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CXO Bar & Bistro

Frobisher House | Nelson Gate, Southampton SO15-GX, England
+44 23 8023 8181
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“burger” (25 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
Italian, European, International, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Frobisher House | Nelson Gate, Southampton SO15-GX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really like this place and visit often. Great lunch location and also good if you want a quick bite before going to the Mayflower. Always love that there counter always has something a little different, great Italian pastries. I am not the biggest fan...More

Thank MrMillsy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to go pre theatre and found this place on TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed. Friendly staff/service tasty food. The CXO burger with triple cooked chips was delicious ‘hit the spot’ (so I’m told) and the basciola pasta was just what...More

Thank Janina J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I go to this cafe regularly with my partner or family, and it's always relaxing and comfortable. The food is always lovely and the staff are happy to go out of their way for our sometimes picky requests. They serve great coffee and lots of...More

Thank SilentSymphony
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went into have dinner before a show, the restaurant smaller than I thought , the menu was good with lots of choice , the waitress could of been more attentive , as we had to ask for drinks and our order to be taken and...More

Thank clairer1965
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Needed a pre-theatre meal and stumbled across CXO. I'd suggest booking, it's a chilled place with a plethora of options, that realistically would suit most pallets. A trifle pricey on some of the starters, but great service and really convenient for the Mayflower.

Thank happyeater-returns
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

I was looking for a breakfast after coming over from IOW on The Red Jet and wanted an independent near the railway station not an awful American style chain or a ' spoons full of elderly early morning boozers . The sign outside made me...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Great atmosphere. Welcoming and attentive staff. Chic place inside but we chose to sit outside as it was a warm evening. Was very busy but service was good. We were given free nuts with our pre dinner drinks which was a nice touch. Food was...More

Thank enaj75finney
Reviewed 3 May 2018

What a lovely place most enjoyable Service was really good and the food delicious Excellent value for money We went there before the theatre and we were out in good time We will be going again There is parking all around the area not out...More

Thank Michele S
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

I have to say that we were very impressed by our pre War Horse meal at CXO. The food was delicious and the service superb. All in all a great evening out.

Thank shirleyl2001
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Our first visit here and we popped in after getting off the train. We enjoyed an excellent breakfast, great service and superb value for money! I would thoroughly recommend it.

Thank Blackmoreamy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$60
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frobisher House | Nelson Gate, Southampton SO15-GX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8023 8181
  • E-mail
CXO Bar&Bistro is situated just 2 minutes' walk from the Mayflower Theatre, right in the heart of Southampton. A modern continental bistro and bar that specialises in PRE-THEATRE dining and BREAKFAST, it has a vibrant atmosphere while still maintaining an intimate nature. It's suitable for after work drinks, pre-theatre meals, and get-togethers with friends or colleagues, as well as that special meal for two. We are situated very close to the north exit of Southampton train station, we also are the closest licensed bar to it, we offer the perfect destination to wine and dine or just to sit back and relax and unwind before a visit to the theatre, a trip by train or a week-end away with friends.
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