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The Vestry Restaurant & Bar

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61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG, England
+44 (0)23 8023 1101
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 39
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  • 34
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely Building, Decent Food

An afternoon pre-theatre trip for Grandparents, parents and children. All quite happy with the food, impressive surroundings - all in all a good place to eat when going to the theatre. Would go again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
garryknight
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New Forest National Park, United Kingdom
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Fareham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My sister and I had a pre theatre lunch at the Vestry and it was lovely. The staff are very friendly and curtious and the food is a delight. I would highly recommend.

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New Forest National Park, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

An afternoon pre-theatre trip for Grandparents, parents and children. All quite happy with the food, impressive surroundings - all in all a good place to eat when going to the theatre. Would go again.

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Ed B, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Garry Knight I am glad that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to you coming in again soon, please let me know when this is as I would really like to turn the four star that you gave us into five...! Many thanks More 

brighton
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Whenever we come from Brighton to the theatre, which is a few times a year, we always visit here. Our day out wouldn't be the same if we didn't. Fantastic food, lovely staff, all in a wonderful building. Would highly recommend

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Ed B, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear BrightonJulie 12 I'm very happy to hear that this is your first point of call when coming to the theatre, I hope that we continue to deliver on the great experiences that you have had. Next time you are here let me know so that I can get you a cheeky dessert on the house! Regards More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

we enjoyed excellent food and wine served quickly by friendly staff.....what more can I say except thank you chef,,, very nice atmosphere too

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Ed B, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Sandra C We have our priorities straight here, wine first, questions later!!! I'm so glad that you had a great time with us and we are very much looking forward to you coming back again soon... Many thanks More 

Gosport, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Very clean with live music which was a bit load for early evening. The staff were very nice and the food was ok but nothing special

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Ed B, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Pat G Thank you for the review that you have written, all comments have been looked in to to see where we can improve. We do try to balance the live music to accommodate both the restaurant and the people using the bar and are sorry that you found the live music too loud. We hope to see you... More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Our most recent visit was for a pre theatre meal, but we have been on a number of occasions including Mothering Sunday and never been disappointed. Just perfection. An amazing setting. You could say 'Heavenly'!

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Ed B, Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Helbon, We are so pleased that people enjoy this venue as much as us and can see the changes we have been striving to make. Heavenly you say? how about a free stairway to heaven desert on us the next time you come in. ( you can change this for wine if you so wish) Kind regards More 

New Milton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Vestry has become our favourite restaurant to go to. Every time we go the staff are casual & friendly and the food is delicious. The atmosphere is stylish but relaxed. Going to the Mayflower afterwards too makes it a brilliant evening. It feels special each time we go - thank you!

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Ed B, Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jonathan Thank you so much for your comments. i completely agree that going out for a nice meal and combining it with the theatre makes it so much nicer for everyone. it really is a good combination. That said, next time your going to the theatre and fancy coming in again your desert will be on us. when booking... More 

New Forest National Park, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Thought the food was good and the service was quick,good price as well. We used the Vestry as it was close to the Mayflower and glad we did. Much better than the Italian down the road.

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Ed B, Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi LindaForbes1 We would like to thank you so much for taking the time to post a short piece on here regarding your recent visit. We are glad we have done better in your eyes than our competition as we strive every day of the year to find new ways to inspire, train, develop, and maintain our staff to deliver... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Come for am early dinner before the theatre. The choice of food was excellent and the service was perfectly timed to enable us to enjoy the meal and get to the theatre in plenty of time.

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Ed B, Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear SallyK21 Thank you for taking the time to get your thoughts into the public eye, they are absolutely priceless in this day and age and I'm even more proud to see that you had such an efficient and enjoyable service. Next time you are in please mention this response and claim a free glass of bubbly on us. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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365 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

The vestry,as the website pictutes show you is a converted church. And very tasteful is the conversion.The decor is really very nice. We arrived a bit early for our post theatre meal. But no worries to the very friendly, welcoming staff. Whilst we waited for the evening food service to commence we sat in some nice comfy sofas with a... More 

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Ed B, Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear "Places to see" Im glad you had such a lovely experience with us and I'm glad the staff made it a meal to remember. We would love to see you again in the near future and why not mention this response and indulge yourself in a glass of wine with us next time you are in. Thank you for... More 

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Additional Information about The Vestry Restaurant & Bar

Address: 61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)23 8023 1101
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
Open Hours:
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 - 1:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 24 - 32
Cuisine: International

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)23 8023 1101

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 32
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
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 - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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