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Blue Island

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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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  • 183
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing

My husband and I visited for the second time last night. We were greeted with a warm welcome and shown to our table. We both had a mezze which was prepared and cooked to perfection. Nothing was too much trouble even when my husband asked for a dish which was not included. We will certainly be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Fiona H
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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234 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited for the second time last night. We were greeted with a warm welcome and shown to our table. We both had a mezze which was prepared and cooked to perfection. Nothing was too much trouble even when my husband asked for a dish which was not included. We will certainly be returning. Great restaurant and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

If you come to Southampton you must definitely visit Blue Island!!!! It was the first restaurant that I visited when I first came in Southampton, the place that I celebrated special moments and the place that I'll go again and again cause I know the excellent service,the delicious greek food and the warm people who own the restaurant. They're always... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This Greek restaurant has an offer on Wednesdays and we were wanting somewhere to eat before going to a show at the Mayflower which was to St art at 1930hrs. I booked a table for 6pm for my party of four, telling them we were celebrating a 70th birthday. Unfortunately, at that early hour, we were the only customers but... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When there a few weeks ago for a light lunch, first impression was zero atmosphere, very poorly decorated and not that welcoming. Me and a friend were the only ones in the place, and it still took 40 minutes to get our food. As I am from a greek back ground I went for Souvlaki, it was ok but lacked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We made a last minute decision to eat out as we have a busy evening tonight... we arrived at Blue Island to find the owner had actually closed up early to pick up his sister from the airport... however... having seen us at the window and looking very hungry, he offerred to whip up some top nosh... and it most... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Myself and my family arrived as he was closed. But he did not turn us away, instead he opened up just for us and provided a first class meal! Always a pleasure to dine here :)

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I've eaten lunch here many times. The place is always welcoming and the food very good and superb value. Simon is so friendly and like a proper Greek taverna shows us what's available and cooks it fresh.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Me and my partner have visited here plenty of times now and yet again we have been given the best greek meal Ive had since I visited my favourite place in Europe, the food is excellent which is only matched by the friendly and attentive service, the owners make u feel very welcome and treat you like they have known... More 

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Blandford Forum
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

A sweet little restaurant that is run well. Food was nice, but if you are looking for sophistication this is not the place for you. However the food tastes great and is well presented. Be warned the toilets are up very steep stairs and tables are in close proximity therefore anyone with mobility restrictions should look elsewhere.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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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: Greek, English

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?