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dock o the bay

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69 the avenue, Southampton, England
02380339901
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: dock o' the bay is a restaurant and bar with great food and service in a...
dock o' the bay is a restaurant and bar with great food and service in a fun relaxed atmosphere.it's been open 13 years and in this time we've had so much fun and looked after so many lovely people.we have a huge amount of regular customers and these range from living just around the corner to in completely different towns, cities and even countries and we always welcome new visitors.trip advisor has been an incredible help to us over the past few years and long may it continue!come and see us and see what you think...
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  • 218
    Excellent
  • 110
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Would come back...

Had a lovely evening, good food and service and love the canvas on the wall, my only complaint is the desserts are too big. Will certainly visit again

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Scattybear
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Ashford, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely evening, good food and service and love the canvas on the wall, my only complaint is the desserts are too big. Will certainly visit again

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Service prompt. Food; Starters mixed: Duck good, Satay average, Mussels looked good but some had a very unpleasant taste: staff were informed at time. Main courses large portions but bland and not well presented, not one of our party finished the food served. Burger ordered with Stilton, at best a very small amount. Had to ask for Mussels to be... More 

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SE England
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

While staying in the Travelodge, we were recommended to try this restaurant located literally opposite. It is really very very very good. The friendly and interested staff served us a great meal in a great atmosphere. Although it is located on a main road (the A33) in to the town centre, the outside seating area is far enough from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

After reading some of the negatives I think maybe they went somewhere else. Staying over the road for a few days we tried this restaurant for tea yesterday since then we have been here twice. The staff are so friendly and the food is superb. I would highly recommended to everyone.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The food was excellent, and the service was very good, we will definitely be back and I will be telling family members about this restaurant.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Visited for coffee initially, but ended staying for a light lunch. Food was very good, staff very friendly and helpful. Would definitely return and recommend to friends

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Visited for an impromptu anniversary dinner at the beginning of the week. Whilst the restaurant wasn't busy we were warmly greeted and the service was good throughout. The food was really very good and despite almost being smoked out by the kitchen cooking a steak and not closing the door, we really enjoyed ourselves. The value was pretty good for... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food here is pretty good. Breakfast/brunch was fresh and tasty. I'd return here without hesitation. The wait staff are friendly and maybe even a little 'fresh' at times, but that just adds to the fun!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Directly opposite our hotel (Elizabeth House Hotel), service was good and food excellent. outdoor seating for warmer evenings. not cheap, but one of the best restaurants in Southampton.

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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I arrived at 5:45 PM on a Saturday evening. The host/waiter had a hard time finding a table for me even though there was only one other table with two patrons occupied at the time. The fish & chips were good and cooked to order, but service was nonexistent. I know it's different in England than in the USA but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 69 the avenue, Southampton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: 02380339901

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 82

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups

Description

dock o' the bay is a restaurant and bar with great food and service in a fun relaxed atmosphere.it's been open 13 years and in this time we've had so much fun and looked after so many lovely people.we have a huge amount of regular customers and these range from living just around the corner to in completely different towns, cities and even countries and we always welcome new visitors.trip advisor has been an incredible help to us over the past few years and long may it continue!come and see us and see what you think...
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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