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Food and Drink

ALISTAIR GIBSON: South African wine is now among the finest in the world

There was a time when drinking South African wine was considered at best inappropriate.

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Frittata - a savoury egg dish from Italy

LAWRENCE MURPHY: Red pepper and mushroom frittata

If you have decided this is the year you will start looking after your body, then the lunchtime food intake is a good place to start.

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5 of the best lunches in Portsmouth

Looking for somewhere to go for a tasty lunch in Southsea or Portsmouth? Here are five places that come highly recommended.

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FOOD REVIEW: Crumblejack, West Street, Fareham

There’s a new kid on the block among the array of independent stores, charity shops and cafes that make up Fareham’s West Street.

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Donal Skehan.

Interview: From crooning to cooking for former boyband star Donal Skehan

A decade ago, young Donal Skehan was plying his trade as a pop star, showcasing his dance moves and– “the most mortifying aspect of it” – wearing matching white training outfits to the gym with his Streetwize bandmates.

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Last pub in Portsmouth road to close after more than 70 years

A WELL-ESTABLISHED Portsmouth pub has announced that it will be closing after more than 70 years.

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LISTED: Five of the best burger joints in Southsea

LISTED: Five of the best burger joints in Southsea

Here’s our glance at some top burger joints in Southsea.

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‘Friends’ star pops in for lunch

‘Friends’ star pops in for lunch

Staff at a Sussex cafe made a new ‘Friend’ when Courteney Cox dropped in for lunch.

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Baked sea bass with fennel and clementines.

LAWRENCE MURPHY: Baked sea bass with fennel and clementines

The Christmas and new year celebrations are over and if, like me, you added a few pounds to your waistline then you may be thinking of renewing that gym membership, getting out the running shoes or going on a strict diet.

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The new face of the Boat Race.

ALISTAIR GIBSON: Raising a 2017 glass to English fizz

So welcome to 2017, a year which in wine terms could be quite a challenging one for the UK consumer.

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Chimichanga at Port Solent

FOOD REVIEW: Happy to be in the chain gang after a visit to Chimichanga

I know food reviews of chain restaurants often aren’t appreciated as much as those of independent places which haven’t yet been visited by half of Portsmouth. But does this mean they shouldn’t ever be done? No.

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Restaurant manager Ellie Exely, chef manager Shaun Beaton and catering student Chloe Louise Wilson

OONAGH TAYLOR: I’m fortunate to work with excellent staff

FAREHAM College’s hospitality and catering department has been recognised for the quality of its training restaurant and teaching qualifications.


Fate of Portsmouth pub in doubt after sudden closure

A FUTURE of a pub is unclear after it suddenly closed its doors before Christmas.

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LAWRENCE MURPHY: Salmon ceviche with clementines

LAWRENCE MURPHY: Salmon ceviche with clementines

As a lover of food I hope you had a wonderful Christmas lunch, that the turkey was succulent, the roasts were crispy, the gravy turned out fab and the Brussels sprouts didn’t get fed to the dog.

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(L-r) Chelsea Fitton, bar supervisor, Ali Ozeemir, landlord, and Antonio Fernendez, bar manager.   Picture: Sarah Standing (161724-9984)

Community pub curries favour with customers thanks to big changes

Locals were gutted when they found out their pub was closing its doors.

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A real alternative to Champagne

ALISTAIR GIBSON: Still time for a last-minute trolley dash

It’s Christmas Eve and just in case you’ve not organised wine for the big day, here are a few bottles for that last-minute trolley dash around the aisles.

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Treat yourself... make proper gravy for the Christmas Day meal

LAWRENCE MURPHY: Christmas Day gravy – make it now!

For many, Christmas Day lunch is a daunting task for numerous reasons.

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The Ship Inn, Langstone

FOOD REVIEW: The Ship Inn. Langstone

Before biting into a burger at The Ship Inn, we weren’t entirely sure who Mrs Owton was.

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Chestnut stuffing for pheasant or even the turkey.

LAWRENCE MURPHY: Chestnut stuffing

We are lucky to live in an area that has both beautiful beaches and woods to explore and there is something quite special about taking a cold winter’s walk with crisp blue skies.

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