Welcome to Grand Café, a venue steeped in history located within a Grade II listed building, South Western House. Once Southampton’s grandest hotel, it was used by first class passengers of the Titanic, history dates back to 1865.
The former Wedgewood Ballroom is now home to a quirky and wonderfully unique Bar, Bistro and Restaurant.
Just a moment from Oxford Street, and centrally located to the City’s Docks and Shopping Centres, Grand Café is the perfect place to enjoy light lunches and early dinners in our informal bistro. The Grand Café Restaurant, designed to be bursting with an eclectic mix of classic British styles and elaborate flamboyance, offers an exciting dining area and relaxed atmosphere day or night.
Western Hotel, designed by John Norton, opening its doors in 1872. The hotel served many passengers using the London & South Western Railway. It has a long frontage on Canute Road and a shorter one to Terminus Terrace.
The design was heavily influenced by the French Renaissance, and laid on with a heavy hand. The windows are elaborately framed and many of then fronted with little balconies with twirly ironwork.