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Blue Island

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198 above bar street, Southampton so14 7dw, England
+44 23 8063 5045
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The chef continues to deliver the same top quality food. He has inserted some new food items, which are super delicious. I had the stifado and it was superb. If you are tired of the known franchised restaurants and you want something more friendly, less mechanic, this family restaurant is the place to go. Highly recommended!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've been to Blue Island a number of times now. And every time we go the food is excellent and the service top notch. This is the place to go if you want beautifully cooked Greek food and a change from the standard offering of cuisine in so many other restaurants. I've never had such well cooked and presented food... More 

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Thank Rebekah H
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice food but a lamb shank with no sauce is not kleftiko!! The lamb was cooked perfectly but was disappointing as we love Greek food, we regularly traveling to Greece and expected dish that came in foil from the oven. Not a lamb shank with chips and Greek salad.

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Thank Twigs21
Southampton, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in when quiet and had a meal with a bottle of mythos and food was reasonably good with plenty of it.

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Thank grumble13
southampton
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been to blue island many times, but not visited in a long while. The food was excellent as always, they have made alterations which makes the restaurant a cosy and welcoming feel. Keep up the good work Simon and Christina

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Thank jdm87
Southampton, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Blue Island is simply one of the most friendly and atmospheric places to savour the flavours of the Mediterranean in Southampton. Simon, Christina and their amazing team always go out of their way to make ones visit both enjoyable and immensely memorable. Whether one wishes an amazing breakfast for one, or a sociable meal with a group of friends and/or... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came down to Southampton for a friends birthday, after reading the reviews on trip advisor we booked to go to the Blue Island restaurant before our night out. With a warm welcome from the staff on arrival, we could really feel the family run atmosphere of Blue Island. We ordered the Meze for 6 and it was absolutely fantastic authentic... More 

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Thank 689smithalice
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was expecting more of this restaurant after reading the reviews. Food was nice (not the best greek food I have ever tried) but staff were lovely!

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Lloydminster, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went a couple weeks ago and was easy to get to but if you have a car be warned you have to park quite far away. We ordered two platters for the 4 of us and it was soooo much food. We were not very hungry so in hindsight sould have just done one platter for 4 for snacking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard great things so decided to take my parents post trip to the theatre. It did not disappoint. Food was good especially the starters which were exceptional! Very friendly service and relaxed feel to the restaurant. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 28
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 above bar street, Southampton so14 7dw, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8063 5045
Description
Traditional English and Greek food. Breakfast, lunch, Thursday Friday and Saturday nights from 18:00 till 22:00 traditional Greek food (mezedes)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?