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Gusto Lounge

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1 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GF, England
+44 23 8063 4531
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Romsey, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Phoned just after 1pm today (see also The Vestry). The phone rang for more than a minute without reply. As with The Vestry, have taken my business elsewhere.

Thank T0urDirect0r
Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here lots of times & the food is always lovely & the staff are great. We are both wheelchair users but that is no problem here.

Thank gloynes
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I came here before and after watching a show at the Mayflower. Our first impressions were very good. The staff were very friendly and although it was quite busy we weren't waiting long to be served. My wife certainly enjoyed the 2-4-1 pina coladas!! The 2-4-1 is available until 5pm on Saturdays

Thank Steve Y
Southampton, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The restaurant was close to the theatre and offered a very good menu for the diner. Traditional Italian Food plus an extensive special board to choice form also.

Thank gpw150
Milford on Sea, United Kingdom
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264 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Called in for lunch prior to an afternoon matinee at The Mayflower. We were fairly early at midday but the initial service was very slow and the waitress and barman seemed disorganized. Having said that, once we had been served the food and drinks arrived promptly. We ordered spaghetti carbonara and spaghetti Bolognese and both were very good. At lunch... More 

Thank westie23
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Having booked to eat before theatre - which we had made staff aware of - we left after 55minhtes of waiting, not having eaten because we would be late for show. Attitude of one member of staff was appalling "not my fault". Clearly our order had not been placed as couple who came in after us got their starter and... More 

Thank cjej2017
Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Good place to eat before enjoying an evening at the Mayflower Theatre. Good range of food including pizzas and pastas etc

Thank rosemaryr531
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in here last night for a quick drink before our show... 2 wines 1 g&t. Staff obviously told to sell most expensive gin on menu, resulting in a long and unnecessary debate about the price of gin. Young man behind bar very flustered, possibly new and unsure of prices... all this is quite acceptable, as this all comes with... More 

Thank Janepoppet
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Pre theatre dinner for me & Mrs D. Ok pizzas quite tasty and my wife enjoyed her panacotta sweet very much but my affogato was disappointing with a lack of the required liqueur to make it "kosher". But overall the experience was ok, well priced set 1, 2 & 3 course pricing and the staff were all really nice &... More 

Thank MikeD1950
Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

What a brilliant place. The staff are so polite and friendly, great to see. The food is amazing.. an excellent place to go for pre theatre meal or parties.. Mark the Owner is fantastic with customers...Just brilliant!!

Thank marie w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Mediterranean, Italian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8063 4531
Gusto Lounge Bar & Bistro is at the heart of Southampton's cultural centre and the gateway to the City.

If you are a visitor to the city using the busy central station, the ever popular Mayflower theatre which is home to most of the biggest west end musicals and plays or the newly opened sea city and titanic museum you will find us ideally placed.

Our lounge bar is located on the ground floor. This is a casual dining environment. The ‘All Day Menu’ is served here on a walk in only basis; so casually walk in, sit down and then order at the bar.

Our Bistro is located on our first floor; here you can enjoy a more formal dining experience. Between 5 – 7 pm, the kitchen prioritises the Bistro due to the proximity of The Mayflower, so particularly if you’re a theatre visitor, this is the place to dine.

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