Cafe
British
Diner
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73
/100
Based on 395 parameters and reviews
Updated 2020-02-21
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4,0
38 Reviews
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21/02/2020

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4,6
173 Reviews
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15/11/2019

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123 Reviews
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15/11/2019

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1 Reviews
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20/11/2019

Description

  • Phone number: +44 23 8078 6921
  • Cuisine:
    British
    ,
    Diner
    ,
    Cafe
    ,
    Vegetarian Friendly
  • Restrictions:
    Vegetarian Friendly
  • Meal types:
    Brunch
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    Lunch
    ,
    Breakfast
  • Category:
    Sit down


Reviews

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    295kayleighm 2020-01-27

    Came here Sunday with family for breakfast it was mid afternoon and not many places were open so we decided to pop in here. First impression was that it's clean and an average cafe, prices were reasonable and the menu is a standard cafe menu from fry ups, to eggs Benedict to bacon sandwiches. The food didn't take too long to come out, the fry ups came out all together, they weren't exactly hot just warm, the bacon was stringy and looked like it had barely been cooked, the eggs were hard, even though requested runny and the hash browns were just cooked, I prefer mine crispy. My cousin ordered eggs Benedict and it took a little while longer to come out, she seemed to have enjoyed it though. Although the food was just okay, the place done what we needed it to do so we was happy. I wouldn't personally come back here right away, however I wouldn't not go back, perhaps next time I will have something else off the menu.

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    givenupwork 2019-10-18

    Thought we would try a local cafe, well good value for the budget breakfast bacon sausage beans mushrooms egg fresh tomato and toast well presented and hot, the two pouch egg with toast a little over the top with three slices of thick toast every one to his own, they don't have a professional espresso machine so the latte was a bit to be desired but for two meals 2 hot drinks all for under a tenner, you got what you paid for.

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    144Big 2019-10-12

    Not as good as used to be ,tinned tomatoes were very nearly puree ,the fried bread was swimming in cooking oil ,eggs were fine,bacon fine,sausages ok ,beans coffee all ok ,I think there are better cafes in Shirley

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    384sukhwinders 2019-08-07

    Be prepared for cold sausages cold bacon and they charge extra £1 for coffee which is supposed to be included in the set price!

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    gaffus 2019-04-21

    you may find this a bit bias as i know the owner i’ve been eating neil’s food at his cafes for years he’s always done great food he’s one of these people who could make a bigger profit and use cheap produce but he won’t as he’s a great be leaver in repeat customers , if you’re after a small plate of food this isn’t the place for you as he only does big plates food is always fresh, i recommend that you give the retro a try if your in the area you won’t be let down by the food

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    R1143YTstevea 2019-03-16

    Me and my fiance, visit the retro diner frequently, and the breakfast is the best, top quality products used and the price is really low. Staff are friendly and welcoming. The only downside is the coffee is instant and the water comes from a hot water urn, but otherwise I would highly recommend this cafe when your in Shirley. The credit crunch breakfast is only £2.95 with £1 for a hot drink. This breakfast is before 10.30 but if your on a low income, who can grumble, you couldn't go anywhere else for the same price and quality.

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    SaraStu 2018-11-17

    I’ve been here a few times and the food is always fab. Staff are friendly. An amazing hangover cure!

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    Simon C 2018-10-13

    Fantastic service and breakfast was just quality. Great price too. Definitely worth a visit and will be back again very soon

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    M1964Murray 2018-10-02

    Excellent value with best ingredients. Most enjoyable. I would recommend this establishment. Good fresh decor. On street parking. All newspapers are provided as well as wifi. Cater for parties and groups as required. Staff are friendly and polite.

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    Martin S 2018-09-05

    A proper diner serving huge, delicious breakfasts (watch out for the Big One). Good service and friendly staff. The only place I've been where I couldn't finish my meal. I just wish I could get there more often.

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    646lorit 2018-05-13

    If you are looking for a full 8-item British breakfast, this is the place to come. The food is cooked up fresh and fast. The smoked bacon was very tasty. The retro decor is fascinating, and they even have copies of the Daily Star for your reading enjoyment. Price of full breakfast is just 5.95 GBP. Street parking is available.

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    free393 2018-05-01

    Great food at the right price, staff always friendly and helpful. Just one moan, breakfast could be hotter some days.

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    Laura M 2018-03-27

    Went for breakfast, the food was lovely, staff very friendly. Even put cbeebies on the telly for the children and gave them some sweets. Would highly recommend

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    mark_robertsh 2017-11-26

    I just finished my night shift and I arrived at the retro diner at 6:45am but found out they didn’t open till 7am but that wasn’t a problem the kind lady opened up the door and served me I ordered 2 bacon and egg rolls to go got them home and they were delicious also thanks for going the extra mile .

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    FoodieJulie17 2017-11-25

    I came to buy two takeaway breakfasts on my way home from a night shift, The food was okay, but as i mentioned only okay, This is probably due to being takeaway food rather than dinning in, My Tea was cold, not luke warm but cold as though the kettle hadn't been boiled, but it was cheap, I would recommend eating in but not taking away!

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    sralph81 2017-08-12

    Saturday morning breakfast nice clean place but guy on the next table was shirtless he had a tshirt with him, really put myself and my partner off, I feel staff should have asked him to wear a shirt

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    caledon65 2017-03-26

    Have been looking for a good cheap place for the odd fry up at the weekend and this fits the bill. Just good fry up in a clean environment at an excellent price

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    G0sling 2017-02-18

    Dropped in here for a cuppa whilst house hunting in the area. We had three bacon sandwiches, two hot chocolates, a coffee and a tea for just over £11! This place is obviously popular with locals some of whom were eating enormous FULL english breakfasts.

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    Becky B 2017-01-04

    Took my dad n bro here for a brekkie last month , proper cafe! No hipster weird stuff for once , just good brekkies! Was busy so looks popular , looks like they do a selection of lunchs too which looked nice, Full English was spot on!

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    KManU86 2016-09-29

    Good place to go for a mean fry up... Only issue is the choice of sausages are a bit cheap tasting however that's just my opinion. Staff lovely and even kindly covered a friends meal up and kept it warm as they were running late.

Restaurants in Southampton

Our aggregate rating, “Sluurpometro”, is 73 based on 395 parameters and reviews

If you need to contact by phone, call the number +44 23 8078 6921

Timetable:

  • Monday 07:30-14:30
  • Tuesday 07:30-14:30
  • Wednesday 07:30-14:30
  • Thursday 07:30-14:30
  • Friday 07:30-14:30
  • Saturday 07:30-14:30
  • Sunday 07:30-14:30

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