Eating Out

Eating Out

FOOD REVIEW:The Rusty Cutter, Bedhampton

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

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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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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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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.

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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Cams Mill in Fareham

FOOD REVIEW: Cams Mill, Fareham

It caused a bit of a stir when it was being built, with campaigners upset at it being built in a conservation area.

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There's a warm welcome at Friendly Phil's American diner

American diner opens at marina on busy weekend

AN AMERICAN diner has been given a new lease of life as a different firm has taken over – bringing jobs, burgers and milkshakes with it.

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Wagamama at Whiteley Shopping Centre

FOOD REVIEW: Wagamama, Whiteley Shopping Centre

It’s a Saturday lunchtime, the sun is shining and it’s a beautiful day.

The Harbour Coffee House in Commercial Road, Portsmouth

FOOD REVIEW: The Harbour Coffee House, Portsmouth

I’d found myself in some kind of nightmare situation – it was a busy lunchtime in Portsmouth’s Commercial Road and Dish Detective was famished.

The chicken and cheese wrap

FOOD REVIEW: The Cafe, Tesco Extra in Fratton

So it probably won’t win a Michelin star and nor does it have the acclaim of trendy high street cafes.

The Hampshire Bowman in Dundridge

FOOD REVIEW: Hampshire Bowman, Dundridge

Now that’s how you do an onion ring, remarked the Dish Detective’s dining partner, as she examined the wonderful specimen that accompanied her burger.

Bar + Block at Whiteley Shopping Centre

FOOD REVIEW: Bar + Block, Whiteley Shopping Centre

A new steak house has opened at Whiteley Shopping Centre and Dish Detective decided to put its skills to the ultimate test.

Home Coffee

FOOD REVIEW: Home Coffee, Albert Road, Southsea

Sometimes you go somewhere and everything is just right.

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Pie & Vinyl

Five of the best vegetarian and vegan eateries in Portsmouth and Southsea

Looking for vegetarian and vegan food in Portsmouth and Southsea? Here are five top places to try.

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The Crown Inn, The Square, Bishop's Waltham

THE DISH DETECTIVE: The Crown, Bishop’s Waltham

In general, the Dish Detective is a big fan of breweries, mainly because they make beer. It’s a noble calling, and one we hope continues for the foreseeable future.

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From left, Cheryl Williams, Gareth Clarke, Christian Mascia and Jamie Digney at the launch night of Casa Sarda 

Picture:  Malcolm Wells (170214-7135)

Portsmouth Pizza House’s recipes live on through son

IT was a family restaurant adored by food lovers across Portsmouth.

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Food on offer at The Real Eating Company in East Street, Chichester

FOOD REVIEW: The Real Eating Company, East Street, Chichester

It’s a busy Saturday and we’re in a rush. But then so - it appears - are the thousands of other shoppers in Chichester city centre.

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