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1 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GF, England
+44 23 8063 4531
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On Saturday early evening prior to attending the Ballet at the Mayflower we pre booked a table at Gusto lounge. Sadly we were shown to our table on the first floor. The tired appearance of the badly worn carpet on the stairs was not good. The Restaurant was fairly busy with others also going to the Mayflower. On previous visits... More 

Thank 8Sandown
Southampton UK
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived early we were shown to a table in the corner, asked to sit by the window, no problem. Lovely chat with the owner, few giggles due to the new waiter not understanding what we wanted, amazing how holiday Italian comes back to help lol. Food was beautiful, def going again. Only one little niggle it was so cold in... More 

Thank Lisalu0310
Freshwater, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very good restaurant in a handy location just opposite the Mayflower Theatre. A well priced fixed menu with a good choice of dishes.

Thank newinncottage
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and myself decided to book a table before attending a show at the adjacent Mayflower Theatre, having last eaten here 17 years ago when the experience was very good. The restaurant has obviously changed a lot in that time but we did not expect the changes to be so dramatic. On entering the downstairs bar area we were... More 

Thank terrytew
Southampton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Good food choices at reasonable prices. Had pre booked a table for a leaving do. All present enjoyed their meals and said they would visit again.

Thank Anne W
Southampton, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Visited here Saturday for dinner. Loved the fact that we had a huge oval table to accommodate us all. Very nice ambient inside Staff relaxed but super efficient. Drinks arrived promptly.... and then some lovely olives and bread arrived. Very gratefully received by us as we were waiting for a few late arrivals! I ordered the Arancini followed by Salmon... More 

Thank Annie A
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Took a chance and didn't book anywhere before a show at The Mayflower. About 6 eateries nearby so looked at each menu. My wife loves Italian food so the vote was for Gusto. Very friendly greet and found a nice table upstairs. It was a bit dark in the corner we were in and I felt sorry for the 2... More 

Thank Colin M
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

My wife and sister and iall had a very nice meal at gusto. And a lovely sweet.when we are back in southampton we will go back to gusto again.

1 Thank Joe C
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

I visited the Gusto Lounge with a friend on the way to see Southampton play a European Match. We had a drink down stairs and then joined diners upstairs. They had a fixed price menu which was great value for money. Having a starter of Beef Carpaccio which was great I followed it with Penne Grandchino which I have to... More 

1 Thank Chris F
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Ate here in the evening when the theatre was closed so it was pretty quiet. Menu was ok but a little limited and some items they had run out of 2which limited choice even further Decor and ambience was unusual and felt more like a bar than a restaurant whether that's good or bad I will leave you to decide.... More 

Thank Peter J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $32
Mediterranean, Italian, European, Pizza
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
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 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: +44 23 8063 4531
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?