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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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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 39
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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
very good

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
lindaforbes1
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New Forest National Park, United Kingdom
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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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 NEW

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 16 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 5 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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323 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 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 

Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Came here with the family for dinner and the service was excellent. Lovely waitress and tasty food. Would definitely recommend. Very nicely decorated.

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

Hi Sophie Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. next time you come in i would like to offer desert or a glass of wine on the house :) I will pass on the kind comments to the waiting staff working that evening. Regards More 

Southampton
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had my wife's 40th birthday celebration at The Vestry and they were excellent. We had 42 people come, they reserved us a great area for our own use, the food was excellent and also there was an excellent quantity, they had live music, the service was great. Also, in the run up to the event, the various duty managers... More 

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

Hi Skarloc75 Thank you ever so much for your kind comments. we are extremely happy that you chose to celebrate your wifes 40th birthday with us. i will pass on the comments to all staff involved and as a gesture we would like to offer you and your wife a free desert or drink from the bar on the house.... More 

Bramley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This was my second visit and it was just as good as the first - great service and excellent food! Would definitely recommend and very handy for The Mayflower :-) A* * * * * * * * * *

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

Hey MrsNowak Thank you ever so much for your very kind comments. we are glad you enjoyed your second visit with us. how about when you come in for a third time your desert or drink is on the house, just let us know when your coming in and we will sort that out for you. Thanks again More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My partner and I visited The Vestry for the first time tonight following us reserving a table. Had to wait 5 minutes by the wait to be seated sign as there were no waiting on staff to be seen. After being seated we waited a big longer than expected before we could put our drinks order in, the waitress acknowledged... 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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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

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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