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The Vestry Restaurant & Bar

) #102 of 709 Restaurants in Southampton €€ - €€€ , European, British
61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG, England
+44 23 8023 1101
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  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“rustic chips” (7 reviews)
“ham hock” (7 reviews)
“pudding” (25 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG, England
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1 - 10 of 701 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the Vestry on a Friday night for a pre-theatre dinner with one of our teenage boys. There was something for everyone on the menu, the food was delicious and our waiter was super polite and attentive, although the restaurant was very quiet...More

Thank Catherine D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Venue is lovely but the food is average. The menu is not inspiring at all. Prawn cocktail was tasteless small prawns on yellow lettuce. No bread sauce was tasteless. Asked for duck to be well done but it wasn't they took it back to cook...More

Thank Sandra P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited a Friday lunch time for a quick lunch. I ordered scampi and Chips which took 25 minutes to arrive. I sat outside and despite being early in the day was covered with cigarette ends. Upon arrival the chips and peas were cold, I...More

Thank kathrynwithak7
Reviewed 1 week ago

All of the pictures posted show this former church very well and it is a good place to visit. I have no complaints at all other than the menu is uninspiring. We had lunch here recently and I am pretty sure we were the only...More

Thank Kells108
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a couple of mates for the Robbie Williams tribute night. The three course set menu and wine was on point for the money. The setting for the tribute act was unusual but worked really well and created a great atmosphere. Will be looking...More

Thank Sam F
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sam, Thank you for your review, I am glad that you enjoyed the Tribute Night and hope to welcome you back for either another Tribute Night or Dinner and Dance (another great way to fill a Saturday Night!) Kindest Regards, Claire Soulsby

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some friends and I booked to go for dinner on Friday night and booked online. As the only time available was 8pm we were surprised to see that we were the only people in the resultant! There were people drinking downstairs and maybe they were...More

Thank Justine B
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Justine, Thank you for your review and we are glad that you enjoyed your dinner with us, we hopefully will see you again soon on a busier night! Kindest Regards, Claire Soulsby

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as a party of 8 for a tribute night. It is a very attractive venue and the waiting staff were all more than excellent. However, the food was a huge let down. I had ordered a cod dish with a tomato style sauce....More

Thank Grinda
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Grinda, Thank you for your review, I will be launching a full investigation in to the food you had whilst here, we have looked into the cod since your comments and have now changed to include more of a sauce to it. If you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a lovely evening at the Vestry for a Robbie Williams tribute night. Great act, service and just wish the food lived up to the rest of the evening. Lovely venue for an evening out, so keep an eye out for one off tribute...More

Thank Mark C
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mark, We are glad you enjoyed our Tribute Night! We host them once a month over the Summer Period! Hope to see you at one of our next ones! Kindest Regards, Claire Soulsby

Reviewed 15 July 2017

I guess the Vestry has a captive audience of punters heading across the road to the Mayflower theatre, and that probably means they don't need to try too hard. In a nutshell the service was OK, as were the starters and the desserts, but all...More

Thank whitingbay
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Hi, Thank you for reviewing, I would like to ask you to email me directly on manager@thevestryrestaurantandbar.co.uk to discuss your experience further. Kindest Regards, Claire Soulsby

Reviewed 12 July 2017

The starter was lukewarm and I don't recall carrots in the recipe for bubble and squeak. The halloumi salad turned out to be a bowl of lettuce with some halloumi on top. Your veggie stuff needs more imagination.More

1  Thank 52lesley999
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi Lesley, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, I would like to discuss this with you further if you could please email me at manager@thevestryrestaurantandbar.co.uk as the experience you describe is not what we pride ourselves on at The Vestry....More

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23 January 2017|
Response from Claire S | 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 Claire S | 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
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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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