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dock o the bay

69 the avenue, Southampton, England
02380339901
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Ranked #35 of 626 Restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $82
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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...
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English first
lincolshire, UK
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Ate here whilst staying at the Travel Lodge across the road. Really pleased we chose this restaurant. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere and the food was delicious. We will be back :)

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Waitress with attitude. Slow cooked pork was chewy and tasteless. Another member of our party could not eat the chips accompanying her steak as they tasted stale.

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FLINTSHIRE
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11 reviews 11 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had drinks followed by a lovely well cooked meal at the end of August. We were staying across the road at a hotel prior to our Cruise. I have never been anywhere that made you feel so welcome (thank you Emma) We would not hesitate to recommend dock o the bay for it's excellent food and atmosphere.

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southampton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lovely, family run restaurant with a wonderful, laid back atmosphere. Very relaxing environment, friendly and attentive staff and clean. Felt welcome from the moment we walked in for a birthday meal and ordered the lamb for myself and the pork for my boyfriend. Both wonderful meals, and the vegetables we had as side orders were cooked perfectly. As for the... More

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We have had a number of meals at this restaurant and had a 60th birthday party for our son in law last weekend. Food is very good and service is excellent as is the location. Parking is at the rear. Would recommend this.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Well don't walk passed it really is worth stopping at,we were staying opposite in a hotel for one night prior to a cruise, the little resturant is tucked away and very unasuming. How Pleasant the staff are, everyone of them so polite and pleasant. The food was amazing a real surprise, the atmosphere is good and it was very busy.... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have tried quite a few places in Southampton and this has been the best one so far: I went to this restaurant on Saturday for dinner and I had an amazing Thai green chicken curry risotto and my friends had the vegetarian Lasagne which satisfied all the palates, even the no-vegetarians. The fillet was also perfect and all the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Ok so Southampton is not the gourmet capital of England so my expectations were not that high. And I had fish and chips off the special menu... But, this is the smallest piece of fish I have ever seen. Wow. If I can attach the picture I will. Staff nice. Menu mundane. But top notch compared to the greasy takeaways... More

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Lancaster
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

On the recommendation of fellow conference delegates, I dined with a party of 15. The restaurant's menu offers a wide selection of meals to suit most diets and budgets. The food was good and the friendly, efficient service combined with laid-back atmosphere made for a very enjoyable evening.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I've only been here for Sunday lunch but haver never been disappointed with either the food or the service. There is a car park at the rear so don't be put off by the appearance of no parking. There is a lovely decked area at the front which is lovely in the summer and they sell a wide variety of... More

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