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Blue Island

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198 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DW, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited a few times and loved it so much we decided to return for my birthday on Sunday. We arrived to a very warm welcome as usual. Staff are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The food here is amazing! Huge portions and the best I've tasted outside of Greece. Part way through the meal we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This little place was recommended by some friends who had enjoyed a delicious pre-theatre meal during the week. As we were off to the theatre on Saturday we decided to give it a go. We were not disappointed, a warm welcome in this family restaurant, delicious food and a very reasonable bill at the end. A definite return visit when... More 

Thank G O
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just visited this lovely little taverna before going to the theatre and we will definitely be back! Authentic Greek food, value for money, large portions, service with a smile and most importantly... delicious! We were made to feel very welcome and while it is more 'homely' rather than 'contemporary' decor, we could not fault it. The stifado, meatballs, feta and... More 

Thank Mrandmrswebbo
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four or five times a year, we will have a ' Boys day out ' which will include a visit to The Blue Island for their famed Special Breakfast It's only for the brave and very very hungry ! It's served up by Simon - the proprietor who is a very nice chap and a bit of a celeb' In... More 

Thank David H
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I absolutely loved this little place. It was intimate, friendly and lively. The staff were helpful and attentive. Food was authentic and freshly cooked- we went for Tapas for two. Calamari was best I've had. If you like Greek food then this I a must!

Thank alivb80
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in here last night for our first visit. We have always loved Greek food and following the closure of The Fat Fig another greek taverna was required! What a great find, phoned through and got a table, a nice touch was the lady on the phone confirmed if we had been there before so that she could explain their... More 

Thank smithn05
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

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 

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
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?