This restaurant was used by us because the Travelodge Hotel did not have its own restaurant.
There was a certain vibe about this place we liked.
The food was excellent, the staff were very friendly and helpful.
We could not fault Dock O' the bay and we will return here if we are in the area again.
Wifi is free.
Also rated by TA.
Favorite Dish: I had the slow cooked belly pork on mashed potatoes with a cider jus.
Sheila had her favorite Sea Bass fillets on crushed new potatoes.
To be honest, we could have eaten anything off the menu here, everything was so good.
The Elizabeth House Hotel is a hotel in its own right but it opens its doors to non residents for breakfast.
We did not stay here and I am unable to give you any idea of what the hotel is like but from what I saw, it looked very nice.
The breakfast room was very well laid out and cosy, the breakfast itself was served hot and on hot plates and very nice it was too.
This hotel has been rated by TA.
I would come here again if in the area.
Favorite Dish: We came here for our breakfast as the Travelodge next door did not have a dining room.
Full buffet bar with juices and cereals.
A choice of hot breakfast from full English to scrambled egg on toast.
Bleu (yes that's the right spelling) French for Blue
Bleu is a bistro reaturant in the Dolphin Inn. The Dolphin is a hotel under the roof of a 17th centry old coaching inn, where Jane Austen danced in the ballroom (now dining -rooms) on the first floor. There is a little lane of boutique shops including a hairdressers- clothing and gift shop and a 24 hour art gallery. Bleu Wine Bar and Grill Restaurant provides a pleasant relaxed bistro atmosphere, reasonably priced ( well maybe a bit expensive) food, with really good value wines roughly half other restaurants' prices - so overall price OK.
By the way, this recommendation is for Bleu only, I'm not in a position to recommend the Hotel itself (or otherwise) I haven't ever stayed there or eaten in the main dining room - and some reviews are not complimentary - suggest you check them yourself.
Might find a voucher in the local paper (The Echo)
The toilets are named Bleu loo.
To gain access to the hotel car park once at the hotel:-
You will be located on the High Street, take the first left onto Bernard Street (you will cross a zebra crossing). Take the next left at the set of traffic lights onto Queensway (you will pass a garage on your left). Take the next left onto Canal Walk and follow the one way system round (multi-storey carpark will be on your right), the Dolphin Hotel carpark is 100yards on the right.
Favorite Dish: We often think we ought to try something else - but about every month it's:
Crayfish in garlic followed by Lamb Chump Steak or Tournedos - that's surf and turf with something extra.
Have some olives before you start - they come with bread - more than enough for two
It's always a good sign when a city centre restaurant is busy on a mid-week earlyish evening and especially so when it's an "Indian" restaurant here in the UK and it's nowhere near pub closing time!
The Coriander Lounge is a new addition to the burgeoning multi-cultural Southampton eating-out experience (iit had only been open six weeks at the time of my visit) and seems to have made a major impact. Deservedly so, in my opinion, as everything here is spot-on.
Service is swift, smiling and enthusiastic which sets a tone of confidence followed through by the obvious enjoyment of the customers - and I noted that a signicant number of whom were of sub-continental origins. The menu covers much of the familiar "Indian" repertoire but seeks to encourage experimentation with less familiar regional dishes as well as the chef's own creations and there are, of course, plenty of vegetarian options.
Staff are clued-up and so are happy to advise, taking into consideration the customer's tastes and for instance will more often than not reccommend simpler side-dishes rather than pushing for the sales of the more complex (and more expensive) ones.
The house beers are the real thing, Cobra and Tiger both imported from India and the bar also offers a good range of all the other usual stuff as well as an interresting multi-national wine list.
Decor-wise they've dispensed with the usual flock wallpaper, pink linen and faux-hindu ornamentation. Instead designer-chic rules but not the outrageously autre which some mistake for style. Starched white tablecoths, simple wooden furniture, browns and pastels dominating the overall scheme and the bright red plastic orchids as table-settings aren't as naff as they sound.
Favorite Dish: I started simply with a couple of poppadums which came with a quartet of relishes: a very ordinary mango chutney, a slightly more interesting yoghurt dip, a refreshing onion and tomato salsa and an excellently tangy tamarind sauce - something to suit all tastes.
Then, as I usually do, I went straight to the chef's specials page of the menu for my main course. There was a few dishes I was familiar with and so passed on those and opted for the "Adraki Batak" which was simply described as "Succulently lean duck cooked with ginger, selected herbs and spices." This was exactly as described. I wasn't quite sure what the herbs and spices used were but there was definitely a good tomato-ey tang, with a distinct chilli bite, to the fruity sauce which made for a perfect foil for the rich meaty duck. This came with a fragrant ghee-fried basmati rice topped with fried onions (my waiter's recommendation) and the pairing worked deeeelishously.
Washed down with a pint bottle (yep the Indians still use "Imperial") of refreshing Cobra the £16 bill was a bit of a steal - no wonder the place is so popular!
Restaurant in the former ballroom of South Western Hotel, the Hotel where the "important" guests stayed before the Titanic sailed. The Hotel has been restored as apartments, and if you ask nicely, the owner of the restaurant will let you through to see the lobby.
The restaurant itself is a lovely place to dine, the food is good. A bit expensive but if you go to the web-site, you can usually get a lunch-time voucher that will let 2 eat for the price of 1 (no catches). Only a few minutes from cruise departures, and close enough to some other historical cruise-related buildings and the old town walls for a stroll.
Favorite Dish: Almost all the food is select- by this I mean this is good food cooked by a proper chef. Dress reasonably decently - but not formally and the manager will treat you as friends.
But hungry diners might find it a bit light
I had such a great time in P.O.S.H with my friends last saturday. Relaxing music, very friendly atmosphere. With its chic bar and laid-back service, food was exellent, everybody loved it. We didn't even had to go anywere else after as DJ was there at 10pm and withing few minutes a Dance floor was full of people dancing and enjoying themselves. We couldn't stop eating during short breaks trying to have our energy back and then back to dancing again.
I will recommend P.O.S.H. to everybody who loves great food, appreciates good service and wonts to have great time and lots of fan.
Favorite Dish: Chicken Kurma is fab. The piecies of chiken are so succulent, creamy, sweet with a hint of coconut.
This is a lovely little restaurant located at the lower end of Bedford Place. It has a warm atmosphere and the food is very good. Obviously fajitas are a speciality and taste delicious, but I did have salmon there one night and it too was very tasty. It's not a massive restaurant so probably best to book in advance at weekends.
Favorite Dish: Chicken or prawn fajitas which come out on a sizzling plate- yummeeeeeee!!
I do like my currys and there aren't too many places better than this Indian Colonial restuarant.
I went for the all you can eat bufet at about £15 (this was a Saturday, I think its cheaper weekdays) I wasn't disapointed and left feeling rather full!
This is a large restuarant, seating around 200 but waiters were good and atentive.
Food was fantastic and the painist in the courner created a nice atmosphere.
There doesn't seen to be too many places to eat in the city centre and this is well worth hunting out
Favorite Dish: Try everything on the bufet menu!! Tip, don't go for the rice, it fills you up to quickly!!!
Early in the morning of our day in Southampton, we had a buffet breakfast at the historic Star Hotel's Victoria Restaurant. The room was named after a visit by then Princess Victoria in 1831. In fact, the Star is one of Southampton's oldest and finest coaching inns. It became an inn around 1601 and was the starting point of a coach service to London and Salisbury. In 1785, Benjamin Franklin stayed here for three days and it was a popular hotel with royalty in the early 1800's.
The Star Hotel is located on the High Street in the center of old town, just a few minutes walk from the historic town walls, the West Quay shopping center, the Isle of Wight ferry terminal, and the Ocean Village yacht marina.