Blue Island, Southampton, 17/25

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198 Above Bar Street
SO14 7DW

Tel: 023 80635045


Vegetarian: Yes

Parking: Local car parks

Wheelchairs: OK

Loos: Average

award.bronze LWL Bronze Award – Awarded October 2013 – Cost £££££

As my husband is Greek 5 of us decided it would be fun to try Blue Island to celebrate my son’s birthday and his heritage! We’d head a lot about this taverna in the middle of Southampton; its obviously popular as there were a lot of young Greek students in there… all students get 20% discount on main courses. I enjoyed myself; all the young Greek males were very easy on the eye and the conversation loud and good humoured like every other taverna I have ever been in… all that was missing was the sun & sea outside the door… we had a mini tornado!We ordered the easy option, the Blue Island Special Meze at £17.90 per person (min order for 2) a house speciality of approximately twelve to fifteen traditional Greek cold and hot dishes.  The first serving was Houmous, Tzatziki, Taramasalata and Greek Salad along with loads of pitta bread. I would recommend that you don’t go mad at this stage; we did as we were starving and of course felt full very quickly! The dishes just kept on coming.. grilled Halloumi, a dish that was what I would describe as thick bacon, best Dolmades I have ever had, Calamari,  Spicy Meatballs (my favourite), Blue Island King Prawns, Pork Souvlaki, Chicken Souvlaki and Blue Island Chicken Souvla! We just couldn’t finish it all, even my husband was full and that is unheard of.Very kindly they presented my son with a massive piece of chocolate cake surrounded by lots of scoops of different flavoured ice creams with candles on the top, the whole restaurant sang happy birthday to him. We were all going to share this but just for good measure they brought another one for the rest of us.. needless to say we ate it all, always have room for pudding! Finished with coffees.

Our drinks were beers,  2 bottles of wine, a couple of brandys and the total cost with tip was just over £££££ so very good value for money!

A fun evening and enjoyable as long as you like Greek food & atmosphere. Very important… they do not take credit cars so payment is cash or cheques only.

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Ladies Who Lunch Scoring:

Quality of food 3/5
Variety of menu 3/5
Staff and service 4/5
Ambience & décor 3/5
Value for Money 4/5


Total Yummy Factor


Report: CJ

5/5 = Cannot be improved upon, 4/5 = Very good, 3/5 = Good,
2/5 = Satisfactory, 1/5 = Poor, 0/5 = Terrible

The higher the “Yummy” factor, the better the food & service. The higher the number of £ signs the more expensive. (Roughly one £ sign = £5 per head)

2 thoughts on “Blue Island, Southampton, 17/25

  1. Hi there! I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time now. I’m a student in Southampton, spending the majority of my loan on food and little else! I always look to your blog for restaurant inspiration, and I’m really pleased to see Blue Island pop up. I’m a huge fan of Greek food and this place is somewhere I think you can easily miss, but is definitely worth trying. I have my own blog as well and try to pop up a restaurant review now and then. Thanks for the inspiration!

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