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Mango, Portswood

27 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2ES, England
023 80 678877
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Ranked #65 of 621 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Popped in at 3.00 on a Monday. There was no none else in there so customer service was brilliant. The food was brilliant we has the lunch deal and it came with a drink. 2 people just over £30. I'd go back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Managed to book a table for two on a Saturday night at short notice - but were told we would need to vacate within an hour and half which I was fine with. We'd been to Mango twice before and it has been excellent! When arriving at 6.50 for a 7pm booking - the restaurant was pretty much empty (two... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Really great place, the most authentic thai curries since we visited Thailand in 2009! Great tapas and the even do the curries in tapas style, thai chefs also. Will visit again for sure

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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A quirky restaurant in a former pub. The atmosphere is cozy and service is friendly and efficient. We visited on a Friday night whilst visiting a local friend. The food was tasty and well presented and reasonably priced.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We came here for lunch and ordered tapas. They had a great deal of 4 for 3. They had delicious vegetarian options too. The place is decorated beautifully and id like to come in the evening too. Definitely go here!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you are staying around the Bevois Portswood area, this is a great little place (there's also one on the High Street in town). Lovely oriental tapas in a cosy atmosphere. Especially great when they have talented musicians playing. Good for dates!

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Perth, Scotland
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I visited with a group of friends (6 of us) in July. We were having an early meal on a Friday night prior to going to the theatre so arrived around 5.30. The service wasn't great and it took us quite a while to get drinks. However, the staff were friendly and perhaps just not quite ready for service at... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

came here for valentines set meal. It was very nice and the staff were very attentive even though it was very busy. We didn't have to wait to long for our food. Very authentic flavours and the surf and turf yellow curry was to die for!. The only down side is the portions were a little on the small side,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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

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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