What's new in Southampton this Winter?

What's new in Southampton this Winter?

Earlier in the year, we took a look at some of the new businesses opening their doors in Southampton. Since then, more businesses have started up in and around our city, providing yet more great opportunities for shopping, eating out and more. Explore what’s new…

New places to eat

Fancy a change from your usual favourites? We’ve got some hot new places to eat now open and coming soon.

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The Attic Craft Cocktails is Southampton's New Speakeasy in Guildhall Square. Filled with weird and wonderful treasures to discover, flavours you’ve long forgotten about and some you haven’t stumbled upon before. Open every Thursday, Friday & Saturday, discover more and book here. 

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Number 3 Wine Bar & Restaurant is a fantastic place to dine and dance the night away in Bedford Place. Saturdays are soul and Motown night whilst on Sundays enjoy a warming roast dinner. The venue also has a dedicated space for afternoon tea and meeting rooms that you can hire for business breakfasts. Open Tuesday - Sunday. 


In close proximity to the Mayflower Theatre, and just a short stroll from the Cultural Quarter, Papillon is a restaurant, bar and event space. As a converted church, Papillon is a beautiful venue for an evening meal, Sunday roast or weekend drinks with friends or family.

If you fancy some Mediterranean cuisine then book your place at Artsy Lounge, on East Street. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and also specialises in a wide range of cocktails.

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Try a game of shuffle-board with friends as well as tasty 23" pizzas and cocktails at newly-opened CRIB, just off Bedford Place on Vernon Walk. Perfect meet up spot to enjoy a drink or two with friends after work or at the weekend. Lots of offers available and events.  

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Opening this Christmas in Westquay South will be Las Iguanas - a Brazilian/Mexican-inspired restaurant that also offers bottomless brunches and cocktails. Home to fresh & authentic South American food & cocktails. Here you’ll discover the finest South American dishes with unique flavour blends & inspiring recipes from Brazil, Mexico, Peru and beyond.

Bistro Baristo

Located on the High Street, Bistro Baristo is a new coffee shop and mini bar. Its current opening hours are Monday-Friday, 8.30am-7pm and Saturday 9am-8pm. From your traditional breakfasts to some tasty lunch choices, there’s plenty of choice available.

Opt for a healthy dessert, or simply a tasty treat with lashings of sprinkles by popping along to YoGoo! in Westquay Shopping Centre. You’ll find all kinds of tempting frozen yoghurt flavours to try.

On London Road, you’ll find Willis Café, a newly opened café that specialises in breakfast, sandwiches and hot boxes. Ideal if you work nearby and want a quick takeaway or for a quick bite to eat.

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And if you fancy something sweet, then check out the range of puddings on offer at Heavenly Desserts, now open on the High Street.

Coming soon to the Cultural Quarter will be a new independent bar and restaurant Gin & Olive and nearby, on Above Bar Street, Sharkey's Sports Bar is set to open too.

Last but by no means least, Ocean Village is now home to new restaurant. Ocean Grill House. From Wagyu steaks to fish as well as daily specials prepared at your table, you’ll be wowed by the food and the dining experience.

Brand-new shops to explore

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In our previous blog, we mentioned a couple of big names coming to Southampton – Hamleys toy shop and Flannels clothing shop, which have no both opened in Westquay.

Now also open in Westquay is Montezumas chocolate shop – with dark, milk and white chocolates in a whole host of flavours. Talk about tempting!

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What's more, when you are in Westquay be sure to check out the High Score Arcade Pop Up and try your hand at various retro arcade games!

If you are looking to plan a getaway soon, Tui has a wealth of holiday options available for you. Find them in their new travel shop on Above Bar Street, having relocated from Westquay Retail Park.

For bargains galore, pop along soon to Poundland in Westquay Retail Park - opening up in the old Mothercare store.

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We are so excited to see the return of popular music store, HMV to the city with a new store recently opened on High Street - just in time for Christmas. Featuring all your classic DVDs, CDs, Vinyls, Games, Merch as more, HMV will be hosting live music sessions with local artists so make sure you follow their social media pages to stay up to date. Open every day 9 - 6.30pm and 11 - 5pm on Sundays.

Skin treatments and beauty therapy


Newly opened on Castle Way is Skin HQ - a centre for laser hair removal, skin treatments and cosmetic procedures.

So, why not make a start on your Christmas shopping and take a look at some of our new shops? And why not combine this with a visit to one of our new eateries for a great day out? We are SO looking forward to seeing you!

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