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“Great little Greek restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Island

Blue Island
198 above bar street, Southampton so14 7dw, England
02380635045
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Ranked #6 of 644 Restaurants in Southampton
Price range: $6 - $28
Cuisines: English, Greek
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Traditional English and Greek food. Breakfast, lunch, Thursday Friday and Saturday nights from 18:00 till 22:00 traditional Greek food (mezedes)
Tadley, Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great little Greek restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Myself, my husband and 3 daughters (22, 17 & 15) went here for my birthday. We had rung a few days prior to book a table and although the restaurant is usually closed on a Sunday, the owner opened up especially for the 5 of us! We had a fantastic meze, dish after dish of delicious Greek food all cooked as we waited. The slow cooked, melt in your mouth lamb probably being our favourite. The 5 of us agreed that the food was probably the nicest we had ever eaten in any restaurant in this country.
We would definitely recommend this restaurant and hope to be able to eat there again in the near future.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Went there for a friends birthday a couple of months ago, there was 14 of us in all and the service and food was right up there, nothing was to much bother and the great thing is its all authentic and run by a lovely family, great home cooked food.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Greek Meze - good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Didn't even realise that this was a restaurant until a friend mentioned it. So four of us booked a table and decided to opt for the Greek Meze at £17.50 each, This was a very good choice as gave us the opportunity to try little tasters of lots of Greek style food including vine wraps, pitta breads and dips, Greek salad, meatballs, grilled chicken. It was all very tasty, hot and filling.

However, when we asked for the dessert menu there was only one choice available which was the chocolate pudding with ice-cream (although there were a few other choices on the menu). We ordered two of these and asked if they could share one between the two of us (which worked well as they were VERY LARGE portions!).

A very friendly little place, which I would love to visit again and try some of the other dishes from the menu.

Don't walk past because from the outside it doesn't look too appealing, go inside and try it... ! I'm so glad that I did!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great Sunday Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We found this restaurant really good. Food was really good and service was quick. Prices are fair. We were very well attended by the owners (I guess). My special was the moussaka that was realy tasty.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“sooo good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

it so amazing, we're defo going there for all of our friends birthdays, made it into a tradition!!

Would defo recommend it to anyone who wants to try greek food or simply just go out to have a great time!

  • Visited November 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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