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dock o the bay

69 the avenue, Southampton, England
02380339901
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Ranked #31 of 608 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
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great food! I particularly recommend their Sunday lunches. They also have delicious salads and excellent desserts!

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great Sunday lunch today, burgers were great as well a fish cakes. Didn't go for the roasts but they looked huge. As always relaxed atmosphere and attentive service from Bridgette and her team.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We dined there on a Friday night and they managed to fit us in without a prior booking. The food is really excellent and the service was exemplary - really helpful and pleasant. I can highly recommend this venue for a good relaxing evening

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We live not far from dock I the bay and were shocked when we moved in that such a lovely little place was nestled in the middle of a nasty Chinese and dominoes etc! It's perfect for us if we want to take a stroll on the common and then come back for a posh coffee. They do lovely cakes... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Dock O The Bay is our go-to restaurant for good, hearty food and a lovely atmosphere. We live just around the corner so it's a real treat to have a restaurant in our neighbourhood that we know we can rely on when we're feeling lazy or have something to celebrate. As well as coming here for meals we've also decided... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We have been meaning to go here for ages and decided to take advantage of 20 per cent discount offer which you can sign up for on their web site. We went early on a Friday evening after work. I really enjoyed the meal and drink. There was a warm welcome and a good atmosphere. This is a great place... More

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kent uk
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7 reviews 7 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Stayed at a BB who recommended we visit this what they described as a little bistro. We did not have a table booked so had to wait half an hour before they took our order but when the food arrived it was well worth the wait! we both had the lamb, beautifully presented, yummy to eat and despite the staff... More

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