The Bistro at Shamrock Quay

4.1
45 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.

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
What 45 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
4.1
value
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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food exceptional service

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IsobellaK
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RP
RachelP
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was really enjoyable, and would recommend and revisit.

AB
AnnaB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Birthday treat, I think they need to vary their menu, it never changes!!!!

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Beagle
London
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.

SD
StephenD
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

AH
AlisonH
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Staff were friendly and attentive

KP
KPFi
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

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vipHarry
London
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.

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Carey
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

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SamM
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service, atmosphere & food was good

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LishaF
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Quiet evening and service was friendly. Meals were nice but quite expensive for pub style dishes at about £30 per head for two course plus one drink.

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HayleyS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner, loved it at Universal Marina and it’s just as lovely at Shamrock Quay. Great food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Received a lovely warm welcome when we arrived for breakfast. Service was definitely with a smile. The breakfast was lovely and would certainly return.

MB
MarkB
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All good - no COVID concerns - no problems - all good

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening with nice food will definitely come back.

PB
PaulaB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely food , will definitely recommend and come come back soon- very quiet with only 2 other tables occupied during COVID 19.

SO
SimonO
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great location, food was superb and service second to none. Definitely recommend one of Southampton's hidden gems.

SN
SandyN
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a lovely meal. The fish pie was so tasty and he had the ribs AGAIN. He enjoyed them so much last time. Staff are so friendly and calm making the evening relaxed and enjoyable

RB
RoderickB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Lovely people, proud to support them during COVID. Food was good not quite as keen on the rap music, but I guess we are old?

SC
SteveC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Chef accmmodated us with an amendment to the menu. Noodles were chewy. Waitress helpful.

AB
AdeleB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, outstanding food. We had a enjoyable anniversary meal. Could not fault anything.

RM
RobinM
Hampshire
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a really nice restaurant, both indoor and outdoor seating. The food was excellent. It had a really welcoming atmosphere. The owners were very friendly as where the staff. Higly reccomended.

GP
GenieP
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely large restaurant, friendly staff & great food.

MC
MelanieC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food (had the salmon with noodles), very cosy place.

AG
AndyG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Located in Shamrock Quay which is a marina, though you have no immediate views of the water, it is a nice setting with the boats & yachts.
There is free parking & when we visited on a Monday evening, it was easy to find a space though I can imagine this might be more difficult during busier times.
The food was good, and the service was friendly.

DR
DoRon
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A surprising new discovery with very convenient parking and friendly service. Comprehensive menu with a good mix of options.

HH
HayleyH
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food and service.

RM
RebeccaM
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were made to feel really welcome even with a noisy 2 year old, food and service were both excellent.

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kimb
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and a nice menu choice. Desserts were fantastic so nice. Lovely atmosphere and the owners are really friendly and attentive. Not very often I go out but felt very comfortable and relaxed. Nice area outside as well. Would definitely go back , especially for the salted caramel cheesecake and Chocolate brownie. Highly recommend

MH
MarkH
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fantastic food, I had the seafood linguine, and great service from Caroline and the team... Highly recommended and we will return again shortly :)

JL
JohnL
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value for money. Very convenient in the centre of the marina

SD
StephenD
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyable night out for the two of us. First time for months. Slightly let down by a dry battered fish for my dish, which did not meet the standards of other places. Wife's steak perfect.

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to go out for a meal, stuff are very friendly and take the time to get to know you. They go out there way to make you feel welcome. The food is fantastic and quick to get to the table. Over lovely place and we will be back again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and very safe

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Lloyd
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service, friendly, hospitable and very good valuer for money. A little hidden gem hidden in the back streets of town.

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DavidE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Second time we have eaten here. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was good especially great special. Restaurant was quiet due to COVID and the weather. Will eat here again.

BJ
BurdJ
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful would definately recommend lovely food lovely staff.

FAQs

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

The Bistro at Shamrock Quay is rated 4.1 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.