The Pig in the New Forest

The Pig in the New Forest

The Pig in the New Forest is hands down my favourite restaurant ever.

It’s technically a restaurant with a very beautiful selection of rooms that you can stay in too. A stay here will give you ample opportunity to enjoy the restaurant, some well earned time out and the delights of the surrounding National Park.

If you’ve not been to The Pig, here’s a little insight into why you should go and why it’s my absolute number one place to eat.

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The Shore Restaurant, Penzance

The Shore Restaurant, Penzance

The Shore in Penzance is totally out of this world. 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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Dinner at Bristol’s Honest Burger

Dinner at Bristol’s Honest Burger

A little of what you fancy does you good, and sometimes only a burger will itch that particular food scratch.

I’ve heard so much hype about Honest Burgers and I wanted to try it for so long that when I saw one on a trip to Bristol I knew that would be my spot for dinner. I wanted to try it to see what the fuss was about.

The Bristol branch is on Clare Street, just off Corn Street which is fairly central in the city.

This was my first time at Honest Burgers, take a look at my experience and what I thought, it’s a bit of a mixed bag…

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A historic lunch at Titanic Hotel, Belfast

A historic lunch at Titanic Hotel, Belfast

In Belfast’s Titanic Quarter there isn’t many places to grab a spot of lunch. When I came across Titanic Hotel I was thrilled to find a great place to eat in the birthplace of one of the most famous ships in the world.

Lunch in a very unique historic setting, well that’s got to be on the travel bucket list hasn’t it? Take a look…

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Breakfast, brunch and coffee at Nude Food, Jersey

Breakfast, brunch and coffee at Nude Food, Jersey

Jersey is blessed to have a thriving foodie scene and Nude Food stands out as the top healthy, clean eating choice on the island.

I totally fell in love with the healthy food, the gorgeous cafes and seriously good coffee, it quickly became my go to place throughout the whole of the trip.

There’s branches called Nude Town in St. Helier and Nude Beach in St Aubin (I know, I giggled too, good to know someone has a sense of humour!).

If you’re in Jersey this is a great cafe that needs to be on your radar.

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Dinner at The Old Forge in Otterbourne

Dinner at The Old Forge in Otterbourne

ad* Nestled in the leafy Hampshire village of Otterbourne is the beautiful country pub and restaurant The Old Forge.

It’s recently just opened after undergoing a major transformation and I fell in love with the dreamy velvet, rich tones and metallic finishing touches.

This in addition to the open fireplaces, exposed brickwork and low beamed ceilings make it the perfect winter hideaway!

The mix of traditional English pub and luxury interior is a winning combination and I am so into its cosy vibes. With the festive season kicking in, it’s good to have a few places like up your sleeve when you’re looking for places to visit with friends and family.

I was invited to take a look around and try the new menu, take a look…

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Dinner at The Chilworth Arms in Southampton

Dinner at The Chilworth Arms in Southampton

ad*   What’s not to like about drinks with friends, hearty food and cosy fireplaces?

The Chilworth Arms is a real winter warmer, the place you could easily while away a Sunday afternoon after a long walk in the countryside.

With the festivities upon us, the nights drawing in and temperatures dropping – the restaurant and pub is a welcome escape capturing a slice of that seasonal magic.

Recently I was invited to try its new festive menu, take a look at what I dishes I tried and a peek at the interior…

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New Menu at HarBar on 6th in Southampton

New Menu at HarBar on 6th in Southampton

AD* |  The Southampton Harbour Hotel is a stunning hotel standing tall in Ocean Village right on the coast.

It’s built in the shape of a cruise ship and has become an iconic part of the city’s skyline.

The penthouse or top level is the hotel’s main restaurant HarBar on 6th with spectacular views out across the marina and the Solent, the stretch of water between the south coast and the Isle of Wight.

It’s a stunning hang out with a terrace, floor to ceiling windows and a beautiful balcony.

It has a recently launched a new seafood focused menu which I was invited to review.

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Sushi at Nara in Southampton

Sushi at Nara in Southampton

こんにちは    Kon’nichiwa sushi lovers!

From nori and maki rolls to tempura and nigiri…I always am in the mood for sushi!

If you love sushi you’ve probably had the same problems I’ve had finding decent maki rolls outside of London.

Thankfully a fantastic food scene is growing in Bedford Place where Nara, a Japanese sushi restaurant, is based.

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