Oxford Street: Home of Independent Dining

Oxford Street: Home of Independent Dining

Oxford Street is the home of independent business in Southampton. From independently owned bars, restaurants, and coffee shops, to salons and lifestyle venues. The lunch and dinner scene on Oxford Street is exceptional. With independent restaurants offering the best cuisine created from local produce. The al fresco dining means you can spill out onto the pedestrianised street and enjoy dining in this historic location.

The Grapes Southampton

If you are after a place to grab a couple pints, The Grapes is the place to be. They serve up a great selection of both national and local ales with an excellent range of spirits and selection of wines to quench any thirst. It is also considered to be one of the city's most famous historic pubs as it is said to be the place where six men luckily missed their chance to board the Titanic when they lost track of time sipping on a few ales.

Not only is it a great local spot to relax, if you're a big sports fan, The Grapes has seven big screens streaming the latest matches on Sky Sports and TNT Sports. It is also popular stop pre and post home football matches being just 15 minutes away from the stadium.

Rita's Cocktail Bar - Oxford Street - Summer 2023

Oxford Street is particularly well known for offering plenty of choice when it comes to cocktails. Rita's cocktail bar offers a huge selection of signature cocktails with playful names such as their Bed of Roses or Irish Fling. Sit back and relax while you decide on your favourite tipple. If you're looking for something more, their chefs are ready to serve up only the best flavours from their breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, using only the freshest locally sourced produce.

XOXO Oxford Street 2023 resized

Another great choice is XOXO which serves up a great atmosphere both morning, noon and night. You can never go wrong with their 2-4-£10 offer which is available every day of the week or, gather a couple of friends to sample their delectable breakfast menu by booking in for one of their bottomless brunches. XOXO breakfast burger - yes please!

Mail Room Oxford Street summer 2023

Now that we've mentioned bottomless brunch, we have to mention Medbar! Their brunch menu is hailed as one of the most expansive that Southampton has to offer. From prosecco, beers and ciders to mocktails, soft drinks, and wines the list in endless. They even have 27 different cocktail jugs to choose from.

Equal parts cocktail bar as it is restaurant, The Mail Room is also one not to be missed. Whilst also offering a great menu for bottomless lunch with juicy burgers, pizzas, and sandwiches, they also has several other main dishes such as fajitas, 10oz rib eye steaks, and pastas for those special dinner dates or evening celebrations.

The London Hotel Front of venue Summer 2023

One of the most eye-catching buildings on the street is The London Hotel. Proudly stood on the corner of Oxford Street and Terminus Terrace, The London offers a pub setting for lunches and Sunday roasts by day and an exciting cabaret bar by night from Thursdays to Sundays! As Southampton's premier cabaret venue, don't miss your chance to join them for an evening of bingo or quizzes for an unforgettable time.

Carnicero Oxford Street summer 2023

If you are looking to try something new, make your way over to the start of Oxford Street. Here you will find Deluxe One Oxford which offers a delicious lineup of Afro-Caribbean dishes like oxtail and goat curry as well as a unique range of cocktails.

And at Carnicero, treat yourself to one of their delectable Sunday roasts or pick out a few options from their a la carte menu for steaks, burgers, seafood.

For fine dining and spectacular cocktails accompanied by some live music, Marco's is definitely worth a visit.

With a delicious lunch and dinner menu, you'll be transported to the heart of Italy with their authentic Italian cuisine and enchanting environment.

For more of a casual dining experience, Oxford Brasserie offers a relaxed and stylish setting catering perfectly for a working lunch by day and an intimate dining experience full of romance by night. With some of the most talented chefs on the South coast, you’ll find only the best ingredients in their contemporary French, English and Italian dishes from your appetiser all the way through into dessert. 

The White Star Tavern May 2023 1

If you like nothing more than to indulge in coffee and a nice big breakfast then you will love the White Star Tavern. This award-winning pub is always serving up good food and a good atmosphere every day of the week. Their plate of English breakfast is filled to the brim with bacon, pork sausages, black pudding, eggs, and all your other brekkie favourites. Not only that but their lunch and dinner menu will have your mouth watering from sight to sample! If you are planning on staying in Southampton, be sure to comfy cabins for a relaxing stay.

Each venue has its own unique style that you will not find anywhere else in the city. The diversity makes it a great place to visit for any taste. Come and visit the traditional and historic buildings that home these fantastic venues.

Oxford Street summer day 2023

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