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CXO Bar & Bistro

Frobisher House | Nelson Gate, Southampton SO15-GX, England
+44 23 8023 8181
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Italian, European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Frobisher House | Nelson Gate, Southampton SO15-GX, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Had lunch here with friend and our children before going to the Mayflower in the afternoon. Service was very good, good range of food on the menu including some gluten-free options. All our meals were freshly cooked and we didn't have to wait too long...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went there for pre-theatre dinner. Food were absolutely gorgeous and served very quickly. Staff was obliging and helpful with the smile on their faces all the time, Desserts are also recommendable. We will definitely come back.

Thank enthusiast2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was fantastic- the burger is a must have!! Brilliantly priced as well. All of us, kids too, had a delicious meal - service was brilliant all very welcoming. Couldn’t recommend highly enough....

Thank Robjgreen77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I all ate a fantastic meal at this restaurant prior to going to the pantomime at the Mayflower. Obviously we didn’t want to be late for the performance so we were very pleased the service was swift. The food was good value...More

Thank SaraGb12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here as we were going to see the Panto and we all received a very warm welcome from the owner himself. The food was fabulous, really tasty and the kids were given colouring to keep them amused! Really friendly, amazing food at very...More

Thank enaj75finney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was ok, but staff really weren't interested, perhaps it's because it was Christmas Eve the food was terrible. All terribly over cooked. My husband had a full English breakfast, there speciality on a Sunday and they do it all day! The bacon and sausage...More

Thank Karen F
CaffeXpresso, Owner at CXO Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are extremely disappointed that you were unhappy with your visit to CXO on Christmas Eve. We remember you well, as you say, it was very quiet and we only had three tables in. You were asked during your meal...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

I wasn’t sure what to expect visiting CXO, but went twice in November and was really impressed both times. I had an omelet first visit and soup the second. Both were delicious but I also had huge food envy looking at all of the dishes...More

Thank Jonny-Skipants
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We booked a table here for dinner before the ballet at the Mayflower and it was really good. Service was prompt and polite, food was delicious and well priced. Good variety of drinks too. The only problem we had was that because we were quite...More

Thank Lucy O
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Stopped here before theatre matinee. Very friendly service. Only one person taking food orders although there were two other ladies who were only doing drinks. Got my order wrong but quick apology and dish ordered came soon after. My friend had noodles with prawns and...More

Thank Bernadette R
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Visited early evening pre theatre, luckily we booked a table as this small bistro was very busy with a broad range of age groups. The greeting was warm and friendly, the initial table service was excellent with a good explanation of the specials and new...More

Thank SouthCoastFamilyMan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 62
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frobisher House | Nelson Gate, Southampton SO15-GX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8023 8181
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CXO Bar&Bistro is situated just 2 minutes' walk from the Mayflower Theatre, right in the heart of Southampton. A modern continental bistro and bar that specialises in PRE-THEATRE dining and BREAKFAST, it has a vibrant atmosphere while still maintaining an intimate nature. It's suitable for after work drinks, pre-theatre meals, and get-togethers with friends or colleagues, as well as that special meal for two. We are situated very close to the north exit of Southampton train station, we also are the closest licensed bar to it, we offer the perfect destination to wine and dine or just to sit back and relax and unwind before a visit to the theatre, a trip by train or a week-end away with friends.
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