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The Vestry Restaurant and Bar

61 Commercial Road, Southampton, United Kingdom, SO15 1GG
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Opening Information

Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Easy Access

About The Vestry Restaurant and Bar

An venue offering good quality food and excellent service. Individually styled, casual enough to be comfortable, smart enough to feel special.

Relax and enjoy our great lunchtime menu and coffee, and if you're feeling a little rebellious why not a cheeky glass of wine, the venue opens it's doors at 11am and is a great place to relax and eat with friends, colleagues and business associates.

We host Dining & Dance every other Saturday night

Every other Saturday night, when you can enjoy three courses with wine for only £35pp.

Our Pre-theatre menus are the only menus available for the 2 hours before a show across at the Mayflower, with the Express Lunch being available any other weekday between 12-3pm

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Price point: $ $
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Visited On Saturday, 12 August 2017

We had a great night and really enjoyed the atmosphere. The service was very slow at the bar on arrival and there did not appear to be enough bar staff to cope. Our starters all came out a different times despite having pre ordered and 3 people had to wait a considerable time after the rest of the party had been served for their starter. 3 different staff members came over asking what we were waiting on but offered no explanation as to the hold up. Most of the party had finished their starter by the time the last 3 arrived. There were some concerns over the prawn starter, people felt that they tasted slightly off or strange. Not all the prawn starters were finished and I know one was sent back and a replacement asked for. The mains were served much better and were delicious. Particular mentions go the the cod which was delicious and also the burger and steak. This was a special occasion and as our party appeared to be the last to leave the building, it's clear everyone enjoyed themselves and we would book again

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Visited On Thursday, 03 August 2017

Excellent service nothing was to much trouble. Fantastic food everything was cooked to perfection. Thank you!!

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Visited On Saturday, 29 July 2017

We have been previously and had good experiences. On this occasion we came for one of the Saturday dinner dances and by the time we left there was still no sign of any dancing. The music which had been playing in the background was suddenly turned up just as we were leaving. We also felt the menu was not up to the previous standard.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 July 2017

Thank you for a lovely start to our theatre evening. The service was exemplary. The menu was varied and the choices we made were delicious. We were really impressed with the service and the friendliness of the staff they really cared about us not only ensuring the food was being enjoyed but asking about our booking at the theatre. Was very refreshing.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 July 2017

Nice building and convient for the theatre. Food OK but waitress did not know the menu. Assured us the starter had no crab but then came with a pot that was clearly crab meat! Weird chicken Fajitas basically pot of chicken stew with a couple of wraps on the side. Stew in a wrap is not going to be pretty! Fairly tasteless but ok. Fine for basic food before seeing a show, would not recommend if you want higher quality. Be very careful to triple check if you are allergic to shellfish!

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Visited On Saturday, 29 July 2017

Hamburger on two visits seem to be dry/over cooked, maybe a slight adjustment will correct this..

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Visited On Saturday, 22 July 2017

Robbie Williams tribute was a great night service was fantastic, food was good not enough and not much choice for vegetarians but overall great night will be back

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Visited On Saturday, 22 July 2017

This was our (party of four) second visit in eight days, both pre-theatre. On the first visit (Friday 14th), we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Two of us had steaks that were excellent - perfectly cooked and the knife cut as though through butter. Because of our experience we immediately re-booked for the following week (Saturday 22nd). This time three of us had the steak. All three steaks were under cooked - two of us didn't mind as we were happy with rare (in one case very rare) steaks; the third had to be returned to be recooked. All three were also a bit tough and difficult to cut and chew. A marked difference to the previous week, and we came away disappointed. The fourth member of the party thoroughly enjoyed the Duck. For both visits, the service was very good.

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