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198 above bar street, Southampton so14 7dw, England
02380635045
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Ranked #7 of 651 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
Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

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
131 reviews 131 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

Excellent restaurant with great food ! Very good service and excellent food!prices are low. We were there with friends and we had a really good time with ecxellent food and beers, and greek music and we felt comfortable.the people here are very friendly and the service here is awesome.

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We went here on the back of trip adviser reviews and were not disappointed , the chef Simon and Christina cook everything fresh, and are both genuinely friendly hosts. The meal could not be faulted, it was exactly to the standard that I have had in the Greek islands for the past 10years. The menu is limited which is great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A big thank you to the attentive staff who remembered our party coming in and sent me back my scarf which I left behind. We had such a great time. Thoroughly enjoyed the meze - the food just kept rolling in! It was a banquet..... very delicious and we enjoyed having the chance to try a little of everything. I... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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151 reviews 151 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Food is okay, comes with lots of chips and for what it is it is a bit overpriced. The place is more like a cafe than a restaurant. The service though was very nice, very friendly. The place is fine if you just want to grab a quick snack and can't be bothered to find somewhere else.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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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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