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The Vestry Restaurant & Bar

61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG, England
+44 23 8023 1101
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our wedding reception at the Vestry a couple of weeks ago, and both ourselves and our guests couldn't speak highly enough of the evening. The food was delicious, the staff were wonderful, and of course the setting was beautiful - everyone thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank Sarah P
Jade M, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sarah & Thierry, Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are pleased you and your guests had a great time! I will pass this on to the Team. We hope to welcome you back to The Vestry very soon. All the best...More

Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Great time at The Vestry for my wifes birthday, the place is beautiful, staff are friendly and can't do enough for you, fantastic food and great atmosphere. We will definitely be back!!

Thank Neil C
Jade M, Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Hi Neil, I am so glad to hear of your great experience here with us at The Vestry! I will pass your lovely comments on to the team. We look forward to welcoming you again!

Reviewed July 14, 2018

Used to be a handy haunt from the office. Full of character and excellent staff. Good menu and drinks selection.

Thank PeteT334
Jade M, Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Hi Pete, Thank you for your lovely comments, I will most certainly pass them on to the team. We have recently updated our drinks menu so I'm sure there will be even more delights for you to try next time you come in!

Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Went on a friday night with the Mrs. Odered a drink at the bar. Barman was friendly and drinks were nice. Unfortunately there was kind off posh uni even going on up stairs constantly banging on the tables (god knows why), quickly realised place was...More

1  Thank Simon F
Jade M, Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Hi Simon, Thank you for taking the time to write this review! I am very sorry to hear of your disappointing experience on your visit to us. Hopefully we can welcome you back on a day where we don't have a noisy event on in...More

Reviewed June 12, 2018

Another great pre theatre location for Southampton opposite the mayflower. Staff here are friendly and efficient, good range of drinks from wines to cocktails. Food service is pretty quick and lovely quality. This place really is part of my pre mayflower show routine.

Thank MrMillsy
Reviewed May 20, 2018

This was my third evening out at the Vestry and each time has been a super experience. Brilliant atmosphere, great service and delicious food. The menu is brand new with lots of freshly prepared meat, veg and fish options. I had lovely smoked duck salad...More

Thank sylviamunday
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

Popped in ad hoc for a quick drink. Friendly staff and Saadia made me an amazing Pornstar Martini. I was very impressed as I'm used to London cocktail bars. Loved the stain glass windows also.

Thank Sinead_Brid
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic, superb service and tasty food served promptly. Would definitely recommend. Best meal I’ve had for a long time 😀

Thank Jane S
Reviewed May 13, 2018

We initially tried to book online, but nothing was showing as available, so we called and booked with no issues. The venue is wonderful - a beautiful venue - previously a church, obviously!! Our waitress didn't have a lot of personality, but was helpful, but...More

Thank JillyB5965
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

We had booked Friday evening seats at the Mayflower theatre opposite to see Blood Brothers. We parked nearby for free after 6 pm. We had reserved easily on line and were shown our upstairs seating by pleasant welcoming staff. The dining area looked fully booked...More

Thank Susan B
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Questions & Answers
January 23, 2017|
Response from Jade M | Property representative |
Good afternoon, I hope you are well, thank you for your enquiry, yes we do organize this sort of parties too, If you would like to talk about it in more detail, please feel free to email us and we will get back to you... More
Jessica T
January 16, 2017|
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Response from Jade M | Property representative |
Yes we do, within the ladies toilets
June 21, 2016|
Response from karen g | Reviewed this property |
It's not really a burger and chips place. Allow about £19 for a two course meal excluding drinks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$32
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8023 1101
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