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198 above bar street, Southampton so14 7dw, England
+44 23 8063 5045
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been meaning to come here for a while but for some reason never got around to it. We arrived in the evening and had the Meze. The food was very well cooked and the staff were very attentive. We highly recomnend.

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Thank David O
Hampshire
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here once before and was impressed. 2nd visit just added to my thoughts that this small friendly Greek taverna is by far the best Greek in town. The food is excellent with all of the usual Greek specialities on the menu, and our explorations this time led us a lovely Houmous and pitta and lovely Halloumi and Lounza starters... More 

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Thank smithn05
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here for a pre theatre meal, had the meze. Managed 12 courses couldn't make the 16!! Even took a doggy bag home! The food was lovely, the restaurant was quiet and staff friendly.

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Thank TracyandJulieS
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have just got back from having a family meal for my husband's birthday .. I can't fault this place at all ... Food was absolutely fantastic best stifado I've had outside of greece and we been to lots of different greek islands .. My whole family enjoyed their meals not one complaint and i will definately go back .... Why... More 

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Thank Paula M
southampton
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63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried this taverna after a disappointing visit to the recently-opened Real Greek in Southampton's Watermark complex. The Blue Island has been here for years but we'd never been. It was great. The food was beautifully presented. My wheat intolerance was smoothly dealt with - pity they don't say they can easily cater for gluten-free on their website - this... More 

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Thank halftimeorange
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I felt as if I was in Greece.... a little Taverna in the centre of Southampton. The staff were fantastic and especially helpful when it came to my Dad's gluten intolerance. The food was fantastic, and the portions were enormous so as we speak I am eating the remainder of my stifado. I will be recommending this to everyone.

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Thank Eve F
Southampton, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Christina and Simon are amongst the friendliest hosts that one could care to meet. When visiting Blue Island it is like being a member of the family rather than a customer with the warmest of welcomes. The hospitality is only topped by the food which is divine and as a vegetarian I am always warmly and eagerly catered for. This... More 

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Thank Ruwan_Uduwerage
Nicosia, Cyprus
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The chef continues to deliver the same top quality food. He has inserted some new food items, which are super delicious. I had the stifado and it was superb. If you are tired of the known franchised restaurants and you want something more friendly, less mechanic, this family restaurant is the place to go. Highly recommended!

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Thank Christos I
Winchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We've been to Blue Island a number of times now. And every time we go the food is excellent and the service top notch. This is the place to go if you want beautifully cooked Greek food and a change from the standard offering of cuisine in so many other restaurants. I've never had such well cooked and presented food... More 

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Thank Rebekah H
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Nice food but a lamb shank with no sauce is not kleftiko!! The lamb was cooked perfectly but was disappointing as we love Greek food, we regularly traveling to Greece and expected dish that came in foil from the oven. Not a lamb shank with chips and Greek salad.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 28
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 above bar street, Southampton so14 7dw, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8063 5045
Description
Traditional English and Greek food. Breakfast, lunch, Thursday Friday and Saturday nights from 18:00 till 22:00 traditional Greek food (mezedes)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?