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Agora is a family-owned Mediterranean Turkish & Greek BBQ Restaurant since 2000, situated in the heart of Southsea; open 7 days a week serving a wide range of traditional Turkish and Greek mezze, authentic charcoal kebabs, diverse seafood, and delicious homemade casseroles and desserts. Our menu consists of homemade and traditional recipes by Agora's head chefs, revolved around classic Turkish and Greek cuisine, including many dishes inspired from diverse regions of Turkey and Greece, evident in our quality of dishes, ingredients, and the restaurant's traditional ambiance.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Healthy, Middle Eastern
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Simply delicious! We chose our favourite meze dishes for the 5 sharing option and all were excellent. It was good to see the food being cooked and the staff were very attentive.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

My friend booked this and when he showed me the website I was really unsure. When we got there it looked far better than on the website. If I had gone with the photos on the website I would not have booked but my friend...recommended it. I am glad he did and saw past the poor website. The food was really really good. Huge portions. Service was also great. Would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

We came here last night for a birthday meal and couldn’t fault a single thing. Friendly service, tasty food and a great atmosphere. We will definitely return.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 December 2023

The food itself is good- at a little higher price point than other comparable places in Southsea. However, we found ourselves wishing we had gone to one of those other places after being rushed off our chairs at the end of the meal. Booked a...table for 7.30 and had starters and mains within an hour. We were asked if we wanted to see desserts which we didn't, but then quickly given the bill and told we needed to leave immediately as they needed the table for an 8.30 booking. Good thing we didn't order a dessert or a bottle of wine! Of course this was after we had paid the bill which included a service charge that I would not have paid had I known I was about to be thrown off the table! We could see the next couple waiting by the door and felt awkward sitting there while we finished our drinks. Strikes me as a mistake in organisation which they did not take responsibility for, happy to churn through as many customers as possible. In no world is 1 hour a reasonable timeslot for an evening meal on a Saturday. Won't be coming back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 November 2023

Incredible little place. The food portions were perfect and the service was spot on - not too much or too little, they could really read each table to determine how much attention diners needed. We had starters and mains and not a single negative comment...could be found, the food was tasty, not overly seasoned (which is good), it was brought out by a happy member of the serving team at a temperature where you could tell it was fresh from the kitchen and not from being sat under a hot plate. The wine list was great too. All in brilliant - cannot wait to go back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

Great food with very good service. Busy restaurant so it’s best to book. A very varied menu, staff will explain what the dishes are.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

This was a casual visit and so pleased we chose the Agora. The food was exceptional I had the Chicken Sach Kavurma and my friend had the Lamb ribs for our mains. The portions were more that generous. Also the service was exellent Very attentive...waitress and the food was served in a resonable time.i would throughly recommend this restraunt and will be returning soon.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023

Absolutely beautiful amazing food along with excellent service, staff very efficient and friendly, so much to choose from on the menu, so that’s another excuse to come back! Perfect for a meal before going to The Kings Theatre. What a find!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023

Dropped on this restaurant by chance It was full on a rainy Monday evening but managed to squeeze us in The food was delicious best moussaka I’ve had outside of Greece 🇬🇷 The staff were really nice Would highly recommend

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023

An absolutely great Greek restaurant. Brilliant food and attentive/friendly service pitched just right to make it an even better meal than the food alone would have made it. Really decent prices with loads of variety on the menu. Well decorated inside and out. Spotlessly clean...inside. This place really does put some effort in to give you the best eating experience that they could manage.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023 via mobile

The restaurants atmosphere was amazing and the owners daughter Berfin was ever so welcoming and such a great host. The service was impeccable, the food came so quick and very fresh. The food was delicious. As a fellow turkish person i enjoyed it so much...as i believe its hard to come across good turkish food in UK! Overall 10/10 service, to top it off during a conversation i briefly mentioned that we were in the restaurant celebrating my birthday and they went above and beyond by bringing out a surprise slice of cake for me. Thank you againMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 3 June 2023

We booked dinner with family to celebrate our anniversary, it was one of the best experiences I’ve had. The ambience, the service and most if all the food! Just amazing! If you’re visiting Southsea or the surrounding area - this is most definitely the place...to eat! Superb!!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 23 May 2023

Cannot fault this restaurant. Meals were high quality with an extensive choice, and the service was friendly and efficient. One of the best Turkish meals I have had in the UK.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 15 May 2023 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely meal on a Sunday evening. The food was excellent and cooked within full view of the restaurant. I would recommend:

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 23 April 2023

Excellent food, friendly staff and nice surroundings. Nice extensive choice for all tastes and generous portions. Would certainly recommend that you visit as soon as you can.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Agora Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5