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CXO Bar & Bistro

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Frobisher House | Nelson Gate, Southampton SO15-GX, England
+44 23 8023 8181
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06:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The burgers are finger licking good and I highly recommend the triple hand cut chips. Vegetarian options are better than you get at most places. The coffee was stunning, Yum.

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Thank Alex D
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whatever you require CXO will always deliver. From a light snack to a meal or even just a simple refreshment they offer everything. The food is always freshly prepared and top quality. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. Finally they serve the best LATTE I have ever tasted.

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Thank philipianburchell
Netley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is always delicious. I've tried most of it! Always greeted with a smile. The wraps are very tasty especially the haloumi and the pastries are far too tempting!

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Thank Gingerbreading
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not often in the area but worth making a special trip to try the fantastic flat whites. Great service, especially from the friendly and helpful Marco!

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Thank IAMPope
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favourite place to enjoy my morning coffee. Highly reccomended for english breakfast and light lunch.always going back

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Thank Kreb D
Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Enjoyed a wonderful Lunch for a Christmas works bash. The food was outstanding but the staff really made the lunch - great atmosphere, we will be returning!!

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Thank 79louise
CaffeXpresso, Owner at CXO Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

I am very pleased to hear that you had a good lunch. Thank you! Marco More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

food was very cooked and very tough, service was ok but will not return due to food shame as great look place

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Thank kinrandall111
CaffeXpresso, Owner at CXO Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you were disappointed with your food. We ask every table during their meal if everything is ok with the food and unfortunately you did not let us know at the time that you were unhappy. Had you done so, we could have rectified this for you. We take our customer satisfaction very seriously and are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I came in for lunch, the food and the service was very good. Friendly staff i didn't have to wait long at all. The atmosphere is very relaxed and cosy. I will definately return and will recommend to friends.

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Thank christina H
CaffeXpresso, Owner at CXO Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

That's brilliant! Thabnjk you so much for taking the time to rate us. We hope to see you again very soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Visited at busiest time of day, lunchtime, yet still had excellent, friendly service. Food was lovely, and exactly as requested. Would definitely return. Really handy for central station.

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Thank dawlishtraveller
CaffeXpresso, Manager at CXO Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for rating us. We are delighted that you enjkoyed your visit. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Visited for a quick lunch with friends. The place quickly filled up with customers and was a nice vibe. Service was perfect - super attentive staff and very welcoming. We had red pepper and tomato soup of the day. It was beautifully presented and was seasoned very well. Nice ciabatta bread to accompany. Double espresso was VERY good quality too.... More 

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Thank Sluggfi
CaffeXpresso, Owner at CXO Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your rating. We are delighted that yiou enjoyed your meal, come back again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe, British, International
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 21:00
Thursday
06:00 - 21:00
Friday
06:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?