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The Vestry Restaurant & Bar

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61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG, England
+44 23 8023 1101
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12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I and a group of girlfriends descended on this bar restaurant post theatre . The staff were extremely helpful and polite. We were impressed with prices of the drinks and wine not too over the top. What let this venue down was lack of attention to the food. What should have been a warm starter for some was close to... More 

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Sway, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for a pre theatre lunch. Not only was the food good but the staff were superb, putting themselves out to ensure we had everything we needed. Thank you we will be back.

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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is lovely, great service from the moment we arrived. Slightly disappointed that even though we were seated, fairly early in lunch time service, that they had already run out of the food we wanted. I realise it was busy because of the performance later that afternoon but can imagine that they should used to that volume of business... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I contacted the vestry to help me arrange a post theatre birthday meal for my very good friend. They went above and beyond to assist in anyway required. They kept in excellent contact with me about the evening, for example telling me when table flowers had arrived. This really helped me to relax and enjoy the celebration. The food and... More 

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Thank nikkin322
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Nikki, Thank you for your kind comments, we are glad that we managed to exceed your expectations and make your evening special. We will pass your comments on to our kitchen team about the portion size but we do hope to welcome you back soon! Kindest Regards, Claire More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Vestry on Tuesday Evening for a pre theatre meal. We found the menu varied and the food was good. The staff were pleasant and attentive we did allow a couple of hours for our meal but did have the three course option and coffee we were finished with ample time to get to our seats. I would visit... More 

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Thank sarah120868
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Sarah, Thank you for leaving us a review, we are glad that you had ample time to come and enjoy your meal and we do hope to have you back with us soon! Kindest Regards, Claire More 

London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the Vestry many times before-its location is great for the Mayflower theatre. Booked a pretheatre supper there last night. Chose the 'highly recommended pies'-one fish the other beef. They were served in a mass produced pie case-and the contents were stone cold-alongside school dinner vegetables lumped onto the plate without even the option of a sauce.... More 

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1 Thank MikeChichester1
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Mike, Thank you for your feedback, and I do apologise that you did not enjoy your visit to The Vestry. At The Vestry we always strive to exceed expectations, on this occasion it seems like we have not met expectations. If you could email me to discuss this further please contact me on manager@thevestryrestaurantandbar.co.uk we can therefore investigate further... More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely venue with helpful friendly staff. Great cocktails and good quality food. Ideal stop before visiting the Mayflower opposite. Would visit again without hesitation. Not pricey just affordable good food. Relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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1 Thank Coxyellis
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review we are glad that you enjoyed the cocktails and food, we hope to be able to welcome you back in the not so distant future! Kindest Regards, Claire More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here before seeing a play at The Mayflower, which is opposite & we're so glad we did. We went in on the off chance of getting a table as we hadn't managed to book anywhere. The waitress said that we were in luck as they keep 3 tables & none were taken yet. We were shown right... More 

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1 Thank Wizzies
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi! We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal with us! We will pass your kind comments onto our team and David. We cannot wait to welcome you back to us soon! Kindest Regards, Claire More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere here is very good and the band they have are very good. The food however was mediocre I guess when your catering for a lot of people it's hard.

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Thank Gaye S
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Gaye, Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear you enjoyed Christmas with us however we will pass your feedback on about the food! We do hope to be able to welcome you back soon! Kindest Regards, Claire More 

Lymington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of 6 and booked a table for a meal before going to the Mayflower. The fish pie was dry and although the lamb was ok it was served with 3 tiny carrots, mange tout and a little mashed potato. We ordered a bottle of Chiliean SB (not NZ) and that was £23 ridiculously high. To cap... More 

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2 Thank JSHK50
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your feedback, and I do apologise that you did not enjoy your visit to The Vestry. At The Vestry we always strive to exceed expectations, on this occasion it seems like we have not met expectations. If you could email me to discuss this further please contact me on manager@thevestryrestaurantandbar.co.uk we can therefore investigate further as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 32
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8023 1101

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