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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
Open 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 106
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Tasty Tapas

So glad this tapas restaurant was recommended to us. We ate here with friends on a Saturday, but pleased we had booked as very busy. We were shown to our table and advised of daily specials. The tapas we ordered were very nice, the only critism we had was we found the portions to be on the large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Mrs_Bezza
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West Sussex
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
West Sussex
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

So glad this tapas restaurant was recommended to us. We ate here with friends on a Saturday, but pleased we had booked as very busy. We were shown to our table and advised of daily specials. The tapas we ordered were very nice, the only critism we had was we found the portions to be on the large side. Would... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Despite it only being 7pm the staff where clearly conscious that the table needed to be vacated, as a result the entire meal was very rushed with no breaks at all between courses. Waiters were inconsistent (some great some dire). By the time we left 8.30 the place was still dead..they cleary must have fancied an early night. To add... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

La Regata is a great little restaurant opposite the town quay. From the moment you walk in you feel like you are in Spain. It is a little tight for space on some tables but the food is great. I would recommend the Calamari to anyone. It's a top tapas bar which won't break the bank and the staff are... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The only thing I can say is the started cheese was ok. The meat balls looked a week old. The goats cheese tasted off. The chorizo was under cooked and couldn't eat it. I was gutted because I heard some good things about the place. I even had to go for a pudding with was vile. Very gutted. Never again.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Amazing tapas dishes. Advice is to try the different ones you might not have had before. Great with a bottle of Rioja or 3

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New Forest
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This restaurant is wonderful. I was recommended it by colleagues and so glad I went. The food is fresh and plentiful and the prices reasonable. The staff are really friendly and will explain the menu if needs be. This is one of the best restaurants in Southampton and I will continue to visit for years to come.

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Alicante, Spain
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Im spanish living here in southampton and this is the unique restaurant that they make the food similar to spanish and the flavor is good. Each time i go there im more happy to spend my money there. I recomend.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I have eaten here once before, for lunch, so it was nice to go back for dinner. I chose Concha Mediterranea to start which was delicious, and my friend had Agucat con Gambas. We then both had their Dover Sole Meuniere, which they kindly filleted for me. It was amazing! The service and atmosphere were great too. I'll be back... More 

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Southampton
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I sometimes find Tripadvisor s little miss leading. La Regata should be at the the top of Southampton's restaurant rankings. I've eaten in most of the restaurant's in Southampton & I have to be honest La Regata beats most of them hands down. Look at the facts. It's a family run restaurant using fresh local produce. Everything is cooked from... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Had business lunch there a few times, food was really fresh and delicious and team was very friendly. I can recommend to everyone.

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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: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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?