White Star Tavern & Dining Rooms


SquareMeal Review of White Star Tavern & Dining Rooms

Formerly a hotel of choice for ocean-going passengers, the White Star is a hot ticket once again, reincarnated as modern-day urban inn. It certainly delivers an upbeat, cosmopolitan vibe, which works with its all-day, something-for-everyone approach. Chill-out lounges & pavement alfresco tables set the scene from the off, while casual & more formal dining areas wrap around a big, sweeping bar. Floorboards, crescent-shaped banquette seating & white retro-styled chairs keep things relaxed, while the modern brasserie menu is an on-cue crowd-pleaser with fashionable ‘small-plate’ openers (pork pie & piccalilli, devilled squid & wild garlic aïoli).‘Bigger things’ masquerade as mains, say Ringwood beer-battered haddock with hand-cut fat chips, pea purée & tartare sauce, for example, or local wood pigeon breast accompanied by roasted chicory, serrano ham & sherry vinegar emulsion. Local produce scores highly, & boutique-style bedrooms keep everyone onside.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cool, Cosy, Fun, Lively, Romantic, Traditional
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic
Food Hygiene Rating


The White Star Tavern is an acclaimed pub, restaurant, and hotel in Southampton that embodies the true essence of Hampshire hospitality. Open every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the team takes pride in offering great and unpretentious food that has garnered numerous awards. Explore the diverse menu throughout the day, and if the weather permits, consider sitting on the charming terrace.

If you have dietary requirements, don’t fret. Enjoy a range of delicious gluten free options, with a commitment to providing information about the origin of the produce. Sundays are special at The White Star Tavern, with a mouthwatering Sunday lunch menu featuring all the traditional trimmings. Families are welcome, and the pub has a dedicated children's menu for the little guests. At the bar, indulge in the distinctive flavours of five beloved Fuller’s cask-conditioned ales and beers on tap. Beyond beer, the drink selection includes over seventy handpicked wines, sherries, ports, sparkling wines, ciders, premium spirits, and soft drinks – all perfect for enjoying in the cosy bar setting.

While you wait, order some rosemary focaccia with aged balsamic and olive oil, before perhaps trying out the Fuller's black pudding rosti with Mrs Owton's bacon crisp, a poached hen's egg and spinach. Main dishes include the slow roasted autumn squash ravioli served with spinach and roasted squash, chestnut and sage salsa. For dessert, why not try the bramley apple and pear crumble with Fuller's coconut ice cream.
When it comes to bookings, whether you're planning a conference or a private party, the well equipped meeting rooms are at your service, complete with free WiFi. The skilled team will bring your gathering to life, ensuring your expectations are not just met but exceeded.


Does it do a Sunday roast?

Yes, there is a special menu available on Sundays

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Is there a dress code?

No, but we would advise smart casual

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White Star Tavern & Dining Rooms is featured in


28 Oxford Street Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3DJ

02380 821 990 02380 821 990


Opening Times

Mon 07:00-11:00
Tue 07:00-11:00
Wed 07:00-11:00
Thu 07:00-11:00
Fri 07:00-11:00
Sat 08:30-11:00
Sun 08:30-11:00
Mon 12:00-15:00
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-21:00
Fri 12:00-21:00
Sat 12:00-21:00
Sun 12:00-20:00
Mon 18:00-21:00
Tue 18:00-21:00
Wed 18:00-21:00
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun Closed


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2 Reviews 

Max B

21 July 2011  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
The foodand service were excellent reccomend the Fish and Chips

floyd B

26 November 2010  
Food & Drink 1
Service 0.5
Atmosphere 2.5
Value 1.5
The food was cold. The service achieved no smile in the space of 3 hours which in itself was quite an achievement but not one to be complimented. The food was poor. I would not recommend it or be re-visiting.
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