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Simons at Oxfords Bar & Restaurant

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35 - 36 Oxford House | Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DS, England
+44 23 8022 4444
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

great place, lovely atmosphere and really friendly, helpful staff. Nice list of cocktails and beers and well worth a visit. Surprised to find they don't do food on a Sunday night, s'pose they have to have one night off

Thank Kevin the King
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended afternoon tea today just to say probably the best I have experienced Exceptional staff, luxurious food & bottomless procecco who could ask for more. 5 star experience

Thank brogs76
Marco Island
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting Southampton for work and came to Simon's at Oxfords Bar & Restaurant for a meal the night before. We regularly eat out and have had the pleasure of eating at some lovely restaurants. The meal we had at the Oxford bar was outstanding. We loved every mouthful and would totally recommend it as a place to visit.... More 

Thank SarahLouB1960
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have had many afternoon teas and this was the worst by far! The best bit....the bottomless proscecco. The food was cheap and disgusting. If you want sandwiches made from 'sandwich filler' fillings and 1 slice of fatty ham, then here's the place for you. Scones were nice but had 1 tiny jar of jam and cream to share with... More 

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Restaurant M, Owner at Simons at Oxfords Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

We are surprised and disappointed at your review on TripAdvisor. since launching our afternoon teas two weeks ago we have served over 120 and yours is the only adverse comment. For your information all our teas are made to order on the day including our sandwiches which are most certainly not bought in fillings but are produced by our kitchen.... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we ate here on Saturday night.We were a party of 13.Two members of our party were unexpectedly delayed+ despite our pre ordered food probably being ready, the restaurant team handled it fantastically.They waited patiently+were friendly,polite and exceptionally patient.The food was fantastic.A really lovely atmosphere.

Thank carolynellery
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hugely disappointing experience. The Sunday lunch menu was reasonably priced but the quality, portion size and service were not value for money. In a nearly empty restaurant at 1.30.pm you would think we had stepped in something nasty, based on the reception we got when we asked for a table. The menus came but the days specials where not explained.... More 

Thank Adrian S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very pleased with our lunch at Simons at Oxford Bar and Restaurant. The cauliflower and chedder soup was thick and tasty and we both opted for the roast chicken as a main course. Only slight criticism was that the broccoli could have been cooed a little more. Good price at £12.95 for 2 course lunch and very pleasant... More 

Thank Peter H
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely drink in here until I went to the bathroom and saw the barmaid (who had just made me a cocktail) go to the toilet,not wash her hands and then go straight back to the bar. Turned my stomach a little I must say!

Thank sweepydoodles
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great staff, great range of drinks, and above all inventive and interesting food served at reasonable prices. The atmosphere is always excellent - cool chic, vibey and relaxing. Impressive without being snooty. Go there.

Thank Yolly1234
Fareham, United Kingdom
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

I've never known Simon's not to be busy . Aways a great bar and restraunt atmosphere, this place is just buzzing with people on a Saturday night when we go . They offer a very good menu and wine list , food is always delicious.

Thank Debilovesroses

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Wine Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 - 36 Oxford House | Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8022 4444
Simons at Oxfords is a classically designed restaurant and wine bar in the heart of Southampton downtown eating area. Ideally suited to lunchtime business and evening diners, this award-winning bar restaurant is perfect for meeting friends for a drink or enjoying a meal in stylish surroundings with great atmosphere

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?