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198 above bar street, Southampton so14 7dw, England
+44 23 8063 5045
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Sidcup, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

We visited here from a stay at nearby Jury's Inn hotel, following reviews on trip advisor. We weren't disappointed. Cafe style, basic decor and furniture, however, warm welcome and great food. Good atmosphere.

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Thank drjones2015
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Blue island had a busy atmosphere with a few larger groups on a Saturday evening but welcomed us with no booking. Brilliant food that kept coming. Wine by the bottle only was good for us and added to the evening! Will visit again.

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Thank Kelvin N
Southampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Visited on Friday evening for a quiet meal. Greeted with a warm welcome. Decor and furniture is basic but bought back memories of eating out in Kefalonia. Drinks were very reasonably priced. Chose the meze which makes it easier than trying to settle on a particular dish from the wide range. We were delighted with the portions and selection. Not... More 

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Thank David B
Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

We made a last minute booking for a party of 12 - Simon and his team made room and treated us as family, from the warm greeting at the door to the drowsy farewells (when we met a party of hungry Greek students ready to take our table). Meze for 12 seemed effortless, particularly as everything seemed to be cooked... More 

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Thank Paul B
Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

We were introduced to this great restaurant by friends who by the way won't let us go without them and the Mezzies is the best Tasting, more than you can eat and best value around without doubt Highly recommende!!!

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Thank richyd333
Cowes Isle of Wight
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138 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Awesome food, great portions, we`ve tried about half the menu and they`re all good, we had prawns to start, one portion was more than enough for 2. We had a main with rice and beef which was superb, asked if we wanted chips, didn`t need them and didn`t get charged either!. All in all another cracking night and for 2... More 

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Thank Chris F
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I took my Wife here as a surprise added to our arranged stop over show night. We both love Greek food but were a bit disappointed. Unlike our local Greek restaurant, it lacked flavour. Some of my food was barely warm (Dolmades)...I did mention it to the waitress and was given a free glass of wine. A nice gesture but... More 

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Thank Raymond1960Edinburgh
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Obviously giving people a free (and decent sized) portion of warm pitta and humus was a great way to start... But these guys genuinely excelled with everything after that as well. Great food and portions. Lovely, attentive service. Only minor issue was that their card machine wasn't working, so we had to pop out to get cash. Have already begun... More 

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Thank David G
Southampton, United Kingdom
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376 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have a special place for this place as we came here on one of our first dates. As always the owners are such lovely people and take a genuine interest in their customers and make the experience more than just dinner. We went for the mezze which as always was very tasty and there is a... More 

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Thank Patrick B
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Though this restaurant is quite basic in terms of decor, the service and food are excellent. The food is really enjoyable Greek food, plenty of it.

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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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?