Becketts Southsea

4.3
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469 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

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 469 People Are Saying
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MC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue, we went there for a birthday lunch and the staff went out of their way to accommodate the group. Great food, great staff, great venue. Highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Ordered vegan roast and was given a vegetarian roast, the staff didn’t check on us so no opportunity to rectify.Very disappointing experience

OT
Hampshire
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sunday roast. Had the roast beef and sticky toffee pudding which were both lovely. Only let down was the music was a little loud so struggled to hear each other.

F
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience1

If you want to go to a nightclub to eat your food then this is the place to go! I expect there to be music but not loud dance music and speakers every other table. We asked to move because we were under a speaker and couldnt hear ourselves, we were shown to a table in another room under another youve guessed it - speaker!

To the manager - think about the music choice!

Service was good and the staff were attentive, couldnt fault them.

If you want to go for a meal where you want to have a relaxing atmosphere and chat then this isnt the place for you.

DE
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely decor. Great mac and cheese. Good quick service noisy table next to us but not Becketts fault

SH
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and brilliant atmosphere and service!!

DM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot, excellent staff and we got the best table in the place.
Also highly recommend meat free Mondays it's a steal.

DM
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The restaurant seemed small from the first onset, but when guided through to the seating area it became intimate with its narrow seating arrangement yet surprisingly roomy. They have not increased seating numbers to increase profit, they have thought about the customer and made it a beautiful experience to dine there. The decor was lovely and like nothing, I had seen before with wooden panels stretch the length of the room from top to floor which created warmth to the room like no other.
The only issue I had were the tiny flys which seemed to hover around the seating area, although small and only a few in number, we saw three, they were ait of a nuisance if they flew into your face. The staff were impeccable, the food was unbelievable and the night was wonderful.

S
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely Valentine’s dinner – food was well presented & main meal very tasty. Wine also fab! Thank you Becketts.

NB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentines menu was really good. Food and atmosphere was spot on.

IS
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great and beautiful venue to enjoy some top quality food.

Have always enjoyed my experience at Becketts and will most certainly be back for more.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding evening for our Valentines night the food was well served and presented just right

HG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

It’s the second time I’ve been and the service has been rubbish both times, from chef cooking times to table service very very poor but the food itself is extremely yummy. The staff Didn’t even put a smile on their faces there was no apologies for the cock ups (which wasn’t just our table it was a few). They messed up in our starter and main. No one knew what table had what they were just guessing. The room itself is very small my partner was getting Brushed by who I assume was the manager, her bottom on his back whilst going past every time. Luckily we could move the table in.

The first time was the worst we went for mother’s day and waited over an hour for our mains with 2 children under 4 wasn’t ideal.

Lack of staff, lack of staff who are trained to a good standard and know how serve people with organisation and good memory, lack of chefs? It majorly lacked other than the actual food! Shame

D
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Went for lunch and previously had a good menu. However the lunch menu now seems to be just an expanded breakfast menu. We were not the only ones surprised by this. The food was good but we expected more.

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Music much too loud to enjoy conversation.
Truffle mac and cheese inedible
No bottomless brunch as advertised on the website.
All in all very disappointing

b
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

My most recent visit to Becketts on the 2nd Feb 2020 was my 3rd visit and most disappointing.
The first 2 visits I really enjoyed the food, drinks and the ambiance but my last visit the staff didn't appear to know which menu we should be ordering from as we tried to order a meal from the Sunday lunch menu but we're were told quite rudely by a member of staff we couldn't order it for another 30mins as it needed to be made from fresh. The available options for vegetarian/vegan weren't very good some very odd concoctions for breakfast. Part of my reason for making a weekend booking was to have either the bottomless brunch or 2-4-1 cocktails but when I asked if they were serving 2-4-1 cocktails I was advised only on Saturdays and the bottom less brunch no longer applies despite there being a small menu on our table advertising bottomless bubbles. I definitely won't be rushing back or suggesting to go there to my friends

SM
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good , the only thing was i thought the menu could do with a little more variety tbh ,
as it seemed to be alot of veggie/vegan dishes were the main idea if you didn't fancy a fairly expensive steak .
But on the hole was decent and would recommend as the resturant is very clean and well presented .

JS
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
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 on 25 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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

CC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Hampshire
10 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
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 on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
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
9 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
4 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