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Shenanigans Irish Cafe

Osborne Court | 57 Osborne Road, Portsmouth PO5 3LS, England
023 9229 3756
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Ranked #15 of 456 restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A flying visit for one of Shenanigans' delicious Fully Loaded Boxtys - a pancake filled with egg, sausage, bacon, cheese and baked beans. The breakfast of champions and true believers, accompanied by a decent cup of strong black coffee. Have also tried their Scottish breakfast which comes with Lorne sausage and haggis - amazing but huge. One of the best... More

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Portsmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

I was treated to a Fathers Day Breakfast by my wife and two young boys today. The food was delicious. One of the best breakfasts I've ever had! The staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating! I'll be recommending this place to everyone and will certainly be back!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I'm sat in Shenanigans now. It's not that busy for a Friday night to be honest. I expected some Irish music playing in the background but there is just some noise which I can't work out what it is? I've been to a lot of really good Irish pubs in Ireland and for Shenanigans to even remotely compare, they should... More

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UK
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

My other half and I went there for breakfast enroute to Twickenham for. The rugby. He had the Irish Breakfast, I had the Scottish. Both were good quality and huge. Very good start to the day.

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Fareham
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10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Visited a few times now for Sunday breakfast and agree with the comments calling this the best breakfast in Portsmouth, you’d seriously have to go a long way to beat it. A superb Irish breakfast at a great price served with excellent strong coffee, it fills you up for the entire day. Helpful, friendly staff, we love the ambience which... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

It's a small pub, granted but it does get busy! Weekends you will struggle for a table, so we had to book! Food is filling and good produce at a competitive price. The Guinness is the nicest I've had and is definitely poured with care! Very good selection of whisk(e)ys and spirits at good prices too! Staff very friendly and... More

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Le Mesnil Aubert, Normandy
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41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

It's simply not worth buying and preparing breakfast or even brunch for visitors when Shenanigans is now on our doorstep - breakfast with Guinness - yum! A friendly welcome and a really well-prepared enormous breakfast. This is no greasy spoon - this is quality cooking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Fantastic find, friendly and great breakfasts, we had doorstop sandwiches which we're amazing!!! Not a big bar so hopefully it won't be full and you can enjoy the food as much as we did. It is fab!!!

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This Irish cafe bar was highly recommended as a great place to eat a hearty breakfast and they were not wrong!!! The portions were huge and excellent quality. Service was first class and the staff very friendly. It is also a good venue for a night out, they regularly have entertainment on, a great venue no matter what time of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We saw the review on this place and was desperate for a breakfast to set us up for the day and boy we were not disappointed. They were very busy when we arrived and they advised us it could be a 50min wait for food . We decided to wait. It was worth it !! Less than 50 mins later... More

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