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“Best food, service and coffee in Southamaton”
Review of CXO Bar & Bistro

CXO Bar & Bistro
Ranked #21 of 870 Restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$61
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: CXO Bar&Bistro is situated just 2 minutes' walk from the Mayflower Theatre, right in the heart of Southampton. A modern continental bistro and bar that specialises in PRE-THEATRE dining and BREAKFAST, it has a vibrant atmosphere while still maintaining an intimate nature. It's suitable for after work drinks, pre-theatre meals, and get-togethers with friends or colleagues, as well as that special meal for two. We are situated very close to the north exit of Southampton train station, we also are the closest licensed bar to it, we offer the perfect destination to wine and dine or just to sit back and relax and unwind before a visit to the theatre, a trip by train or a week-end away with friends.
Reviewed 1 June 2012

Whilst The Cofferoom in Shirley is veryvgood, this hidden gem is the best Coffee house I have been to in years inc London and Barcelona . The location is great the food and coffee fantastic and the service with the Spanish and Romanian staff makes it a first class venue. Mind you, when you find out its run by two Italians you expect no less. The Italians after all are the masters of service throughout Europe. Well done boys! I am so happy I found you.

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Thank VNG2012
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Reviewed 3 May 2012 via mobile

A great place to meet for a drink after work, just don't bother with the food.
I had a full english breakfast and was surprised how bad it was; part undercooked, part over cooked.
Reasonable sausages, the bacon was the only decent bit. Very overdone eggs.
They do a good coffee. Best just for a drink

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Thank Andy-Southampton
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Reviewed 30 April 2012 via mobile

Very nice- has a family run feel. Good food an good price, perfect for food before the mayflower theatre

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Reviewed 28 March 2012

There were sixteen of us , we had pre-booked and forwarded our orders , three courses plus a glass of wine for under £17 each.

T he choices were wide , mainly with an Italian slant . The risotto was splendid and my icecream and expresso well worth visiting for . The glass of wine slipped down well.

The Caffexpresso is only a short walk from the Mayflower Theatre , two minutes from the railway station.

We were well looked after , I understand that lunchtimes are worth a visit.

I will be back.

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Thank yandinazetland
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

Found this restaurant by chance, looking for some food before going to the Marflower Theatre. It's tucked away from the main "drag", but is on the way between the theatre and the railway station / car parks.

Simple, great tasting food, and very personable waiter (who is also one of the owners) - Marco is superb, fast service, not intrusive, but attentive when required.

Also, they have THE BEST espresso coffee on the South Coast.

Will be using this place whenever possible.

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Thank kempie666
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