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The Vestry Restaurant & Bar

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61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG, England
+44 23 8023 1101
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12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We Visited this restaurant because we were going to the mayflower to see a show and it is opposite. Started with a gin and tonic which was perfectly fine but very expensive at £6.25 for a single. We're only given the pre show menu which was limited, so we asked for the a la carte menu. We were told that... More 

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New Forest, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Part of a Hen Party; food was not good on the night; soup was bland, the chicken fajita dish was only lukewarm and the wraps were almost hard. I won't be going back!

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Southampton
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124 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a Great Venue with a nice atmosphere. We had all pre booked our meals at £27 per head £35 with wine. There was no Prosecco so settled for a bottle of Cava at £27.50. Very expensive and didn't taste any better than a Tesco Cava at £5. I had Nachos for a starter which was luke warm but... More 

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southampton, england
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25 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to The Vestry on a hen night. The décor was lovely. Had problems with the seating but that was minor compared to the food. The prawn salad had the smallest prawns I've ever seen, even small for shrimps and very little sauce. The main course I chose was fajitas, I have never in my life had the chicken looking... More 

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Last night we ate at The Vestry and had a great meal served by a keen and enthusiastic waiter. We ate early before going to The Mayflower across the road and the meal was timed perfectly. We were greeted at sat promptly and the waiter came with water and menus right away. The selection for all courses whilst not being... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a meal before going to a show at the Mayflower Excellent Menu and price Great place smashing meal great service will return.

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Thank Talgidie
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your feedback, we are glad to hear your enjoyed your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back to us soon! Kindest Regards, Claire More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a before theatre meal at lunch time. Went with my wife and daughter and had a very nice meal with good service. I would definetly recommend especially the duck.

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Thank Les P
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Les, Thank you for leaving us a TripAdvisor, we are glad that you enjoyed the meal and service with us! We hope to welcome you back soon. Kindest Regards, Claire More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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324 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was attracted to this place as it is opposite The Mayflower Theatre and i had time for a drink before a show and too nice to be in a basement theatre bar. Amazing place. Love that it was a church so plenty of space. Restaurant is upstairs. Door was opened as i arrived. The service was quick and wine... More 

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Thank GlamNik7
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Nik, Thank you for your lovely review of us here at The Vestry, glad that you enjoyed your drink here. Hope to welcome you back soon! Kindest Regards, Claire More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my girlfriend for pre-theatre dinner. Beautiful building with a relaxed but elegant atmosphere. Fantastic waiting staff (David was very friendly and provided impeccable service) and a varied menu. Would highly recommend

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Thank ashleygbowden
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Ashley, Thank you for your kind comments about David, we will pass this on to him. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our venue and hope to be able to welcome you back to us soon. Kindest Regards, Claire More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tabled booked online worked well. 5.30pm to 7.00pm was long enough to get in 3 courses from a set menu before going to The Mayflower Theatre which is just opposite. This is an ideal location for pre show food and/or drinks. Car parking is not good, and best done in local pay and display car parks. Food; can recommend the... More 

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Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a TripAdvisor, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. However if you could email us directly to let us know your issues with our car parking on manager@thevestryrestaurantandbar.co.uk then we will be able to address this issue. I will pass your comments on to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$24 - US$32
Cuisine
Bar, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?