IKEA

Furniture / Home Store
City Centre, Southampton
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  • Chris M.
    "your IKEA Family card"(5 Tips)
    Sam H.
    "Look left of the IKEA car park when you walk out the door."(5 Tips)
    Chindu S.
    "The Swedish meatballs are delicious."(4 Tips)
    Ece A.
    "your free tea"(3 Tips)
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  • Holly B.
    Holly BassettSeptember 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They don't have the best choices in their café on the top floor but on the ground floor after check out they have good snacks and drinks to purchase before heading home!
  • Jack S.
    Jack SmithSeptember 3, 2014
    Park here, go do any shopping in nearby WestQuay mall first, return back and spend a couple of £s in Sweden's finest, then get your parking ticket validated for a few hours free.
  • Simon G.
    Simon GJanuary 18, 2015
    Free parking for at least three hours if you spend in IKEA - I'm not sure how but we got longer. Right next to West Quays as well, excellent!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MageeJanuary 2, 2012
    Always use your IKEA Family card even if you aren't part of a family. You get money off certain food and furniture product. Free refills on coffee too.
  • Gemma T.
    Gemma ThomsonMarch 27, 2013
    'The entrance is actually at level 4, but it's worth staying parked on level 1 if you can as that's where you'll be emerging with all that oddly-named flatpack furniture.'
  • Jennifer C.
    The products are great but I didn't like that the baby changing station was right by the hand dryer which upset my baby every time someone dried their hands.
  • Euthymia K.
    Euthymia KvSeptember 28, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    They have a very delicious chickpeas biryani (£2.25). Must try!
  • Mike H.
    Mike HarrisOctober 28, 2011
    Get an Ikea family card and you can get a free tea or coffee in the restaurant and that comes with unlimited refills.
  • Chindu S.
    Chindu SreedharanMay 30, 2011
    Brilliant place for good, honest, cheap food. Check out the food court on the top floor. The Swedish meatballs are delicious.
  • Artsmonkey 1.
    Artsmonkey 1October 3, 2010
    Such a dangerous place to be, leave your wallet/purse at home somehow there always seems to be something you 'must have'! the car parking IS a little confusing but staff are VERY helpful
  • Peter D.
    Peter DuerdenJanuary 10, 2011
    Kids Pasta with Organic Sauce only 99p! You get more than in the photo. Just right for everyone's lunch so not too full to continue with the rest of the big IKEA shop.
  • Jack S.
    Jack SmithSeptember 3, 2014
    Amazing views overlooking the harbour from any window seat in the cafe
  • Haziq H.
    Haziq HilmanMay 29, 2014
    One word: Cheap! The restaurant here serves great food yet at a very reasonable price!^_^
  • Sammy Y.
    Sammy YeatesAugust 1, 2014
    I've found it best to have an idea of what you want, pop into store, have a look and order for delivery. It's cheaper doing so in store than online. Only trouble is store is so confusing
  • Marichelle C.
    Marichelle CrickFebruary 4, 2012
    has everything you could possibly need in life. come here in the event of a zombie apocalypse.
  • Khalid K.
    Khalid KDecember 31, 2012
    Show your Ikea family card for free tea. A suggestion: mix chamomile with peppermint -- very good!
  • Euthymia K.
    Euthymia KvApril 13, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Must try the Feta &Sunblusch tomato cheesecake.... very delicious:) -13/04/2013
  • Emma S.
    Emma SNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't park on the lower floor if you are under the height restriction for the upper floors! Please!!!! Entrance isn't on the bottom floor anyway.
  • Peter D.
    Peter DuerdenJanuary 10, 2011
    Arrive 1pm Sunday to avoid queue into car park. Lunch @ 3pm to avoid restaurant crush. Checkouts @ 5pm to avoid long wait. Have snack in exit cafe and leave at 5.30pm to be last out of car park! :)
  • Aimee T.
    Aimee TophamMay 18, 2011
    Apparently a six item cooked breakfast till 11am Mon-Fri is only 99p if you've got a (free) ikea family card! :)
  • Sam H.
    Sam HilarySeptember 17
    Been here 5+ times
    Hidden exit through to West Quay when you exit. Look left of the IKEA car park when you walk out the door.
  • Jonathan W.
    Get here before 10am on the weekend, and it's nice and quiet. Do your shopping/browsing, and be safely ensconsed in the cafe before the crowds hit!
  • Lawrie D.
    Lawrie DebnamFebruary 4, 2014
    Cooked 6 piece brekkie for 49p before 11am MON-FRI when you have an IKEA family card!
  • Jayson Y.
    Jayson YoungFebruary 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Always buy a cinnamon roll with your coffee. It makes it 50p rather thank 85p. And you get a cinnamon roll.
  • John F.
    John FoxFebruary 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Two hours' free parking if you spend £20 in store. Validate your entry ticket at tills (including self-service points) using push-in card reader with green light.
  • Mark T.
    Mark TimmsMay 6, 2012
    Be warned if you are returning items at the weekend, a queue forms 15 minutes before the doors open
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BrugschJuly 30, 2013
    The annual crayfish party is amazing. Fantastic value for money.
  • Dawn O.
    Dawn OldOctober 9, 2013
    Best ikea have been to, very helpful staff :-)
  • Laszlo H.
    Laszlo HorvathJuly 18, 2014
    Use the tables near the windows in the restaurant area. Nice view.
  • Adam Q.
    Adam QDecember 10, 2012
    Make sure you validate your parking ticket at the checkouts! It's free if you spend £20+
  • Jeeves W.
    Jeeves WilliamsAugust 6, 2011
    Get the meatballs. Guaranteed, they're the best meatballs in the world. Ever.
  • Diane C.
    Diane ChanFebruary 28, 2013
    £4.95 for a plate of Fish and Chips?!! Cooked from frozen!! Not cheap to eat in IKEA as everyone says.
  • Emma S.
    Emma SNovember 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Hooray! Lower floor is now being properly used for high vehicles!!!!!
  • S Y.
    S Yusop2 weeks ago
    Great for students moving into the universities. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
  • Ece A.
    Ece AkbulutSeptember 20
    Enjoy your free tea or filter coffee with your family card on the weekdays.
  • Rhys H.
    Rhys HMarch 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Meatballs are soooo good (and cheap!)
  • Josh J.
    Josh JohnsonSeptember 2, 2013
    Not great! Has a fart-like sulphur after taste! Cheap though at £1.05 a can
  • Sean D.
    Sean DurrantAugust 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try to take stuff back first thing in the morning or last thing at night to avoid the queues
  • Sharon D.
    Sharon DorricottAugust 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Free drinks with an ikea card. Very busy and the checkout queues were very long :(
  • Euthymia K.
    Euthymia KvDecember 5, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    It was a strange experience. .. we got the food with paper plates and cups.
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MurrayJuly 29, 2013
    Good bargains to be had if u know where to look!
  • Iain N.
    Iain NApril 11, 2012
    its impossible to get lost in IKEA. you have a map and directions on the floor. if you get lost, you're just dumb.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BestApril 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Free mini dime bars at the collection point. Sometimes it's the little things!
  • Luke R.
    Luke RichardsOctober 12, 2011
    Always check bargain corner. Bought four doors for 15 quid.
  • Gregg H.
    Gregg HorsfallMay 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    spend over £20 and you get free parking
  • Matt D.
    Matt DaviesFebruary 19, 2011
    Buy a drink from the hot dog stall, Has free refills!
  • Sean D.
    Sean DurrantApril 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Use your Family Card in the Restaurant to get free coffee
  • Simon B.
    Simon ButlerAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    9 item breakfast with hash browns,£2.25! A bargain!
  • Krystian W.
    Krystian WladarzMarch 3, 2013
    Buy any cake and you will get coffee for free!
  • Graham V.
    Graham VoyseyMay 14, 2015
    the best food in town for the price
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