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54 Bridge Street, Northampton, England
01604-25-06-54
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 79
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 9
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
3 Course,s for £23.95

About 20 of us went here on a Tuesday eve @ 6 o,clock, we had NOT pre ordered which we should have done as it seemed to take a long while for the starter to come BUT it was worth it everyone said that the food was very good & would go back again.Staff very nice & friendly ,The only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
fijomokt54
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

About 20 of us went here on a Tuesday eve @ 6 o,clock, we had NOT pre ordered which we should have done as it seemed to take a long while for the starter to come BUT it was worth it everyone said that the food was very good & would go back again.Staff very nice & friendly ,The only... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I had seen the chef from Sophia's cook at a food demo and decided to have a meal here for my 40th. We had a very big party which filled the top floor of the restaurant. The reason I didn't rate it 5 is purely because of tired decor really. The decor didn't match the quality of the chef and... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited Sophia's while on vacation in England from Ohio. We decided on Sophia's after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. It lived up to the hype. John, the owner, stopped out to see if we were satisfied. Indeed we were. Great find!

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went for evening meal on Monday night. Not too busy which was nice. Decor is that of traditional Italian front room. Service was exemplary - very attentive but not overbearing. Food was not what one usually expects in Northampton!! Feels like Sophia's should be a hidden gem in Knightsbridge! Like one of those secret restaurants that all the celebs know... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A hidden and unexpected traditional italian. Perfect for when we went for valentines day. If you like modern this is not for you but if you like classic, traditional old style dining it is perfect. Very tiny but I have been informed there is an upstairs. The food was a good standard and matched the pricing. relaxing, slightly old fashioned... More 

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Northampton
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I went with my wife for a celebratory birthday meal. We were very cordially greeted and seated and made to feel welcome. The food was excellent. Both of us had the rack of lamb which was really good. The meat was of high quality and very well cooked. The vegetables also were beautifully cooked and presented. The service was excellent... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A lovely long-standing Italian restaurant in Northampton town centre. I can't fault the food and the portions are a really good size. The 3 course set menu is really good value and the staff are friendly and attentive.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

The people reviewing Sophia's must be deluded. I had a cheese based pasta bake which was bland and over powered by Gorgonzola so much that you couldn't taste any of the other ingredients. My husband had lamb which was cooked ok but again nothing you couldn't do yourself. The menu is very dated and starter are way over priced for... More 

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Andrew K, Owner at Sophia's, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive feedback I would like to answer some of your criticisms, Your first question "why is this place number 1?" I believe that it is a combination of collective reviews and a scoring system monitered by trip advisor based on reviews left by diners, I can however sympathise with you on the dish that you ordered,... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Anyone reviewing this place and giving it 5* either has not left the house in a few years or clearly likes the 90s far too much. The food itself was ok. Both dishes cooked well but it's impossible to see past the dated decor, and the stuffy feel of the place. Not pleasant at all. The attitude of the staff... More 

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Andrew K, Owner at Sophia's, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, im pleased that you enjoyed the food which I am assuming was the reason that you came to us, I am sorry that you were so offended by the decor and can assure you that the team here that serve you work very hard to ensure that your time with us is enjoyed, please feel... More 

UK
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Revisited this restaurant last week. Great food as last time. Friendly staff. A bit pricey, but worth it. Bet ween us, we had the beef carpaccio, mushrooms maria, garlic bread fillet steak , lamb rack , lasagne etc. Very tasty.

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Andrew K, Owner at Sophia's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for dining with us again, We hope to see you again soon, Kind regards, Andy, John & Team Sophias More 

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Address: 54 Bridge Street, Northampton, England
Phone Number: 01604-25-06-54
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54 Bridge Street, Northampton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: 01604-25-06-54

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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