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!”

Best Mediterranean restaurant in Southampton as featured on Travel Regrets

“Nestled in the heart of Southampton, La Regata Restaurant offers an exceptional Mediterranean dining experience that seamlessly blends flavours, ambiance, and service. With an array of delightful tapas and a carefully curated wine selection, this charming establishment creates an unforgettable dining journey.”

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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!”

  • peterwV975TL
    5 star rating

    Excellent. At 8pm on a Friday evening without a reservation we found a packed restaurant with the only seating options being... Read More

    5 star rating

    Incredible Amazing service as always- incredible food selection too!! All staff have very good knowledge in regards to the food.

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    5 star rating

    Lovely Restaurant This is a really lovely restaurant. The atmosphere and the decor is great and you do genuinely feel like you... Read More

    5 star rating

    Excellent Tapas! We visited after celebrating our daughters graduation and I picked the venue because I remembered eating here many years ago... Read More

  • Luisa C.
    4 star rating

    Lovely restaurant Beautiful restaurant from the decor to the food. We went with the waiters recommendation which didn’t disappoint. The only small... Read More

    4 star rating

    Excellent, best patatas braves I have had in many years. We had a really excellent lunch at La Regata, the best patatas braves I had eaten in years-and better than... Read More

    5 star rating

    Great atmosphere, food and service Booked online a week or so before and glad we did as the seafront and this restaurant was packed with... Read More

    Katherine S.
    5 star rating

    Amazing food and friendly atmosphere Went for my husband's birthday and had an absolutely lovely meal, as always, can never fault the food, staff and... Read More

  • D857QFannab
    5 star rating

    Thankful, we were fitted in. Visited Southampton in late July. Popped in without a reservation early Friday evening. No tables but had a lovely dinner... Read More

    5 star rating

    Nice night Visited on a Saturday night and was busy and buzzing. The staff are busy but very friendly and welcoming. The... Read More

    4 star rating

    Great first visit. We visited for lunch today and had a really pleasant visit.
    The staff were friendly and the menu had an excellent...
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    5 star rating

    Great food Tapas menu is really great. Food was delicious service was great. One of our favourite restaurants in Southampton