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“Fine Dining as part of a great night out”

Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant
Ranked #52 of 881 Restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $40
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, British, Fusion
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are extremely proud to shout about our restaurant, Ovation. Proof that in-theatre dining can be sophisticated and contemporary. On the third floor of the city's Grade II Listed Mayflower Theatre, we are ideal for pre-show and selective post-show dining as well as more leisurely dining without the show. We are also the ideal restaurant for post-show dining after some matinee performances. Our dining room is modern in style with painted wood panelling, black and white stage photo prints and high backed leather seating, tables simply styled in monochrome, with polished silver and gleaming glassware. Modern European in flavour, our menu is as sleekly up to date as our surroundings with indulgent touches that give an extra sparkle to special occasion evenings. Our top notch wine list is an excellent accompaniment. It almost goes without saying that we offer extremely high quality and affordable dinner and show packages and of course our highly professional and efficient staff always ensure that if you're dining pre-theatre you will never miss curtain up!
Reviewed November 3, 2012

This week, my wife birthday-treated me to go and see The National Welsh Opera perform La Boheme, and beforehand we went to Ovations Restaurant on the top floor of The Mayflower Theatre. What a great meal and a perfect evening. This was one of the best meals I have eaten, and although I didn't pay the bill (!), it seemed to be at a most reasonable price. The young staff were polite, skilled and attentive, and this added to the enjoyment of a very fine meal. Want a treat? Try a show with a meal booked in beforehand, You won't be disappointed. Excellent all round.

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Eaten here a couple of times now prior to show. Food and service is excellent and consistant, making an all round pleasant evening (and probably afternoon). Apart from hike up the stairs, as lift is quite small for every one to use during the interval, do return to your table for a coffee or dessert or finish off your wine which will be kept for you.

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Wasn't sure what to expect, but "surprise,surprise"! Decor just right, staff absolutely tops, nothing too much trouble, and I can be critical....and the food was really excellent! If the restaurant was not in the theatre I would definitely frequent more, certainly will go back.

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Thank Kim L
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Had a great meal at the ovation restaurant in the mayflower theatre, before watching our show. Staff very friendly, and a good atmosphere. I was worried it might be too posh, as we had 2 teenagers in tow, but it was great. Food was really excellent, presented like on master chef, but decent sized portions. dessert was amazing!

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2  Thank Kay W
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We visited this restaurant prior to attending a matinee performance at The Mayflower Theatre.
As usual, the food was excellent but, on this occasion, the staff was over worked and we waited some considerable time. (Other diners were still waiting for their main course when we had finished). I think there was a large party in another part of the theatre and they were also being served. However, as I have said THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT.

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Thank 186298Traveller
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