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Mango, Portswood

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27 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2ES, England
023 80 678877
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Wed 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The original Thai Tapas Bar. Opening in 2007, Mango has become renowned on...
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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  • 182
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  • 84
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 10
    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
good fresh food

The food was very good and service. We went twice and of course it was winter time and there was no heating! We were sat by the door which was a problem as no one shut the door and we were forever getting up and closing it. We did ask a member of staff to put the heater on over... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
susan w
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The food was very good and service. We went twice and of course it was winter time and there was no heating! We were sat by the door which was a problem as no one shut the door and we were forever getting up and closing it. We did ask a member of staff to put the heater on over... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

cosy small place with good range of excellent thai tapas, curry and coctails as well. very friendly staff and great atmosphere.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Nice ambient surroundings, friendly staff, great thai tapas, and the cocktails aren't too bad either :)

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Called on spec on Sunday of the bank holiday weekend. We were lucky to get a table. It's a very cosy restaurant, with music which we found too loud, service that was a little slow but had a great evening and would go again. We shared soft shell crab (absolutely fantastic), satay chicken (yummy) and very disappointing tempura prawns. These... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We visited Mango for my birthday meal as a group of 6. We did have to book our table a little bit later than we would normally do but we did make the reservation rather late for a Friday. Food lovely! Portion size is fair. My other half is a big eater and he didnt finish it all. Prices are... More 

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Burnham on sea
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Food was good, place is a bit too cosy for my liking i like some space around me, pricing is ok portions are a little small though

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Saw the restaurant and thought menu fab.We couldn't eat at 8pm as booked up.Ate at 530 pm a bit early but weren't rushed food wonderful and service top rate.A definite return visit needed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Two couples on a spontaneous meal out. Amazing food, quick & friendly service and great environment. Would definitely go again! Maybe even a takeaway! Recommend!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Excellent food quality and that means a lot coming from a mexican. Service is fast, dishes are delicious and the atmosphere is perfect. Totally recommended for anyone living or visiting Southampton.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The restaurant is relatively small and quirky but it fills up fast and with good reason. The food is great, it has a nice relaxed atmosphere and the staff are all friendly and helpful. It's also worth a mention that they cater for Coeliacs, as such my sister was spoiled for choice. Would certainly go again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2ES, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: 023 80 678877

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 20
  • Cuisine: Thai, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?