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La Regata Restaurant

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Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AR, England
023 8022 3456
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Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
My favourite restaurant in Southampton

On both occasions I've visited this restaurant I've found it incredibly difficult to find any faults and very easy to wax lyrical about the delicious tapas options, friendly and informative staff and atmosphere once inside. This time was no exception. The meatballs, blue cheese and sherry... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
tim_corke
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

On both occasions I've visited this restaurant I've found it incredibly difficult to find any faults and very easy to wax lyrical about the delicious tapas options, friendly and informative staff and atmosphere once inside. This time was no exception. The meatballs, blue cheese and sherry mushrooms, deep fried dates, sizzling prawns and paella were absolutely stunning: perfectly complimentary and... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The seating was awful, the food was unremarkable, on a saturday night the noise level was so high you couldn't hear yourself think. The music was overloud and the speakers badly tuned. The only good thing to say was that the wait staff was nice. This was an uniquely bad experience all in all.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I loved this place, great food, good service! The steak was to die for, good selection of options too - first port of call for supper in Southampton from now on!

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Looked great from the outside, serving was fast even it was full Noise was way to loud We had mixed tapas for 30 £ for two persons Worst tapas I ever tried either no spice or in a direction that had nothing to do with Spain The meatballs have to come from a bucket Chicken wings totally over cooked I... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

La Regata is near where we were staying and we love tapas so despite slightly mixed reviews we saw how lively and friendly it looked on Saturday and tried it out on Sunday evening. Pleasantly busy all evening, welcoming staff and service just nicely paced. My favourites-albondigas and tortilla were excellent but quite surpassed by the chicken and chorizo (superb)... More 

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southampton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We visited La Regata again after a long time and unfortunately it has not changed over the years. Yes it is a Spanish restaurant but if you have spent any time in Spain eating the real Spanish food is very different! This is not too say that you would not enjoy the food, just that it lacks the real taste... More 

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Portsmouth
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149 reviews 149 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Love this place. Really friendly staff, accommodating what you I really want in terms of food, drink and atmosphere. Quality of the food is very good indeed and the prices are very reasonable for the quality offered. I had a reasonably sized group booked in and the staff deal with that sort of thing with the ease of a single... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I came here for my birthday, I have been eyeing this place up since moving South 2 years ago and was excited to eat here, even better my boyfriend was paying for me. We rang up in advance to see if they could do gluten free (I'm Coeliac) and they were re doing the menu that week to sort out... More 

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Forest of Dean, UK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Good food, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Meals appear to be authentic in my experience and good value for money. If you give them notice a large group can enjoy suckling pig....

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was possibly our fifth or sixth visit to La Regata Restaurant but this time it fell a bit short of our expectations. The service is poor, as the staff are constantly chatting in Spanish among themselves. The atmosphere was even more depressing than a burial. Treat the staff professionally i.e. not as friends, or else they will gossip about... More 

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Additional Information about La Regata Restaurant

Address: Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AR, England
Phone Number: 023 8022 3456
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Spanish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: 023 8022 3456

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?