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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Gastropub
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“Oxford Street, is located opposite to Platform House and has got a great mix of bars (The White Star. The London/Cargos/Grapes just to name a few) there is something to everyone's taste and located less than 2 minutes away.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ For a night out, you could check out Turtle Bay. Awesome staff, everyone likes their drinks. There are some special offers, too!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Great place to eat or drink with Ales on tap, over 70 hand picked wines and a great cocktail menu. They also serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Warm, wood-&-stone-clad brewery offering beers & traditional pub eats plus patio seating. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Indian restaurant and takeaway serving traditional favourites as well as many unusual dishes. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Max’s Bar & Brasserie has for several years been one of the most popular restaurants in Southampton. Located on the bustling Oxford Street, Max’s Bar & Brasserie serves traditional Sicilian food in a warm homely setting with an emphasis on personal and friendly service. Founded by Max Romano, Max’s offers not only fresh seasonal Sicilian food, but a wide range of expertly crafted and delicately balanced cocktails. It is proud to be the home of the original Max’s Balsamic Gin & Tonic!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Bright and airy modern brasserie serving a wide range of cosmopolitan French, English and Italian dishes with blackboard specials and business lunch in a lively atmosphere.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“Serving an array of different coffees, teas, milkshakes, smoothies and great for a spot of brekkie or brunch Also stock veggie & Vegan options at lunch on their special board”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pub
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“30 minute walk from The Loft, 5 minutes by car, buses also stop opposite both the entrance to Ridgemount Avenue and opposite The Cowherds. Part of the Vintage Inn group. Nice pub, serves good food, added bonus of being on Southampton Common so a daylight walk to build up an appetite or work off an excellent meal.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Hip bistro-bar in a listed building with contemporary design flair serving drinks and formal meals.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Indian in Southampton, nothing else comes close. Would highly recommend the Karai Gosht and the Jason Bread.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Modern bar & restaurant with terrace for casual dining with the Marina views. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great French Bakery with excellent croque monsieur's, great pastry's, that will blow your waistline and good coffee as well.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Thai Food, Bar, Live Music (Thursday Night), Late Nights Nice Place, Recommended ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pub
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“If you enjoy a decent pint this place is your first port of call for your city pub crawl.”
  • 1 local recommends