Becketts Southsea

4.3
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433 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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.

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

Festive menu: 2 courses for £27 or 3 for £35

Vegetarian and Vegan options available

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

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 3 December 2019

Ends: 6 January 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:30-21:00
Sat 17:00-21:00

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 433 People Are Saying
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Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
6 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.

RW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been here before but so pleased we came food excellent and the staff were lovely highly recommend

OT
Hampshire
7 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went for Sunday lunch. We were seated promptly but then took a while to order a drink and food. When the roasts came they were well presented and tasted delicious. We then had dessert which was also impressive. It is a little expensive but I guess you get what you pay for. Would return.

KA
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was booked for my daughters 18th birthday celebrations. We had a truly special afternoon. Thank you

c
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with friendly staff and great service. The food was gorgeous ordered the steak and probably the best steak I've eaten for a long time as cooked to perfection. After dinner we moved to the bar at the front of the resturant for a drink. Woukd highly recommend this place to anyone for any occasion.

c
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The staff were friendly but while sitting down different staff kept coming over asking the same questions.so no organisation.the food was lovely except the fries were way to salty.I explained to the waitress who went to see the chef and never came back to say anything .when we paid we were asked if the meal was ok and I explained the fries were way to salty.The waitress then said we should have said so as she would have taken the fries off the bill .wont be back

SC
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this restaurant in Southsea where my son has uni digs , took him for a treat before returning home , best Steak ever great staff and very stylish.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Such a shame. We used to love the Sunday lunches at Becketts. Seems the food has gone down hill... Instead of the wonderful fresh tasting roast potatoes, we were served with very sad looking potatoes that were almost identical to smooth frozen Aunt Bessie roasties... Had they been deep fried rather than roasted?!? Where was the light and crispy Yorkshire pudding?!? Instead a flat, soggy half risen sorry looking Yorkshire... sat in the middle of it was a hard ball of stuffing the size of a ping pong ball... what on earth happened to the old chief?!? Has he or she been replaced by a friend or relative of the owner... I asked the waiter and sure enough the chief had changed, he seemed excited... said the potatoes were severed in honey and no longer cooked in the oven.. We politely smiled, but really we just felt sorry for Becketts...

LC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and staff were super efficient and polite. Lovely atmosphere

TC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary meal. A lovely touch was the complimentary dessert with happy anniversary in chocolate. Looking forward to the new menu! Thanks to all.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! As always 10 out of 10.

VF
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’d visited for the restaurant for bottomless brunch on a previous occasion so decided to try dinner here with a friend.

We were both starving and when the main course arrived it looked a little small but was actually the perfect sized portion and left room for dessert!

The desserts looked delicious and I probably could have ordered 4 or 5 of them. Will definitely be returning again with husband in tow!

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality food and friendly polite service. Really enjoyed our evening. Recommended.

F
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. Not a huge menu but we wanted to eat all the mains and so we will aim to do this over the coming months! Again, limited wine list but we went with the Primitivo, good value for money

SJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely evening at Becketts. Food was absolutely delicious and will definitely be returning soon x

J
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent. However on arrival we were not made to feel welcome, we attempted to buy drinks at the bar for 15 minutes with various staff looking busy. Once we were acknowledged, the service was fine.

L
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal a wonderful
Evening thank you

EC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was of amazing food flavour and quality. Staff where helpful, friendly and couldn’t do enough for you.
The only thing that was slightly disappointing was the Yorkshire puddings, from looking their social media before hand they display massively, huge Yorkshire puddings this wasn’t the case. They did give us an extra one each but they weren’t what we expected at all and for us, a good Yorkshire pudding makes or breaks the roast dinner.

AH
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great vibrant place something for everyone in my book...a real mix of music in the background

J
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service excellent as were main courses, steak, tuna & vegetarian. Would have given 5 stars but desserts let side down. Supposed to be peach & passion fruit Eton mess. But peach was underripe & rock hard. No flavour. Middle was frozen. Music was too noisy when we arrived but staff happily turned down when we asked.