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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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 46
    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
Pleasantly surprised

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
plantoldie
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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
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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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 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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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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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 - 39
Cuisine: British

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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 - 39
  • 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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