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    Boulangerie Victor Hugo: French Cafe

    by rosata Updated Jan 6, 2015

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    I was served at this French cafe in Southampton by French people which I was not expecting and was pleasantly surprised at the opportunity to practise speaking French. I have walked past many times and it always looks busy and when I had the opportunity in I went. There is seating indoors and newspapers to read and an outdoor seating area on the way in, although on the day I was there it was a trifle chilly to sit there.

    Opening hours:
    Monday - Sunday: 06:00 to 19:00

    There is a brisk takeaway trade with boxes of food exiting.

    Favorite Dish: Unfortunately, I was not there at a meal time and called in for a snack. The coffee was good and I had a warm Croque Monsieur which was delicious. Everything looked good. I bought a loaf to take away and I just had to buy a large, pink meringue which came in handy for nibbling over the next few days.

    All the quiches and flans and cakes looked good.

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    The Standing Order: Wetherspoons in Southampton

    by rosata Updated Jan 5, 2015

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    I called in this J D Wetherspoon pub for the Friday fish and chip special.

    Opening Times:
    Mon - Thu: 7am to 12am
    Fri - Sat: 7am to 1am
    Sun - 7am to 12am

    Taken from the website:
    'Pub History
    This Wetherspoon pub takes its name from its previous use as a bank. The building stands on the site of the centuries-old St Lawrence's Church, which was sold in 1923 and demolished soon after.'

    Wifi is available.

    There is a separate area to sit outside for the smokers which is off the central part of the pub.

    Favorite Dish: Excellent selection of beers and ciders as always at Wetherspoons.

    The fish, chips and peas were good and tasty. The Friday food evening had a lot of partakers who looked like they were there specially, which is nice to see.

    The special food evenings are
    Steak Club Tuesday
    Chicken Club Wednesday
    Curry Club Thursday
    Fish Friday

    Breakfasts are available in the morning and all kinds of food are available all day every day.

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    Jewel In The Crown: Excellent Curry House

    by vichatherly Updated May 19, 2014

    The Jewel In The Crown is an excellent Indian Curry House.

    We started going here, after a few pints after the football, many years ago. It has gone a bit more up market over the years, but I still like to think that they would let us in. Maybe we'll go again next season.

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  • Indian Melody: Hey Vegetarians, don't miss!

    by IGabi Written Feb 13, 2014

    I was on a holiday to UK and happen to visit my friends at Southampton. We both are actually meat eaters, but we are used to vegetarian cuisines often. For the first time, we went to Indian Melody after reviews from Net and recommendation from friends of that area.

    We were greeted with warm and dishes also arrived after a nominal wait. We stared with Poppadams & medhu vadai which were mouth watery. Then gobi paratha + panneer buttar masala which were delicious. Finally finished with drinks.

    I would definitely recommend this restaurant whoever visiting Southampton. Before leaving from holidays, Im planning to visit again. Hey Indian Melody, we are coming again!

    Favorite Dish: The carrot halwa was a real yumm.

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    Dock O' the bay: Cosy restaurant

    by ricky52 Updated Sep 16, 2012

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    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.

    Dock O' the bay Slow roast belly pork. Sea Bass fillets on crushed new potatoes. The dining room. Latte as it should be.
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    Elizabeth House Hotel: Great breakfast

    by ricky52 Written Sep 16, 2012

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    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.

    It is a hotel as well. Their central breakfast buffet bar. A selection of toast, butter and preserves. The full English breakfast. (Minus the beans) Their reception.
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  • Bleu (not a misprint): Relaxing bistro - with cheap wine

    by CruiseSaint Updated Apr 4, 2011

    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

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    THE THATCHED COTTAGE: A WONDERFUL PLACE

    by zuriga Updated Apr 4, 2011

    A terrific place for lunch, tea or dinner. Prices are particularly friendly at lunchtime with 2 courses for £10. Tea is served, often in the garden, starting at 2:30. It's a short drive from Southampton and can be found in the New Forest.. Brockenhurst.

    THE THATCHED COTTAGE DINING ROOM READYING FOR TEA
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    Coriander Lounge: Swish, Stylish and Deeeelish!

    by johngayton Updated Jun 24, 2010

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    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!

    Adraki Batak and Fake Orchid Fellow Diners Restaurant Filling Up Frontage in Daylight
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    The Red Lion: Outstanding pub grub

    by iwys Updated Jun 19, 2009

    The Red Lion at Southwick is a great place to eat typical English pub food. It is housed in a whitewashed, eighteenth century farm building.

    Starters range from £5.50 to £8.50 and include Tiger Prawns and Smoked Salmon. Main courses are priced at £8.95 to £10.50. They include duck breast, rump of lamb and cod fillet, Their speciality is a sumptuous steak and ale pie, which costs £9.50.

    Meals are served from 12 midday to 2pm and from 8pm to 9.30pm.

    The Red Lion, Southwck Steak and ale pie The Red Lion, Southwick The Red Lion, Southwick
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    Pearl Harbour Restaurant: Authentic Chinese

    by iwys Written Jun 12, 2009

    Pearl Harbour is my favourite Chinese restaurant in Southampton. It serves really authentic food and looks like a typical restaurant in Hong Kong. The dim sum is the best in the area and very popular with the local Chinese community.

    A set dinner for 2, including sweet corn and crab soup, spare ribs, sweet and sour prawns, chicken in black bean sauce and rice, costs £28.

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  • Dock Gate 4: Fine dining - with a lunch voucher discount

    by CruiseSaint Written Jul 20, 2007

    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

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    The Fox and Hounds and the Lone Barn: Country pub

    by iwys Updated Apr 16, 2007

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    The Fox and Hounds is one of the oldest and most interesting country pubs in the Southampton area. At first they just served ploughman's lunches here and had a fine selection of English cheeses. As its popularity increased, the owner added the Lone Barn, which is the main restaurant area and where there is a much more sophisticated and varied menu nowadays.

    This was the first pub I ever went inside, when my father took me in to get the autograph of a TV celebrity. I have eaten here many times. The food is traditional English fare, like Beef Wellington, cooked to a much higher standard than you usually find in pubs.

    It is a beautiful place to go to on a summer evening.

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  • P.O.S.H restaurant in Southampton: Don't miss a great time and food! Spice youself!

    by yanamarshall Updated Feb 20, 2007

    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.

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    La Cantina: Great mexican food

    by Bekikia Written Jan 19, 2007

    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!!

    The small bar area The dining area
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