CXO is an exciting, vibrant, family run Bistro close to the heart of Southampton, situated a stone's throw away from Southampton Central Station.  Serving freshly prepared, seasonal dishes, Marco Bertacchini, the Italian restaurant owner,  prides himself on delivering high quality rustic food in a relaxed and friendly environment.


CXO is just a couple of minutes walk from The Mayflower Theatre and remains popular with theatre goers, offering calm and comfortable pre-theatre dining for both matinees and evening performances, booking, however, is essential to avoid disappointment!



The staff here are delightful, friendly and accommodating, nothing is ever too much trouble.  CXO has a delicious, uncomplicated menu, featuring the locally renowned CXO Burger, a wholly delicious 8oz burger, cooked to perfection, served in a ciabatta bun and stacked with salad and vine tomatoes, red onions, smoked bacon, chorizo and mature cheddar and served with triple cooked hand cut chips.


If the burger alone is not enough to tempt you, CXO boasts an exciting range of locally  produced, rustic dishes, to suit every pallet.  To accompany the food, there is an excellent choice of fine wine, craft ale and an enviable selection of locally produced gin.


energetic & creative cuisine

professional, friendly & informal service

only the best & freshest ingredients

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"Fab food, helpful friendly staff with a sense of humour, grub at reasonable prices. A great find. Fab for a pre theatre dinner."

"What a find! As our usual restaurant was booked, a friend found this lovely place! Great lunch, great service, great atmosphere! Will definitely be returning!"

"Popped in for a quick bite whilst waiting for the train, lovely big plates of food and really calm cute restaurant!"

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