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Caffexpresso

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Italian, British, International
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Frobisher House | Nelson Gate, Southampton SO15-GX, England
02380 238181
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: CXO Bar&Bistro is situated just 2 minutes' walk from the Mayflower...
CXO Bar&Bistro is situated just 2 minutes' walk from the Mayflower Theatre, right in the heart of Southampton. A modern continental bistro and bar that specialises in PRE-THEATRE dining and BREAKFAST, it has a vibrant atmosphere while still maintaining an intimate nature. It's suitable for after work drinks, pre-theatre meals, and get-togethers with friends or colleagues, as well as that special meal for two. We are situated very close to the north exit of Southampton train station, we also are the closest licensed bar to it, we offer the perfect destination to wine and dine or just to sit back and relax and unwind before a visit to the theatre, a trip by train or a week-end away with friends.
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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Russell hockley

Been a few times keep going back best chicken and chorizo salad on the planet lovely food good drinks lovely people great ambience.. Love the place thank-you will be back

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Russhock
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been a few times keep going back best chicken and chorizo salad on the planet lovely food good drinks lovely people great ambience.. Love the place thank-you will be back

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Thank Russhock
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A colleague and I regularly nip in for eats after work as it's across from the office. Foot is varied, great quality and reasonably priced. The folk working in there are smashing...friendly and helpful too. A real good place to go at any hour! Highly recommend

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Thank Shot2
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Dropped in for a coffee whilst visiting West Quay = good service & reasonable prices-food looked good on other tables

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1 Thank allan-lesley
Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Called in for a breakfast sandwich, Monday 14/12/05. Staff were great and so welcoming , the sandwich was more than expected and perfect. Great atmosphere and so clean with precise décor. So good I called back late afternoon for a coffee before catching my train home. A must for my next Southampton visit. 5 Star .

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Thank Steven W
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I had a bacon sandwich. The bacon was thick and tasty, and cooked exactly how I like it. Coffee was included. My husband had the full English including freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee. I'm glad we popped in here for breakfast it was pretty good.

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1 Thank Dawn J
Hampshire
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Called in for pre theatre dinner and was really impressed with the service and the food. Very accommodating with a my daughters vegetarian requests. Can't wait to return.

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2 Thank Bev0231
Chichester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

been here a couple of times now, on each occasion we have been welcomed by the staff and given perfect service. the menu is a little limed if you're looking for a full restaurant experience, but as a bistro its a great choice. food fresh, well cooked and well presented. we will definitely be back!

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1 Thank peterreed13
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

7 of us booked pre theatre. Really helpful staff and the food was lovely. Good quality, cooked well and nicely presented. We will certainly return.

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1 Thank SusieHoward
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We just moved in across the road, thought we would try it. Great food, great service and lovely atmosphere. Only thing is ordering sticky toffee pudding, no custard or cream available, cheese board £10

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1 Thank Jlaird27
Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

I have visited this cafe lots of times for lunch as I work very close and can honestly say I've never had a bad experience. The food is always delicious and the service is excellent. Would recommend to anyone looking for a bistro brunch/ lunch.

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Thank Sarah H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Frobisher House | Nelson Gate, Southampton SO15-GX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: 02380 238181

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 36
  • Cuisine: Italian, British, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

CXO Bar&Bistro is situated just 2 minutes' walk from the Mayflower Theatre, right in the heart of Southampton. A modern continental bistro and bar that specialises in PRE-THEATRE dining and BREAKFAST, it has a vibrant atmosphere while still maintaining an intimate nature. It's suitable for after work drinks, pre-theatre meals, and get-togethers with friends or colleagues, as well as that special meal for two. We are situated very close to the north exit of Southampton train station, we also are the closest licensed bar to it, we offer the perfect destination to wine and dine or just to sit back and relax and unwind before a visit to the theatre, a trip by train or a week-end away with friends.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?