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Light up your SOcial life in… Westquay

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In this series of blogs, we’ll take a look at some of the ways you can light up your SOcial life here in Southampton…

There’s never been a better time to explore our city by night so rather than head straight home after work or shopping, make the most of what our city's nightlife has to offer. Check out our Light Up Your SOcial Life page for more inspiration.

We’ve shared our blogs on the Bedford Place, Old Town, Cultural Quarter and City Centre areas of our city, for this blog, we are looking at some of the fantastic late-night businesses you can find around Westquay. Take some inspiration from the details below and plan your next big night out.

Places to dine the night away

Rest your weary legs after a busy day’s shopping by booking a table at one of the many restaurants dotted around Westquay. Whether you prefer fast food (perfect if you are also planning a trip to the cinema or for a quick bite) or full-on table service, there is plenty of choice available.

Large spread of food on a wooden plank table that includes a katsu curry bowl buddah bowl fries spring rolls and duck burger from Kwackers

Love your burgers and fries? Then take a look at Five Guys and Kwackers. There’s also Fridays which serves up ribs, burgers in an American-style diner and Red Dog Saloon, which specialises in Texas BBQ food. For your Piri-Piri chicken fix (veggie options are also available) there’s firm favourite, Nando’s.

And speaking of chicken - if you are a fan of wings then Wingstop is the place to be. With ten flavours to choose from, you can crank up the heat from their sweet and tangy Hawaiian sauce all the way up to Atomic, their spiciest level of heat.


Taste foods from across the world at all-you-can-eat buffet, COSMO. Here you can sample over 100 different dishes, a great choice for families or for those who simply don’t know what they fancy for dinner!

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If you enjoy Italian cuisine then Zizzi serves up a wide choice of pizza and pasta dishes. For pizza, Franco Manca offers eat-in and takeaway food.

For a good all-rounder, with a varied menu, is Bill’s. Be sure to check out their late-night cocktail menu too! Disco Inferno Passionfruit Martini anyone? Another place for cocktails (plus an extensive food menu) is stylish All Bar One.


Fancy something a little different? Thaikhun serves up Thai street food (veggie and vegan options available) in characterful setting. Or, for cuisine a bit nearer home, The Real Greek is a fabulous choice for a variety of Greek meze.

If you're into craft beer, Tap & Tandoor has you covered with an ever changing list of beers on tap, featuring brews from around the globe. And for food, their modern take on Indian classics is refreshing from their small plates to mixed grill options. Don't miss their beer battered bhajis!

And if your schedule for the evening is particularly packed, you can always pop inside to Westquay to visit their Level 4 food court for a quick bite to eat. They have everything from Tortilla and Bagel Factory to Slim Chickens and Ed's Easy Diner.

Evening entertainment

Whether you are planning on combining some entertainment with some food, or you simply fancy a night out doing something different, then there are some great indoor options here at Westquay.

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Get together with a group of friends or colleagues to solve the clues and work your way out of Locked in a Room, one of our city’s popular escape rooms. Or book to see some of the latest Hollywood blockbusters from Showcase Cinema. Why not also combine this with some bowling at Hollywood Bowl?

Throughout the year, Westquay also has a fantastic events programme from ice skating to free musical shows on the Esplanade. Click here to visit their events page to see what's on.

Plan your next big night out

As you can see, there are SO many places for you to light up your social life around Westquay, get exploring now and plan your next big night out. And don't forget, check out our SO Card offers to make the most of savings off food and drink, activities and much more.

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