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dock o' the bay

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69 The Avenue, Southampton, England
+44 23 8033 9901
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is always brilliant, but recently we booked a large table for my dad's birthday! the staff were great, couldn't do enough for us and the food was lovely. Some of our guests are not the easiest to please to say the least! They left very happy and raving about the place! Thank you dock o' the bay for... More 

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Thank Travelhop89
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is usually quite good but I never got to sit down. Having booked a table for six for Sunday lunch we were given a small table for four with broken bench seating near the toilet and kitchen. The waitress's response to asking to be re-seated was "that's all there is love", so with that response we left.... More 

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Thank Carl P
Louth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

over cooked dry food no rosti came with meal thought at time something was missing just looked at menu to find this was correct

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Thank randsiow
London
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at a hotel across the road from this restaurant, ahead of joining a cruise from Southampton. We were unsure what to expect, but relied on good reviews here on Tripadvisor. We were made to feel very welcome by the staff, who seemed to work really well together - always good to see a genuinely happy team. The food... More 

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Thank ABRH
Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a works leaving-do here recently. 16 close friends and family took up the lower ground floor. Excellent food, fine drinks and attentive service. The atmosphere was secluded and convivial from 7 to 11pm. This was a great night out - everyone agreed -and many thanks to Bridget and her team for making it so. The bill was very reasonable... More 

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Thank JenniferC205
Southampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I were having a meal with some friends but had the place we were meant to be eating cancelled last minute. Dock o the bay managed to get us in and I'm glad we ate there. The waiter so so helpful and friendly but not constantly in your face. The perfect amount of attention. The hostess was... More 

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Thank Abiness
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148 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dock o' the bay is always a reliable place for decent and satisfying food. Whether it be breakfast, sandwiches or dinner, it is tasty and well cooked. It also has great service. The staff are very friendly and efficient. If you are a regular then you get remembered xand well looked after.

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Thank Timothy L
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 10 and the staff were efficient in their taking of the order and ensuring that we were all happy without being intruding. The Sunday roasts were ample portions and the vegetables were on the slightly less generous size, however all well presented and not over cooked. The Chicken Caesar Salads were again well received. Good... More 

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Thank Diane C
ridgeracer41, Owner at dock o' the bay, responded to this review

hi diane it was lovely to see you all and we're really happy you had a good time and enjoyed your sunday. see you again very soon hopefully! bridget More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fantastic night recently for my wife's 30th birthday meal. Bridget and her team were superb from the outset. Bridget put together a 3 course menu with a 5% discount on everyone's meal. Her team also did a great job decorating the venue on my behalf which meant the night could remain a surprise for my wife. The food... More 

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Thank Ben W
ridgeracer41, Owner at dock o' the bay, responded to this review

hi ben, thankyou so much for your lovely words it really means a lot to us at the dock. it also makes me feel happier about the night and the fact that you and your wife had a really lovely time which is what it was all about. i'm sure you've read a review that one of your guests left... More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice looking place but we went in late afternoon and it was very quiet. Had a drink and looked at menu nut decided not to have a meal as it was quite pricey.

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Thank EnglandMarylou
ridgeracer41, Owner at dock o' the bay, responded to this review

hi there, we stop serving food at 2pm and start again at 5.30pm as stated on the website and front door as everyone goes back to work at 2pm...bit harsh to give us 3 stars as you didn't eat or drink...but hey. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 82
Cuisine
British, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 The Avenue, Southampton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8033 9901
Description
dock o' the bay is a restaurant and bar with great food and service in a fun relaxed atmosphere. It's been open 13 years and in this time we've had so much fun and looked after so many lovely people. We have a huge amount of regular customers and these range from living just around the corner to in completely different towns, cities and even countries and we always welcome new visitors. TripAdvisor has been an incredible help to us over the past few years and long may it continue! Come and see us and see what you think...

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?