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dock o the bay

69 the avenue, Southampton, England
02380339901
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Ranked #37 of 621 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
Gosport, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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 reviews 3 reviews
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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