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Shenanigans Irish Cafe

Osborne Court | 57 Osborne Road, Portsmouth PO5 3LS, England
023 9229 3756
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Ranked #12 of 438 restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We stop by here for a drink/coffee when out and about round the shops in Southsea and it's a nice little place with welcome feel and the food always looks good, but am yet to try it.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I have frequented Shenanigans on a number of occasions. ..what a pub! The breakfast is by far the best in Portsmouth and comes with fresh (very tasty) coffee, the beer is clean and crisp and staff are welcoming. I would recommend arriving early at weekends...it's rammed! Greak work guys!

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A perfect spot for a pint over rugby or breakfast the morning after. A small but welcome enclave a close walk to the waterfront park. Decor rugby themed, but varies based on the current sporting events. We are repeat offenders to visit this location whenever traveling through Portsmouth. Never bad food or service. Highly recommend full Irish.

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Le Mesnil Aubert, Normandy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We arrived with a friend at opening time and secured a comfortable table. I chose the Irish Breakfast and more sensibly my wife and our friend selected the "Small" Breakfast. I was stuffed with an excellent freshly-cooked very full breakfast and could barely eat another thing all day. The "small" version did everyone proud, and we shall return! A free... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Great little pub, friendly staff and great atmosphere! One group of obnoxious drunk customers but staff dealt with it very professionally! Excellent stuff!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Went into shenanigans after a pizza over the road. The staff we're extremely rude and we're very hostile to out presence. Would not recommend this bar in any way and would suggest you go to belle isle instead.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Fantastic breakfast, I had the Irish breakfast and my Wife had the Scottish both had meats from the local quality butchers. My Wife loved her Lorne sausage and my sausage was tasty and of good quality as was the black Pud. Everything was cooked to perfection. Portions were large. Good service. We gave our compliments to Ian the Chef. Cracking.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I half expected to look up from my Guinness to see Colin Farrell breaking up a fight between Shane Mcgowan and James Joyce! The true Irish experience! Come for the Guinness, stay for the Jamesons!!!!!!!

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