As a blogger, we’re encouraged to create unique and clever titles for our posts. But when I visited Nibblesworth in Portsmouth for the first time and tried their cocktails and dinner menu, I knew that the namesake was title-worthy all by itself.

Named after the chef/owners’ cat, Nibblesworth is located in the beautiful old Nutter-Rymes House, originally built in 1809. This restaurant has only been open since late 2017, but with the crowd we saw on a Saturday night in February, it appears they are doing quite well.

A group of friends and I were in Portsmouth for a little getaway, and Nibblesworth was just a short walk from our final destination, an 80s and 90s dance party at 3S Artspace! After properly teasing our hair and spraying every ounce of hairspray we had (and obviously making lots of Stranger Things jokes), we headed over to Nibblesworth and ordered some beautiful cocktails. I’m a terrible blogger and don’t remember the name of my drink, but it had whiskey and muddled blackberries and I really liked it. Between the 80s-inspired hot pink lipstick staining my straw, low lighting, and the beautiful wall planters, the vibes were just right.

We were quite hungry upon arrival, and the bacon fat popcorn earned rave reviews from the group!

I kept things pretty classic for my meal: a Caesar salad and grilled cheese. However, the house-made dressing, pickled red onions, and delicious crispy parmesan elevated the salad just enough. The sandwich came on the softest, yet slightly crispy, bread and was stuffed with a cream cheese filling in addition to layers of swiss and cheddar cheese and a tomato jam. In a word, delicious. Other table favorites included the tofu and lobster tacos and the Nibblesworth salad.

Among our group I think we ordered every single dessert option. Pictured above is their homemade grilled donuts with homemade vanilla bean ice cream and a blueberry compote. The warm donuts and creamy rich ice cream is the perfect pairing and we did not regret a bite of it.

If you are looking for a fun new spot in Portsmouth, look no further than Nibblesworth. With an adorable name, beautiful location, and delicious bites, you can’t go wrong. They are open Tuesday through Sunday, with the added bonus of the brunch menu on Sunday. Portsmouth Restaurant Week is April 5-14 and that would be a great time to check the place out!

You can find them at 409 The Hill, Portsmouth and on Facebook and Instagram. Enjoy!

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