The Vestry Restaurant & Bar

(171 Reviews)
61 Commercial Road, Southampton, South East England, SO15 1GG
Modern European
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Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 11:00 - 23:00
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 - 00:00.

Restaurant description

Serving modern Irish cuisine, The Vestry Restaurant and Bar is housed in a renovated church and retains its original beams and stunning stained glass windows. Spread over two floors, this unique venue is open for lunch, dinner and special events with live music, tribute nights and dinner and dance evenings. Enjoy dishes like lamb and mint terrine with roast cauliflower or pan fried sea bream with tapenade potato cake.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Vestry Restaurant & Bar
(based on 171 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (7)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (3)
  • business (9)
  • child friendly (7)
  • dinner (116)
  • entertainment (12)
  • large parties (15)
  • lunch (49)
  • luxury (13)
  • private dining (20)
  • romantic (31)
  • trendy (29)
  • value (46)
  • views (5)
  • By Chris V H from Hook
    12 March 2020

    Cheerful, friendly and efficient service and a lovely pre-theatre meal. Great value!

  • By Lisa G from Waterlooville
    10 March 2020

    Food was excellent. Staff very attentive. Would go back again

  • By Leah H from Southampton
    10 March 2020

    Very disappointed with the menu there was very little choice and very small portions left there feeling hungry

  • By Ian B from Southampton
    3 March 2020

    The were four of us. We had the pre-theatre set menu. It was very good value at £15 for 2 courses (£20 for 3 courses).The wine was also reasonably priced and served perfectly chilled. The staff were very friendly and efficient. We were able to enjoy our meal in plenty of time for the theatre (The Mayflower, just across the road).

  • By Xan C from Hayling Island
    3 March 2020

    Fantastic for a pre theatre supper with a very reasonable special menu.

  • By Jane H from Southampton
    1 March 2020

    The staff were very helpful and excellent service. The starters were not great at all. The potted crab was a dry disk of tasteless crab, no butter or dressing on the plate, the soup was a thick gloop in the bottom of a bowl, in no way resembled soup. The mains were better, both had seabream with beans in tomato sauce. Not sure I would eat there again.

  • By Nikki B from Blandford
    27 February 2020

    Always go to the Vestry before a show at The Mayflower. Lovely food and friendly staff

  • By Jackie C from Southampton
    22 February 2020

    It is a very pretty venue-the lighting is particularly pretty! There were 3 of us-pre-theatre meal and it did not disappoint! Staff were lovely as was the food! Definitely would return and recommend!

  • By Patricia C from Salisbury
    20 February 2020

    The food was really tasty but we were very disappointed with the service. We had our starter within ten minutes but then had to wait almost an hour for our main course, which meant that one of our group did not have time to eat the dessert that she would have liked. I appreciate it is hard to feed everyone before a show at the Mayflower but we had allowed an hour and a half to do this, which should have been plenty. I also noticed that our table number had been up on the board for quite some time and it wasn’t until we asked about our food was it then brought to us, consequently our chicken was rather dry as if it has been left under a lamp!

  • By David H from Newbury
    20 February 2020

    We had to wait 40minutes for our meal to be served My wife’s dish of prawns with wilted spinach and red pepper salsa was disappointing The spinach looked as if it had died of old age and the so called salsa was just chopped red pepper She complained and was given a discount My burger was overcooked and dry We had to rush or we would have been late for the theatre I’ve had to reconsider my plan to bring a party for lunch in May

Restaurant Location Map
The Vestry Restaurant & Bar
61 Commercial Road, Southampton, South East England, SO15 1GG

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