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Mango, Portswood

27 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2ES, England
023 80 678877
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Ranked #69 of 610 restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: Tapas, Thai
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The original Thai Tapas Bar. Opening in 2007, Mango has become renowned on the south coast for its great food and atmosphere. Set on the corner of Portswood road and the Bevois Valley student area, Mango's uniqueness appeals to all age groups. People often talk about the restaurant's ambience - there's nothing quite like the energy that spills out of Mango's front doors: Low lighting, candles, big windows, exotic murals and filigree dividers, great music and warm and friendly service all contribute to its success, but the food is ultimately its greatest pull...All food is freshly prepared to order, by expert, Thai chefs. Spices are specially imported from Thailand and only fresh ingredients and locally sourced meat is used, with a good selection of vegetarian dishes. Specialities from the tapas menu include the Coconut Chicken and Na's Crispy Beef, and the Thai curries and noodle dishes from the main menu are not to be missed by any account. Mango really is a little gem in Southampton, and now there's another one in the centre of Southampton's Cultural Quarter!
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Bermuda
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The food and cocktails were very good, tasty , and great presentation. The atmosphere was nice. The curry dish I had was very delightful and the others in my party had several selections of fish which they enjoyed as well., no complaints about the food, however , a bit pricey.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Went to a private party, £18.50 per head for the buffet. The food was delicious, but it was a lot of money for one small spring roll, one small fish cake, one small piece of fried squid, one small money bag and a 15cm plate of riceh, curry and noodles. The service was poor and no serving cutlery was supplied... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place has a great buzz about it. When you walk in its all very quirky looking with little secluded area's as well as the main eating area (upstairs too) and a funky decor throughout. The food however tops everything its simply georgeous! and probably the best Thai food served on the south coast. Worth trying as there is something... More

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Southampton
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Love this place. Can't eat here enough. Would actually go every week if I could afford to! Amazing food and great atmosphere.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had an amazing evening in Mango's Portswood. The staff were very attentive, polite and helpful. The food was amazing!!! We had Squid and bacon wrapped mussels to start, which were fresh, hot and tasted devine. Then we had crispy noodles with seafood. WOW. The staff knew there stuff about the drinks. The restaurant is small but great for an... More

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South UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Love the starters - we had a variety of 6 between the 4 of us. Great curries and Pad Thai. Very good, attentive service. Stayed til 12:15 and not the last ones out - did not feel pressurised to leave. Give it a try, you wont be disappointed!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The place is lovely, nice and relaxed atmosphere. The food was amazing, we had various tapas and couldn't fault any of it. Would definitely go hear again.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I returned to mango for the third time a couple of weeks ago and both the food and service were exceptional, I had no issues whatsoever and can't wait to return soon, the jungle curry is exceptional!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Had the tapas meal, delicious food, one of the best Thai I've had for ages. Service a little slow but we weren't in a hurry so this wasn't a problem. Only down side is that our table for 2 wasn't big enough to have all our tapas dishes out at once so our "main" came out after. Would definitely return... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

First time here the food is delicious! Service a little hit and miss, waited a while for drinks etc. May return again...little bit overpriced

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