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“Superb luncheon”

The Vestry Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #136 of 963 Restaurants in Southampton
Price range: US$24 - US$32
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Decided to go for lunch as we wanted somewhere close to the theatre as we had matinee tickets. Wow, what a superb menu. Gluten free options. Vegetarian and vegan also available. The food was beautifully presented and the taste exquisite. Duck salad to start followed by the lamb which was melt in the mouth. Cheese and biscuits to finish off accompanied by a delicious bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon blanc. The staff were delightful and most helpful, nothing was too much trouble. A delightful experience would certainly recommend this elegant restaurant. Looking forward to returning.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Chrissy S
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

Attended with a group after many years away and sad to say it still hasn't improved. Portion sizes are small and flavours lacking. I had the duck breast and it was chewy and hard to cut with a knife which was agreed with by fellow diners. It also lacked flavour and was served with greens that had maybe seen a hint of heat as they were basically raw. Vanilla raspberry wanna cotta had no detectable vanilla and the piccalilli with the ham hock terrine over powered everything. Flavours need to be worked on. Service was brilliant and the wine was good quality in a lovely venue. This can't be faulted. After giving the venue a second chance I will not be returning.

Date of visit: May 2018
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1  Thank EmmaC5229
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

A very boring menu and poor quality food as well as being over priced. “Hand cut” chips were basically Macdonalds fries. Definitely won’t be visiting again

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank RebeccaF77
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Venue is a lovely setting and sets up the anticipation of a great meal....however that's where it goes down hill. poor food which is overpriced and not worth the money.

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Paul_Vicky
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

Visited here on the Friday after the hottest day of the year so far with a view to having cold drinks outside. However given that everyone else had the same idea with office staff cooling off on TGIF we resorted inside. This was very fortuitous since not only was there lots of space but we were able to enjoy the great atmosphere of this former church. The added bonus was a front row seat to listen to a live folk act with reminiscences of the 1960s, so the Beatles were on the agenda, and although very much appreciated, the offer to my wife of a personal request was sadly declined. Having to be at the Mayflower opposite, we did not dine on this occasion but were well satisfied with a pint of Irish Pale Ale for me and a grand Lime Soda for my lady.
Great retreat from the busy Commercial Road.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Thank ChrisC46
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