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Merchants Bar & Restaurant

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Ironside House, Southampton SO14 3TN, England
023 80333221
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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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
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 50
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good food!

Went here for a family meal and have to say the food was excellent! Very pleasently surprised and would highly recommend. Also very resonably priced. Definitely try the scallops they were delicious!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Hannah A
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Ordered t bone steak rare and a fillet steak medium rare. Both came perfectly cooked to order. Delicious homemade Jabberwocky sauce, perfect chips washed down with a rather nice Rioja. Yummy homemade puddings too.

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I went here with my boyfriend a couple of weeks ago. A friend had recommended this and advised of the 2 for 1 steaks. We ordered the mussels for starter and the 12oz Sirloin Steak for main. I also had the house red. My boyfriend claimed it was the best steak he had ever had. I thought it was also... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Went here for a family meal and have to say the food was excellent! Very pleasently surprised and would highly recommend. Also very resonably priced. Definitely try the scallops they were delicious!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Enjoyed a meal here with a large group of friends and family all were happy with their meals. It was a very quiet night that we went but for us that was not a problem.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We eat here quite often, foods great, staff are friendly and their beer and Pimms towers are a must. looking forward to our next visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The 2 starters - tempura king prawns & deep friend were excellent! My main - a 10oz Filet steak - was well done but not overdone..with just the right amount of charring..whilst my friends mushroom strog. had a good balance. The service was very friendly but efficient at the same time. All this plus 5 drinks came to £48.74 so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Comfortable, unpretentious little restaurant with super staff, great food and sharp pricing. Sunday lunch was as good as it gets, with superb meat. Order of magnitude better than the dross that surrounds it in Ocean Village and Oxford Street.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband and I had been in town shopping. We were ready for something to eat & drink. We didn't want to eat in any of the places in West Quay as we wanted to get out of all the hustle & bustle. I then remembered the Merchants, we had had some excellent meals there quite awhile ago. Well, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We recently visited Merchants and although a little nervous as the place was quiet, we gave it a go.....how pleased we were that we did! The quality of ingredients was superb and they were cooked to a great standard too. If you passing by the area, pop in....the food is genuinely excellent and the owners / staff are lovely and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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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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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 11 - 38
  • Cuisine: British
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?