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Grand Cafe


South Western House, Southampton, SO14 3AS

Map reference: 23

Grand Café is a stunning venue for any function or event.

Key Features

  • Up to 250 Guests
  • Separate reception area
  • Full AV facilities
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Available on request.

Directions: Located in the centre of Southampton, close to Ocean Village. Cafe Grand is on the ground floor of South Western House on Terminus Terrace.

The Grand Café is located within South Western House, a Grade II* listed building that is steeped in history. Once Southampton’s grandest hotel, South Western House dates back to 1865 and was used by first class passengers of the ill-fated Titanic. The former Wedgewood Ballroom of the old hotel is now home to Grand Café’s wonderfully unique bar, bistro, restaurant and magnificent function room.
The restaurant’s design bursts with an eclectic mix of classic British styles and delightful flamboyance, offering an exciting dining area for any event or function complete with the original ballroom dance floor.
The varied function menus are principally European and Mediterranean with all meals cooked to order using locally sourced fish, meats and other seasonal produce wherever possible.
Each year, Grand Café hosts a wide range of events and private functions, which celebrate annual calendar events such as Burns Night, Cheltenham Race Day, St Georges Day and the popular Beaujolais Day.  New for 2018 will be the Grand Café Film Club – the curtain goes up on the new programme of events on 4th Feb with an immersive night of film where guest will enjoy watching the iconic film ‘Cocktail.’  Later in the month diners will enjoy the Faulty Towers Experience  – a performance based on the famous BBC TV series. While on April 12th, detective diners can sign up for the Murder Mystery evening “Titanic” on the anniversary of the fateful sinking of the Ocean Liner.


Number of Bedrooms 0
Maximum Capacity Theatre Style 100
Maximum Capacity Informal Reception Style 350
Maximum Capacity Formal Dinner Style 250



Get in touch 0845 226 9944 or email