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Blue Island

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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198 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DW, England
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Burgas, Bulgaria
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a must when you visit Southampton. For me it was just a random walk in and I really enjoyed it. The service was great, the food more than delicious. There was also show cooking for some guest and nice music and dance for a birthday:)The prices are absolutely normal for such food! I would really recommend!

Thank Pavel D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My friends and I spotted this restaurant when we were out looking for somewhere to eat one evening - intrigued mostly by the very beautiful appearance of the restaurant interior from the window, the walls covered with beautiful paintings of Greece. The 'cash only' sign stopped us that night, but we returned a week later, cash in hand, to try... More 

Thank Rebecca F
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After having a fanatic holiday in Cyprus I was keen to sample the same atmosphere and taste’s here in Southampton, and Blue Island is the best place to go. I had the Mediterranean Chicken and my partner had the Meze which was the same taste and quality as we had in Cyprus. The staff were warm and friendly and I... More 

Thank Peter L
Penarth, Wales
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

How lucky for us that The Blue Island was close by. The service was slick and friendly. The Meze was so tasty and so much food, it's a great way of sampling loads of Greek dishes in one sitting. I would recommend everyone take the family and try the Meze!

Thank WelshCypriot
Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another brilliant evening. Took our friends for their first time and they loved it! Wife and I had the meze and couldn't finish it so the lovely staff kindly boxed it up for us. Always happy to go back.

Thank Stirling63
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of 16 of us visited for a birthday. A Cypriot chose the venue, which was reassuring in itself, and I loved it. A continued supply of assorted meze arrived, the food was really lovely, plenty of it and served seamlessly. I'd definitely visit again and would recommend a visit. The resteraunt is family run and makes a great... More 

Thank Sotonbradders
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a neighbor of this restaurant. They kicked me out twice because they don't wanna give a table of 4 for one person. What a shame !

Thank Asim J
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being away from home, it's fantastic to eat original Cypriot/Greek food and products at the best price. Mr.Simon, the owner, and his wife, Christina, are the best hosts ever. Thank you guys !

Thank EleKyriacou1989
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I try to visit this restaurant as often as possible and are always given the warmest of welcomes. Whether we have the meze or some of our other favourite dishes inc. Kleftiko and Mousakka, we must always have the Calamari.....which is the best ever. We can not recommend this restaurant highly enough!

Thank SailinginSoton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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?