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Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant

Commercial Road, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton SO15 1GE, England
+44 23 8071 1833
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Soups, International, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Commercial Road, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton SO15 1GE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I felt very special having been whisked up in a loft and arriving at the restaurant. Lovely classic decor, comfortable seating. Other diners were all there for the Opera Excellent service, our waitress was very accommodating. Food was really good, nice menu, 3 choices of...More

Thank Annie A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were bought this event by my son and his wife for my 65th birthday. It was the dinner at the Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant. The theme was Faulty Towers. Having parked in the nearby Maryland car park we arrived at the venue. We were early....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an absolutely fantastic way to have a meal before a show. Easy to book to start with. Staff very friendly and helpful without being too overbearing. Booked early at 5pm and had plenty of time to eat before the show at 7.30pm. All 3...More

Thank taylea
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pre-show dinner on a Saturday night, and it looks like they were fully booked. Unlike the Minerva Grill in Chichester that we recently visited, the staff here seemed to cope very well with the large number of covers all on a time limit. Service was...More

Thank Wozzaaah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I booked a pre-show dinner last night and were so looking forward to having a meal and then watching a good show - Cilla the Musical - which was excellent. Our big disappointment was the restaurant. Firstly let's highlight the positive points...More

1  Thank Richard N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As always this place is a little gem. Makes a visit to the Mayflower Theatre a complete package. The food & service is always impeccable, good selection of wines to compliment the food. WOULD RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT TO ANYONE !!!

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for dinner as a family before a show and were really pleased we did. It was comfortable and really nice to know you didnt have to go far after to get to the show. Staff were friendly and helpful (we had someone...More

Thank Rachiee206
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a pre-show meal - booked in advance. The cooking is really, really good (although quite a lot of crumb and crushed nuts around - which is great if you like them). But the portions are small - starting with the bread rolls...More

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We had a meal here before watching a show. The food was excellent and so was the service. It was a great way to start the evening and we were able to have our desert during the interval back in the restaurant. Will definitely be...More

Thank 747Jules
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We had another great 3 course meal here. The food is divine. The attention to detail is great and the staff are so attentive. We will book again.

Thank Teresa P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Commercial Road, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton SO15 1GE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8071 1833
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We are extremely proud to shout about our restaurant, Ovation. Proof that in-theatre dining can be sophisticated and contemporary. On the third floor of the city's Grade II Listed Mayflower Theatre, we are ideal for pre-show and selective post-show dining as well as more leisurely dining without the show. We are also the ideal restaurant for post-show dining after some matinee performances. Our dining room is modern in style with painted wood panelling, black and white stage photo prints and high backed leather seating, tables simply styled in monochrome, with polished silver and gleaming glassware. Modern European in flavour, our menu is as sleekly up to date as our surroundings with indulgent touches that give an extra sparkle to special occasion evenings. Our top notch wine list is an excellent accompaniment.
It almost goes without saying that we offer extremely high quality and affordable dinner and show packages and of course our highly professional and efficient staff always ensure that if you're dining pre-theatre you will never miss curtain up!
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