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The Gordon Arms

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Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Vegetarian, 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 - 12:00 am
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 30
    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
Serves delicious Indian Tapas

Very happy with the food we ordered. It was freshly cooked and delicious. Fish was a taste sensation! I wish we could always eat Indian food like this as it is much more enjoyable than great big dishes. Bobbys Indian Tapas come with a huge seal of approval from my family!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
jakimhall
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Very happy with the food we ordered. It was freshly cooked and delicious. Fish was a taste sensation! I wish we could always eat Indian food like this as it is much more enjoyable than great big dishes. Bobbys Indian Tapas come with a huge seal of approval from my family!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Taken over within the last year by Bobby (a welcoming British Indian who knows a lot about food and people) this is a wonderful local with some good Indian tapas and some good beers - from Ringwood ale to Fosters - he caters to a mixed group of regulars from old bearded Sikhs, or Spanish language students to white upperclass... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Friendly pub - we only stopped by for a quick pint while waiting for a table over the road at 7 Bone. The pub had a good atmosphere and a good selection of beers so we will definitely be back next time we are out in Portswood.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

He was on the toilet and did not rash his hands whilst I observed him also serving food... Also very abrupt to some customers... Would not recommend to anyone

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

When my brother in law said his local pub served curry I expected the usual pub style chicken tikka masala and, 'Do you want chips or rice with that?' So I was very pleased when Bobby served us at the bar and explained that we could expect traditional Indian food prepared with spices grown on his own family's land. The... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

A friend and I called in at the Gordon Arms on Saturday lunchtime to sample their Indian tapas. The landlord was very patient polite and answered all our questions. He forewarned us that the fish might be some time before arriving. We ordered it anyway plus 3 other dishes which we said we would be eating while we waited. There... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A great shame, use to be a great pub but new owners have totally ruined the food and drink Really sad...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Bobbys Spice is the Indian restaurant within the pub and it's awesome. Bobby the host knows everything about the food, which is real traditional Indian food done in the proper style and done with proper care. Real passion and very welcoming, it's a great place. And then you can stay in the pub and have a big night!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Can't rate this place highly enough. Don't get put off by the "tapas" label, the food portions are more than enough and of superb quality. Great staff too. Go there

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Decided to try out Indian tapas menu at the Gordon Arms for lunch with a friend. We were made very welcome by the new landlords. Service was very friendly, prompt and helpful. The food was clearly freshly prepared and attractively served. Fish pakora, aloo chat, chana masala and sag paneer dish all a treat with distinctive and subtle flavours. Excellent... More 

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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: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Vegetarian, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?