The port city of Southampton is located on England's south coast, and its coastal location means that seafood is not only very easy to come by, but also extremely popular in its restaurants. Southampton is home to the SeaCity Museum, which has a stunning interactive model of the Titanic which set sail from the city back in 1912. You'll find plenty of ancient Tudor homes dotted around Southampton, as well as vintage aircrafts on display in venues like the Solent Sky Museum and Tudor House and Garden. As well as being steeped in history, this vibrant city has a great art scene which is celebrated at the Southampton City Art Gallery, as well as numerous other locations displaying British and international pieces. With all these sights to see, it's no wonder that fantastic restaurants populate Southampton, offering chilled, relaxed locations to unwind between sightseeing and tours. With a whole host of these establishments listed on Quandoo, you can browse and book a table easily, allowing you to take the stress out of eating out, whether you're a local or just a visitor who's stopped by for a few days.
People with allergies such as gluten or dairy frequently find it difficult when eating out, due to ingredients and allergen listings not being highlighted on menus. However, at restaurants in and around Southampton this simply is not the case. With menus clearly marked with allergens, eating out is a doddle no matter how specific your allergies or dietary requirements are. On the other hand, vegans and vegetarians very frequently lament the fact that menus only offer one suitable dish on their menus, and it's usually an uninspiring mushroom risotto or boring vegetable pasta. Thankfully, at restaurants in Southampton, veganism and vegetarianism is both applauded and celebrated with dishes such as quinoa and squash burgers served with homemade sweet potato fries, vegan moussaka, paneer masala, and vegan fried chicken made from seitan on the menus.
Sure, some people have a favourite cuisine, but why pigeonhole yourself to one when you can enjoy plates from all the corners of the globe every day of the week? The restaurants in Southampton cover all bases with regal Chinese eateries, American-style diners, stunning Indian curry houses, Asian fusion joints, Spanish tapas bars with chic interiors and so much more. Thai food is growing evermore popular, and this can be seen in all the new Thai restaurants appearing across Southampton. Popular spots include Mango Thai Tapas outlets that do a mean pad thai, and Ennio's in the city centre which specialise in spectacular fresh seafood with a Thai twist.
If you love a spot of pub grub as much as the next person, the gastropubs and restaurant bars in Southampton will hit the spot nicely. Expect beer-battered fish and chips, double cheese burgers piled high with pickles and homemade onion rings, ribs, hot chicken wings and more on offer. The Rockstone in the city centre is a craft beer pub with endless cask ales on offer, as well as lots of local and international craft beers on tap. Their sizeable food offering is certainly not for the faint-hearted, and we recommend trying The Rockstone burger which consists of 300 grams of chargrilled, locally-sourced beef, milk-glazed brioche bun with Loosehanger stout and pepper cheese, Brewdog ale caramelised onions and double cooked hash browns on top. Our advice? Go very hungry!
Not sure where to start? At first the amount of choice can feel intimidating when it comes to the varied restaurants in Southampton but thankfully Quandoo are on hand to ease the ennui! Our easy-to-use platform enables you to filter by price, location and cuisine helping you to hone in on exactly what you fancy. After narrowing your search we will provide you with a host of options that fit the bill perfectly, so that you can find the perfect Southampton restaurant, no matter the occasion. Whether you're using desktop, or our handy app on Android and iOS, a few short clicks or taps will get you a table at your chosen destination in seconds.
Once you've booked your table and sat down to a sumptuous meal at one of Southampton's restaurants, make sure to log back in and leave a review in exchange for Loyalty Points. Every review you leave, you will receive Points in return which can exchanged for money directly into your bank account, or restaurant vouchers. It's a bit of a no-brainer, really! But the best part? It's all free, so you can enjoy eating out catching up with friends, family or colleagues stress-free, without feeling short-changed. So why not book into one of Southampton's restaurants today and start reaping the benefits?