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La Regata Restaurant

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We are a small authentic Spanish restaurant that's less than a 5 minute walk from some of Southamptons top hotels,docks and main shopping centres. We have lots of different flavours,our traditional Spanish tapas selection is extensive authentic and home made. From tortilla to pulpo and of course the traditional paella,you are bound to find something you love. We also have a specials board with a variety of meat,poultry & fresh fish main courses to chose from. We have an impressive wine list to accompany your meal.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Catalan
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Found the restaurant by chance during an afternoon walk and decided to return that evening. Great ambiance and good service added to the excellent tapas and seafood paella.

Date of visit: July 2022
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is my second visit to La Regatta, the first was 6 months ago, and the food, wine & service was just as good second time round. The staff are friendly and helpful, but the food is just brilliant! My favorites are the goats cheese,...and the cheese stuffed dates wrapped in parma ham. The others in our group had lots of fishy options and loved them all. We were the last to leave the restaurant but did not feel rushed at any time. I just wish I lived closer!More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was delicious but both me and my friend coz food poisoning within 3h of finishing our dinner …quite sad considering the reviews and how beautiful the restaurant isMore

Date of visit: June 2022
Graham H, Owner at La Regata Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Anastasia Sorry to here you and your husband felt unwell three hours after your meal however food poisoning takes 6 to 24 hours . You could of contacted us to investigate as we would of investigated what food was consumed etc and you could...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No words needed. Every visit is a treat. Staff are welcoming and always happy to see customers walk through the door, Highly recommend!!

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend & I visited La Regata after reading the great TripAdvisor reviews. We were not disappointed....we were in a bit of a rush as we were seeing a show at 7.30pm & we booked & arrived dead on when they opened at 5.30pm Very...quickly it got busier, so we were pleased that the food came quickly & was all superb & tasty. We had 6 tapas between us: Manchego Cheese Anchovies Pollo & Chorizo Patatas Bravas Salt Cod Croquettes Pork Crackling with Apple Sauce I had a lovely Sangria to drink, which was the best example of this drink for a long time, including when I've been recently in Spain! Can't wait to revisit this restaurant on our next visit to Southampton.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic experience - the food was amazing, great waiter and there was lovely atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back! Thank you!

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 20 May 2022 via mobile

Tonight we enjoyed an amazing tapas meal, the service was excellent, we were made very welcome & will definitely visit when in the area again.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 13 May 2022 via mobile

We have been visiting here for 6 years plus, every visit has been fabulous! We were sceptical with lockdown etc wondering if still as good and will it still be the same staff? Our 5 hour drive was without worth it! Food is still amazing...the place was packed! The young lady that served had only been there two weeks she said , she did a grand job and most staff still the same 😀 we will be back again we loved it!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 8 May 2022 via mobile

Been wanting to go here for ages and whilst it didn't disappoint it didn't quite live up to the hype! Reasonably priced which was a nice surprise but many dishes very oily and many I wouldn't order again if I returned which was a shame....Sangria, delicous!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 5 April 2022 via mobile

We love visiting this consistently excellent restaurant. Our most recent visit was on Mothering Sunday when we thought my Mum would like a taste of Spain for her day. The restaurant was busy when we arrived and we were seated upstairs which gave us a...nice elevated view. Lots of choice on the menu and for the 3 of us we chose a selection of 8 Tapas dishes all of which were perfectly cooked and were enjoyed very much by us all. The Calamari was particularly good in its lovely light batter. Super efficient friendly service as we have come to expect. La Regata remains our favourite restaurant choice in the city and we look forward to returning.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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16 July 2019|
Response from GrahamH2155 | Property representative |
Hi We do have gluten free options on our websites menu. We can also offer more if you ask a member of staff in the restaurant on the night. Thank you
16 July 2019|
Response from psparrow66 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I can remember the GF options are marked on the menu. I though it was now compulsory for all restaurants to indicate GF and other dietary requirements...
23 October 2018|
Response from cricetino1974 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes they are. we got a baby 9 months old with us.
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Yes, La Regata Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

La Regata Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5