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Mango Thai Tapas

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27 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2ES, England
023 80 678877
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Wed 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I have always been a huge fan of Mango Thai Tapas and would visit the Portswood outlet on a regular basis. Personally, I would recommend ordering the green curry, tom yum soup, crispy tofu and phad thai noodles. Service is great and the restaurant has a really vibrant yet cosy atmosphere, although... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We spent a fantastic afternoon at the new Mango in Canute Road on the bank holiday Sunday. We can thoroughly recommend Luke, a true mixologist who really knows his stuff and made us a selection of fantastic and personal cocktails based on what we told him we liked to drink. A great, chilled afternoon and thoroughly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The new restaurant is situated along Canute Road, near the entrance to Ocean Village. It's the perfect venue to relax and enjoy as much or as little as you fancy to eat from the Tapas style menu whilst sampling some cocktails made with great care and attention to detail by the bar staff who are clearly well trained and masters... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I have wanted to eat at this place for some time now as I had heard great reviews about it, and luckily for the the Mrs booked us a table last saturday evening. And I am so glad she did. Although not a big restaurant, the minute you walk in, you can sense a vibrant atmosphere. We were seated immediately... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Was given to believe this was THE place for Thai food but to be honest I found the food a little bland. The decor is a little run down but the location is good for nearby shopping and pubs so no doubt great for a group night out.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Made an impromptu trip here on my partner's birthday for dinner. Lengthy wait for order to be taken, and again for drinks. Starters arrived in reasonable time but mains never showed up. When we eventually chased things (around an hour after later) we had to wait a further ten minutes to find out the order had initially been lost. After... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We booked a table for six persons for 20.00 hrs & we were greeted at the door by very friendly members of staff, & shown to our table,Orders were then taken for drinks, & menu's were then given to us & the ordering process explained to us,The members of staff were amazing throughout the whole evening, And we were then... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Having visited the other Mango restaurant the previous week, my wife and I decided to try out the one in Portswood at lunch time on the following Saturday. (It sells soft shell crabs which are not on the other menu.) The food was equally tasty, and the staff were pleasant and chatty. However the place was empty when we arrived... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I went recently for a Birthday meal with several friends, both the service and the food were exceptional. The atmosphere was relaxed, and we were catered to in a kind and swift manner. One little treat were the pots of chilli insects!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have always been a huge fan of Mango Thai Tapas and would visit the Portswood outlet on a regular basis. Personally, I would recommend ordering the green curry, tom yum soup, crispy tofu and phad thai noodles. Service is great and the restaurant has a really vibrant yet cosy atmosphere, although a little tight for space. Despite having such... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Really good foods but it's a bit pricy for little tapas ... only if you're willing to flush the money ... I only went there to treat my partner a birthday meal ... the place is very small, overcrowded ...

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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: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?