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!”

  • katielfryer
    5 star rating

    Incredible host Angel is an asset to La Regata, if you ever have the fortune of having him as a waiter he... Read More

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    Brilliant meal Walked in here to enquire about a table for two, slight frown from the waiter that we hadn't booked, but... Read More

    Michael O.
    5 star rating

    Amazing After our most recent Spanish holiday, keen to keep the vibe going. Came on music night and had the best,... Read More

    5 star rating

    Great night First time at this restaurant Very impressed
    We had 3 tapas to start then paella as a main
    All of...
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  • gml72
    5 star rating

    Superb What a wonderful find! Mins from hotel and what a find! A lovely lady who welcomed us. Stunning food and... Read More

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    Seafood paella is a winner Found the restaurant by chance during an afternoon walk and decided to return that evening. Great ambiance and good service... Read More

    Adriane W.
    5 star rating

    Great food Great Paella for sharing, worth the 40 minutes wait as it’s cooked to order. Definitely would return.

    5 star rating

    Fantastic restaurant Myself and my partner visited LA regatta for the 1st time yesterday.
    The staff where helpful and friendly from...
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  • 147prakasht
    5 star rating

    Excellent Just wanted to give a shout out to this place. We spent the afternoon drinking and having veggie tapas. The... Read More

    Steve G.
    5 star rating

    Best Tapas in Southampton Been visiting Le Regata for years now. Very authentic Spanish feel, great atmosphere, even better food.

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    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

    5 star rating

    Absolutely delicious We popped in here without a booking and could be given a table providing we could vacate it by 8pm... Read More