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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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and 5 friends were having a uni reunion and wanted somewhere to eat that wasn't a chained restaurant and we were not let down by our choice. We went around 9pm on a Friday night and were the only ones in the restaurant, it had such a relaxed/friendly atmosphere that this did not matter. Some people in the group... More 

Thank hannaheltno
Selsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

REARLY friendly staff, arrived late due to traffic so they did all they could to serve us quickly. Varied menu, rearly tasty and well cooked, my only complaint, wine price a bit steep for what was on offer

Thank mike19482016
Southampton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to this restaurant was truly horrific! It was an extremely quiet evening for them and they had no one else on the upper floor with us. Upon serving us our drinks the waitress dropped a whole pint on the table and soaked myself and my partner! Our phones, my wallet and her handbag were soaked in beer! I... More 

Thank Timothy-Paul29
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice italian pasta and friendly service. Close to Southampton Town Centre and all its amenities yet a little bit retired and so was quieter and nice environment. Nicely decorated.

Thank Daniel B
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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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98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 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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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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

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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, Pizza, 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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?