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Mango, Portswood

27 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2ES, England
023 80 678877
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Ranked #72 of 623 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
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Been to Mango many times simply because its one of the most relaxed places to dine out. The menu is comprehensive and imaginative but of particular interest to me is the fact that I can have lots of smaller portions. Which suits me perfectly. I'd rather have loads of flavours and different dishes. Being honest I prefer the main room... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

I have many times dined at Mango, NA, as I found out the name for the Chef, always gives me constantly the best Phad Thai...Never being let down with the services and the friendly manager and staffs.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

The food at Mango is prepared beautifully, and the flavors have remarkable depth. Food is cooked freshly, with an original Thai taste and staff members there greeted my companions and me with smiles as warm as the food they serve there.

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Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

I have now been to Mango three times, and have been delighted each time. This restaurant is round the corner from my girlfriend's flat so we always go when we want to treat ourselves! The portion sizes are generous and good value for money and, most of all, delicious! The plates go back to the kitchen pretty clean. There is... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 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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Liverpool
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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
18 helpful votes 18 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
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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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