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Gusto Lounge

1 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GF, England
+44 23 8063 4531
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Mediterranean, Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GF, England
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

I booked this for 4 of us before going to The Mayflower. We booked for a 5.30pm sitting and were glad that we did as the restaurant was fully booked and became very busy. Food was excellent and there was a good choice, including a...More

1  Thank Mollymillser
Reviewed February 11, 2014

Had a very pleasant lunch here with two friends. The waitress service could do with being a bit more attentive, but the food was good.

Thank Jools2013
Reviewed February 3, 2014

We ate here pre-theatre and were surprised at the choice of menu and very quick service. Portions were good sized and hot, though flavours could have been more distinctive. It was very busy but the service did not suffer - though we had to wait...More

Thank Skippy50
Reviewed January 27, 2014

We visited this restaurant before a show. It was busy and they asked for our drink order before I had a chance to look at the menu because I felt hurried I asked for a small red wine , I was offered a merlot to...More

1  Thank Judy D
Reviewed January 17, 2014

After poor experiences in this establishment thought I would give it another chance and see if they had made any improvements. Sadly the answer was no, tired menu and customer service poor. No more chances very much overrated, shame nice position but maybe Gordon Ramsey...More

Thank dougsmithKingsclere
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Indifferent service, poor choice of food for children, no kids drinks. To cap it all a 10% service charge was added which wasn't deserved. If you have children under 10 or if you want any kind of atmosphere, look elsewhere. Food, oh yes, that was...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Love everything about this restaurant. Staff are good, décor is lovely & food is fantastic.! Have the lasagne it is out of this world!!!!

Thank Henny16h
Reviewed December 18, 2013

We have been going here for years (maybe 15) for pre-Mayflower meals and always enjoyed the welcome, the food and the authentic Italian atmosphere, not to mention the really attractive old building. Alas, the last two or three years have seen a steady deterioration. The...More

1  Thank hughkevilldavies
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Pre theatre dinner. Booked table, seen to table, had to go to the bar to order drinks, not allowed to taste bottle of red when the one we had ordered was not available. Tried the crispy pork which was rubbery and full of fat and...More

Thank L L
Reviewed December 1, 2013

We dropped in here,without booking,for a meal before going to the Mayflower for an evening opera by the WNO. The service was quick and friendly and the food generally fine except for the soup being warm rather than hot. A nice atmosphere, though, and very...More

Thank Aleff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $34
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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
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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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