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The Vestry Restaurant & Bar

61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG, England
+44 23 8023 1101
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“chorizo” (15 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Bar, European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG, England
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21 - 30 of 728 reviews

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Initial service was good, location was good, ambience was good. Menu was poor. I chose the Cod meal. It was served up cold . Sent back . Later got a hot cod meal served, by which time my wife and 2 friends had nearly finished....More

Thank magdave87
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Hi, Thank you for reviewing, I would like to ask you to email me directly on manager@thevestryrestaurantandbar.co.uk to discuss your experience further. Kindest Regards, Claire Soulsby

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Really poor! The food was not edible the wine not great, service was lovely but stretched! It was really pricey too! Used to love this place, won't be heading back!!

Thank Rmac1984
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Hi, Thank you for reviewing, I would like to ask you to email me directly on manager@thevestryrestaurantandbar.co.uk to discuss your experience further. Kindest Regards, Claire Soulsby

Reviewed 12 September 2017

Beautiful architecture and layout. A restaurant with a difference. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. The meal, especially the main was enjoyed by all 7 of us but there was a couple of little complaints about 2 of the desserts and this was addressed...More

1  Thank Viv A
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Hi Viv, Thank you for your lovely comments, we will be sure to pass this on to our team! We hope to welcome you back soon. Kindest Regards, Claire Soulsby

Reviewed 10 September 2017

My wife and I had dinner at the Vestry before the theatre. The Vestry is ideally located across the street from the lovely Mayflower Theatre. First, the setting. The Vestry was formerly an actual vestry. Somehow, they miraculously got permission to convert it to a...More

Thank Ty L
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Hi, Thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed yourself. We will be passing your kind comments on to Ella. We will also pass on your Espresso Martini comments to our bar team. We hope to welcome you again! Kindest Regards, Claire...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

I took my wife to lunch here and what a let down the food was...I ordered the Cod which looked like it had been salvaged from some ones left overs and tasked as bad , my wife could not even eat the Chili Con Carnie,...More

Thank canders0n71
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Hi, Thank you for reviewing, I would like to ask you to email me directly on manager@thevestryrestaurantandbar.co.uk to discuss your experience further. Kindest Regards, Claire Soulsby

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Went in for a drink, with my father in law Saturday lunchtime, it was very quiet but my father in law stood waiting for ages, finally he went to find someone, they were just sitting, ordered a bottle of wine, and we sat in the...More

Thank davec507
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Hi, Thank you for reviewing, I would like to ask you to email me directly on manager@thevestryrestaurantandbar.co.uk to discuss your experience further. Kindest Regards, Claire Soulsby

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Refused food because they were 'fully booked' restaurant practically empty and we are seated outside having a drink. Just wanted a few nibbles. Two of the other tables have been allowed to eat. What a joke

Thank Abbie H
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Hi, Thank you for reviewing, I would like to ask you to email me directly on manager@thevestryrestaurantandbar.co.uk to discuss your experience further. Kindest Regards, Claire Soulsby

Reviewed 23 August 2017

Recently had a Saturday evening at this venue, on a dinner dance night with a hen party. This is £35 per person for a 3 course meal including half a bottle of wine. I like this venue and have been on a similar night before,...More

Thank towelobsessive
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Hi, Thank you for your feedback, I would like to ask you to email me directly on manager@thevestryrestaurantandbar.co.uk to discuss your experience further. Kindest Regards, Claire Soulsby

Reviewed 20 August 2017

We went to the Vestry on a Friday night for a pre-theatre dinner with one of our teenage boys. There was something for everyone on the menu, the food was delicious and our waiter was super polite and attentive, although the restaurant was very quiet...More

Thank Catherine D
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Hi Catherine, Thank you for your feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to welcome you back soon! Kindest Regards, Claire Soulsby

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Venue is lovely but the food is average. The menu is not inspiring at all. Prawn cocktail was tasteless small prawns on yellow lettuce. No bread sauce was tasteless. Asked for duck to be well done but it wasn't they took it back to cook...More

Thank Sandra P
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Hi Sandra, Thank you for reviewing, I would like to ask you to email me directly on manager@thevestryrestaurantandbar.co.uk to discuss your experience further. Kindest Regards, Claire Soulsby

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angela61-28-10
24 January 2017|
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Response from Claire S | Property representative |
Good afternoon, I hope you are well, thank you for your enquiry, yes we do organize this sort of parties too, If you would like to talk about it in more detail, please feel free to email us and we will get back to you... More
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Jessica T
16 January 2017|
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Response from Claire S | Property representative |
Yes we do, within the ladies toilets
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59jackie
21 June 2016|
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Response from karen g | Reviewed this property |
It's not really a burger and chips place. Allow about £19 for a two course meal excluding drinks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$24 - US$32
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8023 1101
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