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Best places to eat and drink in Southampton – Woocarz Car Sales & Finance

Best places to eat and drink in Southampton

12/07/2022 / Comments 0 / 123 / News 2022
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Around this time of year, it’s not a bad idea to start venturing out as much as possible around the Southampton area. When it comes to eateries and drinking spots, it’s a grand gesture to show support for the local establishments. A city like Southampton has a great selection of places to go for afternoon lunches, fine dining, cafes, and restaurants to suit all your tastes.

WOO Carz, also based in Southampton, has put together a simple list of highly-rated eating and drinking establishments in and around the Southampton area.

Dancing Man Brewery

Everyone loves in-house microbrewery/pub. The Dancing Man Brewery is located in an old wool house built-in 1332. This well-established pub stocks a fine selection of beer, ale, spirits, and fabulous comfort food. With a capacity seating of 110 covers, the restaurant has two bars that stock a full range of beers, wines, and spirits which you’d expect from a well-established pub and restaurant.

With an impressive team of 41 friendly and well-trained staff, you can be sure to have a very enjoyable evening, either alone, as a couple, or with friends and family.

The Dancing Man Brewery has been voted for the 2nd year running as the Best Pub in Southampton, which says a lot about having this place at the very top of our list.

Cafe Parfait

For the younger generation, Cafe Parfait is one of Southampton’s top and very popular rooftop nightclubs.  The music is normally a mixture of House, RNB, Old Skool, and Dancefloor tunes. What’s a nice touch about this place is, that it switches from a normal club to having live musicians and performers on a regular basis. This great venue is also available for private hires, such as corporate events, wedding receptions, and Christmas parties.

A special promotion to bear in mind if you’re celebrating your Birthday is a free bottle of vodka and access to a VIP booth if you attend the venue on the week of your Birthday.

Make sure you take a valid photo ID for this venue, regardless of your age. There is also a dress code policy, so make sure you’re not wearing shorts and inappropriate wear.


If you’re looking for fine dining, a nice place to consider is the fabulous Ennio’s, located in one of the most prestigious parts of Southampton, beside the old waterfront and Southampton Water.

Ennio’s seats around 100 covers inside a converted old Victorian warehouse. The outstanding speciality cuisine from this fine restaurant has to be their variety of homemade cuisine, such as amazing pasta and top-quality fresh fish dishes.

The restaurant is open Monday to Saturday, and this is the place to be if you’re looking for traditional Italian food at an affordable price.


Labelled the world’s largest milkshake bar company, Shakeaway has now appeared in Southampton’s, The Marland Shopping Centre. The first-ever store was opened in Bournemouth back in 1999. What makes this place unique is that you can select a combination of milkshake flavours or get the best recommendations from their Shakettes who can put together some lethal concoctions. 

Shakeaway has a fine selection of milkshakes, smoothies, and fit and healthy protein shakes if the needs arise. They also stock 100% fat-free frozen yoghurt desserts that taste more like ice cream with only around 160 calories per serving. On top of that Shakeaway offers delicious lower fat, tasty fries.


The 1932 bar has been rated as one of Southampton’s most luxurious and exclusive bars. Has probably the best range of cocktails in the Southampton area. With a seating capacity of around sixty, there is plenty of room to relax and enjoy some of the finest cocktails in Southampton. 

Make sure you try and get the chance to order the signature caramel espresso martini, the taste of this cocktail is truly second to none.

Open Tuesday to Saturday. (Saturdays opened until 3 am)

7 Bone Burger

This is a great place to go for a quick bite to eat, no thrills dirty burger joint. The ideal place to go before your night out on the town if you fancy wholesome stomach-busting fast foods. 

The menu ranges from an impressive selection of meaty, extremely tasty burgers, a variety of different flavoured fries, and an assortment of chicken wings, drumsticks, and quarter pieces. They’re also licenced to serve beers, ciders, and an exclusive selection of in-house cocktails. And for the finer palate, they have some decent wine too. 

Even if you’re looking for a worthy place to go on a casual or fun night out to eat, this place has the character and quality to accommodate all your needs.

Located at 110 Portswood Rd, Southampton, the 7 Bone Burger is highly recommended.

Getting around Southampton

We have but only given you a very small selection of what we think are the top eateries and drinking establishments in Southampton. Obviously, there are many more highly rated places to go for a very good meal and drinks. 

Most of our employees at WOO Carz are born and bred in Southampton and all of our showroom colleagues are residing in the Southampton area, so we gave them a quick questionnaire for this article.

If you are unfamiliar with the City of Southampton and would like to pop into any of our showrooms for insight, why not come down and pay us a visit. Our friendly staff can also show you our selection of quality used cars over a cup of tea too.

If you are interested in buying a quality used hybrid, used electric, or used car, you can either call us on 02382543928 or if you are looking to buy your car on finance and you would like to know how much you can purchase one of our used cars on finance, click here now and we will do a quick and soft credit check to give you an idea within an hour on how much you can spend.

Don’t worry, even if you still have your old car and there’s still outstanding car finance on it, we can still help with very competitive part exchange and look to settle your old car’s finance.

Even if you are based outside of Southampton, we will happily deliver your car anywhere in the UK for free.

WOO Carz Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under reference number (626798).


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