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“Fab location for a Christmas Lunch with friends and colleagues” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Cafe

Grand Cafe
1 South Western House | Terminus Terrace, Southampton SO14 3AS, England
2380339303
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Ranked #29 of 673 Restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fab location for a Christmas Lunch with friends and colleagues”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The Grand Cafe occupies the former ballroom South Western Hotel which was used by first class passengers of the Titanic. The building is now Grade II listed and retains many of the original features, including high ceilings and Renaissance windows. It was a wonderful setting for 38 of us to enjoy Christmas lunch on 11th December 2013. On arrival our coats were taken and we were able to share a drink and mingle in the bar before being seated at our festively decorated tables. Our names and menu choices were provided to assist the staff with serving our food which was done quickly and efficiently - all hot, no errors! The staff were friendly, attentive and accommodating throughout our visit. It was a great dining experience which was not adversely impacted by the size of our group. Thank you for a lovely afternoon.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Christmas Lunch - No negatives at all!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

A group of 15 came here on the 10th December 2013 for our work Christmas lunch. It was only booked on the 4th December 2013 which was late notice but they were more than happy to cater for us and accommodate our needs.

The decor is absolutely beautiful and wonderfully decorated for Christmas. The staff were so attentive, friendly and professional. The restaurant is just lovely. Our coats were taken, we ordered our drinks and then we were seated around fabulously decorated tables with our names and menu choices on the table too.

The food was served quickly and was hot and everyone got what they ordered, no mix up's and no dissatisfaction. The food was delicious and so filling. The staff were always willing to help and checking that everything was okay and cleared our plates in good time. I have to say I had the chicken caesar salad for starters, salmon for main and cheesecake for dessert. The proportions were perfect and like I said, the food was great for this Christmas meal.

We had tea's and coffee's after and even though there were a few requests, the waiters got it right and this is just so great to see as it makes the whole dining experience brilliant and enjoyable.

To the manager: your staff are doing an amazing job! What a lovely restaurant and I will definitely be back soon!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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“Christmas Dinner/Dance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Held a special group Christmas Dinner/Dance here and we all has a wonderful time. Could not fault the evening in any way whatsoever. The food was excellent as was the service and their Disco after dinner was great ensuring we had a real party atmosphere. Can highly recommend this venue

  • Visited December 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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Southampton
2 reviews
“Xmas Party -Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Attended an annual xmas party at the grand cafe this week and what can I say? This was a large event with a high number of people. The whole set up and organisation was flawless, all staff worked so hard and non stop, they were polite and nothing was too much trouble. Food was outstanding (as usual). Edi and her team run a tight ship and deserve all the praise they get. Will be back very soon.

  • Visited December 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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Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fabulous Xmas party on the 30th November”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

My friends and I have just had the most fabulous evening last Saturday at grand cafe , everything about the evening complemented its name , it was truly a GRAND evening . The meal was delicious ,I had the lamb so so succulent ,
The staff were so helpful ,nothing was to much trouble especially James , and Edie was there to make sure all was tip top and it was ,,even the booking was superbly managed by Karen. I would highly recommend an evening of fine dining at grande cafe any time.
Thank you all for a lovely evening , see you all again soon

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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