Eating Out

Eating Out

DISH DETECTIVE: If you are inclined to order your weight in food... ask for separate bowls

Britain’s favourite dish is undoubtedly curry and having a good curry house up your sleeve is a basic modern need.

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Ken's Fried Chicken in Commercial Road, Portsmouth

DISH DETECTIVE: This fried chicken joint is so much better than a post-club drunken mistake

We’ve all done it.

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The Natural Deli, High Street, Bishops Waltham.

DISH DETECTIVE: Deli-cious lunch in historic market town

On a sunny day it’s a treat to find a cafe that serves good food with a courtyard that whisks you away from the daily grind.

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The Blacksmiths, Donnington, near Chichester

DISH DETECTIVE: Woman’s naked torso and sex on a plate

It was about 7pm, mid-September. The evening air was heavy, sticky like proving dough.

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Hot Rock, Port Solent

FOOD REVIEW: Hot Rock, Port Solent

THE Dish Detective has very fine tastes and part of that includes an expensive bottle of red wine with a well-cooked piece of steak.

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Damage to one of the back doors at Rosie's Vineyard

Owner of Southsea restaurant Rosie’s Vineyard left ‘devastated’ after midnight burglary

A BUSINESS owner has spoken out after her restaurant was burgled.

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Westbury Manor Museum, West Street, Fareham

FOOD REVIEW: Westbury Manor Museum, West Street, Fareham

Billed as one of Fareham’s ‘finest and most distinctive buildings’, Westbury Manor has a lot to live up to.

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Ask, West Street, Fareham

FOOD REVIEW: The Dish Detective investigates ASK, Fareham

‘Where are we going?’

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Howards' Way pub the  Jolly Sailor at Bursledon

FOOD REVIEW: The Jolly Sailor, Bursledon

Firstly, a confession: The Dish Detective is a big television addict.

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The Imperial Palace, Belmont Grove, Bedhampton.

FOOD REVIEW: Imperial Palace, Bedhampton

In the comfort zone, Chinese food is king.

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A mini-break from life - The Kings Head, Wickham

FOOD REVIEW: The Kings Head, Wickham

Having a leisurely Saturday lunch in the pub is simultaneously the height of decadence and one of the most fun things you can do with your clothes on.

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The team at the Southsea Village pub - from left: Gareth Matthews Percy, Shannon Rees and Paul O'Byrne

Southsea Village Pub sets the bar high for craft beer and food

Where once stood a huge, weathered wall peeling with paint and blackened in colour now stands a bright and brilliantly painted mural advertising a new, creative addition to Palmerston Road, The Southsea Village pub.

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The Rusty Cutter, Bedhampton

FOOD REVIEW:The Rusty Cutter, Bedhampton

How does the saying go? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?

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Woosters

FOOD REVIEW: Woosters, Emsworth

From the Art Deco-inspired exterior and the grand piano (given its own stage in the dining area) to the outlandish but fun flamingo print wallpaper in the toilets, Woosters gives the impression it is clearly not aiming for the ordinary.

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Friendly Phil's

FOOD REVIEW: Friendly Phil’s, Port Solent

We’re back at Port Solent, drawn in by the free parking, sunshine and marina location. Only this time, it’s for a casual lunch date with Dish Detective’s mum.

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Beefy's

FOOD REVIEW: Beefy’s, Ageas Bowl

If I told you that we’d be eating in a restaurant inspired by cricket legend Sir Ian Botham, what would you imagine?

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Richoux

FOOD REVIEW: Richoux, Port Solent

Port Solent welcomed another top end eatery in March when Richoux opened its doors.

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Gracie-AnnTearooms at Port Solent

FOOD REVIEW: Gracie-Ann’s Tearooms, Port Solent

Eating afternoon tea has become much more than a great British tradition.

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McDonalds in Commerical Road, Portsmouth

Fire at city centre restaurant

A SMALL fire broke out at McDonalds in Commercial Road earlier this evening.

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Sant Yago

FOOD REVIEW: Sant Yago, Southsea

When you phone up to book a table at a restaurant and find all the Fridays and Saturdays for the next few months are full up, your expectations are high.

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