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198 above bar street, Southampton so14 7dw, England
02380635045
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Ranked #7 of 642 Restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $28
Cuisines: English, Greek
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Traditional English and Greek food. Breakfast, lunch, Thursday Friday and Saturday nights from 18:00 till 22:00 traditional Greek food (mezedes)
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English first
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

It may not look like much from the outside but this place is brilliant! Very friendly staff and if you order the meze there is no messing around! The food comes thick and fast and it's all delicious. I have previously visited with a vegan and they were very accomodating, although perhaps too accomodating, there was no way she was... More

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southampton
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

went here for a family meal after hearing great things and wasn't left disappointed. the service was great and the staff were really welcoming. me and my partner decided to go for the meze option on the menu. it was absolutely amazing and gave us a chance to try a bit of everything else on the menu. all the meats... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Went with friends at about 9:45pm only another couple in restaurant so not much of an atmosphere for a Saturday night , but the food sure made up for it large starters with warm pitta basket on the table , excellent main meals of chicken & lamb & pork fresh salad with large chunks of fete cheeses and olives top... More

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Southampton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My partner and I visited this restaurant on a Saturday night with another couple. We booked a table but didn`t really need too as there were plenty of empty tables. The decor is basic as are the furnishings but don`t let this put you off. We all ordered the meze which turned out to absolutely fantastic. The different courses were... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Last night me and my sisters went for my birthday meal at the Blue Island and we were not disappointed. As soon as we arrived we got a friendly welcome by all the staff. we ordered the greek meze which was amazing, with the perfect portions provided. I would definitely recommend the greek chicken souvla which was my favourite. The... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Went in at 9.05 and were told that they don't open till 10. Front and back door wide open, 2 staff on duty & I only wanted a coffee. :(

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Penryn, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I went here in the summer with my boyfriend and the food was really great. The restaurant was completely empty which is such a shame because the food is so good! I ordered a salad and the vegetables were so fresh and the chicken was cooked really well- the portions were also very generous. Great value for money and a... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Went tired and hungry on a cool Wednesday eve. ordered the Mezze.. So much! The first round of dips were really delicious! Home made humus and tzatziki.. super! Mostly a blur of eating after that with some exceptional mushrooms in red wine.. Great hosts, very relaxing. My only criticism, could there possibly be some Greek wine on the list?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Lovely friendly taverna. We went as a family for a Meze The food was gorgeous. We made the mistake of having plenty of the warm pita bread and homemade dips at the beginning, so by course number 9 we were struggling. The food was so good though we wanted to sample all of it, and we're not disappointed. Definitely going... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We went here after seeing what great reviews this restaurant has and we can not fault the service or food. All of the family enjoyed there meals including myself we will be back.

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Additional Information about Blue Island

Address: 198 above bar street, Southampton so14 7dw, England
Phone Number: 02380635045
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
Average Prices: USD 6 - 28
Cuisine: English, Greek

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