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.
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.”