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The Bistro at Shamrock Quay, Southampton, Hampshire

The Bistro at Shamrock Quay

4.2
4.2
72 Reviews
£25 and under
Bistro
Located in Shamrock Quay Southampton, The Bistro Shamrock Quay is an independent restaurant serving modern quality food with our own individual twist.

Created by our talented team, our menu has something for everyone – including delicious a la carte dishes to handmade stonebaked pizzas fresh from the oven.

We take pride in delivering good quality food and excellent service, so please join us in our relaxed, contemporary atmosphere to enjoy our delicious menu and or a drink at the bar sometime. Now offering Breakfast menu.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, International, Pizzeria

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Fri 10:00–14:30 Tue–Thu 17:30–20:00 Fri 17:30–21:00 Sat 10:00–21:00 Sun 10:00–17:30

  • Phone number

    023 8112 0012

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Southampton

  • Parking Details

    24 hours free parking on registration of your number plate on the touch screen pad located in the bar.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • LIVE MUSIC FROM 7PM!

    20 Aug 2022 only
    We are delighted to welcome back slack Harry, 7 piece cover band from the 80s 90s and today. Bon jovi, Van halen and more!!!

What 72 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. g

    grahamh

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Never been here before but the reviews were good. Not as busy as I would have liked so lacked a little bit of atmosphere maybe that’s because of location. But food and service were all good. We had a very nice evening
  2. NK

    NikiK

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good quality food at reasonable cost. You get what you pay for. Excellent service. Very dog friendly
  3. D

    Debra

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Food poor service average I would definitely not recommend this restaurant.
  4. PP

    PaulP

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great fish and chips, nice portion size, just on the big side
  5. B

    Babs21

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely relaxed Sunday late lunch. Great atmosphere in a lovely setting. 5 of us ate for my son's birthday lunch and all enjoyed our food. we had a couple of fish sharing platters for starters which were delicious. Easy parking - a hidden gem.
  6. LH

    LauraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After discovering this place out of the blue, we visited and didn’t know why we haven’t visited before! Great place, great food, will be visiting again.
  7. DW

    DavidW

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience1
    Nothing like I expected there was no one in there and when I looked in to the kitchen the cook looked a mess
  8. AS

    AnnelieseSmith

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    I run a business around the corner from Bristo 8 and I've been waiting for a chance to try the roast dinner. When my sister arrived to the restaurant, she wasn't greeted by anybody for a few minutes, not even a "sorry I'll be with you in a minute" My mother and myself arrived, we sat down, and it was very apparent that the waitress was not in good mood, her mood did soften up by the end of our meal, but very blunt at the start and taking our orders. There were no roast dinners left, which is understandable as our booking was for 5:15 Sunday. We waited exactly an hour for our food with no apology for delay, also, the restaurant didn't seem that busy at the time. My sisters fish and chips came out first, then at the same time, a massive roast dinner with three yorkshire puddings was placed on the table right next to the bar, next to where we were sitting. Now I completely agree that your staff should of course be saved a roast if they are working long shifts etc, but the male member of staff could have sat a bit more discretely. There were ample tables he could have chosen, and little booths next to the kitchen area. It felt like a bit of a comedy sketch show, to be told there are no roasts, wait an hour for our food, the waiters food came in between our mains arriving, eating a massive roast on the table next to us. We weren't served by the male waiter, but walking around his attitude was one of somebody who thinks he's the only person in the world to have worked a long hard shift. I made eye contact with him the multiple times he walked past us, and nobody came to ask us how our meal was. I ummed about mentioning to the waiter and waitress at the time, but decided against it, as they were already in bad moods and if id complained then in turn service would have been worse for the customers arriving after me. I can imagine your expenses are very high in the location you are in, and good customer service will create returning customers.
  9. WB

    WendyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh my goodness! Found this little gem of a pub. Great customer service. Outside also inside very spacious indeed. Quirky little saying all around the pub, food was amazing! Quick service. Great value for money for sure. You must try the frickles( pickles in batter) with a blue cheese dip. Jist scrummy! Definitely will be coming back to this little find ❤️❤️
  10. BW

    BenW

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Having left it a bit late trying to find a nice place to eat on a rare night out together, we were lucky enough to find this gem. Good food, friendly staff, tables not too close together, music not too loud. Just right.
  11. DB

    DavidB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My wife and I dined at The Bistro for the first time and we'll certainly go again. Three course meal was very good from start to finish and the wine was also very good. Excellent service and cosy, informal atmosphere.
  12. LC

    LizC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a lovely evening and all our needs were catered for. Two of our party required a gluten free option and this was delivered in a knowledgeable and friendly way. There were several options available and gluten free bread could be requested. The staff were only too willing to help prior to the booking and on the night. The wine was lovely and our seating, a booth, made for a personal and cosy evening. We don’t eat out that much, but but will definitely return to The Bistro as a family or as a romantic night!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    We visited for a special birthday. The service was amazing and the staff very welcoming and friendly. The food unfortunately wasn’t anything special and was expensive for what it was. And the restaurant was shabby. We won’t be coming back.
  14. MB

    MiBu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating the Bistro and would highly recommend. Staff were very friendly and the food was amazing! Would 100% go back!
  15. GT

    GillT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Quality of the food was outstanding. Beautifully cooked and presentation was imaculate. Once seated we had lovely service and the cebebration lunch was a success. I would be concerned if eating out in the evening or at a busier time about the noise levels given all the hard surfaces. With relatively few people in I was very aware of the ricocheting effect of any conversations but accept I am very noise sensitive.
  16. TF

    TracyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing , staff was polite and nice really atmosphere. Will definitely go back
  17. BC

    BeccyC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great food and service ! Would have been even better if a bit busier to give more atmosphere.
  18. SD

    SaraD

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was wonderful & the service was great , However there was a table beside us that were very loud and the language was blue we could hear everything they spoke about so we’re glad when they left , there was also a very large dog up by the bar area who started barking and if he had not been tied up would have gone for my husband when he went to pay , would we go back probably not because of that however we could not fault the food or was delicious so I would recommend this place and the last time we went we had no issues or dog
  19. J

    Jenn

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and friendly staff. Good choice of food on the menu and fast service x
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food delicious, fish and chips was huge and crisp and not greasy in any way. Food was lovely and hot and served on warm plates. Service excellent from the two waitresses who looked after us. I would thoroughly recommend and would definitely go again.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem! Actual restaurants are hard to find especially that serve proper food! The belly pork was outstanding!! Food and service was amazing! Highly recommended and without a doubt will be returning! ❤️
  22. DL

    DavidL

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent venue with great menu, attentive staff and warm ambience
  23. F

    Foodie

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Fast and friendly service. Spacious. Tables not all packed in especially given current climate.
  24. OW

    OwenW

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always welcoming and friendly, great food and a pleasant atmosphere
  25. RW

    RebeccaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing, it was cooked to a perfect standard, the wasnt to much waiting between courses, the staff were so lovely and welcoming and the prices for the menu were good value for money I definitely recommend visiting here if you live in Southampton or are visiting :)
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food exceptional service
  27. DL

    DavidL

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another tremendously enjoyable supper at the Bistro, great service and food in a really convivial atmosphere- have been here many times before and keep returning because it is just right for an evening out Hosts Mark and Aharon and their staff are excellent.
  28. SD

    SaraD

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place , the food was superb and the service just as good I’d definitely go back again and again 5* from me
  29. IK

    IsobellaK

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fillet steak was amazing. We will be back just for that alone
  30. RP

    RachelP

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was really enjoyable, and would recommend and revisit.
  31. AB

    AnnaB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The menu is good, the food was really tasty, the service is very friendly.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Birthday treat, I think they need to vary their menu, it never changes!!!!
  33. B

    Beagle

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am a regular customer at the Bistro, Sharon and Mark and their entire crew are outstanding, they have created a great place to dine, the food is excellent (try the duck pizza...). The bar and dining area have the appearance of a large New York loft with a nautical theme, the ambience and warmth of the restaurant is superb, like a dining club where all of the patrons are made really welcome. The Bistro is well run, consistently providing great service and well worth a visit.
  34. SD

    StephenD

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The steaks were cooked to perfection. I am definitely going back thanks
  35. AH

    AlisonH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was very good. Staff were friendly and attentive
  36. KP

    KPFi

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The place is really nice. I think they were having some service issues, but I had to figure that out after waiting a long time. Tables weren’t very clean with the salt shaker stuck on the table. The vibe of the place wins it points, but it just seems it needs a bit more loving on their peak days. And making your customers aware that’s it’s a busy period and service will be slow does help. Overall 3 star and would give it a 3rd go coz the first time was great and second time it seems there weren’t set up nor ready for the peak period
  37. H

    Harry

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    We waited about 45 minutes from finishing starter. No main course appeared. We paid for what we had consumed and left. Avoid until they can handle the numbers of bookings they accept.
  38. C

    Carey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go to Bistro at Shamrock Quay quite often and we enjoy the food, service is exceptional and Sharon is just the best to have front of house, she is bubbly, friendly and always great to have a chat. She always remembers you when you return. Would recommend this pub/restaurant for anyone who likes a friendly place to eat. Carey and Pete Ely
  39. SM

    SamM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Really poor first impression from bar manager, which continued, very bad attitude with customers. Lovely waitress though, complete opposite. Table was sticky (napkins and glasses literally stuck to table) and one of our meals was inedible.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service, atmosphere & food was good

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Bistro at Shamrock Quay does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. The Bistro at Shamrock Quay also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 023 8112 0012.

The Bistro at Shamrock Quay is rated 4.2 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Bistro at Shamrock Quay

Shamrock Quay William Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 5QL

Additional information

  • Area

    Southampton

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Fri 10:00–14:30 Tue–Thu 17:30–20:00 Fri 17:30–21:00 Sat 10:00–21:00 Sun 10:00–17:30

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, International, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    24 hours free parking on registration of your number plate on the touch screen pad located in the bar.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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