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Merchants Bar & Restaurant

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Ironside House, Southampton SO14 3TN, England
023 80333221
Today
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Wed 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A 40th birthday bash.

A great welcome from accommodating staff willing to try to pander to my needs. A good value set menu for 28 pounds. Rib of beef very good. Drinks are not cheap but there again where is if you exclude JDW's. All in all a great time at a one stop shop for a good night that isn't full of idiot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Ian B
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A great welcome from accommodating staff willing to try to pander to my needs. A good value set menu for 28 pounds. Rib of beef very good. Drinks are not cheap but there again where is if you exclude JDW's. All in all a great time at a one stop shop for a good night that isn't full of idiot... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I was really looking forward to a meal here as came 3 years back at Christmas and it was excellent. However was left disappointed and very underwhelmed ! At £28 per person you expect good quality food and top service! The food was tasteless , dry and bland . If I was paying say £15 it would be exceptable .... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We visited Merchants tonight for the second time, we had seen a advert for 2-1 meals in the local echo. So we thought we would visit again we both ordered steak they were cooked to perfection the rest of the meal was not very big but the taste was amazing. Just cannot understand why this restaurant isn't busy as the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Me and my boyfriend recently went to Merchants when they had the "2 for 1" deal on, the food there was amazing, we both ordered theFillet Steak and it was cooked to perfection! i would definitely recommend this place to family and friends! The service was great, we were greeted warmly and the lady helped us with our menu choices.... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This evening my girlfriend and I decided to try Merchants for the first time. We have recently moved in very near by and have already eaten everywhere else around here so thought we would give it a go. I'm so glad she suggested it as everything was spot on. Were met warmly, the menu and wine was introduced nicely and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

After reading reviews, I was a little apprehensive but pleasantly surprised. We celebrated my sister's 60th birthday here on the evening of the 13 December, six of us pre-booked, pre-chosen four course meal (£33) booked online with a soul singer cabaret. Quite a small place, fairly snug at the time, meal arrived quickly and correctly as chosen, the pate starter... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Went to a 60th birthday party recently for a friend and although not a large venue it catered well and we dis not feel cramped and the Buffet food was of a really good standard, tasty and plenty of it. The Manager and staff were always helpful and we had a nice Cabaret act and everyone seemed complimentary on food... More 

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is really lovely. Service is excellent- very quick and efficient. They have a great deal on Wednesdays and Thursday's where is 2 4 1 on main meals. We had an incredible 2 course meal which included a perfectly cooked sirloin steAk and 2 alcoholic drinks for only £21 each for the 2 of us! Fantastic value! Very impressed... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Really disappointed with our dinner here sadly. Although the food that turned up was tasty the portions were just not up to it. A couple of slithers of lemon sole on one dish and the steak came with only 9 chips which weren't even that good and were pretentiously stacked. Not necessary. The service was awkward and snotty and we... More 

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Hired this venue for my 60th birthday party-everyone enjoyed it and said what a great venue and excellent food.Staff were very friendly and helpful and would highly recommend it. Also in the past we have had excellent meals with great tribute acts as entertainment.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ironside House, Southampton SO14 3TN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: 023 80333221

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 37
  • Cuisine: English
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am

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