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dock o the bay

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69 the avenue, Southampton, England
02380339901
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Today
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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 191
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Birthday celebration

Visited this restaurant for the first time and was very impressed. Food was excellent as was the service. The place has got a very modern look but still retains a very friendly atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Michael R
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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330 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited this restaurant for the first time and was very impressed. Food was excellent as was the service. The place has got a very modern look but still retains a very friendly atmosphere.

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England
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A very nice relaxing atmosphere, the staff are very friendly and the menu a real joy, from pasta to braised chicken and lovely fish. The small tables are nice and cosy to settle into and the service outstanding. The wine and larger served just at the right temperature and every thing just great.

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Southampton
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We booked a table for 9 members of my family, for lunch to celebrate my grandsons 16th birthday. Nice friendly welcome. Most of us ordered the Sunday Roast and it was lovely. Everyone left a clean plate! As Arnie said, 'I'll be back!'

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Really good food with some unusual dishes. Went for an early Saturday evening meal with 6 others. All had different dishes and all meals were very good. Service was great with some helpful suggestions from the waitress. Would happily go back. Only criticism would be the small wine list although the Malbec I ordered was good.

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Hanhofen, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

Having great food with the whole family - main course, goat cheese with fresh salate and excellent dressing. Desert delicious - immediate answer received by the friendly waiter on ingredients of the delicious cheese cake! Great evening!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

One of the best restaurants in Southampton, My self and my partner booked to go to the new years eve meal. The food was fantastic our compliments to the chef. And to the staff a warm welcome as always. The Dock o the bay was busy the staff were so attentive lets say we know where we are going to... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I went here just before Christmas for a work meal and was really impressed with the food and service. Would highly recommend.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Fabulous food, the lamb was simply amazing. Seeing in 2015 at the dock is an experience not to be missed. Lovely warm atmosphere and an inventive and delicious menu

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Essex
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We ate here on a Saturday evening after reading the good reviews on Tripadvisor. What a great little bistro it is. All the food we had was delicious, service was great, friendly and professional. We would definitely return here and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Went for a Sunday evening dinner. Quite quiet but I expect that was because it's close to Xmas. Good selection of starters and main courses. Food came out in good time was hot and very tasty. Can't say much about the desserts as we all went for the big toffee thing which was delicious. Good attentive staff.

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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: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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