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Mango, Portswood

27 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2ES, England
023 80 678877
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Ranked #68 of 627 Restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $21
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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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Went for dinner last night my friend (a birthday celebration) and we had a great meal. I was late and the staff were brilliant about it. We were seated and left to chat for a while which I appreciated. Anyway we shared a lovely vegetable tempura followed by a Thai Green Curry (me) and a Red Thai Curry (my friend)... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I went to Mango last year...It is a small thai restaurant ..I had a green chicken thai,it was simple, good and creamy...The service is not the best,I think this is due by the fact that the restaurant is very small and always full of people... Price quality is ok....I will recommend it for small groups...and you do not want to... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday (as it's always been one of our favourite places to eat), and the service and food is always excellent. The staff have been attentive and welcoming on every visit, and never pressure even though we always take ages to decide what to have. The food is always amazing - the tapas are delicious,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Waited 45 mins for a takeaway due to staff incompetence taking the order. When we questioned the wait, the staff were all rude, immature and had zero customer service skills. No free drinks, no money off and not even an apology. My advice to the owner is not to let a group of arrogant staff run your restaurant.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Well some things just happen.. was not even contemplating eating out this particular evening..but Jolly glad we did ! Service & Food could not be faulted. Started off with a mixture of "Tapas".. the Crispy beef was the star there then followed by a green curry and sticky rice.. "Heaven". I will definitely return :)

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Bristol, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I had high expectations as I love Asian food, but the food at Mango was average, and overpriced for the tiny portions.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have been to Mango many times in the past few years. The food has always been delicious and super tasty. This is by far the best Thai in town. Not cheap though, but completely worth it.

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Southampton UK
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52 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I see a previous reviewer only went here because the Mexican opposite was closed. That's what I'd call a lucky break. The "Mexican opposite" is only one of two places I've reviewed unfavourably (normally I can't be bothered to slate a place but it was so poor I just had to as a warning to others) and while the Mango... More

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I've been there to celebrate my Birthday and so impressed with the service, the taste of food and the atmosphere. This restaurant is a good choice to celebrate your special occasion.

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37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Just returned from our first ever visit to Mango and it won't be our last. It was by luck that the Mexican opposite was closed tonight that we opted to try Mango and I'm so glad we did. Gorgeous intimate little restaurant nice relaxed easy service . The food was amazing so fresh and full of flavours we opted for... More

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