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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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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Chelsea
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely location and great decor, sparkling clean fantastic service all added up to a great breakfast experience, and a really good Euro combo too-a full English or Eggs Benedict and lots of Spanish and Italian flavours too if you want them. Terrific in these worrying brexit times to have something so good and representative of the best of Euro collaboration.Long... More 

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

Thank yiou very much! More 

Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I love love love this place. The staff are very friendly and happy, the menu is varied, great value and has been tasty every time I have visited and it's brilliantly placed for The Mayflower theatre/station, where parking after 6pm is £2 flat rate! What's not to like??

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and thabnk you for taking the time to rate us. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My fiancee took me to CXO Bar & Bistro in Southampton. It's a fairly average looking place, you might easily overlook it. Don't. It is an excellent choice with great food. I've only been there for breakfast, so I can't speak about other meals. We went twice, and I had two different versions of a sausage butty each time. They... More 

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

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely friendly bistro with a varied menu pasta, jacket spuds, omelettes, salads ...perfect for pre theatre and breakfasts

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

Thank you for rating us, we are glad you enjioyed your visit. More 

London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We were recommend to go here by our taxi driver on our way back to the station. We were served by lovely waitress called Zane and she recommended the lasagne. After humming and ahhhing we decided to go with her choice and she wasn't wrong!!!! The lasagne was sooo delicious! Nina also helped served us and all the waitresses are... More 

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1 Thank Tee A
CaffeXpresso, Owner at CXO Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much! I ahve passed on your comments to the staff, thank uyou. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Have previously enjoyed pre theatre meals on several occasions and once again we were not disappointed, The staff are always friendly and the food is such good value for money e.g. £5.75 for large (!) jacket potato, lots of filling and a side salad nicely presented in a white dish (as opposed to the normal 'salad garnish').

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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$ 31
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe, British, International, European
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, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?