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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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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
  • 26
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Great food

I visit Southampton frequently but don't normally venture far from oxford street. Tried this place as fancied somewhere different and saw on trip advisor. It did not disappoint. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the food was lovely good classic food. The only complaint would be that there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Amy C
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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English first
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I visit Southampton frequently but don't normally venture far from oxford street. Tried this place as fancied somewhere different and saw on trip advisor. It did not disappoint. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the food was lovely good classic food. The only complaint would be that there was hardly any fish on the menu (which the name... More 

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England
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant before our cruise and found it very good food quality was great and so were the staff Breakfast was very good next morning would recommend this for a good evening

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

An excellent evening . We were staying at the Elizabeth house over the road, and was recommended this restaurant. We were so glad we did, with the staff making us feel so welcomed and found as a table in the bar area, as the restaurant was fully booked. The food was lovely, I had the mussels, which was some the... More 

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Sunny South coast of UK!
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Situated next to the Common with the Cowherds pub close by, this restaurant is pleasant, light, and good value. They have a mailing list which is well worth joining as their special offers are very good and regular. Menu was good with a board of specials. Nice cold beer and a good range of wines. Good value and quick service... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We were a family group of 12 who came here for Sunday lunch mainly based on the positive reviews on this site. We were somewhat disappointed as the roasts on offer were really pretty average at best. Really nothing to get excited about. If this is among the best places to eat in town I feel sorry for the good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great atmosphere, nice and helpful staff. BUT... Do NOT eat pasta in there! My partner had a chicken which looked a taste amazing, i had a pasta (carbonara) from which i vomited, and feel disgusting for the rest of the evening.

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ridgeracer41, Owner at dock o the bay, responded to this review

i'm sorry but i don't understand how on earth you can get instant food poisoning from carbonara...? pasta is cooked in boiling water and served immediately, the sauce is bacon, onions, garlic and mushroom cooked fresh to order with white wine and cream reduced, so boiled till thickened, there's no way you can get food poisening from that dish. it's... More 

Minster on Sea, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We use this restaurant once a year when we are in the area, this year we were disappointed there was 6 of us squeezed into a corner on a table really for 4, we had two waitresses serving us, not sure why they were not that busy when we were in there, food order was taken a little bit slow,... More 

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ridgeracer41, Owner at dock o the bay, responded to this review

oh my god i'm so sorry i thought we were having fun! it's me bridget the owner that looked after you! i thought we were having a really good laugh together. you asked me to google a cocktail and we'd been having fun and being really cheeky to each other, i was loving it, then i said there's no way... More 

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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We have been 3 times in the past two months and every time the food has been fantastic! We attended a large birthday group and everyone had a fantastic meal (including great service), and then twice we had great Sunday roasts - not greasy and perfect sized portions. Kids meals are also fresh and varied and well priced. The parking... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We were seduced by the reviews and thought we would give it a try, having met up with friends who were staying overnight in Southampton whom we had not seen for nearly a year... We arrived early, having picked them up from their hotel, to be told we could sit at our table but couldn't order until after the time... More 

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ridgeracer41, Owner at dock o the bay, responded to this review

hi there, i'm sorry we didn't live up to your expectations it's very unusual in the 16 years we've been open and luckily doesn't very often happen. i do just want to say that the caesar salad and goats cheese have croutons on which are supposed to be like that. i will make sure everything you say is passed on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We went to Dock O the Bay for the first time. It was a great experience. The food was fantastic and the service was second to none. We were a party of 5 and everyone commented on the quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff. I would highly recommend dock o the bay.

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Additional Information about dock o the bay

Address: 69 the avenue, Southampton, England
Phone Number: 02380339901
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 82

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business

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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