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The White Star Tavern

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Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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28 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
+44 23 8082 1990
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 23:00
Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday evening in Oxford Street and this was our restaurant of choice, but unfortunately a bad choice on the day. Arrived at 6:30, didn't get food until 7:30 and when it arrived, it was very poor. I think the rib eye steak was more like a donkey steak (Not that I've even knowingly had a Donkey steak!) The waitress was... More 

Thank Kevin the King
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80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Annoying how long we had to wait once sitted. As we ordered the drinks we did the starters and it took nearly 45 minutes to have then on the table. Between those and the mains one and half hour more. Was unbelievable. The food was ok and the persons nice but the waiting...we almost went crazy. Be patient if you... More 

Thank Salvafores
Southampton, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

The White Star is a real gem on Oxford Street. It's spacious and stylishly designed with modern furnishings. There are several spaces to sit and just have a drink, which many people do, particularly on the weekend evenings when the place tends to be packed and with a great atmosphere. There's also an AA standard restaurant serving delicious food if... More 

Thank Drink_Eat_Do
Ostseebad Kuhlungsborn, Germany
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We went there with a group of twenty people and were requested to chose the meals in advance. The look and quality of the food was absolutely great. Also, we were very pleased with the selection of wine, beer and ciders. Good value for price. The "death by chocolate" desert was very creative. Service was a bit shy but very... More 

Thank Toni W
Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

By far one of the best places in Southampton to have a dinner or a cheeky drink after work - great selection of dishes - no matter how fussy easter you're, you will find something here. Also, the meals are very nicely presented - top class! Not too pricey. Good selection of drinks at the bar too - quite a... More 

Thank Tomasz D
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We went in for drinks. They didn't have peach schnapps for bellinis, and Mojitos were not very good. Expensive, first and last time for cocktails there.

Thank Steve L
london, UK
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294 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a lovely period pub, nicely updated and decorated and the kind of place you just feel comfortable and want to stick around. The wine list was good and the Saturday lunch menu was quite short but has great comfort food options and almost everything was available gluten free. I really enjoyed the homemade burger and fries. The staff... More 

Thank deeboy
Preston, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Came here with the wife on a Saturday daytime and enjoyed some lovely cocktails and beers. The staff are great, very friendly...the drinks are made very well, the surroundings are lovely, very quite and chilled out. Would love to come back and try the food. Would highly recommend.

Thank PopcornMonkeyReviews
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Night out with friends in Southampton. Menu looked really good, but was pretty average. Starters cold. Portions small. Asked for steak medium came well done!!! No one had their steak cooked ask requested. Pepper sauce no pepper! £150 for 4 people no wine! Just a little too pricey for what was served.

Thank breend
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Class place and staff, lovely rooms, quality ales and amazing breakfast. Dead handy for everything really. Just a pity Sunderland FC are dire.

Thank John S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 25
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8082 1990
The White Star Tavern, is an award winning bar, restaurant and boutique guest accommodation set in the heart of Southampton's cosmopolitan Oxford Street district, renowned for its high quality restaurants and outstanding culinary diversity.Named after the famous White Star Line, the prominent British shipping company, the building still retains a unique charme and elegance and it is home to a fashionable bar and restaurante. The White Star has recently enjoyed a return to its former use as a hotel, recognized by the AA with 4 stars for our luxury guest accommodation.

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