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CXO Bar & Bistro

Frobisher House | Nelson Gate, Southampton SO15-GX, England
+44 23 8023 8181
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
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Italian, European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Frobisher House | Nelson Gate, Southampton SO15-GX, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here before but not with teenagers. Went for Sunday lunch. Lots of specials but not a traditional roast. Lovely but unobtrusive service . We had burgers, sandwiches followed by a selection of lovely home -made? Italian sweets. Very enjoyable.

Thank maidstoneminx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a breakfast for my birthday, lovely experience. Food was tasty too. I would go back lots to choose from on the menu.

Thank Roma M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby & I had a very nice dinner this evening. All presently wonderfully, very tasty & nice big portions. My cosmopolitan cocktails were also very good. We will be back next time we are in Southampton.

Thank tina c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by here while waiting on our next train. Super friendly staff & fun atmosphere. The food is great, you can tell they take pride in what comes out of the kitchen. Stop in, you will not be disappointed!

Thank Chris N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had 2 hours to kill - 1 hour in Costa with a cappuccino then decided to have a beer to kill 2nd hour - what a find. They have Kozel and San Miguel on draft, we chose Kozel and it was really tasty..... the...More

Thank dcjajx
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our time in Southampton and loved CXO Bar & Bistro! Great service, great good, and great location close to the rail line. Would come back again!

Thank Alicia K
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This ambience of this little gem close to Southampton railway station is buzzing and relaxed all at the same time, staff are always friendly and courteous, and your are made to feel welcome. This happy discovery more than 6 months ago, is now our go...More

Thank montyswan
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Popped in here just after we arrived back from our cruise and waiting for our train! Lovely staff and great little bar!

Thank Midlands56
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

First class food and service really enjoyed food was top quality and free beer a for leaving a review!!!

Thank robby123bikes
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Great casual ambience, homemade chips are fantastic& the gluten free pasta is a real treat! Also love the staff

Thank wilfriedb78
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Nearby Attractions
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1,700 reviews
.20 km away
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.37 km away
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144 reviews
.48 km away
Palmerston Park
33 reviews
.63 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$57
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frobisher House | Nelson Gate, Southampton SO15-GX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8023 8181
  • E-mail
CXO Bar&Bistro is situated just 2 minutes' walk from the Mayflower Theatre, right in the heart of Southampton. A modern continental bistro and bar that specialises in PRE-THEATRE dining and BREAKFAST, it has a vibrant atmosphere while still maintaining an intimate nature. It's suitable for after work drinks, pre-theatre meals, and get-togethers with friends or colleagues, as well as that special meal for two. We are situated very close to the north exit of Southampton train station, we also are the closest licensed bar to it, we offer the perfect destination to wine and dine or just to sit back and relax and unwind before a visit to the theatre, a trip by train or a week-end away with friends.
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