WE all enjoy visiting a good takeaway - and Southampton has some of the best.

Here we take a look at ten of the tastiest takeaways in the city and sample a few of the mouth-watering reviews that appear on Tripadvisor.

Mexifun - 121 East Street

Daily Echo: Mexifun at East Street, Southampton.

Mexican, healthy

Recent reviews:

"Grabbed an assortment of items to share on the table. Everything made to order and fresh, as always. Delicious and tasty, plenty of food to go round, salted nachos a nice touch with the dips. Kids loved the churros, of course. Definitely be back soon."

"Have eaten my fair share of Mexican food over the years and can honestly say the burrito I had from here was up there with the best. Packed full of the usual fillings all which tasted fresh and were cooked just right."

"Ordered Tacos and Churros and both amazing. As a Coeliac I saw the gluten free sign and looked at the menus to see loads of options. On ordering I was immediately asked if I was intolerant or coeliac - brilliant awareness. The food was amazing."

Paddle and Peel - 7A Kemps Quay, Quayside Road

Daily Echo: Paddle and Peel, Quayside Road.

Quick bites, pizza


"Popped in for a long overdue pizza fix. They were fully booked, but allowed me to sit at a table if I was really quick before the customers arrived. Excellent pizza."

"Found this little place after reading reviews on TripAdvisor. I contacted them on Facebook and they were very responsive and polite. The place is situated in an industrial estate and have plenty of parking just outside. Pizza was great."

"Visited a few times now and had a fantastic experience and dinner every time. Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and top class pizzas. Also tried the chocolate calzone (wispa) which was also delightful."

5 Rivers Sports Bar - 30 Bevois Valley Road

Daily Echo: 5Rivers Sports Bar, Bevois Valley Road.

Indian, bar


"Had our first lockdown take away from here and boy did it hit the spot The Butter chicken was amazing the pilau rice melt in your mouth. The large mixed grill and salad did not disappoint. Fabulous helpful staff. The flavours were amazing."

"Just had our first ever takeaway from here. Thoroughly recommended it. The food was absolutely fantastic, full of flavour, generous portions. Really recommend the Butter Chicken - never tasted anything like it before. Well worth trying."

"If you are looking for a low key place with great service from a happy, friendly and super-quick bunch of girls then look no further. We got the opportunity to be able to watch a bunch of football games and multiple games simultaneously."

Alexanda's Restaurant and Bespoke Deli - Bridge Road

Daily Echo: Alexanda's in Bridge Road.



"My friend and I walked together for the first time in ages, ending with a wonderful lunch by the river at Alexanda's. Just perfect. The food, as always, was plentiful and yummy - Manda can never do enough for you! We are very lucky to have Alexanda's."

"Had a wonderful lunch outside while watching the boatyard at work. Also one of our favourite places for breakfast. We had a real laugh with Manda as well."

"What a wonderful time we had. First time out in ages! Food superb (as always), splendid service and Covid safe measures in place. A delight to come back to. Thank you."

Uptons of Bassett - Winchester Road

Daily Echo: Uptons of Bassett, Winchester Road.

Cafe, British


"We went for lunch and I had the pork pie with a side of piccalilli and it was very tasty as usual. My partner had a chicken wrap and he rated it one of the best he's ever had. We finished with a chocolate Brownie which literally melted in your mouth. Excellent service and very welcoming."

"This place is elegant with an awesome vibe. I went for takeaway breakfast and the food was amazing. The service was speedy and friendly. Their take away bacon sandwich are absolutely incredible. Can totally recommend it and will definitely come back again."

"Wanted to do a family roast for Mothers Day as haven't been able to do one for ages, so decided to treat ourselves to some beef fore rib, was unsure how to cook it so asked for cooking instruction, which produced one of the best if not the best joint we had, can not wait to come back again."

Kohinoor of Kerala - Portswood Road

Daily Echo: Kohinoor of Kerala, Portswood Road.

Indian, Asian


"Please go there and have the Lamb or Chicken Manchurian, it’s so fresh. This mixed grill starter is epic too. This is the best curry house in Southampton."

"I’ve used Kohinoor for years now because it’s the best in town. Sadly only takeaways at the moment but cannot wait to be back sitting inside the restaurant enjoying the excellent freshly cooked food (the lamb is to die for).

"Delicious food and excellent service. Our favourite Indian restaurant. Freshly cooked food from an extensive menu. We used their takeaway this time."

Blue Island - Above Bar Street

Daily Echo: Blue Island, Above Bar Street.

Mediterranean, Greek


"I've eaten at Blue Island many times and it's always a really high quality meal. On this occasion that's insufficient praise! The Stifado (beef) was tender and full of flavour. All the other meat dishes were merely excellent but the beef was truly outstanding."

"After lockdown it was wonderful to return. Back we went for the homemade moussaka and souvlaki after a range of tasty starters. Thank you Simon and Christina as always. It was great to be back."

"We arranged to meet friends in town for a quiet drink and decided to call back into Blue Island for something to eat. We had not booked but Simon managed to fit us in. The four of us enjoyed a delicious meal."

Miss Ellie's Cafe - Manor Farm Road

Daily Echo: Miss Ellie's Cafe, Manor Farm Road.

British, cafe


"Very easy to review this cafe - food was great, service was great,. If you're in the area and fancy a homemade full English you don't need to look any further. Really can't fault it."

"Went for a family breakfast and it was amazing. Really quick to take your order and the food came out really quick and really hot. It was also brilliant value for money. Will definitely be visiting again."

"If you ever want a good breakfast, Sunday roast or any other food inside or takeaway. I can recommend a visit to Miss Ellies. Good food, great service, fairly priced and freshly prepared."

Dhaba59 - Lodge Road

Daily Echo: Dhaba 59, Lodge Road.

Indian, Asian


"We had a lovely tapas meal here on Christmas Eve. As others have said, the manager is really helpful and friendly and was happy to advise on which dishes and how many dishes to choose."

"Excellent in every way. Our first time here we essentially left it to the manager to recommend suitable dishes for a pescatarian. He got it spot on. We had a wonderful array of sharing dishes which complemented each other perfectly. Spicy but not too much."

"There is no other Indian restaurant to match this place. The service is beyond service, it’s personal and you feel soooo welcome. But service is just par of it - the food is absolutely wonderful."

Popsi's - Bedford Place

Daily Echo: Popsi's, Bedford Place.

Pizza, Italian


"We loved it. Popsi's is a regular go-to takeaway and our favourite pizza place in Southampton. Love what they’ve done with the place post-Covid."

"Great dough and very good ingredients. The pizza was medium sized and well seasoned. The place worth a visit."

"Ordered two pizzas and really loved it. Great Italian pizza. Want to thank the cook and the service at the door."