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“Good food nice service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of dock o the bay

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: Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, 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...
Fordingbridge, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Good food nice service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Not very busy on a Wednesday in mid January. We were made very welcome. The service was prompt and friendly. The food was very acceptable with generous but not silly portion sizes.
The ambience is quite bright and the theme a little disjointed, but overall we had a very pleasant evening at a very reasonable cost.

Visited January 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Southampton Sensation!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I came into the restaurant, the decor is very warm and welcoming as well as the staff. We where seated straight away and handed a drinks menu, we chose a house red at £16 this is normal standard price for a restaurant. We ordered duck salad which was absolutely amazing in taste and well presetented. The waitor took our order with no pen and paper clearly well trained. We had pork belly main, which I get in many places and this beat any other restaurant a mile off, including Grand Cafe in Oxford street. The pork belly was perfect with mash and braised cabbage. We also had desssert. I had recieved a 20% off food voucher so the bill came to around £60/£70 which is great for 3 course meal and a bottle of wine. The food is gorgeous and the people are so friendly and welcoming. It is a shame this place is not more into the centre, well known and larger, but definitely do not look past this restuarant it is the best food I have ever had. I've dined in the best restaurant in Paris, it beat that!!!

  • 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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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lovely meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We booked a small family meal before Christmas and there were mainly larger groups in for Christmas. Most other places would have forgotten us but not here. At atmosphere was friendly the staff were knowledgeable and helpful with a sense of humour. The food was very good. We had a very lovely evening and would definitely go back.

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Totton, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Christmas Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We had a Christmas meal for 17 of our friends in early December. Due to the size of the group we had the table area in the downstairs part of the restaurant. Maybe they wanted to put the rowdy people away from the other guests :-)

We all had the set Christmas menu, the food and the service was fantastic and the staff/kitchen very accommodating for 2 of the group that were delayed in arriving.

  • 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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Wiltshire
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Another great meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

After visiting this restaurant the last time we stayed in Southampton we thought we would give it another try. We were again very pleased with the standard of the meal, value for money and the service we received. We would certainly look to return next time we stay over, it's an easy 10 minute walk from Jury's Inn hotel or less than £5 for a taxi if the weather is bad.

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