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The White Star Tavern

$$ - $$$
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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28 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
+44 23 8082 1990
07:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 23:00
Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really nice birthday meal here, the duck was amazing and the service was excellent, came in had a drink and then were seated straight away. Some things were quite pricey but I'd say it is definitely worth the money.

Thank Jack M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for late brunch about noon on Sunday. The food was lovely but the service was terrible. On separate occasions we were both kept waiting at the bar for ages with no explanation or apology. It wasn't busy but it just felt as if the staff didn't care. When we did get served both gents that served us were monosyllabic... More 

Thank AFMillward
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sunday evening in Oxford Street and this was our restaurant of choice, but unfortunately a bad choice on the day. Arrived at 6:30, didn't get food until 7:30 and when it arrived, it was very poor. I think the rib eye steak was more like a donkey steak (Not that I've even knowingly had a Donkey steak!) The waitress was... More 

Thank Kevin the King
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80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Annoying how long we had to wait once sitted. As we ordered the drinks we did the starters and it took nearly 45 minutes to have then on the table. Between those and the mains one and half hour more. Was unbelievable. The food was ok and the persons nice but the waiting...we almost went crazy. Be patient if you... More 

Thank Salvafores
Southampton, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The White Star is a real gem on Oxford Street. It's spacious and stylishly designed with modern furnishings. There are several spaces to sit and just have a drink, which many people do, particularly on the weekend evenings when the place tends to be packed and with a great atmosphere. There's also an AA standard restaurant serving delicious food if... More 

Thank Drink_Eat_Do
Ostseebad Kuhlungsborn, Germany
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We went there with a group of twenty people and were requested to chose the meals in advance. The look and quality of the food was absolutely great. Also, we were very pleased with the selection of wine, beer and ciders. Good value for price. The "death by chocolate" desert was very creative. Service was a bit shy but very... More 

Thank Toni W
Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

By far one of the best places in Southampton to have a dinner or a cheeky drink after work - great selection of dishes - no matter how fussy easter you're, you will find something here. Also, the meals are very nicely presented - top class! Not too pricey. Good selection of drinks at the bar too - quite a... More 

Thank Tomasz D
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We went in for drinks. They didn't have peach schnapps for bellinis, and Mojitos were not very good. Expensive, first and last time for cocktails there.

Thank Steve L
london, UK
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303 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a lovely period pub, nicely updated and decorated and the kind of place you just feel comfortable and want to stick around. The wine list was good and the Saturday lunch menu was quite short but has great comfort food options and almost everything was available gluten free. I really enjoyed the homemade burger and fries. The staff... More 

Thank deeboy
Preston, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Came here with the wife on a Saturday daytime and enjoyed some lovely cocktails and beers. The staff are great, very friendly...the drinks are made very well, the surroundings are lovely, very quite and chilled out. Would love to come back and try the food. Would highly recommend.

Thank PopcornMonkeyReviews

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$26
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8082 1990
The White Star Tavern, is an award winning bar, restaurant and boutique guest accommodation set in the heart of Southampton's cosmopolitan Oxford Street district, renowned for its high quality restaurants and outstanding culinary diversity.Named after the famous White Star Line, the prominent British shipping company, the building still retains a unique charme and elegance and it is home to a fashionable bar and restaurante. The White Star has recently enjoyed a return to its former use as a hotel, recognized by the AA with 4 stars for our luxury guest accommodation.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?