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“Pleasantly surprised!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Gordon Arms

The Gordon Arms
113 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2FU, England (Formerly The Gordon Arms)
+44 23 8055 0222
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Ranked #21 of 608 restaurants in Southampton
Price range: $10 - $21
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Vegetarian, Hot Dogs, Chicken Wings
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A friendly local pub aimed at both students and locals with an extensive hot dog and burger menu, breakfasts, salads, a student menu and new roast menu. We cater for a range of dietary options too with gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options. We offer a weekly quiz night every Sunday, the introduction of our monthly open mic and themed nights such as Chilli Tuesdays giving you a Chipotle Chilli and rice for just £5! An ideal venue if you fancy chilling in our heated, partly covered beer garden, making use of our Free WIFI on our comfy sofas or taking advantage of our selection of draught lagers and ciders, our well kept real ales which are always changing, the new wine menu catering for most palates or an ever growing spirit collection if you fancy something a bit stronger.
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Pleasantly surprised!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We went into the Gordon arms as the other place we were going to go was too busy. As it turns out we made the right choice. The burger was unreal!! Possibly the best burger I've ever had. Great customer service by all staff and a good atmosphere. Well worth a visit if you are in the area!

  • 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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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, excellent value.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I absolutely love the hot dogs here and have lost count of the times I've popped in on the way home from work to indulge in one. I've also had a couple of Sunday roasts and the meat was perfectly cooked and of excellent quality on both occasions. Very pleasant and well trained staff. Outstanding.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Love this pub!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

This is the classic pub everyone has been looking for! The food is awesome, so much choice and caters for vegans :)
The atmosphere is so much better since it has changed hands. Staff seem happier and more relaxed.
The new guys in charge are doing great. It's well worth a visit :)

  • 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A great burger menu.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

Visited the Gordon Arms yesterday. Ate a 'Mount Rushton'. It was epic. Perfectly cooked burger and hand-cooked chips.

It was a good day.

Visited November 2013
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“Awesome food - Great atmosphere ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Just been to The Gordon's for a meal - I've never felt the need to write a review on here before, however felt the need tonight. It was genuinely that good.

What can I say - I've been to the Gordon's on and off for the last few years. It's always been a decent pub, whether it be for food or a drink, however the new management have lifted it to a new level.

We've only eaten here a couple of times before, however we came in the other weekend for a roast, which was absolutely superb. Great portion size, tender meat and tasty veg / yorkies. It was so good in fact we came back tonight, only to find that not only the normal menu was on, but also Chilli Tuesday. I went for that - a whole £5 I might add - only one word. Awesome!! The Chilli was very well cooked, hot enough to satisfy without knocking your head off! Hats off to the chef, on both occasions.

To top it all off the place was busy enough to have an atmosphere, however not so busy that you want to leave. There was a genuine warm welcome from the two barmaids, the landlord was very friendly and the background music is funky, without being overbearing. Oh and a good range of after dinner liqueurs to boot.

A1 - do yourself a favour - head to The Gordon's for a meal if your in Southampton!

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