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178 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DW, England
+44 23 8023 8582
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unbelievably good veg burrito. Don't be underwhelmed by the home spun appearance of this place. These folks make terrific food. On holiday in S'hampton from London. I eat a lot of Mexican food all over the world & this burrito was world class. #nailedit

Thank Damon W
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for my friends birthday dinner and was told there were no grilled vegetables. It smelt weird and looked like the backstage of a theatre show. It was cluttered, and our table folded out for us made us feel we were back in school. The atmosphere was awkward and uncomfortable. Would not recommend and will never return, Quite frankly, The... More 

Thank Lissab92
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited here with my sister who can't have milk and had a tasty chocolate cake which you wouldn't know was vegan from the taste. She had an ice cream sundae which was really lovely for her as we've never seen anywhere that does dairy free sundaes before. It's quite small so can be hard to find a table and... More 

Thank Rhiannon C
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Art House hosts The Science Room Saturday talks, which I am actively part of, and the food/service in the art house is incredible (and vegan!)

Thank floflamingo
Nürburg, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmospheric tasty organic veggie and vegan food. I normally eat here on sundays, and they can prepare it to take away to. Friendly staff, often ambient live music. Locally sourced organic morally sound no animals were harmed in the making of these meals or this review :) 10/10

Thank Nathan R
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nipped in for some lovey vegan cake and a vegan latte. Live vocalist/guitarist playing. No hot cooked food available after 3:30pm on a Sunday though. Closes @ 5pm.

Thank Saul T
Brighton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here to have an evening meal. The Art House have a good selection of vegan options, as well as excellent coffee and cake.

Thank Rachel S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Art House is friendly and refreshingly individual in a world of the same old same old. We only had tea and coffee..... good selection of both. Loved the funky decor and the mismatched china. Come to think of it nothing matched except the vibe of the place with the leanings of my heart. My only wish is that I... More 

Thank Lynne D
Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came for Sunday dinner and made sure o booked before. We are all meat eaters but thoroughly enjoyed the food! Amazing. Not enough to stop me being a meat eater but close! Staff and incredibly friendly and helpful too!

Thank Stephen G
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't often visit The Art House, purely because nowadays I seldom go into Southampton. However, if I do travel in, The Art House is one of my favourite places to go for a coffee and a bite to eat. The food is gorgeous. It is vegetarian, which suits me as I am a non meat eater, but I go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $12
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8023 8582
Community run - for love, not for profit. The Art House is not your usual cafe. An arts venue, cafe, craft shop and gallery in the heart of Southampton. Enjoy lunch, supper, tea & cake, wine and a selection of locally brewed beers. Open: 11am - 10pm Tues - Sat, 12 - 5pm Sunday when we serve veggie roast lunches! All food is suitable for vegetarians (though many of our customers are not!)And ALL dishes can be made vegan. Freshly made, with love, on the premises using organic ingredients, many of which are locally sourced. Our drinks are all fair trade and our cakes are homemade, vegan, from the best fair trade, organic ingredients (gluten free options are usually available. Delicious, wholesome and environmentally conscious - and all the food and drink you buy funds local art! We are fully licensed with a great selection of wines, ales, beers, ciders and aperitifs. Most of our crew are volunteers who give their time to make this wonderful space for you to enjoy. There is art on the walls, a Boutique with crafts and clothes and an exciting programme of events. All of the money we make goes back into the organisation, so that we can grow and offer more to the creative community of Southampton.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?