Hoping to make your next meal out one to remember, we’ve turned to Tripadvisor to discover the top ten eateries in and around Southampton, based on reviews.

When you treat yourself to a meal out, the last thing you want is to make a reservation, only to discover the food is below par or the waiting staff don’t know their aperitifs from their elbow.

Gaining an insight into the place before making your booking is a smart move, which is where review websites come in. Reading experiences from the people who have been is a great way to get a flavour of what to expect from an establishment.

There are a whopping 542 Southampton restaurants listed on Tripadvisor – here are the top 10 according to review scores left on the travel website.

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Top 10 Southampton restaurants

1. Mexifun

Basingstoke Gazette: Mexifun, Southampton. Picture: TripadvisorMexifun, Southampton. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: 121 East Street, Southampton SO14 3HD
Score: 5/5
Number of reviews: 174
Cuisine: Mexican, Latin, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly

2. Tim's Bistro

Basingstoke Gazette: Tim's Bistro, Southampton. Picture: TripadvisorTim's Bistro, Southampton. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: 19 Bedford Place, Southampton SO15 2DB
Score: 5/5
Number of reviews: 304
Cuisine: French, Seafood, British

3. 5 Rivers Sports Bar

Basingstoke Gazette: 5 Rivers Sports Bar, Southampton. Picture: Tripadvisor5 Rivers Sports Bar, Southampton. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: 30 Bevois Valley Road, Southampton SO14 0JR
Score: 5/5
Number of reviews: 275
Cuisine: Indian, Bar, Pub

4. Alexanda's Restaurant & Bespoke Deli

Basingstoke Gazette: Alexanda's Restaurant & Bespoke Deli, Southampton. Picture: TripadvisorAlexanda's Restaurant & Bespoke Deli, Southampton. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: Deacons Boatyard, Bridge Road, Southampton SO31 8AZ
Score: 5/5
Number of reviews: 190
Cuisine: British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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5. Kohinoor Of Kerala

Basingstoke Gazette: Kohinoor Of Kerala, Southampton. Picture: TripadvisorKohinoor Of Kerala, Southampton. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: 2 The Broadway, Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2WE
Score: 5/5
Number of reviews: 2,070
Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly

6. Miss Ellie's Cafe

Basingstoke Gazette: Miss Ellie's Cafe, Southampton. Picture: TripadvisorMiss Ellie's Cafe, Southampton. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: 31A Manor Farm Road, Southampton SO18 1NN
Score: 5/5
Number of reviews: 178
Cuisine: Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly

7. Blue Island

Basingstoke Gazette: Blue Island, Southampton. Picture: TripadvisorBlue Island, Southampton. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: 198 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DW
Score: 4.5/5
Number of reviews: 542
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly

8. Uptons of Bassett

Basingstoke Gazette: Uptons of Bassett, Southampton. Picture: TripadvisorUptons of Bassett, Southampton. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: 351 Winchester Road, Southampton SO16 7DJ
Score: 5/5
Number of reviews: 348
Cuisine: Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options

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9. The Roll Call

Basingstoke Gazette: The Roll Call, Southampton. Picture: TripadvisorThe Roll Call, Southampton. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: Woolston Road Butlocks Heath, Southampton SO31 5FJ
Score: 5/5
Number of reviews: 177
Cuisine: Bar, British, Pub

10. Bacaro

Basingstoke Gazette: Bacaro, Southampton. Picture: TripadvisorBacaro, Southampton. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: Ironside House, Canutes Pavilion Car Park, Ocean Village, Southampton SO14 3TN
Score: 5/5
Number of reviews: 812
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European

There are of course many more fantastic eateries in the area to enjoy a meal out but take this selection as your starter for 10.