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The Vestry Restaurant & Bar

61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG, England
+44 23 8023 1101
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, European, British, International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG, England
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Well, I take my hat off to the people who renovated the church into a restaurant! It was stunning. We were seated promptly and were sat right on the edge upstairs so we could see over the bar which I was quite excited about. Drinks...More

Thank Grace W
Jade M, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Hi Grace, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We love getting feedback, whether it is positive or negative. We are looking into making some changes on our current menu, with a new menu launching in spring! As for the wine,...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018

Went here for a large pre-booked corporate Xmas do. Food organisation was poor, despite pre-ordering. Soup was the first starter served, meaning those having soup had to start eating to stop it going cold despite others not having their starters. Some starters didn’t even come...More

Thank VegasShowgirl
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Overpriced food , terrible meal with rubbery inedible cod & hot unflavoured cream ‘sauce’ Offered coffee in recompense!!! Errr no. Food should be as described & edible ! V disappointed.

Thank androulla c
Reviewed 3 January 2018

I really hate leaving bad reviews but this really is worthy. I apologise in the delay but this is purely because I didn't want to ruin anyone's view in light of many Christmas parties. I booked this venue for my Husbands birthday for the Dinner...More

Thank Caroline A
Reviewed 2 January 2018

I have organised the past Christmas companies for my company and this year the staff wanted a change- so after looking into different options, we went with The Vestry. There were 23 of us. We like to have a meal together, do Secret Santa, and...More

Thank Jessabelle
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The Vestry was somewhere we had taken note of the night before our visit whilst attending a panto at the Mayflower theatre opposite. We ordered 2 San Miguel lagers to start with in the downstairs bar. They came to £5:40 so its up to the...More

2  Thank Carl S
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

We visited Vestry with a group of friends this Christmas and unfortunately we ended up very disappointed. At booking we had to pay upfront( almost £40 per person including the service charge) We expected to have a lovely festive meal with our friends. How wrong...More

1  Thank sn0wfl0w
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

So we had high hopes for our visit to the Vestry, the Christmas party menu sound absolutely amazing and at almost 40 pounds, we were hopeful it was going to be top notch!! Well were we in for some serious disappointment. The bar was was...More

1  Thank Jackie T
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Despite this being a lovely building we were disappointed from the start. When I booked I asked for a downstairs table as my mother has mobility difficulties. I was advised when we got there that there were no tables downstairs as it was Christmas. So...More

Thank Spygirl88
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

They were busy, we hadn't booked but they still managed to organise a table for five. The service was excellent and the food great. Lovely friendly atmosphere too. Not cheap but worth paying for. Would well recommend it. Thank you Vestry.

Thank Caroline l
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Questions & Answers
24 January 2017|
Response from Jade M | 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
Jessica T
16 January 2017|
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Response from Jade M | Property representative |
Yes we do, within the ladies toilets
21 June 2016|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$32
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
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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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