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Using locally sourced ingredients, we have a varied menu to suit everybody, including bespoke dairy, gluten free and vegan menu's for those of you with dietary requirements. Alongside our normal menu's we also offer a daily specials board providing a variety of choices that showcase our chef's creative dishes.
PRICE RANGE
£5 - £30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 17 January 2024

We visited this restaurant for a second time Thursday evening to see the fireworks and two Queens, leaving southampton. Wow what a veiw. We were glad to see them still open as we had heard they were closing. The food was excellent as was the...service even though they were very busy. It was nice to see the restaurant & bar so full on a Thursday.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 December 2023

This was our first visit to 'Seashells', despite living in the area for many years. The food was delicious and plentiful. The service was friendly and efficient. We didn't feel rushed at all. It was a lovely setting, with a great atmosphere. We wondered why...we hadn't been before and will most definitely return.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023 via mobile

So hope it’s true? Seashells our favourite restaurant is staying! Anyone know more or different. My friend and I Enjoyed the specials and drinks. Service so good and views unbeatable. Can’t ask for more than to hear its staying in business, especially for Xmas parties.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023

Perfect spot for lunch on a sunny day. My partner and I had lunch here outside on the terrace overlooking Hythe pier and Southampton Water. I have eaten here several times with my sister but it was a first for my partner. We both chose...the seafood linguini which was excellent. The risotto and the omlettes are also excellent. We look forward to returning soon.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023

After booking a table on the phone, we arrived to a table by the window in the corner as requested. A great menu choice and the food was delicious with friendly service. Lovely views too. Definitely come again!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 5 July 2023

WOW. The best breakfast I've ever had. Utterly superb. The waiting staff couldn't do enough for me. Superb views of Southampton Water. What other restaurant gives you these views. It'll be criminal when it's forced to close through Greed for flats to be built. Please...come and visit this Goldmine of a RestaurantMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023 via mobile

Although I have reviewed this place before, every time I go I feel need to share my delight. The Staff, waterfront view, good food, location, free 2 hrs to park or I can walk it. We always hope to get window seat and we did....My friend was treating us. I had the board special hunters chicken, salad and Cajun wedges. My freind Fi had lasagne. Both excellent. All Staff lovely and always attentive. Especially Heidi. Hope this place is always there for Hythe diners.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023

This restaurant has a really good selection of dishes. Some were not suitable for me as I have an allergy to shellfish but there was still plenty to choose from.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 18 May 2023 via mobile

Lovely tbone pork chop with absolutely fantastic crackling. Nice and polite staff. My friend liver dish was good as well. Will reccomend and be back when in the area

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 16 May 2023

Fine dining on a budget? Yessir. The food was exquisite, the service excellent and it was fine value at around £35 a head with drinks. The food took a while to arrive - always a good sign.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 22 April 2023

I wasn’t happy with the happiness of the staff as we didn’t even get a smile from one of them, also a major downside was the glasses weren’t clean, and the fork I nearly used had left over mash on it which isn’t very hygienic...for me or any customers that eat here. We was recommended this by the general public after asking where to go but wouldn’t recommend this to anyone else due to this ManorMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 11 April 2023

Good food, with captivating views. We have visited here a couple of times - morning coffee and dinner, both times the place was buzzing. There is a good variance on the menu, fish, meat and vegetarian, all served hot and well. We have always booked.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 31 March 2023

Always a fantastic meal and service we have been going to Seashells for many years and nothing else compares so lucky to have this restaurant close by.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2022 via mobile

Seashells was recommended by a local shop owner, but the entrance looked very inauspicious! However we ventured in and went up to the first floor and were pleasantly surprised. We booked for dinner and went back later. The dinner was amazing. Delicious fish pie and...braised pork cheeks. The staff were super, really friendly and lovely. I would highly recommend this place and it had a great atmosphere on a Friday night.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 22 November 2022 via mobile

3 stars is all I can give as there is no faults about the food at all, the staff were very polite and helpful but very slow at taking our order and clearing between courses.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Response from Malcolm C | Reviewed this property |
No, before the lockdown it was the best, but I haven’t visited since, but knowing their high standard it will still be top notch.
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Response from Malcolm C | Reviewed this property |
Definitely no dogs allowed, a shame as there is a balcony which they could facilitate dogs.
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Plenty of parking.
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Seashells Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4