The Vestry Restaurant & Bar


Average price £28

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price £28 Special request
Pan Fried Seabream Fillet (Gf) (Df)
Honey Mustard Chicken Breast
Chargrilled Pork Chop (gf)
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Ratings & Reviews

Very good

based on 152 reviews
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Quality of food :7.9/10
Service :8.3/10
Setting :9.3/10
  1. Lisa G.
    Lisa G.
    • one review

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

  2. Leah H.
    Leah H.
    • one review

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

  3. Ian B.
    Ian B.
    • one review

    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).

  4. Xan C.
    Xan C.
    • one review

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

  5. Anne H.
    Anne H.
    • one review

    It was all lovely. Delicious food,in the perfect quantity no to feel like we had food comas. I was also really pleased that my request for a quiet corner had been met - this is really important for me as I am hearing impaired and find most restaurants too difficult to hear in. Lovely waiting staff who were very quick to serve us and check all was well. Will likely return every time we go to the theatre. Thank you

  6. Kerry W.
    Kerry W.
    • one review

    Lovely food and great , fast service as we had theatre tickets so on a tight timescale

  7. Brian K.
    Brian K.
    • one review

    Extremely pleasant atmosphere in a superb environment and welcoming staff. The variety of food was excellent, especially the bean stew which was thoroughly enjoyed by my wife, matched by my chicken breast which was succulent and tasty.

  8. Lisa T.
    Lisa T.
    • one review

    Atmospheric lighting

  9. Biddy G.
    Biddy G.
    • one review

    Bad! Booking for 6.15 only got our meal at 6.55 a bit late for the show gulped it down my husband had a steak asked for a steak knife but had nearly finished struggling to cut it by the time we got it. Several people left as they had not been served the table near us had booked the same time as us and were still waiting when we left At 7.20 . We were asked when booking in was it a pre show dinner Not impressed and probably wouldn’t recommend or use again over priced and not a good selection of food, a lot of money for an average meal and wine

  10. Angela W.
    Angela W.
    • one review

    Very busy and because we were going to the theatre only had time for mains.

  11. Josephine B.
    Josephine B.
    • 2 reviews

    nice ambience, polite staff, good food and drink, swiftly served

  12. Robert C.
    Robert C.
    • one review

    To be honest this was one of the worst meals I've ever had, I had the beetroot and goats cheese risotto To start it was sloppy and had no flavour, my companions had crab and prawns these were ok. All three of us had sea bass as the main course it was frankly inedible the fish was over cooked and was dry and to cap it all it was served on top of baked beans that were disgusting. I do not expect baked beans when I am paying £14.50 for a main course. when we complained to the waitress she was rude and begrudgingly gave a small discount. I would definitely not go there again, very disappointing indeed. having eaten at this restaurant on previous occasions, I was appalled. The restaurant only had a few diners when previously it has been packed and getting a table has been difficult, something has gone seriously wrong, it's location opposite the mayflower theatre makes it an ideal venue, unfortunately it it no longer meets expectations.

  13. Diane P.
    Diane P.
    • one review

    The food was cold and although another meal was brought it was only marginally warmer and no-one came to check if we were happy with the second meal. My friend got a refund and I did not on my meal. We needed to eat the food as we were off to the theatre. Although service was given as I said earlier the waiter did not come back to check if we were satisfied.

  14. Neville G.
    Neville G.
    • one review

    This was only our first visit to the Vestry but we will certainly be coming back.. IIt was a most enjoyable experience in a very well laid out and run restaurant.The staff were most helpful throughout our time there.

  15. Sharon M.
    Sharon M.
    • one review

    We attended the Mayflower theatre .

  16. Lara P.
    Lara P.
    • one review

    Positives - Food was lovely, especially beef brisket and espresso crème brulee. Beautiful building. Friendly staff. Negatives - Waiting to be seated for 5 minutes but restaurant was practically empty. Incorrect drinks order brought to table.

  17. Kathryn P.
    Kathryn P.
    • one review

    A really welcoming arrival with excellent food and happy service

  18. Anney M.
    Anney M.
    • one review

    We enjoyed a pre theatre dinner. The food was excellent and very good value for money. Staff were friendly and helpful. Service was prompt, which is helpful if you have a limited time to eat.

  19. Alison T.
    Alison T.
    • one review

    First visit for food. Very good choice. The pork chop was amazing. Excellent value for money. Lovely staff and excellent service.

  20. David S.
    David S.
    • one review

    Mall menu choice which means that the food is fresh not like a restaurant chain, ideally situated for the theatre.

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61 Commercial Road, SO15 1GG, Southampton, United Kingdom, RestaurantAddress

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