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Blue Island

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198 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DW, England
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a good thing that during our first visit we tried the meze - highly recommended - so on our second visit we all knew our favourites. My son fell in love with their Mediterranean Chicken, my daughter with their hallumi, and my husband and I loved everything! I also admired their speed of service and their general hospitality... More 

Thank MarinaCyprus
Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the Greek Islands and particularly family run Tavernas, so when we saw this little Greek restaurant on Trip Advisor when we recently visited Southampton, we just had to try it. We looked inside it just after lunchtime and it had the appearance of an ordinary little café. However, when we went to look again early evening, it had... More 

Thank Irene G
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited due to the fact this was quite high on the trip adviser list, and also we're considering a trip to Greece in the future, so thought it would be a good night out. We booked a table as we didn't know how busy it would get, and turned up on time. We were greeted by the waitress and... More 

Thank Gareth E
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit to this Greek restaurant, we were celebrating my nephew's birthday, the food was really delicious, the owner, provided a complimentary birthday cake, we had bought 2 bottles of wine, they gave us a third bottle on the house, it really was such an enjoyable meal with family, nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Will definitely be... More 

Thank macSouthampton
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here when it was just a cafe, but since then it's got better and better, being a chef myself and i love cooking Greek, Turkish and Moroccan food 🍲 it's superb!! Go for the meze you won't regret it great value and plenty!! Went with the father in law, and three bottles of wine later!! Felt totally content!!! Will... More 

Thank davec507
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came her with my partner on Saturday night, everyone was very friendly. Love the food, portions was massive, we ordered starters and mains and we could just order main course. Price for food was very good, not expensive, Definitely will come back.

Thank Kate E
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends went there excitedly since it ranked 5th in Southampton...But we were not that satisfied.. the meat was good, but not Greek style in our eyes.. Besides, the cheese had a strange flavour of soap.. we wonder if it's the taste of cheese= =...

Thank Maodi X
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83 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here last week food was good shared 5 starters between 2 of us. All the food was as you would expect from a good Greek restaurant, meatballs were nice but could of been a bit warmer. I asked waitress to stagger serving of the meals but they all came out to together so this was a little disappointing.... More 

Thank Paul V
Southampton, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've never reviewed a place twice but this restaurant is such good value and excellent, authentic Greek food that I feel compelled to share. Shared a meze here this evening that was just so voluminous and tasty that I simply can't think of anything negative to say.

Thank tobybigdog
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was tasty, Greek band were very good and lots of fun, the staff were chatty, friendly and knowledgeable. All in all a great evening.

Thank Ricky V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $28
Mediterranean, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: 02380635045
Traditional English and Greek food. Breakfast, lunch, Thursday Friday and Saturday nights from 18:00 till 22:00 traditional Greek food (mezedes)

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