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Blue Island

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English, Greek
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198 above bar street, Southampton so14 7dw, England
02380635045
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Traditional English and Greek food. Breakfast, lunch, Thursday Friday and...
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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Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 177
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food and warm welcome

We were looking for an early evening meal, before going to the theatre and came across this restaurant. We'd never been before because we don't live in the area. What a find! We were welcomed so warmly and shown to a table near the window. Although our choice was limited (we are vegetarians) we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
clogmar
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Surrey, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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225 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Surrey, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We were looking for an early evening meal, before going to the theatre and came across this restaurant. We'd never been before because we don't live in the area. What a find! We were welcomed so warmly and shown to a table near the window. Although our choice was limited (we are vegetarians) we did manage to find a combination... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If you want to feel the Greek hospitality and the amazing Greek food at the same time then this is the place you want to be. Wonderful owners the M U S T place to be

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best greek restaurants we have been in Southampton. We had the meze, which includes almost every meal of the whole menu! Me and my husband were impressed with the quality and the quantity of it! it was simply amazing! we couldnt finish all of it but that wasnt a problem because we could take the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have been coming here since 2002. Simon has been a great host, an honest chef cooking delicious homelike food. The prices seem to have stayed the same since 2002 as well! Recommend attending in the evening and having the full Greek mezze. You will not regret. Make sure you call to book as we saw many people being turned... More 

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Southampton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Visited for the first time for a family celebration - adults and children - fantastic meze - home cooked and plenty of it. Will be visiting again. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My boyfriend took me to a little Greek restaurant in Southampton and it was simply amazing. I've never been in a resturant with such a warm and friendly atmosphere, greeted as soon as we got there. The food was delicious, my favourite was especially the king prawns in a tomato and basil sauce. Overall I had an amazing night and... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The inside is very modest, however don't let this put you off as the food is very yummy, and huge portions! I am a vegetarian, and there isn't a huge amount to choose from on the menu, but the owners/staff were very helpful and I have a started as a main size portion, and I was not disappointed. Welcoming staff... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I think the above means thankyou?! My wife and I came out for a meal for the first time in ages. This was an excellent choice. Lovely meal, good price, good atmosphere and good sized portions. The restaurant is also well placed in Southampton on Above Bar. I will be returning and recommending!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I'd never eaten a Greek meal and a so the Blue Island was recommended. I was also recommended to try a mexes. So we tried both! First thing you should know is that this restaurant is not for pretentious people. The decoration is not, well, let's just say it needs decorating. But forget that crap. The waitress was extremely good... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Don't be fooled by the slightly run down look of the restaurant. The food is excellent, the owner who I believe is a Cypriot conjures up a real taste of Greece. The value is excellent and portions are huge. We have visited on a number of occasions and the owner, wife and staff are very polite and service is always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 198 above bar street, Southampton so14 7dw, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: 02380635045

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 28
  • Cuisine: English, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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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