Becketts Southsea

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414 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.
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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

TC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! As always 10 out of 10.

VF
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

F
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

J
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous meal a wonderful
Evening thank you

EC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

ND
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food in a lovely atmosphere with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Thanks

JG
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was standard. Very noisy. Service was pleasant and the venue was lovely

g
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never been to Becketts before but will definitely be going back. The service is excellent, not rushed and the dinnig area is well set with plenty of room with attentive staff. The food was excellent and well presented, I can recommend the fillet steaks they were to die for.

TH
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The new enlarged Beckett's has obviously got to work hard for its living. Attentive and friendly service certainly gives a good first impression and the fit between the old and newly acquired parts is seamless. Small but interesting cocktail menu and nice balanced food and wine list BUT after the smallest starter ever encountered (3 minute arancini no bigger than walnuts, soused with green sauce), I was in critical mood. Chicken kebabs and a starter portion of moules satisfied my guests; my full bucket of moules was a trifle heavy but again my guests were happy with steak and an interesting salad apiece. Yes, I'd recommend and not just for old times' sake ( I have been a Becketts fan for years), but I would warn them off the arancini !

T
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good Food, nice atmosphere good choice in Portsmouth

X
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal on Thursday evening with my Mother. We had a seafood sharing platter which was very well presented and good value. We then had the neck of lamb and the pork belly...both of which were great. There was a noisy wedding reception going on in one side of the restaurant but that didn’t detract from a very enjoyable meal. Our waitress Yasmin was very polite, efficient and clearly an asset to the team. Could not fault anything, as a fellow restauranteur it’s rare for me to have no constructive comments but everything was faultless - will be back very soon. Thank you to Yasmin, the chef and the rest of the teams both front of house and kitchen for a lovely meal. Best wishes Xian

C
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. It was a delightful evening.

SF
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very intimate restaurant and decor to my taste ,the service staff were good however the special deal on the Tuesday mussels was not told to us ,we had to ask for it ,also the hand towels to use after was also not given. Very friendly staff though.

M
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were very polite and helpful. Kept the drinks topped up and the food was delicious. Everything was clean and to a high standard.

ED
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 1

Food was very good but booked a table for my partners birthday after recommendations from friends and was really disappointed. We were the last table booked in (at 5pm on a Sunday) and felt very rushed by staff. We had two courses, sat down at 5pm and were out the door by 5:50pm. I’d say poor value for money because of this. Definitely won’t be returning.

DF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had a meal there for my daughters graduation celebration. We were a party of six and were served fairly promptly with drinks. The waiter was friendly and helpful and the starters plus mains were all great. We did have a dessert but I would recommend Becketts for dinner.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for sons graduation. WADA lovlemu meal as always. Will back again hopefully.

D
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Not to busy on the day we went. Lovely atmosphere. Food fresh and hot and arrived quickly. Would recommend this restaurant to a friend.

GO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food
Worth the money
Drinks could be topped up more frequently

SH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant/bar with beautiful decor. Staff very attentive and friendly. Food was out of this world. Will be back soon.

SS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We chose moules frites and it was excellent quality and value

l
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service great place food great Roast just needed a bit more flavour and a bit of tweaking but otherwise great

DC
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was of a high quality and a the choice was varied. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Overall it was a great evening. The only down side was that they ran out of the wine we were drinking and our second choice too! we think this was due to the very hot weather so more than usual were drinking white wine... we normally would have red on cooler days.

A
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, Great Service, Great atmosphere... Great, Great, Great!!!!

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