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dock o' the bay

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69 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XS, England
023 8033 9901
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Food, Wide Choice, Kids Welcome, Outside seating, Excellent Staffing, Friendly, Helpful, Clean and Tidy, Up to date menu's

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Thank richard s
Penzance, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant as we were staying at the hotel across the road. Not disappointed! Great service from attentive staff in an informal setting. The burger was fantastic. Worth staying for a drink in the bar after your meal too with an open area outside ideal for a warm evening.

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Thank Msbrownfiels
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are lovely and very helpful. There is a range of amazing food and drinks to choose from. It's a good place for family, friends or couples to have a lovely meal or drinks in a lovely atmosphere!! Would recommend to anyone visiting Southampton!!

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Thank lucyargon
South Coast
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten here a few times, while staying in B&B opposite. The atmosphere is friendly, with a Bistro feeling. The food I had was very good.

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Thank redflopflips
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The 8 oz burger was excellent. The service was friendly and above average service. Location is close to hotel on a busy road.

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Thank Lee B
Redhill, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

I have eaten at the Dock of the Bay every time I visit Southampton over the past 10 years because they make the best burgersin town, South of England and probably the UK. The quality has always been consistently great. Happy friendly staff and some parking round the side of the restaurant.

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Thank Mike W
Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Was looking forward to coming here after reading all the good reviews but overall had a disappointing experience. Arrived at the restaurant on a Thurs evening to find nobody else eating there which was bit surprised at. Asked what wanted to drink, no beer / cider etc menu, just the wine menu, ordered a Peroni (later turned out to be... More 

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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Came here as we were staying at the travelodge and it's a 30 second walk away. Would very much recommend. Fantastic staff and really good food. The carbonara was so worth getting, really delicious creamy and garlicky sauce. Good selection of drinks at the bar including some lovely cocktails. If you're staying in Southampton (especially the travelodge as its so... More 

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Thank angrybarry
Wisbech, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Stayed in Travelodge and just walked across the road to the Restaurant. Service was good as was the food. Hoping to call in again on the way back from the Isle of Wight.

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Thank LYNEMIKE
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Good food. Service and menu choices are very good. The restaurant was clean and the food was good. The choice of decor was a bit strange. Lots of different themes. Although they seemed to work well together. We will definitely be eating there next time we are in the area

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $82
Cuisine
British, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: 023 8033 9901
Description
dock o' the bay is a restaurant and bar with great food and service in a fun relaxed atmosphere. It's been open 13 years and in this time we've had so much fun and looked after so many lovely people. We have a huge amount of regular customers and these range from living just around the corner to in completely different towns, cities and even countries and we always welcome new visitors. TripAdvisor has been an incredible help to us over the past few years and long may it continue! Come and see us and see what you think...

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