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dock o' the bay

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$$ - $$$
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69 The Avenue, Southampton, England
+44 23 8033 9901
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great experience i attended with a group of work friends from John Lewis on friday the 23rd of December 2016, Great service, great food, and great atmosphere and very friendly service at the bar as always. You certainly continue to sparkle and pull out all stops thankyou so much for a wonderful evening we will be back.

Thank Simon B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another fantastic NYE. Great atmosphere, fantastic food and brilliant service. Thank you Bridget and the team, we will be back!

Thank Jacqui B
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arranged a birthday meal for family and friends.We received a warm welcome on arrival and were shown downstairs to a small dinning area that was perfect for us. The meal was excellent and arrived very hot and was well presented. We're not rushed at anytime and were very well looked after. Will definitely be booking again. May try the... More 

Thank Dean5150
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I often go here for lunch and it is nice. I would say the lunch menu in particular could do with changing every now and again or more options adding (like a club sandwich). I also find it a bit inconsistent and sometimes lunch dishes taste different or contain different things depending on who has made them. Nice atmosphere and... More 

Thank kellym222
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This place is always brilliant, but recently we booked a large table for my dad's birthday! the staff were great, couldn't do enough for us and the food was lovely. Some of our guests are not the easiest to please to say the least! They left very happy and raving about the place! Thank you dock o' the bay for... More 

Thank Travelhop89
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

The food here is usually quite good but I never got to sit down. Having booked a table for six for Sunday lunch we were given a small table for four with broken bench seating near the toilet and kitchen. The waitress's response to asking to be re-seated was "that's all there is love", so with that response we left.... More 

1 Thank Carl P
Louth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

over cooked dry food no rosti came with meal thought at time something was missing just looked at menu to find this was correct

Thank randsiow
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We stayed at a hotel across the road from this restaurant, ahead of joining a cruise from Southampton. We were unsure what to expect, but relied on good reviews here on Tripadvisor. We were made to feel very welcome by the staff, who seemed to work really well together - always good to see a genuinely happy team. The food... More 

Thank ABRH
Southampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Had a works leaving-do here recently. 16 close friends and family took up the lower ground floor. Excellent food, fine drinks and attentive service. The atmosphere was secluded and convivial from 7 to 11pm. This was a great night out - everyone agreed -and many thanks to Bridget and her team for making it so. The bill was very reasonable... More 

Thank JenniferC205
Southampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were having a meal with some friends but had the place we were meant to be eating cancelled last minute. Dock o the bay managed to get us in and I'm glad we ate there. The waiter so so helpful and friendly but not constantly in your face. The perfect amount of attention. The hostess was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$82
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 The Avenue, Southampton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8033 9901
dock o' the bay is a restaurant and bar with great food and service in a fun relaxed atmosphere. It's been open 13 years and in this time we've had so much fun and looked after so many lovely people. We have a huge amount of regular customers and these range from living just around the corner to in completely different towns, cities and even countries and we always welcome new visitors. TripAdvisor has been an incredible help to us over the past few years and long may it continue! Come and see us and see what you think...

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?