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Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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We will get you to the show on time! Welcome to Ovation Restaurant at Mayflower Theatre. Our multi-award winning restaurant on the third floor within the theatre is open for pre-show theatre lunches and dining. If you wish you can return to the restaurant in the interval to enjoy your dessert and coffee, or finish your bottle of wine (applies to Dinner Menu only). It is also ideal for business lunches and celebrating special occasions. Relax, unwind and enjoy classic flavours with a modern twist. Tempted?
US$7 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
European, British, Soups, International, Contemporary, Fusion
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Go to lots of shows at the Mayflower, so surprised I haven't eaten here before, but will definitely go again! Service quick, so no worries about missing the start of the show. The service was so friendly and efficient. Food quality really very good and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank JAB532
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently had lunch here prior to a matinee performance. We have been to this restaurant several times and have always been pleased. Our latest visit was a disappointment. I had chicken and mushroom pie, I only had one piece of chicken. I complained but...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank 769annb
Reviewed 27 January 2019

The Sous Chef called me to discuss my request for my gluten free/dairy free meal. He went through every item on the menu and advised me how he could adjust the meal to ensure it was suitable for me. He even created a special dessert...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Roobarbontoast
Reviewed 25 January 2019 via mobile

Well Ovation certainly is a hidden gem! Having lived in Southampton for a number of years we decided to visit whilst seeing a show. The service was outstanding and the food delicious. Presentation was master chef level! The menu has a wide range suitable to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Deny23
Reviewed 18 January 2019

I've been here before and have always really rated the food & service, but this week was a big disappointment on the food front. We had to start : pork belly & tian of crab, Main : supreme of chicken & salmon fillet, Dessert :...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank lyndhurstlocal3
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

A lunch before the show. A fixed price two course meal, plus options for a third course at an extra cost. The menu was quite limited, but still very good. The food was excellent and the service also very good. Not the cheapest meal, but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Regor4204
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

Great menu which didn't disappoint. Stylishly plated food, very flavoursome and waiting staff very efficient, friendly and attentive. The restaurant has had a refurbishment recently and looks lovely. A perfect way to start an evening before a fantastic show.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank E9195MKlindas
Reviewed 20 November 2018

We had a wonderful meal, thank you so much. One of our group was Gluten free and another Vegan and their meals were outstanding. (Vegan meringues amazing!)The waiter explained everything, and was so friendly, I wish every restuarant we ate in was like this, thank...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Carisbr00ke
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Omg can I just say firstly that I am quite a fussy eater... But honestley I had nothing to find fault in with this restaurant. The food was AMAZING. I had carrot and coriander soup to start... Lush. Then the most tastiest tagaletelli dish ever....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pam B
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Had a beautiful meal before seeing Simon and Garfunkel 50 years show Could nor fault either excellent

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jimbobwatts
Mayflower_Theatre, Manager at Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Dear jimbpbwatts Many thanks for taking the time to write us a review. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to Ovation and Mayflower Theatre. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Jackie

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Angie J
2 November 2018|
Response from Mayflower_Theatre | Property representative |
Hi, Apologies for the delayed reply. We do not have a dress code in Ovation. We look forward to welcoming you.
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