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The Art House

178 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DW, England
+44 23 8023 8582
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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178 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DW, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good food great musik and very cool people.we watched a gig and had some food and beer. Love this place.go back soon

Thank szilardrevesz
ArtHouseCIC, Public Relations Manager at The Art House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is THE best place in Southampton. It is an ethical, creative hub of incredibleness. The food is delicious and homemade, the staff are friendly and inspiring. It is colourful, quirky and a pleasure to be in. LOVE this place!!! :D

Thank LouiseMaryEdwards
ArtHouseCIC, King of Winter at The Art House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

What a lovely thing to say, we try our best! We are so glad you enjoy our space :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As usual the atmosphere in the Art House is relaxed and inviting. All our welcomed as if they were old friends. The food is vegetarian or vegan, can also be gluten free, and is always freshly handmade and amazingly tasty. Local ingredients sourced from ethical...More

Thank Deb S
ArtHouseCIC, King of Winter at The Art House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for your lovely review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dropped in for a drink on a hot day sightseeing- this is absolutely the cutest, quirkiest place and if we'd known about it would have lunched here (mezes, wraps, soup with herb bread...) As it was we had lovely iced coffees and sllice of...More

Thank starbox120862
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in for an early evening bite last Saturday, and enjoyed tasty vegan food, good wine and fun music. We chose mezze from the supper menu and dukkah from the snacks – this was plenty for the two of us to share – all...More

Thank Julia_and_Tim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From their ethics to their community and warmth, this place is a wonderful space and group of people to visit. The food is amazing regardless of whether you normally eat vegan or not.

Thank Claire H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love it here. Great community vibe. Stays open later in the evening than other similar venues so you don't feel you have to go to a pub just for a coffee/tea. Check the activities board to see what's happening.

Thank suephillips36
Reviewed 19 May 2018

The Art House embraces community spirit in such a genuine way it won't fail to leave an impact. If you want to feel accepted and relaxed, the nice atmosphere with friendly staff, quiet but delightful music, and diversity of people present is sure to do...More

Thank Jamal K
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

The upstairs space is beautifully decorated and very relaxing. Staff are friendly and I can definitely recommend the local roast cafetiere coffee. Great food and plenty of it too. I also love the fact that this place is a nonprofit and there's always interesting creative...More

Thank Ashley Jay B
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

This place is such an amazing venue. Cannot believe that a quirky and friendly place like this is not the Star attraction for creative in Southampton. They even provide doodle books on the tables! The coffee choice is really good and comes in a decent...More

Thank Martin W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8023 8582
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Community run - for love, not for profit. The Art House is not your usual cafe. An arts venue, cafe, craft shop and gallery in the heart of Southampton. Enjoy lunch, supper, tea & cake, wine and a selection of locally brewed beers. Open: 11am - 10pm Tues - Sat, 12 - 5pm Sunday when we serve veggie roast lunches! All food is suitable for vegetarians (though many of our customers are not!)And ALL dishes can be made vegan. Freshly made, with love, on the premises using organic ingredients, many of which are locally sourced. Our drinks are all fair trade and our cakes are homemade, vegan, from the best fair trade, organic ingredients (gluten free options are usually available. Delicious, wholesome and environmentally conscious - and all the food and drink you buy funds local art! We are fully licensed with a great selection of wines, ales, beers, ciders and aperitifs. Most of our crew are volunteers who give their time to make this wonderful space for you to enjoy. There is art on the walls, a Boutique with crafts and clothes and an exciting programme of events. All of the money we make goes back into the organisation, so that we can grow and offer more to the creative community of Southampton.
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