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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 199
    Excellent
  • 104
    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
Great food better service

We were referred to the Dock O the Bay by the hotel we were staying in. Worth the trip out of town for the really great food and the wonderfully welcome service. If you are nearby we cannot recommend strongly enough.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
PontoonandDock
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Swadlincote, 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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343 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We were referred to the Dock O the Bay by the hotel we were staying in. Worth the trip out of town for the really great food and the wonderfully welcome service. If you are nearby we cannot recommend strongly enough.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Have been dining here for many years always great quality food & individual service is outstanding. chicken supreme undersold on the menu a-mazing the sauce that came with was outstanding. Have also been here recently for a large booking & we were treated very well without adding to the cost .

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wales
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in hotel opposite with family as visiting peppa pig world the next day. Restaurant had good reviews. Arrived at 6pm on a Saturday, staff were really helpful and explained it gets busy around 8. Good menu choice, especially for kids, not the standard chips with everything. All food freshly cooked, wife had the mussels which was excellent, good meal... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We went here for my girlfriends birthday dinner with a couple of friends. The food was amazing and we couldn't of been happier. The only thing we felt that let the place down was the service, they seemed disinterested and weren't very helpful at all. Luckily the food was so good which is why they got 4.

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Horsham
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We arrived here with very limited time. Staff could not have been more helpful in recommending and delivering a really quick and tasty Pasta Carbonara. I come here regularly, service is always quick and friendly - whole heartedly recommended.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We found this restaurant pleasant with good food, ambience and service. There is a lively bar scene here too. One minor point: my starter of "fishcake" was poor and looked like a low quality frozen item from the local cash and carry. The rest of our meals were fine.

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

First class food, wonderfully warming service. Everything was cooked to perfection, which is important when cooking fish. I have no complaints to be made. 150% recommend

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Bang opposite the Travelodge and convenient for a dinner... nice fare to choose from...seafood is recommended !

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is my first review I have written. I had a birthday and I wanted to try something a bit different with my good friends. This place seemed to have a lot of excellent reviews and almost no terrible reviews so I figured it was a safe bet. The seating was great. We were a group of 6 and we... More 

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Rustington, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Food excellent, atmosphere excellent, staff even better! We ate here during a two night stay in Southampton. I won't bother going on about prices, etc as they are all available on their website. My partner loves steak and ale pie, and honestly says this is the best one she's ever had. I had a burger and chips, which sounds boring,... More 

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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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