WITH today being Valentine's Day, thousands of people will be looking to head out for a romantic meal for two.

But where are the best places to go in Southampton?

Here, the Daily Echo brings you the 10 best restaurants and eateries in Southampton, according to the hundreds of people who have reviewed them on website TripAdvisor - or you can take a look at some of our food reviews.

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10. Ovation Restaurant

Newly opened in the Mayflower Theatre, the Ovation has won plaudits for "excellent service and amazing food".

Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GE, 023 8071 1833, ovationrestaurant.co.uk

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9. Grand Cafe

Located in one of Southampton's best known buildings, the Grand Cafe has built up a reputation for quality among its patrons, judging by the reviews left on TripAdvisor.

1 South Western House, Terminus Terrace, Southampton SO14 3AS, 023 8033 9303, grand-cafe.co.uk

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8. The Rockstone

The Rockstone is actually a pub, but one that is well renowned for its gastronomic offerings, with burgers a speciality. The Rockstone prides itself on being a country pub in the heart of the city.

63 Onslow road, Southampton SO14 0JL, 023 8063 7256, therockstone.co.uk

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7. Boulangerie Victor Hugo

More of a daytime option, as it closes at 7pm. Despite that, the recently opened Victor Hugo has already made an impression on the Southampton scene, with its continental style approach.

50 High Street, Southampton SO14 2NS, 023 8063 2744, facebook.com/bvh.southampton

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6. Blue Island

"Lovely meal, good price, good atmosphere and good sized portions" is how one reviewer describes Blue Island - what more can you ask for?

198 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DW, blue-island-restaurant.co.uk

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5. No 4 Canute Road

More of a coffee shop and wine bar than a restaurant, nonetheless the laid back atmosphere attracts lots people into No. 4, as well as the food and drink.

4 Canute Road, Southampton, facebook.com/No.4CoffeeWineBar

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4. Sulas Greek Taverna

The reviews from Greek nationals in Southampton speak highly of the fare offered at Sulas, suggesting an authentic experience is to be expected.

116a Portswood Road, Portswood, Southampton SO17 2FY, 023 8055 2425, sulas.co.uk

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3. Everest Cuisine

Formerly known as POSH, the new look nepalese restaurant has already garnered a strong reputation among diners in the city.

1 Queensway, Southampton SO14 3AQ, 023 8022 6388, everestcuisine.co.uk

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2. Kohinoor of Kerala

Awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2014, Kohinoor is well regarded for its quality of Indian food and high levels of service.

2 The Broadway, Portswood, Southampton SO17 2WE, 023 8058 2770, kohinoorofkerala.co.uk

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1. Quay Fifteen

Located on Shamrock Quay in the Northam area of the city, Quay Fifteen has been rated as Southampton's premier restaurant. Of a total of 307 reviews, 266 have described Quay Fifteen as excellent.

Shamrock Quay Marina, William Street, Southampton SO14 5QL, 023 8033 6615, quayfifteen.co.uk

TripAdvisor defines Southampton as the SO postcode area, whereas we have defined at as the city of Southampton, hence why some establishments have been omitted from the list.