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Shenanigans Irish Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, British, Pub, Irish
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57 Osborne Road | 57 Osborne Road, Portsmouth PO5 3LS, England
+44 23 9229 3756
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Thu 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small friendly bar - relaxed but buzzing. The breakfast is brilliant- at a good price and comes with coffee.

Thank Sue M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my family went there for a 21st birthday breakfast a few weeks ago and were appalled at the level of service given by both the staff and Management. We waited over three quarters of an hour for our breakfast (we were a party of five!) the sausages were not cooked through and were frozen in the middle, and... More 

2 Thank B A
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A soda stack is actual heaven on earth. Cheese and meat and cheese and a guiness to wash down. Loved it and George is a charming man too :)

Thank bryonyjl
London, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like your boozers plain, and without fripperies, then this should do you. It's pretty small, so I imagine that it might be a different place when crowded but, on this occaison, there were less than a dozen customers in while I was there. The decor is... well... if you don't like rugby, you might find it a bit... More 

Thank Noel T
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Been here a few times now and its consistantly good. The Irish breakfast is a fave as it comes with lorne sausage and some super haggis.

Thank HampshireNat
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Great Irish breakfast to fill us up before the start of the great South run. The staff were brilliant.

Thank Laneyx_13
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Have been to this charming little place regularly since it opened and have never been disappointed in the food which is hearty, drink which is traditional, or service which is always great. The atmosphere this little Irish pub generates welcoming and warm on cold winter days, fresh during the summer months with its front that opens up and during major... More 

Thank Ben T
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

This has got to be the best breakfast joint ever!! Amazing quality from the best local butchers, nothing comes close anywhere else in Southsea!!

Thank PamMc1977
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

This is the place for a great breakfast and a friendly service that will not be bettered. I believe it's one of the best of all the bars in the Southsea and Portsmouth area.

Thank CSK33
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Amazing service for a table of 10. Opened up early just for us. Teas and coffees at the ready. The Breakfast and service were Grade A. Thanks Shenanigans.

1 Thank craigfratton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Pub, Irish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Osborne Road | 57 Osborne Road, Portsmouth PO5 3LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9229 3756

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?