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The Bistro at Shamrock Quay, Southampton, Hampshire

The Bistro at Shamrock Quay

4.6
4.6
119 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


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • 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 10:00–17:15
  • 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
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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What 119 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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119 Reviews
  1. TomB

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Midweek dinner with colleagues and we were pretty much the only diners in. Service was excellent and food good.

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  2. Mike

    Hampshire

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our second visit to this restaurant. All very good

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  3. davis11

    Brighton

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice we love our roasts and other family had various other dishes Really enjoyed

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was lovely, we ate early and it wasn’t too noisy. Was really tasty and fresh. The staff were lovely and dogs are allowed too.

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  5. ShaniC

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Lovely food and location but no ambience. No atmosphere at all

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Their menu isn't great but the desserts are delicious. Bar staff were very nice but we skipped a main meal and just ordered bread and butter pudding so we could go and eat somewhere else.

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  7. MandyM

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The roast dinner was lovely & very large. There was live music was a bonus but it was quite loud for chatting over. The musician was was very good though. Will definitely be going back!

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  8. FeyW

    Lancashire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pre match buffet breakfast. Good selection and great service.

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  9. SharonA

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was average except for the Thai Green Curry, which was awful. All it was cabbage, carrots, cauliflower with a weak green sauce poured on the top with a whole chucked sitting on the top. Except for the sauce it would have been a chicken dinner. Between 19:00 hrs and 21:00 hrs on a Friday night we were also the only table in the restaurant. Definitely will not be returning.

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  10. Mike

    Hampshire

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a first visit for us to this Restaurant. It is somewhat hidden away so unless you are visiting Shamrock Quays you wouldn't know it was there. Pleasantly surprised that there was live music to accompany Sunday lunch just a shame there were very few customers to enjoy it. Parking is free on Sunday so worth a visit. Will definitely go back

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  11. elliotm

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    lovely food and service - thank you for looking after us so nicely

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  12. DanP

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have a lovely meal and the servo set from the staff was excellent. Would definitely come back.

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  13. KevinS

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again a really lovely meal at The Bistro. The food is very good but the service is exceptional. My son is on the Autistic Spectrum and has learning disabilities and they treat him like a King. This of course makes the whole experience relaxing and far more enjoyable for the rest of our family. On top off that the food is great and the atmosphere on match days is superb. It seems more and more people are aware of this little gem of a venue as each time we attend is busier than the time before.

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  14. MikeS

    Hampshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2end visit and there will be a third food service just fantastic

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  15. Percy

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly environment with good staff and service. Enjoyed a good lunchtime venue

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  16. SharonN

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The welcome and service was brilliant especially as we hadn’t been to the red before. Food was really good. All three of us had something different and cleared our plates - that says it all!

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  17. OliviaP

    Hampshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining here, really enjoyed it! Lots of good choices on the menu. My meal was delicious and the service was excellent. Will definitely be going back.

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  18. JasonS

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was a quiet Wednesday evening with only another table of four dining. The interior was great and ideal for having a good dining experience. Obviously with so few people there we were able to order in good time and there was only a short wait for the food. When the starters arrived (arrancini and the baked Camembert) it was nicely presented and tasted amazing. Mains followed (seafood linguine and belly pork) and both were finished to the last morsel , tasted great. The meal finished off with a crème brûlée and a chocolate bread and butter pudding. My only complaint about the evening was when the bill arrived there was a service charge included which was £9.90 approximately 10% of the bill. I will always tip if I’ve received good service but what I don’t like is that the service charge is included and it’s set at a percentage of your final bill.

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  19. MikeS

    Hampshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow what a shock, staff, food just great our 1st time and it will not be our last

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  20. Tippuk

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great experience food was good…but the staff were spectacular. Recommended

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  21. Mick

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spent a lovely relaxing lunch dining outside with visiting friends. First time at The Bistro and will be going again. Great staff.

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  22. ValerieI

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding, best meal we have had in a long time, compliments to the chef. Service was superb, very attentive, polite and friendly and the location us superb.

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  23. MarieF

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Laura was charming & a real asset to the business. Food good & prices fine.

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  24. MarkH

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service as ever, portion sizes just right for most mains, maybe more pasta with the chicken..... Loved the new treacle sponge

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit amazing Sunday lunch well cooked and presented piping hot. We will be back. Thank you

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  26. KevinS

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience at the Bistro. Very few places that are more enjoyable in the centre of Southampton when the sun is out. Food is very good with options for most people but the service is first class. Personal and professional inn equal measure.

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  27. rh118

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere at this quayside Bistro. Good quality food. Wonderful service

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  28. JamesB

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, service, and location. Perfect bistro.

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  29. chelskigirl

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. Food was good a reasonably priced. A special mention to Clare who couldn’t do enough for us. The kitchen was very busy so rather than keep us waiting for our cheese and biscuits, Clare and her colleague prepared it for us. Team spirit! 👏🏻

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  30. PatrickB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We booked for the convenience of the location and were very happy with our choice. Food was good and service was excellent

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A quiet Saturday night but food and service both exceeded

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  32. ElaineM

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, drinks and service was amazing! Will definetely be back!

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  33. Luncher

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We came on a quiet Tuesday in February for lunch.I can imagine it gets busy on Sunday or in summer. Perfectly good for lunch and just behind the boat standing next t.o the water if you like your boats!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb meal & lovely attentive staff A1.

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  35. Alimp

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great breakfast with parking an added plus! Nice and chilled alternative to busy westquay

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  36. Keith

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem. Sensible split of bar area and dining area. Ample free parking right outside. Excellent service throughout the evening. Warm, which is a rarity in current events. Lovely food. Last ones to leave.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very welcoming staff and the food was excellent. The location is a little out of the way which makes it less crowded but I bet it is great in the Summer.

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  38. MikeJ

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, setting and value! Thank you for an enjoyable meal.

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  39. ColinM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent roast beef with all the trimmings, good beers and prompt service

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  40. KazM

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good is very good. Service good. Menu choices good

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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 4.6 stars by 119 OpenTable diners.

The Bistro at Shamrock Quay does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

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2 people

19:00


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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 10:00–17:15
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • 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
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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