This romantic Italian restaurant faces directly onto Southampton's waterfront and offers a beautiful view of passing ships and cruise vessels. It specializes in pasta, but also serves a good selection of fresh seafood and fish. Ennio's specialties include antipasto di mare, a grilled and fried fresh fish and seafood starter for two people, Cocktail D'aragosta, which is a fresh lobster dish and asparagus risotto cooked in brandy sauce. Pasta dishes include the excellent vegetarian Spaghetti Napolitana.
Located close to River Beaulieu, The Terrace is known for its exotic food and fine dining culinary prowess. It is headed by chef Matthew Tomkinson, and has been awarded with a Michelin star for several consecutive years. They also offers you a six-course menu specially selected by the chef with a selection of wine or champagne. They have a changing menu, depending upon the locally produced seasonal ingredients. Reservations are necessary.
With mostly Italian and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, this stylish restaurant is a popular choice for both business and leisure diners. The Oxford Brasserie specialty is fresh fish, or you can choose from an extensive a la carte menu. The brasserie can be found on Oxford Street, close to the docks and the waterfront in Southampton.
Platform Tavern is one of two pubs in Southampton with a significant Titanic connection, the other is The Grapes. Remember the scene in James Cameron's film where Jack wins his ticket playing cards? This is the pub that scene took place in. In those days, before the other side of the road was developed, you could look across from the pub and see the Titanic moored like a huge floating cliff. Mr McCready, one of the stewards lost with the ship, lodged here. Today it is a quiet spot to sit inside or outside and enjoy a relaxing drink.
Give your taste-buds a break from the regular and head to Sula's Greek Taverna for a bite of some scintillating Greek food. Its minimalist interiors, coupled with a warm and welcoming atmosphere sets the place up perfectly for a laid-back meal with family and friends. This family-run restaurant offers an authentic Greek experience, with its classic menu and friendly service. From the classic pita wraps and burgers, to the Moussaka, Souvlaki and mezze platter, everything on the menu is infused with the essence of Greek culture.
The Chesil Rectory is a fine dining restaurant located in the Hampshire city of Winchester. The restaurant is housed in a building that dates all the way back to the mid-15th Century and the decor still preserves and showcases many of the original features of the building. The kitchen produces upscale dishes based on traditional British dishes using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. The Chesil Rectory should definitely be a dining destination for anyone who wants to experience history, good food, and comfort all over one meal.
This cozy bistro is an ideal spot for a romantic dinner for two or for a meal with friends prior to a play, film or night out. It specializes in classic pasta dishes, but also offers a good choice of pizzas and other popular Italian cuisine, such as lasagna. It is a great place to visit if you are vegetarian as the options are endless. Make sure you round off your meal with a delicious dessert.
This wine bar from the renowned Yates's chain has a prime spot in the center of Southampton. Noisy and lively with a young crowd in the evenings, there is a more relaxed atmosphere during the daytime. There is a good selection of table wines and food is served with a waiting guarantee of 15 minutes. Food and drink can also be ordered on account and settled when you leave. However, the decor is somewhat on the busy side, with the patterned carpet particularly hard on the eyes!
Tucked away in a quiet little street in the center of Southampton is this real gem. Small and family run, Piccolo Mondo serves delicious Italian cuisine to a mix of couples, Italian families and people stopping in for a cappuccino on their way home from work. The menu boasts an inexpensive range of pizzas, pasta, meat and fish dishes, as well as undeniably the best garlic bread in town, made with fresh garlic and olive oil - plenty enough for two. The house wines are also good, as are the cool Italian beers.
Feel like tucking into a plate of good old-fashioned fish and chips? Then head down to Ocean Village and the most famous fish and chip restaurant, Harry Ramsden's, on the south coast. A basic meal of fish, cooked in traditional and unique batter, plus chips and all the trimmings is reasonably priced. But if you feel like something different, a range of other dishes are served, such as sausages and mash, salmon fillet and escalope of chicken, plus numerous vegetarian options. You can eat inside the restaurant at smart, wooden, diner style tables or sit out on a waterfront terrace, overlooking the luxury yachts which line the marina. Alternatively, grab a takeaway and take a stroll along the seafront as you eat.