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The Vestry Restaurant & Bar

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61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG, England
+44 (0)23 8023 1101
Website
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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert

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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great choice & good food

Firstly, thank you for your response to my previous review, regarding the starter options for wheat free people. I can confirm, your starter choices for wheat free people are now much better so thank you for taking my previous comments on board. I really enjoyed the beetroot with poached... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Shed74
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Hampshire, UK
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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339 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hampshire, UK
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Firstly, thank you for your response to my previous review, regarding the starter options for wheat free people. I can confirm, your starter choices for wheat free people are now much better so thank you for taking my previous comments on board. I really enjoyed the beetroot with poached egg. The mains were also lovely, the steak was massive and... More 

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Ham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

just wanted to say we came here for a pre theatre meal, all I can say is the staff were fantastic and helpful and knowing full well we were going to the theatre made sure we all got our food quickly and first class service. A special thank you to Chris the manager who as always very pleased and welcoming... More 

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East Cowes, , United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We booked a table for 8 as were going to see a matinee show! Very friendly polite staff showed us to our table and menus given out. But sadly we had little choice - either choose from a three course set menu (one two or three courses) or choose either egg, coronation chicken or prawn baguette! My niece who's 19... More 

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Southampton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Didn't book but were squeezed in. Pre theatre dinner with friends. Had a lovely meal and the front of house/waiter was very friendly and couldn't do enough for us. Thank you Vestry, we will visit again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Had a great time here at The Vestry. Took my wife on the Valentines menu and was worth every penny. Was our first visit here and would definitely go again. The live music was definitely a plus. Everything about the night was great.

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Poole, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We were welcomed and shown to our table , asked questions about the menu and was explained about the dishes which was very helpful . The food was excellent a lovely start to our evening followed by a visit to the mayflower. We will definently book again next week for another pre theatre show.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review! We look forward to entertaining you the next time you come to dine with us. Thanks again. More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Took a chance and arrived without a booking on a Saturday lunchtime. Although they were busy they quickly sorted us a table. Very friendly, polite and obliging staff. Nothing too much bother. Food was very reasonably priced and lovely. Highly recommend and will definitely be returning.

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

Thank you for writing such a nice review! We hope you come and dine with us again soon! More 

Surrey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

5 of us arrived on Saturday evening for a meal, we were met by a lovely waitress who took us upstairs to get us seated - I was really surprised to see only one table occupied by a couple !! there were lots of tables but all empty - on a Saturday night at 8.30 !! the waitress informed us... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We apologise for having such a limited menu on Saturday evening, we had our busiest day since the Christmas period due to a fully booked lunch and fully booked evening (pre-theatre). Please book and return to us soon. More 

hampshire
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I organised a work outing to the theatre followed by a meal at the Vestry today. There were 18 of us. We all thoroughly enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Very good value for money. Will be returning!

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

Thank you so much! we have really enjoyed the crowd that The Bodyguard has brought to our restaurant! Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Ferndown, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great meal, really enjoyed our choice of food, lovely server & great service. Really good choice for a pre theatre dining, allowed plenty of time so not to be rushed & worked out good. Definitely recommend.

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

Thank you so much for your kind words !! We look forward to entertaining you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?