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“Great meal again”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Agora

Agora
Ranked #4 of 642 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great meal again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

We visited the Agora for the second time in as many months, this time for a birthday dinner for my father-in-law. We share the same birthday so it was extra special! The Agora has a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, with service to match. Very friendly, with just the right attention to detail and giving time to the diners to choose and eat their meal. The food is pretty good - you must try the bread, which is delicious. I selected for the Keleftiko casserole, hope I've spelt that right! Good value for money. Always busy, which is an excellent sign. We will visit again.

  • Visited October 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Norwegian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

My husband and I have been there on our own, and on other occasions with large groups of friends. On each occasion the food has been really good and the service excellent. I must emphasise the point about good service - there were 14 of us celebrating a friend's birthday a couple of years ago, which is usually the point at which quality of service drops dramatically, the food takes ages to arrive, and it isn't as hot/tasty as it should be - this was not the case at the Agora. More recently my husband and I placed a 'bitty' order ie lots of mezze, the proprietor simply moved us to a larger table to accommodate the plates and again, everything arrived quickly and tasted wonderful. This was during the quiet part of the early evening however, and I wouldn't recommend this approach in any restaurant after 7.00pm.

  • Visited August 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and tasty food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

Excellent family run restaurant that is welcoming with attentive service and a tasty range of foods. The menu is extensive - it is difficult to choose which starters to have - but it is possible to have a mixture of hot and cold - this is highly recommended. As vegetarians we felt well catered for. The vegetarian moussaka was very big for me(too many starters) but my husband managed to do it justice.

  • Visited September 2013
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Hitchin
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Enjoyable meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

Agora is a pleasant little Turkish Restaurant in Southsea. Nice atmosphere, and clean. Great service: friendly; there when required, but unobtrusive. Little disappointed with the food, as it wasn't as hot (temperature-wise) as it could have been, but tasty nonetheless.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank syspixie
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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great little Turkish restaraunt”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Really lovely atmosphere and tasty food too. As we were new to Turkish food the waiter took time to explain the menus and how they were cooked. Tasty
Definately would recommend to friends.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank ponge69
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