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Blue Island

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198 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DW, England
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Kent, England
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked with a phone call based on the reviews and we were very pleased. We had the Meze of some 14 hot and cold dishes and our only problem was that we couldn't finish them all as the portions were very generous. Everything was freshly prepared and delicious, with friendly staff too. The bill was not expensive and the... More 

Thank nick259
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say for this extremely welcome place.. Owners are so friendly let alone the food which is tasty 😋 and freshly made. Keep up the good work..

Thank Yiota V
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best Greek food in the south coast..The staff were so welcoming. If your in Southampton it's the restaurant to go to :)

Thank Leigh R
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I took a weekend trip to Southampton for a change of scenery and found this restaurant online. Booked a table for 8pm saturday with no fuss over the phone a few days prior. The food was fantastic. The flambé feta and halloumi was great theatre as it's actualy ignited right next to your table by the chef... More 

Thank Aaron S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely night out with the family. We were told by friends that the Blue Island was a nice place to go to. Very friendly staff and very helpful. We had a nice meal. Freshly cooked , nice portions, and very tasty. We will definitely be going back.

Thank terence f
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for a pre-theatre meal. Very welcoming and delicious home cooked Greek food. We ordered 3 starters to share between 4 people and they gave us extra free of charge to ensure we all got the opportunity to try each of them. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Carole W
Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our 5th visit to Blue Island. We first came across it by chance, reading a review about someone visiting it from London, saying he had heard good things so drove 80 miles to try it...said it was worth every mile. Well, if someone can travel that far to sample something and recommend it then it's definitely worth it.... More 

Thank Diane H
Bedford, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely family run Greek restaurant. Service was excellent, very friendly and waitress offered to explain anything I wasn't familiar with on the menu. It's traditional Greek food, with generous portions and all very tasty. It's reasonably priced. I even liked the plastic 'lace' tablecloth. Will definitely be back.

Thank KTnSue

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