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198 above bar street, Southampton so14 7dw, England
+44 23 8063 5045
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Derby, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We chose this restaurant on the strength of the reviews but were very disappointed. There were no vegetarian main courses, the moussaka chosen by one of the family looked most unappetising (very little was eaten) and the main courses came with a lot (far too much) salad. The service was friendly but I cannot recommend the Blue Island.

Thank UKCleopatra2013
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Small restaurant but food range very good , staff are very good and the food is so amazing , i went few times and every time I'm more in love with the food, is family friendly

Thank Saimazitouna80
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Can't really fault this place. Lovely fresh food and very friendly staff. The staters we had of calamari, dolmades and fried holloumi were lovely. For the mains stafado and souvlaki were good and plentiful.

Thank wt632013
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We went here after seeing the xmas panto at the Mayflower. Its literally a 5 minute walk. The restaurant was very quiet but it was very early at 5pm. We had the meze which offered a wide selection of greek dishes (about 12 in all). There was masses of food and we couldn't eat it all. Thoroughly recommended. Very homely.

Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

A great find. A warm welcome and attentive service. We opted for the mezes and they were absolutely delicious; also extremely generous in portion size. Fantastic value for money. Felt like being in a Greek taverna on holiday. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Mart152015
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

A great atmosphere, lovely people and great food. We enjoyed every piece! I would highly recommemd it!

Thank John T
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

i came here with my family new years eve for my birthday 14 of us food fantastic the staff were great could not do enough for you thankyou so much for a lovely day Anastasia.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Once again Blue Island delivers the most beautiful food and dining experience. Simon and Christina and the waitresses are so friendly, the food is delicious and the atmosphere homely and welcoming. Greek Cypriot food for excellent value; dolmades, souvlaki, moussaka and much more... Blue Island is very special... we shall be there again soon....

Thank Rebekah H
United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

it is our first visit in southampton. got excellent service. food taste un-explainable. must visit again with friends. its not like english style and i dont know which style it is. but, really good

Thank suecandysky
Nicosia, Cyprus
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I went on two consecutive days to this restaurant. The first time I was alone and the second time with my family. Both times I was really impressed with the consistency in the quality of the service offered but also primarily of the food. The owner was quite friendly and came to chat with me when I went there alone.... More 

Thank Christos I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, 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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?