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Shenanigans Irish Cafe

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Cafe, British, Pub, Irish
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57 Osborne Road | 57 Osborne Road, Portsmouth PO5 3LS, England
+44 23 9229 3756
09:30 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 09:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 23:00
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best breakfast I have ever eaten, the staff are very friendly and have really good and efficient customer service, good location, will be back again and think I have met my match in meals as it beat me, the breakfast I had was called the celt!!!!

Thank Samantha G
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in here last Saturday with my hubby , he had the Irish Breakfast and I had toat and jam . He said it was the best breakfast he has ever had even better than the one he had at The Spinnaker Cafe last Oct . If you are in Southsea this is a must place to eat .

Thank Teresa O
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Popped in for a breakfast as starving and was pleasantly surprised. Tried the Boxty fully loaded. which is a potato pancake with sausage, bacon egg and beans with cheese and it was excellent. Mostly due to good ingredients well cooked.

Thank Gary B
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

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 

3 Thank B A
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017 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 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

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 

1 Thank Noel T
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 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
Reviewed 23 October 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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 October 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

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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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
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?