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“Dock o the bay” 4 of 5 stars
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dock o the bay
69 the avenue, Southampton, England
02380339901
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Ranked #18 of 638 Restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $82
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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...
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 82 cities Reviews in 82 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Dock o the bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Since my daughter started her studies at Southampton Uni, this we found, is an ideal venue for eating, especially for Sunday lunches. The waiting staff have always welcomed us with good service, and decent food has been served each time. Having decided to sign up to the loyalty scheme, we were happy to return in order to get some discount. We were therefore just a bit disappointed when they were not willing to honour the discount(even though we spent close to £70) as we did not bring in the necessary documentation email, having deleted this. Whether this was just a simple error/poor customer service , or signs of less welcoming, I don't know, as we haven't been in a rush to return.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A good Sunday Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

The Dock o' the Bay in Southampton is a good venue for a good Sunday lunch. The food is always well prepared and served by a dedicated young team. For anyone seeking something other than the traditional Sunday fayre, the menu is extensive enough for all tastes. The place clearly attracts its local eaters but always seems welcoming to visitors. To be recommended.

  • Visited April 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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Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Outstanding Food, Friendly Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I attended a wedding reception here last month, and was stunned at the quality of the food there. It was imaginative, beautifully presented, and the lamb shank was enormous and sooo tender! The staff were friendly and very helpful too.

Visited March 2013
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Sunday Lunch Menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I were invited to join friends here last March to celebrate a birthday. They visit regularly, so we popped over Sunday lunchtime.

What a great Sunday lunch we had, tender meat for all four of us, great rosy potatoes and proper gravy. It reminded me of home and my late mother, who did fantastic roast dinners.

Desserts were good too and the presentation was accurate. The only negative (and reason this is a four not a five) is we had to ask twice for our first drinks, they took a good ten minutes to arrive and when they did they were wrong. It did not ruin the day, but took the edge off the experience. Will defiantly revisit for a proper Sunday lunch.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bath, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We had a yummy dinner here. The food was delicious, and the staff really attentive. It was our first visit and we'll definitely return. I see they do brunches, that sounds great on a weekend!

Visited November 2012
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