Southampton has had the pleasure of welcoming several new additions to its high street over the last few months from unique local independents cafes to national clothing brands. Take a look below to see what’s new to plan your next group outing or date night to shake up your routine.
American Candy (Marlands Shopping Centre)
From Babe Ruths to Jolly Ranchers, as the UK's largest American and International sweets shop, you'll find all your favourites at American Candy.
Mon Thai Supermarket (East Street)
Foodies will love this! East Street is home to a new Thai supermarket which offers an excellent range of Thai staples from snack favourites to fresh fruit and frozen goods - don't miss their fresh durian.
Select (Marlands Shopping Centre)
New to the Marland’s Shopping Centre is Select Fashion, a women's retail fashion brand offering a wide range of styles including the latest catwalk trends at affordable prices.
Looking for the perfect outfit for that upcoming wedding or birthday celebration? QUIZ is the perfect place to discover that perfect dress as they offer a great selection of occasion wear and accessories. They now call Westquay their home. Find them on Level 3.
Made in Here (Bedford Place)
Freshly baked sourdough breads, savory sausage rolls, and decadent cheeses - what more could you want from your local deli? Bedford Place has welcomed Made in Here which is a new deli/gift shop which offers the best of the British Isles. Stop by and see for yourself!
JD Sports (Above Bar Street)
Also making big waves on the high street is the popular sportswear brand JD Sports which recently moved to a bigger location on Above Bar Street. The new storefront boasts a whopping 9,500 square feet of space, offering customers an even wider selection of styles and brands.
Claires (Above Bar Street)
Over on the high street, you will find a pop of purple along the precinct with Claire’s. Claire’s which was originally in the Marland’s Centre can now be found on Above Bar Street, back with a larger space with more accessories, jewellery, and toys.
Sweaty Betty (Westquay)
Also now in Westquay is the global activewear and lifestyle brand Sweaty Betty with a wide range of performance pieces from yoga to swim wear. Head over to Level 0 to kickstart your fitness journey.
With collections that are good for you and good for the planet, Rituals offers products that are designed to promote wellbeing to transform your daily routines so that you can achieve your inner zen. The are now located in Westquay on Level 3, opposite to H&M.
Mettricks' new location in Westquay is now open! Enjoy delicious, locally sourced coffee and food in 'Southampton's living room'. Having been around for over 10 years, its fantastic to have this beloved local independent in the heart of the centre.
Over on Oxford Street, you will find Ava's Cocktail Bar which opened it's doors this past summer. Sip, savor, and celebrate any occasion with one of their handcrafted cocktails and vibrant atmosphere.
The King Canute offers a cozy and inviting atmosphere where locals and visitors alike can enjoy a pint of beer, traditional pub fare, and catch the latest match. The name of the pub serves as a reminder of Southampton's deep-rooted connections to the past, where King Canute is famously said to have tried to stop the incoming ocean tide. We recommend their Big Smash burger!
How do you like your wings: hot and spicy or mild and buttery? At Wingstop, there are 10 different flavours to choose from so you can get your flavour fix. That's not all, Wingstop also has boneless, tenders, and chicken burger options on the menu. Open now in Westquay South.
Dock House (Ocean Village)
New to Ocean Village is Dock House - a picturesque coffee shop overlooking Ocean Village Marina. Here you will find delicious coffee and baked goods plus, a co-working space upstairs.
Padharo (East Street)
Born out of two friends passion for food, Padharo takes diners on a culinary journey through cherished family recipes passed down through generations. They specialise in modern Indian vegan and vegetarian cuisine from freshly cooked masala dosa to 'prawn' koliwada.
Caribbean Spice & Jerk (Bedford Place)
Introducing Caribbean Spice & Jerk: the latest takeaway igniting Southampton taste buds! Embark on a journey to Jamaica and Trinidad with every bite, as this sizzling hotspot brings you the authentic, explosive flavors of the Caribbean. Each dish is meticulously crafted from scratch, infused with the unique culinary flair of their talented chefs. From fiery jerk to mouthwatering Trinidadian specialties, there's something to please every palate, making it an ideal choice for a delightful family feast.
The Alexandra (Bellevue Road)
The Alex is back on the map! This beloved local pub has opened its doors once again to serve up great pub food, live music, and an all-round great atmosphere. Don't miss the opportunity to sit out in their new beer garden on a sunny day.
Piace (London Road)
Cheese and Wine lovers will love this new addition! Piace is a new bar on London Road which offers a wide selection of reds, whites, and rosés in addition to a selection of meats and 12 different types of cheeses to compliment.
Bagel Factory (Westquay)
Whether it's smothered with cream cheese or filled to the brim with veggies, however you prefer to eat your bagel, the Bagel Factory has you covered! You can enjoy a tasty selection of bagels anytime of the day now in Westquay on Level 4.
Wenzel’s Bakery (Above Bar Street)
There’s a new bakery in town and they come barring tasty treats. Wenzel’s which is located on Above Bar Street offers both sweet and savoury options including decadent chocolate cakes, premium cupcakes, sausage rolls, and corporate platters from sandwiches and baguettes to spring rolls and mini pizzas.
Deluxe One Oxford (Oxford Street)
The once cocktail lounge on Oxford Street, formerly known as One Oxford, has transformed into Deluxe One Oxford, a new restaurant offering a delicious lineup of Afro-Caribbean dishes and unique range of cocktails. Don’t miss their Club Deluxe @ 1 Oxford which is held every Friday and Saturday night to enjoy an evening of RnB, Afro Beats, Amapiano, and dancehall. For bookings, visit their Facebook page here.
Triple A Cafe (Castle Way)
Located on Castle Way, Triple A is new local independent café that specialises in a wide range of Filipino dishes. Here you will find anything from beef kare kare, sinigang, and fried chicken to home baked goods such as lemon cheese cake and Ube bars.
Coffeelogy (Vincent's Walk)
Love great coffee and unique art? Then Coffeelogy is the place for you! They are a local independent café that perfectly blends the space with the design studio known as Inco Arthitecture. All the amazing artworks you'll discover inside are by Reflections Designlife Gallery. Find them on Vincent's Walk.
How do you take your bubble tea? Lots of ice, extra boaba? ‘Pop’ along to Bubbleology in Westquay for a refreshing selection of milk and fruit teas which are all made using organic tea leaves. Which flavour will you choose? Now open on Level 0 of Westquay.
Tap and Tandoor (Westquay)
Westquay South has also welcomed Tap and Tandoor earlier this year which is a local independent gastro pub where Indian cuisine meets craft beer. Enjoy Butter Chicken, Lamb Keema and mixed grill options whilst you sip on one of their craft beers from their ever-rotating menu, from national favourites to worldwide delights. Want to book a table? Click here.
Hans & Gretel (Westquay)
Treat yourself to a magical experience with one of Hans & Gretel’s bubble waffles or chimney cakes. With artisan gelato, freshly cooked doughnuts, and even cotton candy, you’ll be spoilt for choice! With stores across Europe, Hans & Gretel is now open in Westquay to spread a little more magic for all to enjoy.
Chilli Flames (Bedford Place)
Located next to Halladays on Bedford Place is the new Afro-Portuguese grill known as Chilli Flames. The new restaurant has several franchises across the UK as far as Kirkintilloch and Aberdeen. Bite into flame-grilled chicken, saucy wraps, and Chilli Flames' salads to experience the authentic flavours of Porto – there is something for everyone to try.
Yummy Pot (London Road)
Love cooking? Yummy Pot on London Road offers a chance for customers to pick their favourite ingredients to cook at the comfort of their own table. This new Chinese restaurant is not one to be missed!
Bisque Coffee (High Street)
Unwind with an afternoon tea or coffee with this fresh new café on High Street. Bisque Coffee stylishly combines a coffee shop with a workspace to offer visitors a chance to find a quiet space to hot desk or study whilst enjoying one of their delicious cakes or pastries.
M' Dim Sum (Above Bar Street)
Dig into roast meats, mouthwatering dim sum, and delicious Cantonese dishes at Southampton's M' Dim Sum. The restaurant is decorated from head to toe in stylish Chinese décor across their three floors of seating. Find them on Above Bar Street.
Sixes Social Cricket (Westquay)
Test out your cricket skills at Sixes Social Cricket in Westquay! Step into one of their batting cages and try to achieve the highest score - will you get your name on their leaderboards? But don't worry, if it's your first time playing, Sixes offers five different challenger skill levels to try so that everyone can experience the thrill of the game.
Whiskey Blue (High Street)
Whiskey Blue has officially moved to High Street at the former location of Robin's Nest Emporium. The iconic building has now transformed into a vibrant live music haven. Groovy funk and soul sessions and open mic nights are just a sample of what they have on throughout the month.
Axeology (East Street)
Ready. Set. Throw! Axe throwing is the latest and greatest competitive experience taking the country by storm. Great for groups both big and small, challenge your partner or friends to see who can get the best throws in to hit the target. Axeology has opened up on East Street to offer you another great spot to try your hand at this popular past time. Book your visit here.
The Dark Arts Potions and Puzzle Bar (High Street)
Grab your fellow witches and wizards because Southampton's very own potions and puzzle bar is now open. The Dark Arts on High Street opened its doors to offer visitors an enchanting refuge to kick back and relax with free parlour puzzles, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. Cauldron Coffee anyone? Learn more here.
Black Axe Throwing (Marlands Shopping Centre)
The Marlands Shopping Centre has their very own axe throwing spot now with the addition of Black Axe Throwing. With their three lanes and six targets, there is plenty of space to hold a friendly competition with your friends or shake things up at your next hen do or stag do. For bookings click here.
Houdini's (Castle Way)
Voted as the number one escape room in the world, Houdini's delivers a challenging and immersive experience that will have you and your teammates on your toes until the very last minute. Just a short walk from Westquay, you'll find two locked black doors that have mysterious and wonderful worlds hidden. From a creepy carnival to a jurassic world, what experience will you escape from?
Barber Lab (London Road)
Offering everything from hairstyling to facial care, Barber Lab promises to deliver excellence in everything they do. They now call London Road home where their skilled barbers are ready to go above and beyond so that you leave feeling confident and refreshed with your new cut.
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