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“What a let down!”
Review of Red Rover

Red Rover
Ranked #302 of 859 Restaurants in Southampton
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“What a let down!”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

We visited this pub for lunch recently. From the outside, it looks ordinary, but we were pleasantly surprised by the internal charm and style. Unfortunately, although there was a log fire, this was not lit in spite of it being very cold outside. This would, of course,have given visitors a warmer welcome. We thought that the menu looked diverse and of good value, so looked forward to our lunch. Sadly, the standard of the food was bad and minimal. Over microwaved, soggy lettuce and either overlooked or undercooked. The cuisine certainly won't be making its way to master chef!!! This was very disappointing as the place oozes potential.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Hampshire
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic lunch!”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

I took my parents here for lunch in August this year. We had a really lovely lunch of sandwiches, potato chips and a choice of drink for £4.95 each. We all thought that the portion sizes were very generous and the food was really tasty. We left saying that we would definately return.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank oboist
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southampton
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“drive by - very disappointing”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

My Dad and I stopped here on Friday evening on the way back from Weston Super Mare to Southampton. Resisted the two meals for £9.95 menu and chose king prawn cocktail followed by slow cooked lamb casserole and fish pie. Prawns were tastleless, bread and butter was the best part of the meal. Vegetables were brocolli piled up on top of the unpeeled and not even topped and tailed baby carrots. They were not properly cooked, tasted unseasoned and the butter glaze was not in evidence. Presentation of the meal was terrible and the flavour not much better. We ate it because we were hungry, it was raining and we wanted something before we got home. Sorry we stopped.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Sue D
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Rubbish food”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Ate there at lunch time today and was disgusted by the food. I only wanted something light so went for the soup but my partner ordered the so called special chicken tikka. The soup arrived, it was quite clearly out of a packet and was served with one piece of dry bread which I wouldn't have given to the birds in my garden. My partners meal wasn't much better, the presentation was awful and the poppadums were swimming in oil. He said it was bland and tasteless. We would certainly not recommend and will certainly not be visiting that pub again.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank lesley4132
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Love it”
Reviewed September 12, 2012 via Local Picks

We eat here all the time, we have only had one incident that was rectified straight away. Lovely meals and good value for money

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Thank Sharon W
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