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CXO Bar & Bistro

Frobisher House | Nelson Gate, Southampton SO15-GX, England
+44 23 8023 8181
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“lasagne” (12 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (6 reviews)
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Italian, European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Frobisher House | Nelson Gate, Southampton SO15-GX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had 30 minutes before my train left, so got a quick late lunch. Had a GREAT lasagna (real Italian style, comes with a green salad), then a latte and a slice of cheese cake (“American” or New York Style), also good. Recommended. Very much. Will...More

Thank 369Joe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is lovely, clean and does great coffee and the best beer. Our food was good too. But considering my steak and onion sandwich was the most expensive thing on the menu. It came with a side salad which comprised of one luttuce leaf......More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We popped in by chance before going to The Mayflower Theatre. They managed to sit us, considering there was 10 of us. We did have two tables but that worked well as it was 5 mums & 5 teenagers! We only had just over an...More

1  Thank Debbie N
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Visited at lunch time today Saturday 26 August after booking on line for 1200. Were shown to our table and given a very comprehensive menu which made the choice difficult as all looked good enough to eat. The meal and drink arrived promptly and looked...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We only needed a snack before going to an afternoon performance at the Mayflower which I explained on arrival as we were short of time. We were made welcome and served promptly. We enjoyed our meal and drinks and would definitely return to CXO when...More

Thank Hilary B
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Me and my 5 friends have visited the CXO yesterday (Sunday 13th August) at 1pm and asked if they are still serving brunch. The lady who worked there has confirmed that they are. When it came to ordering the drinks we have been told by...More

1  Thank Simona S
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

When stopping over in Southampton to board the Queen Mary 2 we encountered this charming little place and enjoyed it's delights . The staff are very friendly and welcoming which helps you settle in . The red velvet cake was excellent, one of the best...More

1  Thank James P
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Called in for lunch on the way to the Mayflower. Our order was taken quickly and drinks arrived promptly. Food took a while but it was very busy and we hadn't booked. Food was good, and I'd recommend the triple cooked chips. Overall good value...More

Thank KatiejoBee
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Whenever I have to go to the hospital, I always stop off here as it is conveniently situated between the rail station and bus stop. Lovely little place with delightful staff. Very good coffee served with good choices on the menu although today settled for...More

Thank Toadsfeet
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 7:05 pm for diner but kitchen was already closed because of lack of activity... They explained that normally close at 8 pm.

Thank Nicolas Z
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Nearby Attractions
Mayflower Theatre
1,789 reviews
.20 km away
SeaCity Museum
1,102 reviews
.37 km away
Southampton City Art Gallery
153 reviews
.43 km away
Palmerston Park
35 reviews
.63 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$59
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 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
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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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