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Restaurant in Southsea ploughs £1m into boutique hotel expansion

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A restaurant in Southsea has opened six boutique bedrooms after a £1m investment into a neighbouring property.

Jason and Soraya Parker from Portsmouth acquired Becketts in January 2016, a restaurant in Bellevue Terrace that had been under the same ownership for the previous 30 years.

After refurbishing the eatery, they then went on to acquire the derelict B&B next door when it came up for auction.

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Formerly the Bellevue B&B, the building had been empty for more than a decade and needed to be extensively remodelled.

Parker, who also owns Bernards Estate Agents and runs Altavia Developments, renovated the property and opened Bedrooms at Becketts in July in a bid to bring a ‘little slice of London to the city’.

The project also saw the restaurant extend with a bigger bar and basement.

Speaking to The Portsmouth News, Parker said: “We’re really proud that we have saved two Grade II listed buildings that were both in horrendous states of repair. 

“It has cost a lot of money to get them into a usable state. 

“It is something special. Portsmouth was in need of something over and above the chains.

“We wanted to bring a little slice of London to the city. We felt that Portsmouth was ready for something a little bit out there, with high end interior design and premium casual dining.”

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