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The Vestry Restaurant & Bar

61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG, England
+44 23 8023 1101
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“rustic chips” (7 reviews)
“ham hock” (7 reviews)
“pudding” (23 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG, England
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1 - 10 of 689 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Having arrived in good time for the show at The Mayflower we thought we would have a quick drink of something at The Vestry opposite, wrong ! There was no hope of quick anything with only two people operating at the bar !! After nearly...More

Thank LE210
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here for a Tribute night last night! Was really good, I'm not in to michael buble took my granny, the bloke was really good made sure he got every one included! Food was great, I was a bit worried as sometime food can be...More

Thank jojowhitfield
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For a two course pre theatre dinner at £21 I was expecting something pretty good, as West End restaurant prices can be considerably lower. As usual, I went for starter and main and my husband main and pudding. My starter of Beef Tacos with "salad"...More

Thank RLG324
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to write a review. Your experience outlined was not in line with the high standards of food, drinks and customer service we pride ourselves in delivering here at the Vestry. As an independent, I...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

On May 27th I was paying a visit to the UK and my daughter treated me to lunch at the Vestry. We arrived early but were seated and our order taken. The starter came to the table in quick time, then we waited for 50...More

Thank Michele_Fowler
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, I would like to discuss this with you further if you could please email me at manager@thevestryrestaurantandbar.co.uk as the experience you describe is not what we pride ourselves on at The Vestry. Kindest...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

There was a two course menu either starter and main or main and sweet priced at £17.50. We order the steak which took a long time to come and we were on a coach outing to the nearby theatre. We had allowed 1hr 45 mins...More

Thank Bodiga
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I dined at The Vestry along with 10 of my colleagues for a pre-theatre meal (Sister Act). We had been asked to pre-order as there was a group of us (which was fine) very easy to do the order you are provided with the menu...More

Thank enzo812
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Enzo, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to be able to welcome you and your party back in the not so distant future! Kindest Regards, Claire Soulsby

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my mums 88th birthday treat, lunch at the vestry then over to mayflower to see sister act. We arrived at 11.30am to have a drink sat outside in the sunshine, we were shown to our table at noon. We were the only 2...More

Thank Mandy B
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Mandy, Thank you for your feedback, unfortunately we have not had any voicemails left from yourself, if you could email me on manager@thevestryrestaurantandbar.co.uk with your best contact number I will happily call to discuss this with you. Kindest Regards, Claire Soulsby

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here due to location rather than actually looking previously at other reviews. It's opposite the Mayflower theatre, but that's where it's usefulness ended. The restaurant itself is beautiful with its high ceilings and lighting, but the staff were inattentive and slow to serve....More

Thank TravellingSera
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to write a review. Your experience outlined was not in line with the high standards of food, drinks and customer service we pride ourselves in delivering here at the Vestry. As an independent, I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for a pre theatre dinner based on previous reviews and also the free parking opposite the theatre. We enjoyed a drink downstairs before taking our table for dinner, throughout service the staff were very friendly. They could have been a little more...More

Thank Tim B
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tim, Thank you for your feedback, the experience you are describing is not the customer service or food that we pride ourselves on here at The Vestry. We have just brought in a new Head Chef and I have taken your points to him...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant staff were very friendly and the menu extremely good value. The cocktails from the bar were tasty and the surroundings are beautiful.

Thank Lusy S
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lusy, Thank you for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed the cocktails! Hopefully you join us for a dining experience too! Kindest Regards, Claire

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angela61-28-10
looking for a baby shower venue for a Saturday lunchtime for 16 females,do you cater for the sort of thing?
24 January 2017|
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Response from Claire S | Property representative |
Good afternoon, I hope you are well, thank you for your enquiry, yes we do organize this sort of parties too, If you would like to talk about it in more detail, please feel free to email us and we will get back to you... More
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Jessica T
Do you have baby changing facilities for day time visits?
17 January 2017|
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Response from Claire S | Property representative |
Yes we do, within the ladies toilets
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59jackie
How much for a burger and chips or similar meal per person?
21 June 2016|
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Response from karen g | Reviewed this property |
It's not really a burger and chips place. Allow about £19 for a two course meal excluding drinks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 32
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8023 1101
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