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“lovely” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ovation Restaurant

Ovation Restaurant
Mayflower Theatre | Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GE, England
+44 23 8071 1833
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Ranked #17 of 638 Restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $45
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, British, Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are extremely proud to shout about our restaurant, Ovation. Proof that in-theatre dining can be sophisticated and contemporary. On the third floor of the city's Grade II Listed Mayflower Theatre, we are ideal for pre-show and selective post-show dining as well as more leisurely dining without the show. We are also the ideal restaurant for post-show dining after some matinee performances. Our dining room is modern in style with painted wood panelling, black and white stage photo prints and high backed leather seating, tables simply styled in monochrome, with polished silver and gleaming glassware. Modern European in flavour, our menu is as sleekly up to date as our surroundings with indulgent touches that give an extra sparkle to special occasion evenings. Our top notch wine list is an excellent accompaniment. It almost goes without saying that we offer extremely high quality and affordable dinner and show packages and of course our highly professional and efficient staff always ensure that if you're dining pre-theatre you will never miss curtain up!
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My husband and I have eaten in this restaurant only rarely, perhaps only once or twice a year. We reserve it for special occasions.
Last night we ate there before watching Fiddler on the Roof for our 37th wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed.
The menu is always exciting, so often that means tiny portions; it is NOT the case here. We each picked very different menu choices and we were both equally pleased with the delicious food we received. The portion size is generous, the presentation is always perfect and the service is excellent.
We love the luxury of being able to either order deserts for the interval or just drinks or coffee at your table to avoid the crush in the bar.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ovation_Restaurant, Owner at Ovation Restaurant, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Thank you for your feedback from your recent visit to Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant. We are privileged that you chose to share you special occasion with us and we were able to help you celebrate your anniversary. We look forward to celebrating many more occasions with you in the future.
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poole
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“Always a delight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We have been visiting this excellent restaurant intermittently for 5 years and always when we go to the Mayflower Theatre, as it is such a great way to start the evening. The menu is changed seasonally and is always interesting and very well presented. The staff are welcoming and service is faultless. It is excellent value for money and we have never been rushed. A must try when in Southampton

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ovation_Restaurant, Owner at Ovation Restaurant, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are very pleased you enjoyed your meal at Ovation restaurant and we appreciate all of your kind comments. We will share them with all the team.. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ovation very soon.
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southampton
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Nice food, very convenient for theatre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Good food and service, reasonably priced. Sometimes have themed evenings. Best location for the Mayflower theatre as in house.

Visited June 2013
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Ovation_Restaurant, Owner at Ovation Restaurant, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Thank you for your review of Ovation restaurant. We appreciate your great comments which will be shared with the whole team. We hope to see you in Ovation again very soon.
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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“Terrific, not cheap, but you definitely get your money's worth.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

When choosing a restaurant you need to know whether the food and service are good; and both certainly are more than good here. Although pricey, I definitely think this restaurant is excellent value. The atmosphere is a marvelous precursor to a theater show. Altogether it is a splendid evening out. My wife and I sometimes leave our desert until the Interval. It will be waiting for you at your table - perhaps with another drink, or a coffee. We love it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ovation_Restaurant, Owner at Ovation Restaurant, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Your excellent comments will be appreciated by the whole team at Ovation . We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit and that you were able to take advantage of returning to your table during the interval. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ovation very soon.
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“Refreshing dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Had a post show dinner which was a very good experience. Decor is very good, the staff were attentive and the food was of a high standard.
We had risotto and salmon starters, the salmon coming with a dill ice cream ! And then duck breast and pork belly for mains. All were very good, would book again for sure.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ovation_Restaurant, Owner at Ovation Restaurant, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review Ovation restaurant. As a fine dining establishment, our aim is to provide exceptional service and quality to all of our diners and we are very pleased we met all of your expectations.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Ovation very soon.
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