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Merchants Bar & Restaurant

Ironside House, Southampton SO14 3TN, England
023 80333221
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Ranked #151 of 651 Restaurants in Southampton
Price range: $11 - $38
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
Cuisines: English
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Attended a wedding reception here a couple of weeks ago.. The food was excellent and the staff friendly and attentive.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Merchants is a stones throw from when I live and I would love it to be good restaurant, but it is rather peculiar. I've been a couple of times. It does seem to be run as more of a hobby that a going commercial concern. It often is closed for no reason and customers/maybe their staff hang about outside and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My husband and I held our wedding reception at Merchants and it couldn't have been better. The food and service were outstanding. I think every guest commented to us how wonderful the food was. The whole planning for and the actual reception went very smoothly thanks to the owners John and Mandy and their very efficient staff. We would have... More 

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Southampton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

I took my wife for a meal and we really loved it. I had the jabberwocky steak and it was absolutely superb. The place is full of character and a real gem. It was great that they had Stowford Press cider on draught plus a great selection of bottled bitters. All the staff were very helpful and friendly and made... More 

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Additional Information about Merchants Bar & Restaurant

Address: Ironside House, Southampton SO14 3TN, England
Phone Number: 023 80333221
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 38
Cuisine: English

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