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dock o the bay

69 the avenue, Southampton, England
02380339901
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Ranked #29 of 586 restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The food was great and very well thought out. I had a roasted onion soup with brie, and a lovely salad with pears poached in red wine, candied nuts, cheese and a mix of lovely greens and crisp vegetables. Delicious! The cocktails and wine list were tempting, but we didn't indulge, opting instead to share a decadently gooey brownie topped... More

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Wells, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

PMK and I travelled to Southampton this weekend to catch up with my parents and to have a pre-Mothers' Day lunch without the usual price hike. Our normal choice was booked and it was my parents who had suggested this place as being just round the corner. They visit once every 5 or 6 weeks and it was obvious on... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Here for a birthday meal with a large group. They handled us all very well and the service was excellent throughout! The food was very good and not stingy either!

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Stirlingshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Unpretentious small restaurant, giving some lustre to the banal Travelodge across the road. Small but utilitarian wine list. Good choices. Menu a mixture if ambitious gastropub staples, with accompanying menu of pub classics. Fish cake excellent, two would be better at 6.50, but pork belly with crackling, red cabbage and spring onion mash delicious and the best pork belly in... More

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Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Was here for a friend's birthday - about 30 people. We all had to pre-order which was understandable for that number. Food was fantastic and good value. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, fab evening

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Southampton, England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We dined here as a party of thirteen for a birthday celebration. Good atmosphere and friendly attentive service . We covered the majority of the menu between us, everyone enjoyed their food, the pork belly particularly recommended. This was our third visit and we'll definitely be returning. Well worth signing up for their e-mail newsletter as you'll get a 20%... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I have visited this place a few times over the last month and whilst the food is always good especially the crispy duck salad the service and in the case of my last visit the other patrons sometimes leave a bit to be desired. My main dislike is that it operates as both a bar and a restaurant which can... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Great atmosphere, charming staff, discreet service, wonderful food - totally value for money. Beware though, the portions are enormous, you might just have to clear your plate!

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I've only eaten here a couple of times, but this evening I've decided it is one of my favourite restaurants in Southampton. We ate here before going to the Nuffield Theatre and it worked beautifully. Obviously we were very early but the staff were really helpful and the food was delicious. I shall be going back soon.

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Southampton
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We are semi - regular visitors here, mainly because the food is consistently good, with friendly service, and good value. It's worth signing up to the offers via email, although the deserts are a little pricey (but good). I prefer it to the Cow herds (close by) and it's easier to get a table too.

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