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198 above bar street, Southampton so14 7dw, England
+44 23 8063 5045
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

My wife and I have had the pleasure of eating in this long established family restaurant on many an occasion. We have never been disappointed. Great atmosphere, great food and it's all cooked in front of you. If it's too much for you, you can take it home! We'll be back.

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Thank Stirling63
Southampton, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We enjoyed a pleasant meal here with a surprisingly good standard of food as the exterior and enterior could do with a little attention. The Greek food is cooked extremely well and everyone in our group enjoyed their meals. Were a little surprised that we had to pay in cash and this was a hassle we didn't expect at the... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We have visited Blue Island a few times and each time the food has been very good, with a friendly atmosphere and great variety of greek cuisine.

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Thank J0se30
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

We went for a 2 courses dinner:the service was quickly and the food very tasty. The prices are reasonable and the owners friendly. I would recommend it for any kind of event.

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Thank Viva V
Woking, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Blue Island is not the prettiest interior I've seen, it's rather plain, almost drab, but don't let that put you off trying it. The food is very good, with generous sized portions and very reasonably priced, but be aware that they don't accept either debit or credit cards - it's cash only.

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Thank sixtenacre
athens
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Very well priced Greek dishes, try sganaki as it comes with extravagant flampe dish, musaka served with Greek salad and chips. Nice wine list, relaxing atmosphere, verey tasty dishes

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Thank jenniekallergi
Sidcup, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

We visited here from a stay at nearby Jury's Inn hotel, following reviews on trip advisor. We weren't disappointed. Cafe style, basic decor and furniture, however, warm welcome and great food. Good atmosphere.

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Thank drjones2015
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Blue island had a busy atmosphere with a few larger groups on a Saturday evening but welcomed us with no booking. Brilliant food that kept coming. Wine by the bottle only was good for us and added to the evening! Will visit again.

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Thank Kelvin N
Southampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Visited on Friday evening for a quiet meal. Greeted with a warm welcome. Decor and furniture is basic but bought back memories of eating out in Kefalonia. Drinks were very reasonably priced. Chose the meze which makes it easier than trying to settle on a particular dish from the wide range. We were delighted with the portions and selection. Not... More 

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Thank David B
Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2016

We made a last minute booking for a party of 12 - Simon and his team made room and treated us as family, from the warm greeting at the door to the drowsy farewells (when we met a party of hungry Greek students ready to take our table). Meze for 12 seemed effortless, particularly as everything seemed to be cooked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?