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Blue Island

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$$ - $$$
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198 above bar street, Southampton so14 7dw, England
+44 23 8063 5045
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fabulous venue,, a small homely greek style taverna restaurant . I was looking for a venue to cater for my birthday celebration, so glad i chose Blue Island and visited along with 14 friends. Delicious home cooked traditional Greek food. Cheerful helpful staff. I felt that the owners go out of their way to make our visit to Blue Island... More 

Thank Andriana Z
Southampton, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to the Blue Island for a dinner with my friend. I thought the place would do with a lit a bit of refurbishment but after I eat their tasty food I didn't mind the old school interior. I quite liked it in the end. Food was made of a fresh ingredients. The only thing that I would... More 

Thank AgaMaga
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185 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here last year when Lfc won 6-1 (or 2, forget!), so naturally a repeat necessary. Last time we loved its simplicity and food; real Greek. Simple meal of taramasalata and dolmades, lovely people, nice food. Writing this ahead of match, don't know if right decision!

Thank AndyLFC_9
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this lovely place is great - food, staff, price - everything just as you would have in Greece - a little piece of heaven right in the middle of Southampton.

Thank lovejc48
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot fault this place. Fantastic food. Fantastic service. Lovely staff. Great chef. Would definitely recommend this place.

Thank sueb1965
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time in Southampton. Looking around for nice place to eat and we come across this hidden jem. Staff very friendly. The chef was wonderful and the food was fantastic!! Will definitely be going back here again before we leave!

Thank SMMasella88
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok from the outside it doesn't look like much but once inside it all changes. The staff are fantastic & although I'm not a great fan of some of the dishes on offer (just personal taste) I really enjoyed my visit & will certainly be back - but this time I'll try some different dishes ;)

Thank Jake H
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent food served by friendly and attentive staff. Located near centre of the city but quite. Our second visit - it won't be our last 😀

Thank Pete B
Bath, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We selected this restaurant based on the previous Trip Advisor reviews for a recent weekend Theatre break stay. We made a reservation by phone beforehand to secure a table and were clearly advised of their policy to accept only cash or cheques. Received a warm welcome upon arrival and offered a choice of reserved tables. The menu wasn't huge but... More 

Thank secrock66
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

What a little gem to find. I was in Southampton on business and a colleague suggested this venue. Staff were very welcoming and it's clear customer service and satisfaction is top of the list. Being shown to a table and drinks orders took immediately. Opting for the chicken, rice and chips. A simple easy meal but this was a lovely... More 

Thank James W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $28
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 above bar street, Southampton so14 7dw, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8063 5045
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?