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Sainsbury's Cafe

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Portswood Road, Southampton, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten a few times here and its the best supermarket cafe. Staff always polite and helpful. Food cooked to order hot and fresh. Fish and chips, ham egg and chips with two pots of tea for just over a tenner. Lovely.

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Thank Jayne F
Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service is poor. The food doesn't taste all that great. Tried both breakfasts and meals but not liked much that I had. The cafe in Shirley is far better.

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Thank bitoffluff01
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

We shop in sainsburys 2 or 3 times a week, after that we often go upstairs for for a cup of tea and something to eat. The choices on offer are OK the staff serving are always nice and friendly but if more than maybe 5 in the queue it can take sometime. Can't fault a pot of tea at... More 

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1 Thank coblers1
Southampton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

I visited the cafe b4 shopping to have lunch and a coffee. I had a cheese jacket it was the smallest jacket potato and loads of salad when i asked not to put it on the plate it wasnt even on a plate it came out in a deep Bowl and salad over the jacket potato.... Terrible Service ..

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1 Thank Stella F
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

We usually have lunch here once a week. The cod & chips is always good and there are many other choices, ven a turkey roast dinner at this time of year.

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Thank Peter H
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Good place to meet up if you plan to go shopping together. Easy parking and located at the top of Portswood High Street. Many go on a charity shop run from here then do a quick food shop before heading home

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1 Thank Jane C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

A broad variety of food, nice view of the street, and generally quite a decent place. :D Not bad. :)

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Thank Daniel C
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

Nice enough food, very fairly priced but does take a long time to come out! Drinks are good, perfect for a quick breakfast before/after shopping.

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1 Thank Tom G
Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Thought I would go to the sainsburys cafe for a drink before shopping but no one was their to serve me or another Customer. .had a bit of a wait ..poor Service

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1 Thank Stella F
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

I have been a few times and found the food failey decent and the wait not too long. Its loads better then the one in Shirley by far.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portswood Road, Southampton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton

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