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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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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    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
wonderful food, great service

Had a great evening having only booked 2 hours earlier! Food was lovely and staff so friendly and helpful. Would thoroughly recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Carolyn W
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a great evening having only booked 2 hours earlier! Food was lovely and staff so friendly and helpful. Would thoroughly recommend!

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Thank Carolyn W
Southampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Dock of the Bay for a retirement dinner, having not heard of it before, despite being local. Good food, great service and a warm and enjoying atmosphere. What more could you wish for?

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Thank Paulee1
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Working away and Walked across from the travel lodge for some food. The lovely waitress showed me the menu and then the pub classic menu. All was very good but I went for the thai green curry which was lovely and only £8.50! The waitress even offered me a paper while I was waiting for my food which was a... More 

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Thank Mangochica
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my husband popped in for a drink in late December and enjoying the atmosphere and friendly staff we decided to stay for food. Despite them being busy with Christmas parties they were able to accommodate us for dinner and we were pleasantly surprised at the wonderful menu choices. The Thai green risotto was delicious and I am so... More 

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Thank Angie S
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off in this restaurant before a Saints match one weekday evening. The theme night was on the pub classics (2 meals off of the pub classics menu for £15), we chose two burgers and they were cooked and tasted lovely. The portion sizes were great to fill us up on a cold wet winters evening. Only trouble is... More 

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Thank Kelly H
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here several times over the course of a week and had a great meal each time. The staff is friendly and welcoming, the food was delicious (try the Thai curry risotto or the wild mushroom lasagna!) and the wine tasty. Small and intimate atmosphere, like stopping in your neighborhood restaurant and finding really great food!

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Thank Hope S
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Christmas lunch was just alright .. we had our office Christmas do there. .heard very positive review from friends but bit disappointed ..fish pie as starter .turkey as main and cream brulee as dessert. .not impressed. .maybe try next time not the Christmas set menu. .

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Thank YUE H
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The food was fantastic and fresh with great flavours, the staff are friendly and the service is excellent. Make sure to book a table at weekends.

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Thank ChrisAnders2014
Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Five of us went from work to Dock o'the Bay for a pre-Christmas holidays dinner. The parking is a bit rough-and-ready (unlit pot-holes and puddles behind the restaurant) but inside everything looks very pleasant, and their Christmassy decorations were very pretty, beautifully done but not overdone. In fact everything was prettily presented - all the meals were beautifully served. We... More 

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Thank jillyb86
Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have been to the Dock on many occasions & can thoroughly recommend it. Not cheap, although not expensive for the standard of the food; good value. Great food & you are always made to feel welcome. Sign up to their email list for great offers & you get a discount when you show your University of Southampton staff card.

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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
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children

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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