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wolverhampton, west...
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food in southampton - any suggestions?

We're staying on a Sat night in the De Vere Grand Harbour and would like suggestions to eat out, ideally within walking distance or not too far. All suggestions welcome!


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Difficult to answer - what sort of food do you like and whats your budget? Be a bit more specific and as a local Ill try to advise,.

TGIs - american style diner - is about a 10 min walk - very good compared to a couple of TGIs I have been to.

There are quite a few restaurants on the waterside of your hotel. The Harbour House casino does food which is very good and also has a club.

There is a restaurant called la margaritas by town quay where the ferries go to IOW but although many people seem to rate this place I have been there 3 times for birthday and 2 work dos but have found the food very disappointing - we had pre booked the food for a birthday do but they had run out of certain things so just changed it and served it without any comment! It becomes a good lively bar after later in the eve though.

Hope this helps.

wolverhampton, west...
posts: 43
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2. Re: food in southampton - any suggestions?

Hi Rupert

Thanksfor your help. We are dining with my elderly parents so British food, our budgetis about £30 per head for 3 courses excl drinks. The hotel has a set dinner for £28 so if we can't book anywhere that is an option. Is Latimer's still open do you know? Had it mentioned to me by an ex resident of S'ton.


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3. Re: food in southampton - any suggestions?


Have not been myself to Latimers but have heard good reports of it - having said that you may want to see this web page review which doesnt seem so good!


TGIs would still be a good option with your parents - get a taxi though - will only be a few pounds - they do the usual steaks, chicken etc as well as fajitas, pizzas etc - ask for a table by the window so you are a bit further away from the bar/music which can seem a bit noisy when you are close by.

Dockgate 4 is a lovely restaurant with piano bar - top end of the price bracket - only 3 or 4 years old and very nice. Its located about a 5 min drive from your hotel - next to a casino opposite Oxford Street.


Have a look at Radleys (02380 908700) on Oxford Street


Again you will need a taxi but only a 5 min ride so only a few quid. Its a british restaurant - very quiet and relaxing on a dead end road with mostly other restuarants so very peaceful, even though so close to city centre. have been there a few times and the food is lovely - no complaints at all.

Also - Oxfords in Oxford Street is good -


If you have time you could have a stroll down Oxford Street as all the bars/restaurants (choices of which include Bistro, Chinese, French, English, Italian, Indian and Mediterranean) have menus outside and there are lots to choose from all roughly in your price range.

Hope you have a great time.

Southampton, United...
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4. Re: food in southampton - any suggestions?

Oxford Street offers several options from fast food through ethnic to first rate.

I've eaten at Blah Blah Blah, well within your budget, and The Oxford, just within your budget and both were excellent value for money.

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Would recommend Dockgate 4 or Oxfords on Oxford street. Cuccinis on Town Quay is good but Italian food which not sure if you wanted. Food at the Grand Harbour is good,

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6. Re: food in southampton - any suggestions?

The De Vere is meant to fab to eat. However if you fancy a wander then I would agree with otehr posts and get down to Oxford Street and get meal down there. Its close to your hotel and its the more grown up bit of Southampton.

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This may be a bit late now but I would highly reccommend Bouzy Rouge near the Bargate. The food is amazing - there is a huge variety of beautifully cooked dishes from wild boar to salom stuffed with chicken in a prawn sauce. A great choice of vegetables including a cheesy ptato gratin thing which i couls just eat for days. Yummy! The decor is unusual as well - Alice in Wonderland themed. Its popular so you might need to book.

wolverhampton, west...
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8. Re: food in southampton - any suggestions?

Thanks so much for your suggestion. We did in the end eat at the De Vere (excellent) and also had a wander down Oxford street and had a great Sunday lunch at a pub whose name escapes me (sorry!!). will be heading there again so wil ltry to give the wild boar a go.

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