Studying in Southampton is going to be an amazing experience. You’ll be in a bustling city environment with a rich history and vibrant nightlife. If spending all your time in the city just isn’t for you, you’ll never be more than a 15 minute drive from some absolutely outstanding beaches. You’ve also got a chance to experience the vast array of places to shop, eat and drink. Because our student accommodation in Southampton is in the heart of the city, you’ll only ever be minutes away from all the fun.

You’ll also be able to take advantage of some convenient transport links. Southampton train station is only a 10 minute walk away from your accommodation, so your options for adventure are pretty much limitless. There’s also great bus links right outside our building, taking you anywhere you need to go within the city.

Staying with us, you’ll also have access to some fantastic features. All bills are included, so that’s one less thing to worry about. You’ll also enjoy access to unlimited superfast Wifi, a 24/7 on-site gym, grab and go breakfast with free hot drinks as well as access to exclusive social events.

Being a coastal city, you’d expect Southampton to have some top-tier fish and chips. Well, you’d be correct and there’s often much debate as to who sells the best fish and chips Southampton has to offer. That’s something you’ll have to decide for yourself. To get you started, we’ve put together three of the best fish and chip shops in Southampton.

Mike’s Fish & Chips, Queensway

Located just a 10-minute walk from our student accommodation in Southampton, Mike’s fish and chips are famous across the city for their quality takeaway food. Here you’ll find all the usual chip shop classics, a choice of cod, haddock, or plaice and of course a nice selection of pies. Mike’s doesn’t currently deliver, but you do have a choice of restaurant seating or takeaway. Whether you sit indoors or wander down to the docks is up to you. If you do have a wander, watch out for those pesky seagulls!

Google rating: 4.6 (509 reviews)
Where: SO14 3BL
Open: Monday-Saturday 11am-8.30pm
Menu: Pop in and see!

Top Catch, Commercial Road

Top Catch arrived in Southampton in 2016, and it’s been making waves ever since. The family-run business is known for its first-rate, sustainably-caught fish and its exceptional customer service. Expect all the usual chip shop suspects including battered cod and sausage, scampi and of course, mushy peas. Top Catch is just around the corner from Watts Park, so why not enjoy your food in one of Southampton’s best green spaces? Top catch offers indoor restaurant seating to its customers as well as takeaway.  However, if you don’t feel like stepping outside, delivery is available through Deliveroo.

Google rating: 4.6 (183 reviews)
Where: SO15 1GD
Open: Monday-Saturday 12-2pm & 4-9pm
Menu: View here

Kingfisher Chip Shop, Rownhams Road

Kingfisher is a staple to Southampton and it’s easy to see why. Their menu boasts an impressive range of food, going far beyond what you’d usually find at a fish and chip shop, including curries, burgers and kebabs. When you are ordering fish, again you’re spoilt for choice with options for cod, haddock, plaice and salmon. At just £5.90 for a large cod and chips, it’s easy to treat yourself, even on a student budget. Kingfishers chip shop Southampton is located just a 15 minute ride away from your student accommodation. They aren’t currently offering delivery, but takeaway is available.

Google rating: 4.6 (370 reviews)
Where: SO16 5EB
Open: Monday-Friday 11am-2pm & 4-10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 4-9pm.
Menu: Phone 023 8078 7823 to find out

The Red Lion

If what you fancy is pub grub, The Red Lion is one of the oldest pubs in Southampton and is located in a Grade II* listed building that was built in the late 15th/early 16th century. Famous for being an iconic traditional British pub, this place knows how to serve a proper fish and chip supper! The Tudor-style tavern offers warm and cosy surroundings with traditional English food, including their famous fish and chips, alongside a great selection of tap brews, wines, and whatever else takes your fancy from their fully stocked bar!

Google rating: 4.4 (710 reviews)
Where: SO14 2NS
Open: Monday-Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 12-10.30pm.
Menu: Pop in and ask for the menu

 Student Accommodation in Southampton

Nothing beats settling down in your warm, cosy student accommodation after a hearty fish and chip dinner! After exploring all of the amazing food options this great city has to offer, you’ll be looking forward to settling into your student accommodation in Southampton. With modern and stylish rooms providing great storage and study spaces, you’ll have everything you need to make the most of studying and living your uni life!