"I would just like to say thank you for a lovely meal my wife Clare & I Kevin had last night. We ate at 6.45-7pm. We have been dining at La Regata for a long time now and we have never had a bad meal or service, so you can give yourselves a pat on the back - well done, keep up the good work. I must say you as the owner's must be proud of your staff. Kind Regards." Kevin
Best Fish Ever
"Visited La Regata, quite by chance,for the first time with a friend a little under a year ago and we both had an excellent meal. I visited again last Friday and was greeted and served by Jamie who remarkably seemed to remember me from 2010.
On that occasion I had a whole Brill, my favourite dish, and it was excellent. Last Friday no Brill was available so I had some very tasty Pork Loin Steaks. Jamie said it was possible that Brill would be on the menu the following day, Saturday & it was, having first taken the trouble to phone me to confirm. This time, and living & working in the C.I., where Brill is a regular favourite of many, with great Scallops as a Starter, I have to say that this huge fillet was probably the best fish, excellently cooked and prepared, at a very reasonable cost, that I have ever tasted. Praise indeed, but well earned.
Jamie and all of the other staff are super efficient yet not "pushy"; they are all extremely polite, very friendly in a restaurant with a great ambience - all qualities very hard to find these days in the UK.
Thanks to you all - I will be back (that's a threat!) and have already spread the "news" to friends and work colleagues. You should all be proud of what you have created at that place and wish you all of the best for continuing success.
Thanks again." Maurice
"La Regata really is Pescatarian Heaven! I had one of, if not the, best restaurant meals I've ever had. I had Coquilles St Jacques to start which was just divine. Scallops had a slightly smokey flavour, mashed potato was creamy but light and the fresh mushrooms complimented those flavours perfectly.
It was beautifully presented on a scallop shell. Then for a main course I had a Salmon fillet dish with lovely crispy sauteed potatoes and fresh vegetables. The Salmon was cooked to perfection, was succulent and melted in the mouth. I had San Miguel lager with it which was clearly well kept and ice cold, which was welcome on such a hot day.
I didn't have space for a desert, but I personally see that as a good thing - I like my food and the portions are filling. I'm sure I'll be back one day soon to try a sweet. Worth every penny. Oh and the staff are really friendly too. I honestly can't think of an improvement 10/10." Shane
"Just a quick note to say today#s lunch for our table of 10 celebrating my mothers 91st birthday was fantastic. The steaks were all superb and cooked to perfection , the fish orders were all delicious and the accompanying starters and tapas were all authentic and beautifully Spanish. And the service - marvellous We will be back and will recommend others.
An Appreciated Recommendation
"Visited your establishment on the personal recommendation from Maurice. Like Maurice I tried the Brill and agree it was fantastic. I live on the island of Guernsey and we are spoilt with the quality of fish served at our many restaurants but I have not eaten anything of the standard of your Brill. I have already recommended your restaurant to 2 friends who are regular visitors to Southampton. I'll be back!" Steve
Brilliant as always
"Every year on my daughter's birthday we have lunch at La Regatta as the restaurant is her favourite. Excellent fish, beautifully cooked and delicious. The steaks were fantastic and the service was great. A brilliant place to celebrate. many thanks once again. See you next year." Lorna
"We have been regular visitors to La Regata for a few years and will be for many to come. Not only are you greeted by one of their friendly, helpful staff when you arrive, they will try and accommodate you even at their busiest times.
We have tried many dishes on their tapas and main menu and can honestly say that the food is always fantastic. I would highly recommend the Fillet Steak Mahon and challenge you to find a better steak anywhere! They also have an excellent selection of Spanish beers and wines.
We have also been regulars on New Year’s Eve and would recommend the evening to anyone! What a great way to start the New Year.
All in all, an excellent family run Spanish restaurant with helpful, friendly staff and amazing food. It’s a little bit of Spanish sunshine on even the dreariest of days. Try it, you won’t be disappointed." Jo
A big thank you
"We would like to say a big thank you to you all. August 29th was our wedding day and we visited you for our evening meal, as our wedding party was only to be 4 people we did not book but on the day there were 9 of us.
Your staff were able to find us a table and service was as efficient as if they had known we were coming. Food was great and we have been and will continue to tell all our friends how great your place is.
Once again thank you all for making our day one not to be forgot."
Sharon & Adrian
Staff go the extra mile
"We attended last night as a family of 9 for my grandfather's 80th birthday.
Whilst my grandparents used to visit on occasion we had not all dined with you as party of 9 before. We would like to say thank you.
The service was wonderful, all your staff were polite and courteous and offered to go the extra mile such as bringing out extra potatoes. The food was of impeccable quality and very generous portions. We all had a relaxed and enjoyable evening and didn't feel hurried like at other establishments.
I hope that this becomes the restaurant that my family and I come to should we dine out for any other family occasions. It was an evening we could not fault. Well done and thank you!" Emma