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Mango Thai Tapas (Portswood)

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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, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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
Good environment and food here

This restaurant is the best Thai restaurant I have ever been. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is really nice. The most important is that the waitress is very very nice and sweet!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Alex Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is the best Thai restaurant I have ever been. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is really nice. The most important is that the waitress is very very nice and sweet!!!

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Thank Alex Z
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic place to sit and have a read during the week with a nice bottle of wine (or two) Fantastic selection of tapas and great staff

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Thank louistaylor
Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been here a few times now & the food just gets better. Authentic Thai food at its best! We would recommend this place to anyone & the fact that is we extremely busy speaks for itself!

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Thank TheThreeTravellers
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved everything I tried even fish which I'm not normally a big fan of. We went for a friends birthday and booked out a whole room upstairs which had it's own bar on the corner. The staff were really great and accommodating.

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Thank Leanne B
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had my birthday meal here a couple of weeks ago and it was a wonderful evening that everyone enjoyed. We received brilliant service from Rory, Sam, Camilla, and Sunny and we look forward very much to dining here again (especially for the buckets!).

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1 Thank Abigail W
Southampton
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit and wasn't disappointed. Had a lovely table for two by the window. The service was extremely good and very prompt. The food was remarkably quick out and all very fresh, hot and tasty. Enjoyed my experience so much Iv booked up to visit again next week.

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1 Thank Dingals1
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love, love, love this place. Great food, service and atmosphere. Quirky restaurant with a buzzy vibe!

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Thank swills25
Bishop's Waltham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an unpretentious restaurant such as one might well find in Thailand. We tried it for a light lunch, 4 tapas for the price of 3 and were pleasantly surprised by the portions as well as the food quality. With a drink each, it was plenty for a light lunch for 2. The service was pleasant, polite and efficient... More 

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Thank Harry Gibson
Southampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always come here, can't keep away. The restaurant is vibrant and colourful with great quality food cooked incredibly at a great price. I love coming and drinking cocktails with friends as it is a fun evening out. The staff are friendly, eager to help and full of character you can see they really enjoy working here. Dining with Mango is... More 

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Thank L_April95
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Southampton actually has quite a few good eating establishments, but this is one of the best. the lunch time tapas offer is really good value for money and so delicious (especially the soft shelled crab). we came here and ate enough tapas for 3 people, 2 cocktails, 2 beers and a Coke for £50. I have also been multiple times... More 

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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 - 19
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic

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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