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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!”

  • PaulESi
    5 star rating

    2 of us went for supper: very 2 of us went for supper: very pleasant staff and good ambience. Food was great and the crispy pork wonderful

    5 star rating

    Amazing restaurant I took my partner here for a date night and this place was amazing, being new to southampton and looking... Read More

    5 star rating

    Great Tapas birthday lunch ... We eat at this place around 2 or 3 times a year and having eaten in Spain extensively its safe... Read More

    5 star rating

    Excellent We had dinner at this restaurant during a short break. The food and drinks are amazing.
    The service is also very...
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  • lordrob2015
    5 star rating

    VIVA LA REGATTA Well we were lucky not to get into the restaurant next door !! and opted for a Spanish meal at... Read More

    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

    5 star rating

    Superb Table of 16 of us, food was absolutely brilliant and service was great throughout. Would highly recommend.

    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

  • Geoff B.
    4 star rating

    Visiting Hampshire- La Regata Our friends were taking us from Arlesford to Southampton for an Italian treat, this place was next door and we... Read More

    5 star rating

    Such a nice place to eat! What a gem. Service, ambiance, and quality of food. Great to find somewhere in Southampton that provides all of these... Read More

    5 star rating

    Excellent food A really enjoyable evening. Service was good, not kept waiting and the waitress was attentive. The food was delicious. Will... Read More

    5 star rating

    Incredible food! Recently visited on a busy Saturday night with friends and we had such a great evening! We shared lots of... Read More