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dock o' the bay

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69 the avenue, Southampton, England
+44 23 8033 9901
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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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place with a nice warm feeling as soon as you walk in, the decor is so inviting and the drinks are great. Not eaten here yet but that will change because the food looks amazing with a wide variety on the menu.

Thank JerryWSL
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a regular diner here, especially for Sunday lunch, I can report that the food, especially the traditional roast meal, is to be commended for quality and value, as are the friendly, helpful and attentive staff.

Thank Dr-Barry-Fry
Southampton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greeted with a glass of fizz and then shown to our table. Lovely ambience, lighting level and background music just right and tables not too close together. Given a choice from four dishes for each of the three courses as part of the Valentines dinner set menu. I chose the arancini stuffed with pesto and brie served with a tomato... More 

Thank Amanda H
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Attentive staff, good honest food, not pretentious. Tables slightly close together but not cramped. Nice atmosphere, relaxed

Thank Josephine R
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is great, Atmosphere is good, been there many times, staff are very friendly. Nice relaxing dining or drop in for a drink at the bar.

Thank kristinagirl2017
Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went today with my partner and my Dad, had booked in advance as my Dad has hearing problems and a lot of places can be really noisy. The room we were in, at the back, was great - not too noisy and near enough the buzz of the restaurant not to feel left out. Sunday roast was uniformly excellent across... More 

Thank Martin_F2010
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Come here often with my mum and dad and have never ever had a bad experience! Bridget and the team are nothing but lovely, and always make everyone feel incredibly welcome. The food is always gorgeous, and the prices are nice too! Whether you're celebrating a special event, or simply want a bit of lunch, dock o the bay will... More 

Thank Beth E
Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Another great experience i attended with a group of work friends from John Lewis on friday the 23rd of December 2016, Great service, great food, and great atmosphere and very friendly service at the bar as always. You certainly continue to sparkle and pull out all stops thankyou so much for a wonderful evening we will be back.

Thank Simon B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Another fantastic NYE. Great atmosphere, fantastic food and brilliant service. Thank you Bridget and the team, we will be back!

Thank Jacqui B
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We arranged a birthday meal for family and friends.We received a warm welcome on arrival and were shown downstairs to a small dinning area that was perfect for us. The meal was excellent and arrived very hot and was well presented. We're not rushed at anytime and were very well looked after. Will definitely be booking again. May try the... More 

Thank Dean5150

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $82
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 the avenue, Southampton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8033 9901
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?