The Best Hidden Gems in Southampton

In Features

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Whether you’re new to Southampton this year or have been living here for a while, there may be some awesome places you haven’t heard of that could make your time in Southampton all the more enjoyable. So, we asked you on our Instagram, where you HAVE to check out!

Cafe Thrive

Based in the city centre, Cafe Thrive is a vegan cafe serving healthy fast food and plant based alternatives to milkshakes, desserts, burgers and more! With a great vibe and excellent food, this is a must try!

Sunsets on The Common

Check what time the sun is setting and head to the Common when the sun is setting to see a stunning sunset over the lake and ponds. For beautiful photos or just a moment of peace, this really isn’t something to be missed.

Riverside Park

Crossing over the bridge on Thomas Lewis Way, you can head down to Riverside Park for a picnic, a game or just to take in the view. Excellent in the summer for sunbathing and a game of rounders.

Lakaz Maman

Lakaz Maman was started by winner of Masterchef Shelina Permalloo, and is the home of comforting and interesting Mauritian food. A varied menu using fresh produce all tucked into a gorgeous little restaurant in Bedford Place. Great for a first date or great value dinner.

SUSU’s Bouldering Wall

Did you know SUSU has it’s very own bouldering wall? It does! A great place to work out, try something new and get involved with the societies that use it. You can find the bouldering wall in Building 42.

Pho Vietnam

Pho Vietnam in Portswood is the home of excellent Vietnamese Pho, a broth made from meat and vegetables with noodles. A gorgeous mix of spices and meat and vegetables, it’s the perfect dish for warming up, getting cozy or trying something new. Well priced and also on Deliveroo, make sure to check it out!

Muse Coffee Shop, Portswood

This gorgeous new coffee shop opened just as Lockdown ended. Filled with stunning faux flowers, shabby-chic decor and excellent coffee, cakes, milkshakes and juices. For a nice place to work, grab coffee with a friend and chill; Muse is a lovely new spot.

Why not try out some of these local gems and spread the word? We hope you are enjoying all that Southampton has to offer!

SUSU is not being paid to promote these businesses and is sharing them based on student recommendations!

Tags: , ,