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PRICE RANGE
£6 - £12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Live Music, Jazz Bar
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Reviewed 12 August 2023 via mobile

We stopped in with 5 minutes till kitchen closed , put in an order of fish and chips , best fish and chips , Nice minty garden peas , lovely friendly staff . Not on the tourist row but worth the effort to find ....Had music too . Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023

Our group called by here because of the RMS Titanic connections. We did not eat here but will most probably return some other time.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

Sunday lunch was superb. Excellent quality of food. service was first class thank you Franky our waiter. 10 out of 10 for chefs. Can't reccomend highly enough. Sheila & Wally x

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 7 July 2023

After leaving hungry from Dancing Man, we headed here for something to eat while we drank. The north wall of the establishment was actually part of the original town wall from 1350ish; the building itself was from the 1870s; and it was the last on-land...berth for at least one Titanic crewman. Here, finally, we found food. My sausage and mustard on ‘grainy’ bread was really good, and Brenda’s fingers of fish on grainy bread was pretty good, but we’re pretty sure they came from Ye Olde Freezer and from far away. That said, our lunch special was the best value of any real meal we’d had in Southampton. Very engaging and helpful barkeep. Possibly our favorite of the four pubs we visited while in town.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 June 2023

What an absolutely brilliant place, the food was spot on and the Guinness was close to the best I’ve had in the uk 👌

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 20 April 2023 via mobile

Had lunch here 2 days on a row. First day as part of a business meeting, second time with colleagues. Great pub food both days, and more locally/inhouse prepared than at most places. Good service and great mood overall.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 18 April 2023

While a little tired and rough around the edges, it gives you that well loved feeling. I'm not a local, and to be honest, I'd rather drink somewhere with a more diverse beer selection, but there's something about this place that makes me think I'd...spend a lot of time here if I had the opportunity. I had a couple of pints in the afternoon on the way to somewhere else, but would love to see this place on an evening with a band on - I bet it has a great atmosphere.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 12 April 2023

Sunday lunch was delicious! Large portions, crispy potatoes, lamb cooked to perfection, all freshly prepared. Great selection of beers. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2023 via mobile

My boyfriends two friends recommended coming here for a roast dinner so we thought we would try somewhere completely new to us for a roast. Unfortunately it didn’t live up to the recommendation we were hoping for. The restaurant was quite cold & there were...chairs & tables stacked around the room which didn’t give it a massively cosy Sunday feel. We had the roast beef as there was no chicken. The beef was so stringy and fatty I had to ask for another portion. The gent was lovely and brought another large portion which was appreciated, however the roast potatoes weee quite hard and not crispy, the veg was hard & the whole meal was Luke warm. By the time I was half way through it actually went cold so I didn’t want to finish it really. It’s a shame really as their live music evenings are great and The gent who served us was lovely and so was the lady at the bar. But for the quality of the meal for £45, we won’t be returning for a food again unfortunately.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2022 via mobile

Have eaten here on several occasions in the last 6 months and the meal has always been good. Went with friends again this evening but unfortunately they were out of pie, so we went for 2x burgers and 2x fish and chips. The burgers were...good but the fish and all the chips were overcooked, greasy and virtually inedible. We told the waitor guy (who was lovely) that our food was poor, which was evident from the amount left on the plates. He spoke to the manager about our dissatisfaction but she was unwilling to make any adjustment to the bill. Really upset that all we got was a glare from the manager and not so much as an apology. We will not be returning. Such a shame.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 14 October 2022 via mobile

Booked here on a whim the night before a cruise and so glad we did. Service drinks and decor was great but the star of the show was the food. That beef pie is a thing of beauty and probably in my top 3 ever....Opted for chips instead of mash and again, so glad I did as they are great, so crispy. Wife had a salad with halloumi and was also very impressed. Hopefully will be back again at some point as need to tackle THAT pie again.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 14 August 2022

We booked this table for dinner and it was lush! We were visiting the area and stayed all night as we went on to enjoy the live music after our dinner. Great, prompt service, lovely atmosphere - we enjoyed it so much we came back...for dinner the following night too!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 9 August 2022 via mobile

Delicious Sunday lunch and live music! Highly recommend the Sunday lunch, I had lamb and family had beef and it was really good. We had desert which was also really tasty. Live music and friendly staff.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 6 August 2022 via mobile

Ended up here after a wander around the old town, lovely staff, excellent food, decent white wine, what more could you want 😋 🥂😎 very pleased.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 August 2022

Arrived at the Platform Saturday evening about 7pm, was shown to a table then went to the bar to get drinks. Asked for a menu, was looking at it as drinks were being poured, put it down to pay for drinks and it was snatched...away by passing waitress ! Took drinks to table and returned to bar to ask for another menu, was told they didn't have any more, they were waiting for some to be printed. Had noticed lamb shank on my earlier quick glance and asked barman if it was available and he said he would find out, sat at table three quarters of an hour, barman didn't get back to me, never saw a waitress or a menu !!! Walked out hungry and disappointed, remarked to the barman that they needed to get some menus in a hurry if they want to sell food, to be fair to him he did apologize and he enough to do manning the bar. Not sure whether to call it poor service or an understaffing issue, but all it takes is someone to say we're very busy at the moment, we will get to you as soon as we can.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Platform Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4