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Mango, Portswood

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Tapas, Thai
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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 169
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  • 77
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
So good!!

Having spent 10 days exploring Thailand this summer I hoped it'd live up to expectations - and it did! The coconut chicken, dim sum, satay chicken and calamari were all amazing! Great dipping sauces for them all too. 4 for 3 constantly which makes it decent value! Would 100% return as everything... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
lucyvharrison
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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311 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Having spent 10 days exploring Thailand this summer I hoped it'd live up to expectations - and it did! The coconut chicken, dim sum, satay chicken and calamari were all amazing! Great dipping sauces for them all too. 4 for 3 constantly which makes it decent value! Would 100% return as everything sounded delish and there's a lot left I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Yes the food is incredible. Yes the decor is perfect. But the service is frustratingly woeful!! Sunday night the place was busyish but waiting half an hour for a drinks order is bang out of order. This place could be so much better - maybe train the staff or rota more on. (And shut the wash - up room door!)... More 

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed dinner out at Mangos in Portswood. We especially loved the ambience created through the quirky decor, the lighting and terrific smell of cooking! Service too was exceptional thanks to hard working Jose! The two of us shared 6 tapas dishes and a plate of phad Thai noodles - an absolute delight of taste mixtures... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Food lovely, great value for money, All staff very helpful and friendly, especially Tam she is great :)

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Titchfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I LOVE this place!! Incredible food, lovely ambience and friendly and attentive staff - makes Mango THE BEST THAI IN HAMPSHIRE BY A MILE!! XX

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

I love my food and I love Thailand. Indeed I have spent 6 months of my life there spread over several visits. I cliché you not there were moments of my visit to Mangos that I forgot myself and felt I was back in Thailand. It was only when I glanced out the window and saw a cold wintery Southampton... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

So sad to go back on a 3rd occasion,1st time was a long time ago was great. 2nd occasion food good but not very warm, service slow, having to always ask for drinks. So we gave it a 3rd attempt hoping they had addressed our disappointment from the last visit. Too many disappointments to list. We were given our seats... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Party of 6 ate here last night. As always the food was delicious. The starter Tapas selection was so tasty, my Thai green curry and coconut rice was also exceptional. The banana fritters and ice cream went down a treat too :-)) just have to mention the wonderful staff that work so hard to ensure you have everything you need.... More 

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Southampton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Well all I can say is Mango seriously need to understand how bad their attention to customers really is. I booked a table for 7.30 (for myself and my partner) last night, telephoned in at lunch time and spelt out my name to the person on the phone). Arrive at 7.30 to find that they couldn't find my name in... More 

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Tamsin S, Manager at Mango, Portswood, responded to this review

MISTIXX. It was I that seated you but was called away to deal with an issue. I mistakenly thought it would take a moment to deal with and/or our other floor staff would deal with your table. Unfortunately they thought I had already dealt with you and therefore didn't approach you (again). This is no excuse, but it is what... More 

Watford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I went here for the first time last week and really enjoyed it. The food was lovely and the staff were very friendly. I liked the tapas style menu as we were all able to try a bit of everything. I would definitely go back.

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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: Tapas, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?