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Mango, Portswood

27 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2ES, England
023 80 678877
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Ranked #71 of 622 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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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is the second time I have dined at mango. I was not dissapointed :) The food was on point. And the atmosphere was great also. Although the restaurant is small, I loved the music, warmth and decor! Had a great beer with my meal too. The service was quite slow at times but the waiters were really friendly and... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is lovely restaurant serving great Thai food! the night I was there it was about 75% full and there was a great buzz. The service was a little slow, but the staff made up for that with there attitude and helpfulness. Prices are pretty reasonable, but the star of the show is definitely the food!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I really enjoy eating here and I have been back many times. The variety of Tapas is really good and the flavours are really authentic. The staff are OK, they kind of let you get on with it, so it's quite nice not to be hassled every five minutes to see if everythings OK. Will always go back and recommend... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We went on thursday evening, there was a jazz duo playing. Despite been cramped in a tiny table it was a nice atmosphere. The starters were ok, then I had a red curry with beef and it was really tasty and nice. The staff was friendly but inefficient, we were sat next to the bar, literally one step from it... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

first visit was very good, disappointed on the second visit as the curry was very salty. Tiny restaurant in a converted house but the atmosphere is good. Will try again hoping that it was just a blip as the food can e great

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The place is quite cramped and the seating arrangement upstairs a little odd for having a conversation and not incredibly private! The food was quite lovely and very fresh and I thought the staff were extremely pleasant! They seemed a little overwhelmed but it was an enjoyable evening all the same :)

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

There is not a lot left to be said that others haven’t already made all the relevant comments on so let’s just reiterate the facts Food – Excellent The place – Cramped and difficult to navigate without bumping into other patrons Staff – next to useless or very good depending on who serves you Overall – the food is what... More

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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