About CXO Bar & Bistro
If you’re looking for a perfect pre-theatre drinking and dining spot in Southampton, look no further than CXO Bar & Bistro. It’s just two minutes walk from the Mayflower Theatre in The Polygon and a stone’s throw from Southampton Central station – truly a fantastic location on Nelson Gate. It’s an extremely stylish restaurant with contemporary decor in mind, a theme which is complemented perfectly by the continental food on offer. Some CXO classics include the handmade giant ravioli and the philly steak sandwich, but there’s plenty more besides in the way of burgers, wraps and jacket potatoes. CXO Bar & Bistro is perfect for when you’re on the move but also a great space to relax. See what the fuss is about and reserve a table now.
- Monday 07:00 - 20:00
- Tuesday 07:00 - 20:00
- Wednesday 07:00 - 20:00
- Thursday 07:00 - 20:00
- Friday 07:00 - 20:00
- Saturday 08:00 - 20:00
- Sunday 09:00 - 15:00
Lovely food and the best homemade chips i have had in a restaurant ever. Great service and value.nice portions of food and a varied menu
Excellent service. Brilliant food which was tasty and beautifully executed on the plate. My husband especially loved this raw beef Thai salad. Lovely atmosphere, thank you.
We went here for a pre theatre meal and throughly enjoyed it. The food was lovely and the staff were very welcoming and friendly. I would definitely go again, and highly recommend.
Family of 5 we went there for diner pre theatre. Excellent quality food, great choice. Brilliant service, so friendly. We would have no hesitation in returning to this restaurant. And only 2 minute walk to theatre.
Easy access to the train station and Mayflower Theatre. Good choice of food - wraps, baguettes, baked pots, omelettes as well as starters and mains. Friendly staff. Small so booking recommended if you want to be sure you'll get a table. We were there at lunchtime and it was full, a bit noisy due to low ceilings. Well worth a visit. Take away available too.
This is a great place to meet and eat/ drink with friends or colleagues. The staff are friendly and service is prompt. The food was cooked to order and really tasty. Highly recommend the smoked salmon with scrambled eggs. The portion size is good too!
We had a fantastic Sunday breakfast on a visit to Southampton. Perfect eggs benedict - the best I can remember having. Plus an attentive and friendly service. I'd have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant :-)
Great venue close to the station, we had a meeting brunch with clients. The food went down very well, good selection on the menu. I will be using CXO again next time we visit the Mayflower theater for pre show food and drink.
As always, friendly and efficient service. There is a great choice of freshly prepared food with healthy eating options too. A super little place where you can just have a coffee, or a full meal.
First time here - booked for pre- theare meal. Perfect for Mayflower, all 3 of us has burgers -2 salmon and one lamb - all good and lovely chips! Will definately go again.
Great little gem of a restaurant set just a few minutes walk from Southampton central railway station. Ideal for lunch time or evening meals and great for pre-show meals for the Mayflower theatre.
... lovely food & great service ... had a good choice for veggie options & puddings. Great place to eat on way to theatre. Second time weve been & will return.
Lovely food and excellent service, will visit again. Very handy for food before going to the theatre as it is just around the corner and mear to the train station
Great service great food been here every time we go to the Mayflower and told out friends .will see you again in may when we go to see Funny Girl
Very good and prompt friendly service attended to realy quickly. The resraunt is situated very close to the Mayflower theatre so it is vert handy for a pre show meal and within easy walking distance.
Three of us went for pre-theatre drinks & meal. Food was very good & staff very friendly - good value for the quality too. Would highly recommend.
A lovely little independent bistro with friendly staff and delicious home made food. Great before the theatre, although no special pre theatre meal deal. Day time they have wraps, breakfasts, omelettes etc.
Quick service, fresh food, good prices. Relaxed atmosphere, staff were happy to help, food came quickly which was good as we were going to the theatre.
Lovely meal, friendly staff and homely atmosphere. Great choice of food at reasonable prices. Also handy for hotels, railway station and city centre. Thank you
Wonderful meals, all five of us thoroughly enjoyed them. Also great service, and extremely good and personal attention. We will come back soon. Thank you.
Ate at CXO Saturday night ahead of the Al Murray show at the Mayflower. Lovely food. Great size portions. Excellent servers. Yummy Cosmopolitan cocktails too.
Really enjoyed CXO. The staff were very friendly, the food was great and the service was quick. Just what we needed before visiting the theatre.
Lovely and buzzy atmosphere with friendly quick service.Ideal prior to visiting Mayflower Theatre as very nearby.Tasty food and reasonable prices for casual eating.Parking close,would recommend for a drink or food.
This was my first time of visiting the CXO and I found both the food and service to be excellent.We shall definitely be returning soon.
Excellent food and lovely friendly staff, we arrived early and were welcomed and shown to a comfortable table and served immediately. Will go there again.
Food was excellent, plenty of choice and very reasonably priced. Staff were very pleasant but had a lot to cover so took time to get their attention
Good quick service and food. Staff were very friendly and professional. Ideally situated for the train station and mayflower theatre Prices very reasonable, would eat there again.
It had good food and a good atmosphere. It was ideal as a venue for a pre-theatre bistro supper. It felt busy, lively and fun.
Made a reservation on the day through the internet and it was easy. Quick service - very attentive and good food. I will return :-)
Good size servings and good service. They want a review of 25 words but not sure what else to say except would go back again.
Not as good as our last visit - sides came out 15 mins before mains. Still nice but a little disappointed. Would still eat there again as food nice.
The food was great but when I asked the waitress if the pasta special contained garlic she was very rude and sarcastic. I would have thought she would have been more helpful and polite. I have to say though, the younger waitress was a complete delight.