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Places to eat comfort food in Southampton

Comfort food equals soul food

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As the chilly weather kicks in, we turn to comfort food to warm ourselves up. What could be better than tucking into something hearty on a cold evening? Whether you're after a burger, fish and chips or a big bowl of cheesy pasta, there’s soul food for everyone at Westquay – it’s guaranteed to satisfy your cravings.

Asian-style curry

Winner, winner chicken dinner. Hit the cosy jackpot with the classic Japanese Katsu Chicken Curry from Wagamama at Westquay. It’s a crispy breaded deep-fried chicken cutlet slathered with silky luxurious curry sauce served over a bed of fluffy rice. Offering crunch, spice and sauce, this is food that’ll keep you going all winter long.

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Wagamama’s Japanese Katsu Chicken Curry

All American burger

One look at TGI’s The Warrior burger and it just screams comfort. Double stacked prime beef patties, grilled cheese and bacon in a toasted bun? Say no more. Give in to that all-American goodness and prepare to roll your eyes back in bliss. Or why not try something a little different but equally as indulgent with the Limited Edition Lobster Surf n Turf burger. A word of warning, though: bring napkins.

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TGI Friday’s The Warrior burger Classic Italian dishes

Carb-loading is the perfect prescription for cold weather. Feast your eyes on Zizzi’s pasta menu at Westquay – it’ll keep you warm and bring pure joy to your mouths. Do as the Italians do and order the lasagne. Slurp up satisfying handmade pasta drenched in cheese, rich ragu and smooth béchamel sauce. Bella!

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Zizzi’s Lasagne

Moreish veggie dishes

Vegetarians and vegans, rejoice! Don’t think we’ve forgotten about you. Comfort food can be just as comforting, if not more, without the meat. Think veggie stews and meat-free pies, to vegetable chilli and pasta bakes. A fan of fiery flavours? Wahaca have got you covered with their vibrant veggie enchilada and burrito offerings.

Traditional Greek food

If slow-cooked lamb and fresh seafood are the key to your heart, then head to The Real Greek at Westquay and order the aromatic Lamb Kefte (mince and marinated lamb with Anatolian spices). But, wait, no Greek dinner would be right without meze, so before you even think about tucking into your kefte, make sure start with classic Dolmades or Gigandes Plaki.