The home of independent business

Oxford Street is the home of independent business in Southampton. From independently own bars, restaurants, and coffee shops, to salons and lifestyle venues.

Each venue has it’s own unique style that you won’t find anywhere else in the city. The diversity makes it a great place to visit for any taste.

Visit the traditional and historic buildings that home these fantastic venues. For a relaxing pint and sport on the big screen The Grapes is the place to be, it’s also one of the most famous pubs in the city with it’s links to the Titanic!

One of the most eye-catching buildings on the street is The London. Proudly stood on the corner of Oxford Street and Terminus Terrace, The London offers a pub setting for lunches and Sunday roasts by day and an exciting cabaret bar by night from Thursdays to Sundays!

The London Hotel

If a place with a difference is what you love then Caskaway is a must! This independent micro-bar offers a huge selection of ales, ciders, wines and spirits. Table service means you can sit back and relax while you decide on your favourite tipple, if you’re that indecisive a tasting paddle is the way forward!

The lunch and dinner scene on Oxford Street is exceptional. With independent restaurants offering the best cuisine created from local produce. The al fresco dining means you can spill out onto the pedestrianised street and enjoy dining in this historic location.

Each of the restaurants offer a warm welcome that you often don’t find from a chain restaurant, the family business adds a family touch! Discover authentic Italian created by Max and his team at Max’s Bar and Brasserie, they also know just what wine will be perfect with your meal!

For fine dining and spectacular cocktails accompanied by some live music, Simons at Oxfords is definitely worth a visit. With a delicious lunch and dinner menu, and for a special treat afternoon tea! You’ll never regret a visit, you may even see Simon while you are there, enjoying being personally involved in his business.

The place for al fresco dining in Southampton

Recently revamped to showcase its cosmopolitan style, Oxford Brasserie caters perfectly for a working lunch by day and an intimate dining experience full of romance in the evening. You’ll find only the best ingredients in their contemporary French, English and Italian dishes.

If you like nothing more than to indulge in coffee and cake then you’ll love The Docks Coffee House. This independent coffee shop takes the lead by miles on amazing home-made cakes! Not only that but their brunch, lunch, and afternoon tea menu will have your mouth watering from sight to sample! Check out their custom designed map of Southampton that covers one of the coffee shop walls.

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