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Agora

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9 Clarendon Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2ED, England
023 9282 2617
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 112
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A good taste of the med

There is only one thing that lets this place down and this is its very dated décor. Other than that the food is very good, the bread is particularly delicious, and all dishes are carefully prepared and very tasty with an extensive menu of Greek or Turkish dishes. The clientèle is varied, from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
impavidus
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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142 reviews 142 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

There is only one thing that lets this place down and this is its very dated décor. Other than that the food is very good, the bread is particularly delicious, and all dishes are carefully prepared and very tasty with an extensive menu of Greek or Turkish dishes. The clientèle is varied, from middle eastern families to groups of friends... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We have gone to this restaurant on quite a few occasions, the service and food is always excellent it never changes whether the restaurant is really busy or quiet everything is always superb.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My son invited me out to celebrate my birthday, just the two of us. I was a bit apprehensive, but it was a very good decision.

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28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Before I visited Agora, I was not a fan of Greek or Turkish food, yet after all these years of my dislike, I decided to give my least favourite cuisine another go. We decided to try the humus, fried mussels and sucuk (beef sausage) for starters, all of which were amazing. Yet the main was the best, we both ordered... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

From the moment we entered to the second we left this was one of the most enjoyable meals we've ever had. Our waiter was hysterical, a Turkish student named Berk, excellent customer service with just the right amount of banter without becoming too involved in our meal. We took a last minute trip to Portsmouth with nothing planned. After a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

I cannot fault this place. We arrived at what appeared to be peak time on a busy Saturday evening and I expected to be turned away since we hadn't booked. They asked us to come back in 5 minuted and whilst we were gone they shuffled a coupled of reserved tables around to fit us in! That set the tone... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The first time we came here we turned up at the appointed time to have the restaurant owner tell us to stand in the corner whilst he greeted the next couple in the door as best friends. We left after 10 minutes of being ignored. After much earbashing from my wife we went back. This time we werw seated and... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Food was amazing! I could say it is much better than restaurants in Greece and Turkey. Service was excellent as well. Pleasant environment and normal prices. I think is one of the top 3 restaurants in Portsmouth. Definitely coming back!!! don't forget to try Baklava!!! Best Baklava EVER!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Visited Agora with friends for a second time is as many months. As per the first great staff, delicious food and a belly dancer for a little evening entertainment. We opted for the set starter menu with free choice of main and dessert. The starter was a selection of dips, Turkish sausage and lamb kebab and filo wrap. This was... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

First of all I would like to say that until today I was a regular customer of the restaurant, because of how happy I have always been with the food and service. However, today we practically got kicked out of the restaurant after we finished our main course. One of the ladies from the staff came repeatedly with the desert... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Clarendon Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 023 9282 2617

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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