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1 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GF, England
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on Saturday evening before the mayflower theatre for dinner. Both the men ordered off the specials and had beef and pork, both excellent. My pizza was delicious and generously cheesy and the risotto was also lovely. On top of this we found the service very good.

Thank MrsCadd
Southampton, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Gusto on a weekday evening before going to the theatre. We were seated promptly and our order was taken quickly, though without us feeling rushed. The bread course was lovely followed by the prawns with spaghetti. It did not look like a big meal but it was very filling & all cooked from scratch. Delicious food. I would... More 

Thank Sareeta C
Sunshine Coast UK!
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got stuck in traffic so missed our restaurant reservation arriving just 45 minutes before the show. No drama though and we sat in the relaxed bar area while Mark and his team pulled three excellent pizza and pasta dishes out of the bag leaving us still time for homemade Tiramisu!! A brilliant beginning to an incredible evening! Thank you... More 

Thank Lorenzo P
Southampton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was interested in the Gusto Lounge after seeing a £5 Pizza or Pasta Lunch meal deal from the road. Popped in and the food was fresh and very yummy and was most happy about ordering, eating and walking back to work within my hour lunch break, working down the road. Since then been back with work colleagues and ordered at... More 

Thank Jade W
Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not posh but excellent food, good service, value for money, excellent location for theatre visit. Second visit and will use again pre-theatre. Six in our party.

Thank Keith A
Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food with good menu choices. Pick your time to dine as is very popular for pre-theatre meals. Going pre show means everything is a bit rushed.

Thank Anne W
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

New to the area. Staff fantastic. Helped with directions to business location. Food beautiful. Drinks fantastic with a great range. Would recommend and would return.

Thank tomclembob
Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Went here before a show at the mayflower with family, it was a perfectly adequate meal however nothing about the food stood out as fantastic, the bruschetta was served cold which personally I would of preferred on warm toasted bread, the mains were satisfactory but did not leave you feeling full, puddings were ruined by the bitter raspberry sauce they... More 

Thank Laura F
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305 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Had a work meeting over a simple lunch, Pizzas were good and very reasonably priced. Service was good, Ambience lacking as very few others in there at the time. Overall OK to good.

Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Booked table in advance. Arrived and seated within minutes. Prompt, polite staff. Nothing was too much trouble, even me being a picky eater and fussy about food. Food arrived starters steamy hot and very tasty. Mains delicious and plates were almost licked clean. Meatballs are recommended! Yummy! Couldn't manage pud, but looked lovely. 10/10 from me and the girls.

Thank Sarah F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $33
Mediterranean, Italian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: 442380331543
Gusto Lounge Bar & Bistro is at the heart of Southampton's cultural centre and the gateway to the City.

If you are a visitor to the city using the busy central station, the ever popular Mayflower theatre which is home to most of the biggest west end musicals and plays or the newly opened sea city and titanic museum you will find us ideally placed.

Our lounge bar is located on the ground floor. This is a casual dining environment. The ‘All Day Menu’ is served here on a walk in only basis; so casually walk in, sit down and then order at the bar.

Our Bistro is located on our first floor; here you can enjoy a more formal dining experience. Between 5 – 7 pm, the kitchen prioritises the Bistro due to the proximity of The Mayflower, so particularly if you’re a theatre visitor, this is the place to dine.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?