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dock o' the bay - CLOSED

69 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XS, England
+44 23 8033 9901
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (23 reviews)
“duck” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
69 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XS, England
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Shocked to discover this wonderful restaurant has now closed. Many happy evenings spent here over the years. i do not know why it has gone but thanks to all that made the dock o 'the bay the special place it was for many years, and...More

2  Thank Martin_F2010
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We use to go to the dock of the bay for a work lunch but not since it's been updated!!! There is only a small area that is wheelchair accessible in the first place but now they have high tables & stools so NONE of...More

Thank gloynes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I believe this place has closed down. Thank you to all the staff you made each visit memorable. It is truly with great sadness that we now see a well known and loved eating place go off the radar. Over the years the Dock had...More

1  Thank Lyoncat9
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely place with a nice warm feeling as soon as you walk in, the decor is so inviting and the drinks are great. Not eaten here yet but that will change because the food looks amazing with a wide variety on the menu.

Thank JerryWSL
Reviewed 15 February 2017

As a regular diner here, especially for Sunday lunch, I can report that the food, especially the traditional roast meal, is to be commended for quality and value, as are the friendly, helpful and attentive staff.

Thank Dr-Barry-Fry
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Greeted with a glass of fizz and then shown to our table. Lovely ambience, lighting level and background music just right and tables not too close together. Given a choice from four dishes for each of the three courses as part of the Valentines dinner...More

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Attentive staff, good honest food, not pretentious. Tables slightly close together but not cramped. Nice atmosphere, relaxed

Thank Josephine R
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Food is great, Atmosphere is good, been there many times, staff are very friendly. Nice relaxing dining or drop in for a drink at the bar.

Thank kristinagirl2017
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Went today with my partner and my Dad, had booked in advance as my Dad has hearing problems and a lot of places can be really noisy. The room we were in, at the back, was great - not too noisy and near enough the...More

Thank Martin_F2010
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Come here often with my mum and dad and have never ever had a bad experience! Bridget and the team are nothing but lovely, and always make everyone feel incredibly welcome. The food is always gorgeous, and the prices are nice too! Whether you're celebrating...More

Thank Beth E
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 16 - USD 82
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8033 9901
  • E-mail
dock o' the bay is a restaurant and bar with great food and service in a fun relaxed atmosphere. It's been open 13 years and in this time we've had so much fun and looked after so many lovely people. We have a huge amount of regular customers and these range from living just around the corner to in completely different towns, cities and even countries and we always welcome new visitors. TripAdvisor has been an incredible help to us over the past few years and long may it continue! Come and see us and see what you think...
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