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dock o the bay

69 the avenue, Southampton, England
02380339901
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Ranked #30 of 622 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
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Went here recently whilst on a visit to Southampton. Had heard good reviews so decided to give it a go. Bigger inside than you think and a nice atmosphere. Friendly welcome on arrival. We shared a goat's cheese starter. Delicious. Next course we both had belly pork,again delicious. We were too full to have dessert. We both had a glass... More

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Had a business lunch here as it was conveniently placed. Haven't been for a few years and not sure why. It was a good as I remember. We had burger and mussels, which were all excellent and the coffee was lovely too. Bridget and the staff were all very efficient and friendly and it has a nice, relaxed atmosphere. Reasonably... More

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Marmande, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

An informal bar setting with a hum of activity creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere in this great little restaurant. The service is informal,friendly and yet totally efficient. There is a good selection of dishes including an excellent belly of pork, interesting and imaginative fish dishes and scrumptious puddings. There is a good range of wine as well as an... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Visited here on a Sunday, I had soup & a fish finger sandwich which were both delish. They have a good selection of drinks, especially tea & alcoholic drinks. Staff could not do more to help, lovely experience, will be visiting again.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Pass this pub every day and only recently realised they did food. Food was excellent as was the service. Will definitely be going again

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Hamsphire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Love the food, lots of interesting locally produced food on menu. Great offers available to regulars. Very laid back friendly staff.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I ate here with my cousins following a very long charity walk so we definitely did all courses of the menu justice. The duck starter salad was very very good as were the moules, we followed that up with seabass fillets, a vegetarian lasagne and pork belly which all went down a treat, and we're well cooked and presented We... More

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Dock o the bay was opposite the Travelodge we were staying in, we didn't eat there but went for drinks on the way back to the hotel both nights, considering its on a very busy road, you completely block out the traffic as the outside seating area is so nice,comfy seating and two patio heaters, the inside was full... More

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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

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

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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