We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Blue Island

198 above bar street, Southampton so14 7dw, England
02380635045
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #8 of 627 Restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $28
Cuisines: English, Greek
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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)
Write a Review

194 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    151
    28
    9
    3
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

My partner and I went on bank holiday Sunday going off trip advisor reviews as we have never been to the area before. We opted for the set mezze and weren't disappointed. Everything was fresh and tasty and there was so much we couldn't eat it all. The decor is nothing flash but if you want authentic greek food then... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Good basic restaurant, great for groups, but note cash payment only, no cards. great value for money.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I visited Blue Island for the first time last Friday night, thanks to the great reviews on TripAdvisor. We were driving from London, where we live, to bring our friends - another couple - to a hotel nearby, as they were going on a cruise the next morning. So I, of the four of us, already had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Swindon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We picked up Blue Island from Trip Advisor and decided to give it a go as we had enjoyed Greek Taverna food on previous holidays abroad. The Restaurant is small and has the Taverna style feel and decor and the food is excellent. The children were well catered for and the Souvla/Souvlaki we had were excellent, as was the Lamb... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

You'd never think this was a decent restaurant looking at the front, perhaps that's good as otherwise you'd stand no chance of getting a table. We've had a few lunches in here as a family, and I came here with friends for a birthday celebration also. The service is very swift and unintrusive, and the food is excellent. Greek is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bedford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Well what can I say, this restaurant has lived up to it's reputation and exceeded ours. We had a lovely early evening dinner treating our selves to the meze which was plentiful, delicious and authentic. The owners were friendly and accommodating to our needs as we had a 1yr old eating with us who also enjoyed the various plates of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were spending weekend in City and booked this for meal Fri night. We arrived and our table was waiting. The restauarnt has a homely feel and the menu whilst not extensive offered some good choices, although the wine list was somewhat limited. We ordered a bottle of merlot which was very good and decided we would opt for the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you are looking for the spirit of the Greek Taverna then this is the place to be. The food is excellent, the owners extremely friendly and the service great. It has a great atmosphere and is wonderfully authentic. The Souvlaki, the Dolmades and the Mousaka are fantastic. This place is a treasure. Thank you Blue Island.

Was this review helpful? Yes
SouthamptonUK
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Visited for the first time recently and had a very nice meal. The starters of warm pittas with Greek dips were lovely and the main meals were very tasty and big portions! Friendly welcoming service and good value, what's not to like! We ate early evening and only 2 other tables were in use, would like to try it a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I have eaten in Blue Island numerous times and it has not once let me down. Fantastic food freshly cooked at great value and the staff there are great too, very welcoming. I would recommend it anyone. I will be back in a few weeks once again! Ps the vine leaves are amazing!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Blue Island also viewed

Southampton, Hampshire
Southampton, Hampshire
 
Southampton, Hampshire
Southampton, Hampshire
 

Been to Blue Island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Blue Island, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing