- Main course: £30
- Food spend: £35
- Opening hours
- Open from 18:00 to 21:45, Tuesday to Saturday. Open for lunch from 12:00 to 14:30 on Friday and Saturday. Open for Sunday lunch from 12:00 to 15:30.
Vatika offers groundbreaking cuisine to Southampton's locals and a few who have travelled from further away, just to sample this tribute to decadence and gastronomy. To create their innovative and exciting dishes, Vatika's chefs use only local and organic produce wherever possible. This restaurant's aim is to try out daring flavour-combinations, using British goods with Indian spices. The menu is a delight, featuring dishes such as tandoor-cooked pigeon with vanilla-infused beet, Goan-spiced lobster tail and sea bass with three peppers and coconut butter. Leave room for dessert or you'll miss out on dishes such as the carrot pudding with pistachio ice-cream and grilled sultanas. Three courses of this fine-dining experience will cost an average of just £35 per person. Go on, spoil yourself!
On Wickham Vineyard, Botley Road, Southampton, SO32 2HL
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Customer reviews for Vatika Restaurant
((((( 5 September 2011 by Jodelman from Lee on the Solent
13.30 Weekend Unfaulted service, food preparation and wines! Deserved excellent reputation! Presentation of an extremely high standard
((((* 18 August 2011 by Michael from Southampton
Early evening The Staff Menu changed every 6-8 weeks
((((( 16 August 2011 by harobed from southampton
fabulous evening,wonderful food.Was a little annoyed that the six course dinner we had gone for isn't avaliable after 9pm,which wasn't mentioned until we tried to order it!!
((((( 9 August 2011 by Gladrags from Fareham
Eve dining. Excellent food prettily presented and charming staff. We accepted the glass of wine suggested for the starter and main courses i.e a total of 2 glasses of wine each. However cost of 3 courses plus 2 glasses wine and 12½% added service was [$] which seemed expensive in this area. I would hesitate to rush back for this reason.
((((( 25 June 2011 by midgley from Alton
We had a pre dinner drink on the deck outside the restaurant, great view over the vinyard as it was a lovely June evening. The staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgable about the food and wine. We had the taster menu and thought the dishes well chosen and good value for money. We would go again
((((( 2 June 2011 by Coccinellid from Winchester
We dined early evening and had a drink on the patio watching the sun going down over the vineyard. Very subtle and beautifully cooked food - not for someone looking for a conventional curry house! Not cheap, but worth it. Try the tasting menus , but only if you have not eaten all day.
((((( 3 April 2011 by Gilly from Alton
Vatika is in a picturesque location on Wickham Vineyards. For us, the restaurant falls into the 'special occasion' category. We dined at 20.00 on a Friday night, with friends. Whilst not cheap, you certainly get what you pay for; we opted for the 10 course taster menu, complete with different wines matched to each course. Food, wine and service were all superb and none of us would hesitate to dine again.
((((( 5 March 2011 by Kay from Southampton
We had a birthday celebration dinner, our first visit to this restaurant. Food and service were excellent and a great deal of thought had gone into all the dishes, both in terms of taste and presentation. It certainly isn't cheap but I think it offers good value for this type of cuisine. There's an Indian influence in the food but in a quite subtle way. The location is rather isolated but it looks as if it would be great in summer, next to the vineyard (we went on a bitter early March evening).
((((( 26 February 2011 by Yumyum from Southampton
6 courses and a glass of wine [$]. 12.5% service charge included. Food amazing. Every course was a taste sensation.
((((( 6 February 2011 by Happy-Yay from Southampton
Fantasic, carefully crafted food.
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