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The Art House

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178 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DW, England
+44 23 8023 8582
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Community run - for love, not for profit. The Art House is not your usual...
Community run - for love, not for profit. The Art House is not your usual cafe. An arts venue, cafe, craft shop and gallery in the heart of Southampton. Enjoy lunch, supper, tea & cake, wine and a selection of locally brewed beers. Open: 11am - 10pm Tues - Sat, 12 - 5pm Sunday when we serve veggie roast lunches! All food is suitable for vegetarians (though many of our customers are not!)And ALL dishes can be made vegan. Freshly made, with love, on the premises using organic ingredients, many of which are locally sourced. Our drinks are all fair trade and our cakes are homemade, vegan, from the best fair trade, organic ingredients (gluten free options are usually available. Delicious, wholesome and environmentally conscious - and all the food and drink you buy funds local art! We are fully licensed with a great selection of wines, ales, beers, ciders and aperitifs. Most of our crew are volunteers who give their time to make this wonderful space for you to enjoy. There is art on the walls, a Boutique with crafts and clothes and an exciting programme of events. All of the money we make goes back into the organisation, so that we can grow and offer more to the creative community of Southampton.
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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
Funky and Friendly

The Art House is a quirky, friendly place that serves organic vegetarian and vegan foods. Staffed and managed by a really cheerful team of volunteers, The Art House buzzes. If you are lucky, there will be a musician playing. They also have music and poetry sessions during the evening. This... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

The Art House is a quirky, friendly place that serves organic vegetarian and vegan foods. Staffed and managed by a really cheerful team of volunteers, The Art House buzzes. If you are lucky, there will be a musician playing. They also have music and poetry sessions during the evening. This is a really community minded venture, with good food and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I love to to pop in for a pot of coffee and a wonderful piece of moist delicious cake! Everyone in my family loves the Art House from my youngest son who's 15 to my Father who's 72. Even my little dog loves it! There is always a relaxed and friendly vibe and lots of wonderful art and creations to... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

I always enjoy a visit to The Art House, London Road, Southampton. The Coffee Cream and Walnut Sponge is wonderfull! They have a friendly crew and lots of interesting arts and crafts to join in with. There is currently an Art Exhibition called "Summer of Buzz"

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The lunch we had at the Art House in Southampton, was the highlight of our city-trip to that city. Southampton has little to please visitors, it's an less than everage city with few historical hotspots and just the regular bunch of expected shops. So when we started looking for a place to have a tea and some lunch, we expected... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Looking for somewhere interesting for lunch in Southampton, and despite happily being an omnivore, this place caught my attention. I'm glad it did. The ambience is friendly and welcoming, there's gentle live music and an interesting food and drink menu. The vegetable golden curry special was so freshly made I had to wait for them to finish cooking it! Good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Who'd have thought it - a vegan venue in Southampton. Back visiting friends and we've been treated to lunch here. Fantastic food with plenty of choice from a 100% vegan menu with lots of cake and ice cream (sundaes no less) to wash it all down. If this had been here when we lived in Eastleigh we might not have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Had lunch here with friends and was delighted by the relaxed friendly atmosphere, the veggie choices and interesting extras like vintage clothes rack. The food was great and the staff helpful. I aim to become a regular!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Since becoming a Mum, I have started to pay attention to baby friendly places. The Art House truely makes "small people" welcome with nappy changing facilities, children's menu choices and toy box. This is a fantastic place for parents to pop into for a pot of tea and yummy cake or to relax over vegetarian Sunday roast. Because this is... More 

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

This is the best place in Southampton. You feel right at home: friendly staff, lovely food, lovely live music, art all around. We had a great musical evening there with friends recently listening to talented friends, while enjoying food and drink. We rasied money for charity, everyone had a great time and we are already planning another gathering. I strongly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I went to The Art house for lunch with two veggie friends. I'm an avid meat eater and would generally not choose to eat vegetarian food if I had a choice, so I was a little cynical! But the food was really very tasty and won me over completely! I think it's a little over priced, but the food is... More 

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Additional Information about The Art House

Address: 178 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DW, England
Phone Number: +44 23 8023 8582
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 14
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 178 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8023 8582

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 14
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Community run - for love, not for profit. The Art House is not your usual cafe. An arts venue, cafe, craft shop and gallery in the heart of Southampton. Enjoy lunch, supper, tea & cake, wine and a selection of locally brewed beers. Open: 11am - 10pm Tues - Sat, 12 - 5pm Sunday when we serve veggie roast lunches! All food is suitable for vegetarians (though many of our customers are not!)And ALL dishes can be made vegan. Freshly made, with love, on the premises using organic ingredients, many of which are locally sourced. Our drinks are all fair trade and our cakes are homemade, vegan, from the best fair trade, organic ingredients (gluten free options are usually available. Delicious, wholesome and environmentally conscious - and all the food and drink you buy funds local art! We are fully licensed with a great selection of wines, ales, beers, ciders and aperitifs. Most of our crew are volunteers who give their time to make this wonderful space for you to enjoy. There is art on the walls, a Boutique with crafts and clothes and an exciting programme of events. All of the money we make goes back into the organisation, so that we can grow and offer more to the creative community of Southampton.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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