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CXO Bar & Bistro

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Frobisher House | Nelson Gate, Southampton SO15-GX, England
+44 23 8023 8181
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Andover, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fab food, helpful friendly staff with a sense of humour, grub at reasonable prices. A great find. Fab for a pre theatre dinner.

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Thank Helen P
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely love CXO - the food is amazing, it has a great atmosphere and really friendly staff. Great for pre theatre. I would recommend a visit!

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Thank Fiona37CHA
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great little gem stumbled across this place I was going to get a coffee from subways next door food was very good and coffee was as well service was spot on left feeling very contented and will be going back 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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Thank jim t
Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a change to feel welcome in a resturant. A buzzing cosmopolitian cafe just by central station. Walk past the multinationals and just round the corner you will find CXO. The staff are a cut above the norm. A real treat.

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Thank Vicki M
Northumberland
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time we've eaten here and again had a superb lunch. The eggs Benedict with smoked salmon were described as delicious and my chicken, chorizo and cheddar rustic baguette was hot, tasty and moist. Good selection and service.

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Thank mag6699
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Returning to this Bistro was a no brainer for us. A couple of beers & a sandwich at lunchtime went down well. Viewed a few menus in the area (the wife's idea) We booked a table for the evening during lunch..say no more. One issue that I must mention (future customers in mind) is....our waitress, although very nice, did not... More 

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1 Thank Raymond1960Edinburgh
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unlike other establishments the berevages in CXO are how they should be, HOT! Tea should be Hot not lukewarm. The staff are extremely friendly and remember what you normally have, how you like it even when you have not visited for a couple of months.

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1 Thank Robert M
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come regularly for breakfast and coffee and love the food and staff! Great place to visit! Lunch is also very good too!

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1 Thank EmsieWelsh
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, coffees & choice of drinks with a First Class quality service from Marco, Ermes and their friendly staff! Am a daily regular. Best Bar & Bistro in Town! Cheers Marco & Ermes!

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1 Thank timshine2017
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, family friendly perfect for pre show dinner and drinks really good value for money! Lovley decor!

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1 Thank penny r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 56
Cuisine
Italian, European, British, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 21:00
Thursday
06:00 - 21:00
Friday
06:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frobisher House | Nelson Gate, Southampton SO15-GX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8023 8181
Description
CXO Bar&Bistro is situated just 2 minutes' walk from the Mayflower Theatre, right in the heart of Southampton. A modern continental bistro and bar that specialises in PRE-THEATRE dining and BREAKFAST, it has a vibrant atmosphere while still maintaining an intimate nature. It's suitable for after work drinks, pre-theatre meals, and get-togethers with friends or colleagues, as well as that special meal for two. We are situated very close to the north exit of Southampton train station, we also are the closest licensed bar to it, we offer the perfect destination to wine and dine or just to sit back and relax and unwind before a visit to the theatre, a trip by train or a week-end away with friends.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?