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Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant

Mayflower Theatre Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GE, England
+44 23 8071 1833
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (26 reviews)
“pudding” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Soups, International, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
Mayflower Theatre Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked table for 2 on same day prior to evening theatre. Choice of 2 or 3 courses and it arrived very promptly. Food was well presented and rack of lamb was yummy. Definitely go again

Thank Bridget S
Mayflower_Theatre, Manager at Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Bridget S, Many thanks for your lovely review. I am pleased to hear you had an enjoyable evening. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Jackie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this restaurant as part of a package deal when we went to see Miss Saigon. The restaurant is upstairs via a lift above the theatre it is a booking service so at the interval you can come back to your table and have...More

Thank taj552015
Mayflower_Theatre, Manager at Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear taj552015, Many thanks for taking the time to write us a review. I am pleased to hear you were happy with the service you received. I am glad you took advantage of returning to your table in the interval, it is a great idea!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked here out of laziness, wanting to eat before the show but not be far from the venue. Wow! I’m so glad I booked here! Totally fantastic food. A great selection of starters. We had a pork rillettes and a salmon. Both beautifully presented...More

1  Thank strongmum
Mayflower_Theatre, Manager at Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear strongmum, I am glad that you found us! Thank you so much for your fantastic review. I am so pleased to hear that you had such an enjoyable experience with us. I will pass your comments onto the team. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never been here to eat before. Food was superb as was the service. My son's pudding was best chocolate cake he had ever tasted. My Dad said it was best meal he had in a long time. Would definitely recommend.

1  Thank Sheree J
Mayflower_Theatre, Manager at Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Sheree, Thank you very much for your kind words. I am so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Jackie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely experience. We had a pre-show 3 course meal and was delighted with the food and the service. We both had a potato and parsnip gratin to start. I was a bit dubious as it had grapefruit with it. But it was delicious...More

1  Thank Gabriella N
Mayflower_Theatre, Manager at Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Gabriella N, Many thanks for taking the time to write us such a great review. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience in Ovation. I will pass your comments onto the Chefs and waiting team. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very surprised don't really know why we should have been. We did not really expect the food to be so amazing, as were the staff. A small but delightful menu, there was a choice for all food tastes, you could also order a...More

1  Thank Lynne I
Mayflower_Theatre, Manager at Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Lynne l, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. I am so happy to hear that you were impressed with the food and service you received. I will pass your kind comments onto the team. We look forward to welcoming you back in...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018

We had a 3 course meal each last night. The service is quick and attentive but the quality of food over the last few visits is lower than previously. The food is well presented but pretty sparse and seems to push the diner towards ordering...More

Thank Charles C
Mayflower_Theatre, Manager at Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Charles C, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I am happy to hear your nice comments about the service but am unhappy to hear you were disappointed by the food on this occasion. We do have some dishes on...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018

Enjoyed a meal before theatre started. Sadly, I asked waitress about the hole in her tights - didn't look very professional especially with such a short skirt! Maybe the establishment could supply tights so that there is always a spare pair in a locker. Oscar...More

Thank Alph
Mayflower_Theatre, Manager at Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Alph, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal. Thank you for your feedback about keeping some spare tights. Unfortunately it happened during the service and there was nothing that could...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018

Visited the ovation on Saturday before we went to see Kite Runner and all three of us thoroughly enjoyed the experience of luxury and being waited on. Lovely restaurant and wonderful waiting staff and the meal was excellent and made our day out complete. Thank...More

2  Thank worldwidetraveller64
Mayflower_Theatre, Manager at Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear worldwidetraveller64, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit and enjoyed great food with fantastic service. I will pass your comments onto the team. We...More

Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Visited this restaurant as part of an event.....3 course set menu....food was lovely. Great service too. Restaurant was small and friendly. Felt like a valued customer.

Thank SKKBmouth
Mayflower_Theatre, Manager at Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear SKKBmouth, Thank you for your lovely comments regarding the function you attended in The Empire Suite recently. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and service you received. We looked forward to welcoming you back again. Kind regards, Jackie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mayflower Theatre Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8071 1833
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Description
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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