Reviews

We are very proud of the great reviews we have received on Tripadvisor from our happy customers over the years. Thank you for anyone who has taken the time to post a review, we always take on board your feedback.

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The perfect spot for any occasion

“My boyfriend and I decided to treat ourselves to some tapas and wine over the past weekend and I must say that we absolutely loved our experience from the moment we walked in until we left. Have visited La Regata in the past with my family and was so happy that I managed to visit this lovely restaurant and have another amazing evening again. The food is always so fresh and delicious and of course best accompanied by their great range of wines! This place is the perfect spot for any occasion, will be back again soon! Thank you La Regata!”

Delicious Tapas

“I have been coming to this restaurant for well over 5 years now and I can safely say it has never been anything other than excellent! The decor is beautiful and you instantly feel like your in Spain, the food is fresh and exciting and it is always hard to decide what dishes to have. The service is always friendly and not overbearing in any way it is a must for any lover of Spanish Cuisine!”

Highly Recommend

“Me and my husband chose to dine at the restaurant for the first time when we had family visiting. The atmosphere of the restaurant is so warming and friendly and really does make you feel like you are in Spain! We noticed the menu had soo many options to choose from and many quite different from what we have seen before. We tasted over 12 tapas dishes and there wasn’t one we didn’t like! We especially liked the king prawns in spicy garlic sauce and the chicken wings however all of it was absolutely delicious! The service was also excellent we will definitely be going back and recommend to our friends and family!”

Spain in Southampton

“One of the most wonderful meals we’ve ever had. This has to be one of the nicest restaurants in the south of England. The outlook is great, atmosphere lovely, very Spanish, nice view of the docks, with superb friendly service and absolutely stunning Spanish food. Superb!”

Authentic Paella

“Our kids love this place, great menu and great tapas. Service is always excellent and the owner often comes out and chats to the kids about the food and Spain. The paella is awesome and very similar to southern Spanish varieties. Some lovely dishes too that are not often found in England, the octopus bravas for instance. Being a Tapas bar/restaurant this place is also perfect for an ice cold beer in the summer accompanied by a plate of olives, or other basic tapas.”

Best Ever Sangria 

“Perfect selection of tasty Tapas, lovely Spanish feeling, and friendly staff. We met up with two dear friends for a catch up over lunch. We ordered Sangria which I have to say was one of the best ever. Enjoyed a great selection of freshly cooked tapas on a sunny summer’s day – perfect !! if you haven’t eaten at this lovely place, then you need to. You will not be disappointed. Thanks, La Regata and see you soon!”

Whole Suckling Pig

“I visited this restaurant on a Saturday evening for my best friends birthday. The restaurant had an authentic and cosey decor which was extremely welcoming. We had a large party of 20 people and the majority of us had the suckling pig. This was absolutely mind-blowing. Everyone was taking pictures because it looked wonderful but as soon as they started eating everyone was awestruck. Not only did the pig look amazing, but the taste was also out of this world. The meat was succulent and was falling apart on the fork. The potatoes were cooked in rosemary and salt and were excellent as well!”

  • warnerrj79
    5 star rating

    A surprise end-of-trip delight! On our way back from the New Forest and decided to stop in Southampton for last minute Christmas shopping and... Read More

    ShaRoKent
    5 star rating

    Lively place! Lovely, authentic tapas! Fantastic Tapas is lovely, lively setting. We hadn't booked so had to wait 10 minutes at the bar. Very friendly,... Read More

    986DavidL
    5 star rating

    A sheer delight Despite not having reserved a table on a busy Friday night we were greeted by the owners wife who was... Read More

    AnniB61
    5 star rating

    Best in town! Yet again visited La Regata with my husband for casual few drinks and tapas. The place was full. Extremely friendly... Read More

  • U4455CKnicks
    5 star rating

    Outstanding Popped in on the off chance. Made to feel like family. The food and service was exemplary even though the... Read More

    andrewwE2459VV
    5 star rating

    Birthday meal Went to la regatta Friday night for my birthday meal with friends and all throughly enjoyed our meals, service was... Read More

    127richardu
    5 star rating

    Great experience Best spanish tapas place we ate at in England, by far. Nice atmosphere, good service, great wine, excellent food. What... Read More

    joannamoog
    5 star rating

    We love this place - so happy it's back open! We visited La Regata for dinner last week - our first visit since lockdown began. We have really missed the... Read More

  • christinej797
    4 star rating

    Viva Espana ! Dinner with friends. It has a seating area outside which was full so we had to sit inside. Not a... Read More

    Dominic R.
    5 star rating

    Best Patatas Bravas ever We visited as a family after my son's Graduation and I'm so glad we did. The food is of a... Read More

    Cyberslow
    5 star rating

    Great Food, Service and Atmosphere A really pleasant evening despite the chaos of the Southampton Boat Show, which I'd completely overlooked

    lamartrip
    5 star rating

    My favourite restaurant in Southampton Have come here on multiple occasions and I never leave disappointed. Great service and excellent food!