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The Gordon Arms

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American, Hot Dogs, Pizza, Vegetarian, Pub, Chicken Wings
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113 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2FU, England (Formerly The Gordon Arms)
+44 23 8055 0222
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A friendly local pub aimed at both students and locals with an extensive...
A friendly local pub aimed at both students and locals with an extensive hot dog and burger menu, breakfasts, salads, a student menu and new roast menu. We cater for a range of dietary options too with gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options. We offer a weekly quiz night every Sunday, the introduction of our monthly open mic and themed nights such as Chilli Tuesdays giving you a Chipotle Chilli and rice for just £5! An ideal venue if you fancy chilling in our heated, partly covered beer garden, making use of our Free WIFI on our comfy sofas or taking advantage of our selection of draught lagers and ciders, our well kept real ales which are always changing, the new wine menu catering for most palates or an ever growing spirit collection if you fancy something a bit stronger.
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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very decent food

I really just needed food for fuel when I went in here - I certainly wasn't in the mood for some big sit down Indian restaurant affair. But it's not really like that, it was just a plate of simple but very good curry that appeared pretty quickly. Washed down with a nice enough pint, and I was on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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English first
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I really just needed food for fuel when I went in here - I certainly wasn't in the mood for some big sit down Indian restaurant affair. But it's not really like that, it was just a plate of simple but very good curry that appeared pretty quickly. Washed down with a nice enough pint, and I was on my... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great freshly prepared food, reasonably priced drinks would definitely recommend a visit. Will go again and again.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Excellent meal, menu and food explained with passion. All food freshly cooked so many delicious natural flavours. Portion sizes more than adequate, with time to breathe between courses. Exceptional value for money, for high quality food with a difference. Unlike traditional Indian restaurants the food is not swimming in oil, and NO horrible after taste.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A traditional pub with a ecceltic mix of people keeping it uncontrived and friendly. Went in only for a drink, but the temptation of the subtle fresh Indian food was too enticing to pass up. We were guided by the owner in choosing from the tapas style menu by infact saying we didn't need to order as much (always a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Absolutely amazing food! Great atmosphere, lovely staff and decent priced drinks. The owner Bobby is fantastic, always friendly to everyone and treats his customers great xx

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Bobby the owner and his staff couldn't be more accommodating. The atmosphere is spot on casual local chat mixed with calm background music that is current but also accommodating for the older taste If desired. As for the food, my compliments to the chef. I would recommend the mixed grill but go for the large as the small will fill... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great burgers, good beer and nice people. Haven't tried the tapas yet so will reserve judgment on that.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Four of us visited for first time -a diverse group and we all really enjoyed the food from the lamb and chicken curries to the paneer rolls. Our Indian friend who was with us said it was the most authentic food she had tasted in the UK outside of London - and the best value. Even more amazing is that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Amazing! Great food, great welcome! Warm friendly environment and the garlic chilli chicken was epic!! A pub with great punjabi food!! Very happy x

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

An amazing local with incredible Indian food. Friendly clientele and staff. The landlord is charming and generous. The food is delicious and Bobby makes great eye candy whilst you're feasting. My most favourite pub of all time and a lot of research has gone into that statement!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2FU, England (Formerly The Gordon Arms)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8055 0222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 18
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Pizza, Vegetarian, Pub, Chicken Wings

Description

A friendly local pub aimed at both students and locals with an extensive hot dog and burger menu, breakfasts, salads, a student menu and new roast menu. We cater for a range of dietary options too with gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options. We offer a weekly quiz night every Sunday, the introduction of our monthly open mic and themed nights such as Chilli Tuesdays giving you a Chipotle Chilli and rice for just £5! An ideal venue if you fancy chilling in our heated, partly covered beer garden, making use of our Free WIFI on our comfy sofas or taking advantage of our selection of draught lagers and ciders, our well kept real ales which are always changing, the new wine menu catering for most palates or an ever growing spirit collection if you fancy something a bit stronger.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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