Breakfast by the river at The Longholme, Bedford

Breakfast by the river at The Longholme, Bedford

Breakfast by the river is the best way to romanticise your Saturday morning meal. Fresh air, tasty food and a catch up with friends and family in a place that feels like you’re in a film, well that’s one powerful aesthetic. These are my favourite kinds of places.

In the quaint parks of Bedford hides a brilliant little cafe by the rowing club called The Longholme. It balances those smarter vibes with some more casual ones and could easily be the scene for a cute date or a family catch up.

Even drizzly mornings can be perked up with a couple of hours beside a beautiful riverside, add in food and you’re golden.

It’s a hidden part of Bedford that you’re going to want to put on your visit list…

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Brunch at Home Coffee, Southsea

Brunch at Home Coffee, Southsea

Portsmouth is blessed to be a coffee shop mecca on the south coast. There’s tons of beautiful independent coffee shops spread out sporadically throughout the graffiti lined streets of Southsea.

A while ago I found Home Coffee, a gorgeous understated little place near the start of Albert Road in Southsea. And, its name does it justice, it feels like you’re at home.

This place oozes cosy coffee shop vibes. I love people watching and spending slow mornings reading, writing and drinking coffee. And, this is the place to do it!

People pop in and out for takeaways, there are other people pottering about their mornings and there’s the perfect window seat to watch the world go by.

Here’s a look at Home Coffee…

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The Shore Restaurant, Penzance

The Shore Restaurant, Penzance

The Shore in Penzance is totally out of this world.Ā Bruce Rennie is producing absolutely incredible food and I swear he’s well on his way to a Michelin Star.

He mans his kitchen every night alone, yes, you heard right he makes dishes for an entire restaurant of people alone! And, those dishes change depending on the local ingredients available locally every day.

He creates culinary masterpieces from the local catches and produce he sources from earlier in the day and has just a few hours to put a new menu together.

It’s unique, creative and some of the best food I’ve ever eaten – there’s a handful of meals that I will never forget and this is on it.

If you’re headed to Cornwall book a table at The Shore for an epic food experience…

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Friday night burgers at Croxton’s Kitchen & Tap House in Portsmouth

Friday night burgers at Croxton’s Kitchen & Tap House in Portsmouth

I love a good Friday night vibe and I had such a fun time catching up over burgers with a friend at Croxton’s Kitchen & Tap House in Southsea, Portsmouth.

It’s a great hang out, with a diverse menu and the bar is well stocked with an ever changing range of beers, ales and IPAs, not to mention a delicious range of cocktails!

Two burgers coming right up…

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Beach Box Cafe Cornwall

Beach Box Cafe Cornwall

Across North Cornwall converted bright blue container cafes are popping up keeping beach goers fed and watered to make the most of their days out.

Beach Box Cafe is a local independent providing great coffee, smoothies, snacks and a whole lot of healthy stuff. The closest one to where we were staying was on the beach in Polzeath.

If you’re out and about and need a snack or a drink, Beach Box is the place to head to keep the wolf from the door.

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Dinner at El Tico in Jersey

Dinner at El Tico in Jersey

There’s nothing like having dinner watching a storm from the inside of a cosy beach side restaurant.

When we said we’re going to Jersey, everyone who had been said to head up Five Mile Road towards St. Ouen’s Bay to visit El Tico.

It’s right on the beach and the restaurant is a great all rounder and popular choice with locals and tourists.

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Hubbox brings award-winning burgers to Portsmouth

Hubbox brings award-winning burgers to Portsmouth

AD | Whoop-whoop! It’s the sound of the BEEEEEFFFFFF!

This is most definitely a public service announcement for those of you looking for a place to eat in Portsmouth.

Hubbox has thrown open its doors at new digs at Gunwharf Quays bringing amazing Cornish produce and charm to my sunny corner of Hampshire.

It’s won accolade after accolade and been on my foodie hit list for a while.

I was chuffed when the kind folk at Hubbox invited* me to its newest restaurant to try those famous dirty fries out.

Take a look at the dishes I picked from the menu, which is filled with award-winning epic big eats. If you like American street food this one is going to be a piece of you…

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