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5.1 /6 Excellent 24 Reviews

Southbank Boston Spa

Boston Spa International £££ +100
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About Southbank Boston Spa

In the heart of gorgeous Boston Spa, Southbank is a restaurant and bar born from the passion and hard work of one talented chef, Darren Danby. Chef Danby has over 17 years experience in the business and has cooked at some the UK’s most famous restaurants as well as with plenty of internationally-respected chefs. It’s therefore no surprise that Southbank – to be found just outside of Wetherby on Boston Spa’s High Street – offers an internationally-inspired food menu with options ranging from pizzas, burgers, skewers and plenty from the grill, all of which is refined, beautiful and nothing short of exquisite. After your meal at the restaurant, head upstairs to the vibrant bar for a post-meal tipple to top off a perfect evening at Southbank Boston Spa.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 16:30 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 16:30 - 22:00
  • Thursday 16:30 - 22:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:30
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:30
  • Sunday Closed
Southbank Boston Spa, 146 High Street, LS23 6BW Wetherby

Further Information

Everything about Southbank – from the way it looks from the outside to the beautifully-presented food – is stylish and sophisticated, yet still manages to radiate a definite sense of fun. Although young, this restaurant and bar has very quickly become a true gem of Boston Spa and, led by Chef Danby, brings so much to the High Street of this Wetherby suburb. We’ve mentioned the credentials of Chef Danby above, so we’ll go ahead and jump straight into details of the menu. It makes use of flavour from more than a few parts of the world and the attention to detail is something to behold.

Begin your meal at Southbank Boston Spa perhaps with crispy and aromatic duck hirata buns with pickled cucumber and watercress salad, or opt for Malaysian fried pork belly with honey, soy, sesame and crispy Asian noodle salad. Main courses, and quality really is everywhere to see. The team at Southbank aren’t afraid to claim their burgers as the best you’ll ever eat and each patty is made with local beef, seasoning, steak fat and absolutely nothing else, then of course there’s the chicken or veggie options. Also on the menu are hand-stretched and stonebaked romana-style pizzas, 35-day aged signature steaks from the grill and mains like swordfish skewers with giant tiger prawns and salmon. Wetherby, Boston Spa, you’re lucky to have Southbank.


24 Reviews

5.1 /6 Excellent 24 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: friendly
Waiting Time: short
Noise: average
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1 review so far 6
21.09.2017 20:24

Excellent food and great service from friendly staff! Highly recommend the aromatic duck for a starter. The childrens menu is also very good and offers a good variety of reasonably priced child friendly dishes which include a drink and ice cream. Would definitely recommend a visit!

1 review so far 6
21.09.2017 09:52

Really lovely food, the flat iron steak was amazing. Friendly and attentive staff and a lovely atmosphere. We will defintely visit again for food and drink

1 review so far 6
31.08.2017 23:15

Had the duck pizza and it was absolutely delicious. Thank you so much for the amazing food and great service. Can't wait to go back!

1 review so far 6
21.08.2017 12:15

First visit to Southbank, lovely food and great atmosphere. Will definitely be going back regularly. The cocktails were excellent and loved the 2 for £10

1 review so far 6
05.08.2017 23:43

Really lovely food and atmosphere. Still a few minor teething problems, like waiting for menus etc but absolutely nothing to ruin an evening, unless you're an idiot. Only mentioning so it's noted as constructive feedback. Only other thing to mention is when opening a tab I was asked to leave my bank card behind the bar rather than it just being swiped for future charges incase someone does a runner. Wasn't keen on my bank card being out of sight for an evening, especially in day and age of contactless payments and even if it were safe, it wasn't within my safekeeping. However I'm delighted Southbank is open and will definitely be returning as a regular haunt.

2 reviews so far 6
27.07.2017 23:32

Lovely night, food was really nice & lots of things on the menu we wanted to try. One of the meals came out wrong but they were really quick to correct it & offered a free cocktail as an apology which was a nice touch. Manager came out to chat to us all & ask for our opinions which was nice. Great to have this bar reopened & rebranded. Good luck to you all.

4 reviews so far 5
05.08.2017 13:08

Food was as good as it's ever been. Great to have DD back in town! I had steamed duck buns to start and the ever gorgeous Black Jack burger for main.......all ace!!! Lively Friday evening. We booked for 8.30. A couple of drinks in bar upstairs. Service slightly longer than normal waiting for starter but simply allowed the 4 of us a good catch up. Can't wait to go back!! 🍻

2 reviews so far 3
21.07.2017 20:24

Still finding their feet so service was a bit poor/slow - asking for things and then not getting them so having to ask again. Main reason for the score is the food was ok but just ok. Wasn't blown away and wasn't anything that exciting to choose from. Value-wise it was also ok. And they serve food on trays, which is both just a bit naff but also means the tables get crowded easily. Lots of room for improvement but it also wasn't a disaster so hopefully it will get better as it goes on.

2 reviews so far 3
22.07.2017 23:35

Only been open a week but found food only average, ordered calamari starter and it came with only 4 tiny calamari!! Ordered pizza Italia as main and asked for crispy bacon on it - came with bare minimum. Bar upstairs very quiet considering it was a Saturday night, we ended up going across the road to the Stew and oyster for a bit of atmosphere! Very disappointed overall - need to up their game!

5 reviews so far 5
10.09.2017 08:50

Went on a Wednesday evening. Restaurant was quiet but that wasn't a problem. Waitress was lovely and gave us time to select our food. We chose the troffee pasta which was delicious and the pavlova to follow. Absolutely scrumptious. Well worth the visit.

1 review so far 5
30.08.2017 08:32

Fantastic food and service. Good choices on menu although one dish was luke warm. The Rotisserie chicken was served on a tray should be served on a plate as the tray kept moving. Will definitely go back although a little pricey.

1 review so far 5
26.07.2017 21:53

Eaten here for the first time and I would like to say the food is lovely! Atentative staff and wonderful cocktails! The only and very minor suggestion is mints with the bill. Other than that GREAT dining experience!

1 review so far 5
22.09.2017 08:52

Good food and friendly service. Acoustics poor due to low ceiling, so no good for a quiet conversation. Prices on the high side, but food is top quality and so worth the money.

1 review so far 6
12.08.2017 09:41

Great service and great food! Great variety of choice on the food menu. The cocktail menu could do with a few more options but would recommend!

1 review so far 5
12.09.2017 15:09

Interesting menu, excellent food and good service. The only downside is that the music is way too loud, both in the bar and restaurant, making it difficult to hold a conversation.

1 review so far 6
05.08.2017 08:07

Great food, vibrant atmosphere and lively friendly, helpful staff. Cocktails looked fab too! We had a lovely night thank you 😊 And will return soon

2 reviews so far 5
23.08.2017 07:33

Great menu , wine and cocktail choice. The food and service was excellent ! Would definitely recommend it , we had a few cocktails, perfectly mixed by the barman.

1 review so far 4
29.07.2017 14:35

Lovely food and great service, but a bit pricey and the portions could be a bit bigger, particularly the puddings. Would revisit as a treat but too pricey for more often than that.

3 reviews so far 5
05.08.2017 14:43

Delicious food in a funky setting on a lively Friday evening. Fantastic to have this chef back in the area, he's been so missed by many.

2 reviews so far 5
09.09.2017 23:19

Super steaks and excellent service . Will definitely return soon. Great atmosphere and highly recommended. Good value for money and very good quality wines and beer.