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“Funky? Kitsch? Retro? .... a little bit of each!”
Review of Angry Alys - CLOSED

Angry Alys
Price range: $7 - $49
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Closed for Major Renovation till February Angry Alys Wine Bar and restaurant in Portsmouth, Hampshire serves reasonably priced food and drinks in a quiet backwater of Southsea, just off Southsea Common. Come to us for a great night out and make new friends. You will return again and again.
Reviewed June 23, 2014

At last ... something a little different and not formulaic!
Just a great fun restaurant and bar with banter between front of house, other diners and finally chef.
Menu was extensive considering the size of the kitchen. Reasonably priced food and drink.
Some of our party just went for the old Berni Inn format of Prawn Cocktail, Steak and what can only be described as Knickerbocker Glory but it was all done well and with a twist.
We had a fantastic evening and will return.

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Thank TitaniumTigger
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Thank you, fellow Trip-Advisors, for recommending this gem. It fulfilled our requirement for a simple dinner pre-boarding the cross channel ferry.
The décor and furnishing makes the most of this small restaurant – bright and cheerful, with exemplary table setting.
I guess our waiter was not the eponymous Angry Aly for he was extremely friendly and attentive. Maybe Aly is the chef / patron, but we heard no rumpus from the kitchen.
Not having time for a multi-course feast, we both ordered the fillet steak which came cooked precisely as ordered and accompanied by the most heavenly sauté-style potatoes and a selection of very fine vegetables.
Coming from “up north” pricing, we were surprised and pleased with the cost of the food and the wine. Or is it merely a myth that all prices double south of Watford?
It was obvious to us that many of the other customers were repeat visitors.
Our next visit to Portsmouth / Southsea will definitely ensure we return to this restaurant.
Thank you Aly.

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1  Thank Clipper_traveller
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Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

One owner is front of house and one is the chef.
The menu is limited but excellent and the welcome and service are excellent.
Signature dish is slow cooked lamb and is delicious

1  Thank Roger C
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Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Went there last night, meal was lovely, staff were lovely, company lovely! 5 out of 5 :) only downside was it was really warm in there, but the staff were more than happy to open windows and doors along with putting on fans.

1  Thank Aimee H
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

I love quirky independent places and this did not disappoint. Great food, our 14 year old commented on why other places could not cook a steak as perfect as this place did..as delicious as the fillet was, my highlight was the lobster bisque...yummy ..fab friendly hosts and a great evening

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