Ad|PR The pop of a cork. Perfectly rectangle finger sandwiches. The smell of scones as you crack them open, still warm from the oven. Patisserie that looks like a piece of art. Savouring every bite. There’s just something about a really good afternoon tea that can’t be beaten.
And, there’s nothing quite like taking tea in a beautiful setting, with attentive, excellent service that lets all of the week’s stresses melt away.
Afternoon tea at Chewton Glen in the New Forest is just that, relaxed elegance in rural Dorset.
Find out more about this little slice of luxury, a quintessential part of British culture… timeless and classic.
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AD Have you ever tried authentic Malaysian food? Lucky Lychee is serving up incredible Malay, Thai and Chinese food in the heart of Winchester.
Chefs Nicole and James are the couple that form the dynamic Lucky Lychee duo. Nicole is from Kuala Lumpur and James previously worked there and together they’ve brought authentic Malaysian recipes to Hampshire.
Bao Buns, Sweet and Sour and Malaysian curries packed full of flavour, with the odd fusion dish adding a surprise twist and reinvention to classic dishes. Find out why this needs to be the next place you visit in Winchester…
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The Shed in Whitehill and Bordon is a community hub for local producers, food, drink and performance is open and welcoming visitors.
Find out more about this brilliant addition to Hampshire…
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Where to get breakfast in Hampshire is a carefully curated list of my favourite places across the county.
I believe a long lazy breakfast or brunch is one of life’s greatest riches, so here I share my favourite places to go, recommendations for your next morning out.
Having a handy list of great restaurants and cafes to go to for a good start to the day is always useful so, that’s why I’ve put together my guide to the best breakfasts in Hampshire.
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Arty Stan is an independent that’s flourished from the darkest depths of the pandemic bringing much joy to Southampton’s food scene.
The person behind Arty Stan AKA Jay is slinging ZA’s (pizzas, obviously!) from his Ooni (amazing super hot pizza oven) in the garden of his home, tinkering with all kinds of dough and topping recipes. And, what a breath of fresh air he is.
It took me a while to get a slot with Arty Stan because…EPIC PIZZA ALERT! Yes, sorry to spoil it straight away but, the pizzas are something else so, it’s literally no surprise that Southampton residents, and us a little bit further out, are clamouring at his door selling out his pizza time slots. (Yes I’ve already booked my second sitting in a few weeks time, do I care about the wait? ER, NOPE! It’s nice to have something to look forward to.)
Read more about why Arty Stan’s rocketed to the top of my favourite pizza in Hampshire list…
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I finally managed to try takeaway pizza from Giorgio’s in Waterlooville and OH MY GOODNESS IT’S GOOD!
If you’re looking for your next takeaway, I can recommend this delightful family run, local, independent business is serving up epically delicious pizza.
Stone baked thin based pizza with a feast of toppings anyone? Oh go on then, it would be a bit rude not to when it’s this tasty!
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Coffee from The Deck On The Go at Chesapeake Mill in Wickham anyone? If you’re ordering, make mine an oat milk latte!
This pop up coffee, cake and bacon butty kiosk is an outside extension of the cafe within Chesapeake Mill.
It’s the perfect pitstop for a coffee before and snack after your walk.
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Josie’s offers all day breakfast at its cafes in Bishop’s Waltham, Winchester, Petersfield and Romsey.
These family run independent coffee shops across Hampshire are a firm favourite with the local brunch crowd.
Well known for it’s large fully loaded pancake stacks and excellent market town locations Josie’s is the kind of place you’ll queue for (and, trust me, every weekend people do!).
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The Steam Room in Southsea opened in 2020 mid pandemic and is a welcome addition to Portsmouth’s vibrant coffee scene.
This cosy set up on Elm Grove became an instant hit with speciality coffee and an amazing camp fire hot chocolate. It’s an experience I’m totally smitten with!
Find out why The Steam Room should be on your list of cafes to visit next…
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Farm Kitchen in Southsea was a little treat in between lockdown restrictions. This was my very first visit to the restaurant and my first brunch in a very long time, for obvious 2020 reasons!
Like Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food? Well, Farm Kitchen’s twist on breakfast might be for you…
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