Perfect for brunch with friends in Southsea

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Christmas ambience was disappointing. No Christmas music. Starter was disappointing as we opted for the duck and it was 4 slices of cold duck on a plate. Turkey dinner was nice but the beef option had no veg and only a small amount of mash. For the price it was very disappointing as we had to order extra sides.

D
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since the new owner has come in this place has gone from strength to strength. Thankyou Jason and the team once again

V
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday roast! Very tasty! Ans great service from the team, particularly Callum! Thank you for a great visit!

SF
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, lovely wine and superb food. We love it at Becketts.

SW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious roast lunch which had been beautifully cooked. A must if you are in Southsea.

S
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Attentive and helpful staff . Menu was varied and excellent value . The turkey dish was huge and very tasty . The terrine starter was delicious as was the salmon ! The desserts were excellent and the house merlot was delicious and very reasonable . All in all a very pleasant experience.

TW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Yorkshire puddings were amazing!

JA
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant and the food was amazing. The staff were all really friendly and helpful and it was a really lovely atmosphere for having our Christmas lunch - with various decades of music being played which really complimented the surroundings. Have already recommended to people and will definitely be returning.

C
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal food, and great service will definitely be coming again soon

d
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a lovely evening and the fire was a nice Bonas after a cold days shopping
Good size portions and presented nicely but had to pay extra for sides which I think potatoes should be included in price as quite expensive for mains

H
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was ok the service was not great felt like we where a pain when asking for extra gravy when roast was put in front of us we didn’t get asked if we would like any thing else wasn’t asked how the food was. We felt awkward we where going to stay for a drink but after the service we decided to leave

MR
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Having eaten at Becketts once, we thought we would try again for our anniversary dinner. It was somewhat disappointing. Service was average but not bad, the food was not very good.
After a long wait, starters arrived, we had the Buttermilk fried pork fillet. One arrived without any herb sauce and we had to ask and wait while the starters got somewhat colder.
Mains, we had 28 day dry-aged 10oz ribeye steak. My wife asked for medium and it was more medium rare, also the peppercorn sauce was somewhat bland.
We had Irish coffee and Kalua coffee for desert and these were really disappointing. A very strange taste to the coffee or the cream, half were left as they were really not palatable.
Restaurant was very loud, but not in a good ambiance way, just annoyingly loud, maybe because of the size of the room.
Overall for the money paid, there are better choices.

r
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We're long standing visitors to Becketts, and we finally managed to get a date when our friends could join us for an evening meal. It's very sad to say that it was the worst meal we have ever had at Becketts. The service was very slow, waiting staff were mostly non existent and one was even very rude. Starters were average, but all 4 fillet steaks we ordered were all cooked incorrectly. The rare / blue ones came as medium, and the ones ordered as well done came out as medium as well. One of these was sent back (the remaining 3 couldn't be bothered as we had waited so long to get them) only for the staff to argue / insist that we were wrong and that the steak had been cooked correctly. A well done steak should never be pink / have blood in it!! Unbelievably disappointed and saddened at such a shocking difference to what has always been an outstanding restaurant. Not sure if we'll return ......

L
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

It’s a great place especially for drinks , the atmosphere and service are great , food average

J
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

I was disappointed - for 2 main reasons:
1. It was cold in the restaurant & despite mentioning this 2 times to the staff, enough was not done until the very end of the evening! My friend was sitting there in a coat & I had a big woolly scarf around me. No manager came over to speak to us about it. Just young (& very pleasant) waiters
2. I had the risotto which was not hot. It wasn't cold but was warm & not hot enough. I don't think the plates were hot either. I did not mention as was with friends & after complaining about the heating (or lack of), I just didn't want to moan again as it affects your evening.
Overall I was just disappointed after previous visits which I had enjoyed.

ND
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a special occasion, Becketts was superb!

GB
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Cold food - Long wait - got order wrong/forgot bits. It was like they had a heavy Saturday night.
We had to remind them a few times.

Roast was dry, barely any gravy, food was delayed due to 'new cauliflower cheese being cooked' .... that came out rock hard and cold, the stuffing was like a golf ball. So overcooked.

Really disappointed after the recommendation.

KA
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Not much choice of main dishes, there were only two choices my husband and I were interested in. For the price of the meals, we expected more. The lamb shank needed a potato side dish or more substantial vegetables.

The white chocolate mousse was delicious, the ginger cake was not.

There are lots of different seating areas but the three times we’ve visited, we’ve always been sat on the same area, whether on a busy night or not. This area does not have a nice ambiance and on this most recent visit, a Very cold night, the air conditioning unit was still blowing cold air on us, I had to keep my coat on my knees. For a very expensive meal, we were disappointed with the ambiance AND the food. The service was good though.

LW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful location and building!! Staff were attentive and knowledgable as well as acocomodating. Our food was wonderful and we chose to have several starters instead of a main each and all were expertly produced with amazing flavours. Thank you so much!!

l
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall1food3service5ambience3

Very very expensive for the portion size. The sizes are like you would get on a taster menu, not an a la carte. One type of dish (chicken) was very salty, which made it inedible for the person who had ordered it. Everybody left hungry. Staff were attentive and polite however, and despite the music volume being akin to a cocktail bar/club the decor was modern and nice. Overall very disappointing, if you’re going to do tasing menu style, make it a tasting menu. If not, accept that putting rocks and leaves on a plate to make the plate look busy doesn’t mean customers get filled up. Would not recommend off this experience.

LP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with good food. Service was good but it was quiet when we went as it was during the day.

DK
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Sunday lunch, just what we needed after the Great South Run!!

GJ
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

I had gift vouchers to redeem and the manageress was very rude saying they were out of date, i told her that they were given to us less than a year ago and asked her to check their record of purchase, which she did eventually after arguing with me. She then checked and said that they were in date... no apology just very rude ... lacking any customer service skill.

t
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

bottomless brunch not really good value, only had 5 glasses as waitress not around much. lovely food and would return for that but not with that option.

IC
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Five of us (plus two dogs) went to Beckett's for breakfast on Saturday. As always the food was was excellent and the restaurant had a fantastic vibe. Service was attentive if a little disjointed. It's right up there as one of the best breakfasts in the area, albeit probably the most expensive.
Book to avoid disappointment.

m
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Visited Becketts for dinner. Lovely venue, relaxed ambience. Service and food were excellent, opted for 4 stars though for the food, as we all found the portions a little small. Other than that, 5 stars all round.