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“a little disappointing” 3 of 5 stars
Review of dock o the bay

dock o the bay
69 the avenue, Southampton, England
02380339901
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Ranked #30 of 644 Restaurants in Southampton
Price range: $16 - $82
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: dock o' the bay is a restaurant and bar with great food and service in a fun relaxed atmosphere.it's been open 13 years and in this time we've had so much fun and looked after so many lovely people.we have a huge amount of regular customers and these range from living just around the corner to in completely different towns, cities and even countries and we always welcome new visitors.trip advisor has been an incredible help to us over the past few years and long may it continue!come and see us and see what you think...
bristol
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“a little disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

we went to this restaurant when visiting my daughter who is at uni in southampton previously we had good food here, this time it was disappointing ? it was a fri nt & was busy
we all had the special mushroom starter lovely favours but barely warm
mains we had the pork belly which was good but colcannon to go with it was under seasoned tasteless & cabbage raw
only my daughter had pudding, but we all tasted it. it was discribed on the menu as gooey chocolate brownie but there was nothing gooey about it, dry apart from ice cream & not very nice
shame because its convenent from travelodge where we often stay

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Simply Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

Friday lunchtime the restaurant was busy but nothing to much trouble for the staff. The food was simply fantastic the portions are 'significant ' the food was freshly cooked. Not fast food but really good food served as quickly as you would expect but although busy certainly not rushed to finish and vacate table. The decor is simple but the whole restaurant was clean. Would certainly advise to book at any time as they certainly get busy. Good parking at rear of restaurant.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“A very popular place - reserve”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Good buzz to this place on the night we went and popular - we could only get a 6:30 early evening reservation, booking the day before. But it was a Saturday night. Food portions varied from reasonable to daunting. I had the sardine starter - a mistake as it was not fresh, and the fish main was fairly unexciting. Perhaps poor choices as everyone else was enthusiastic about their choices from Thai curry to vegetarian options.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Amazing food & atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

One of the best in Southampton. Service is brilliant and the team make you very welcome. Richard is a funny man! Food is amazing and good value. Fantastic atmosphere. Always worth a visit. Kids portions are enormous and all freshly done. Nothing enough trouble for these guys. Very happy going here for a romantic meal or with the whole family.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best place to eat in southampton”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

We have been going here for years. It has a great atmosphere and fantastic food. As I can't eat wheat or dairy it can be very difficult to find places to eat but Dock are brilliant and so accommodating. The reason that we keep going back is the staff though. Richard is hilarious, Matthew so professional and Bridget and Mo the best. Well done Dock of the Bay keep doing what you're doing!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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