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RESTAURANT REVIEW: This is no gourmet burger joint but it's good value for money

There are few guarantees in life, especially when it comes to business. But opening a gourmet burger restaurant? That might be about as close as you are going to get.
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Hayley Wise with her partner Guy Lymn at Urban Island Brewing

Portsmouth microbrewery takes plunge and opens up new taproom

FOR the last few years a microbrewery tucked away in Hilsea has been quietly but confidently expanding its list of clients.

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Easter biscuits made with oil of cassia

LAWRENCE MURPHY: A West Country treat for Easter

I once read that oil of cassia was used in the making of Easter biscuits because it was supposedly used in the embalming of Christ’s body. It is also referred to as Holy Christ Oil.
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Sonairton Almeida with Achuthan Leelaratham at 'Villa's Brasil Restaurant      ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (180314-0472)

Steak and sushi buffet hailed a great success

STEAK and sushi is the order of the day after a new Brazilian and Japanese restaurant opened to the public.

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Portsmouth restaurant offers free breakfast to sleepyheads wearing a dressing gown

Portsmouth restaurant offers free breakfast to sleepyheads wearing a dressing gown

AN ITALIAN restaurant chain is offering a free breakfast to customers who don a dressing gown to dine next weekend.

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Italian restaurant bans plastic straws

AN ITALIAN restaurant based in Gunwharf Quays has made the decision to ban plastic straws.

Darbar, North Street, Emsworth

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Not quite fit for a Mughul emperor yet, but getting there

Expectations are tricky things, but important. Fast food establishments can’t be judged at the same mark as fine dining, for instance.
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Nadia Sawalha and Kaye Adams

Food and drink: Even the worst disaster chefs can learn to cook say Nadia Sawalha and Kaye Adams

On the front cover of Nadia Sawalha and Kaye Adams’ new cookbook, Disaster Chef, the Loose Women presenters are mid food fight.


New Port Solent eatery offers classic Indian flavour with a twist

CURRY lovers can now enjoy their favourite dishes complemented by one of the best views in the city.

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Irresistible Chenin Blanc 2017, Darling (Co-op)

ALISTAIR GIBSON: Irresistible wines from the Cape to embrace the spring

The first day of spring arrives on Tuesday, March 20, and I will, without a doubt, be ready to embrace it. 
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Lawrence Murphy's recipe for hake in mussel and tomato broth

LAWRENCE MURPHY: Guilt-free sustainable fish dish

Hake in a mussel and tomato broth Serves 4
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Sample ales and raise money for charity

AN ANNUAL beer festival returns to fundraise for a local cancer trust.

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PORTSMOUTH has been named as one of the UK’s most expensive cities for takeaway pizzas.

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LETTER OF THE DAY: Real answer to obesity is real food

I read with disdain this week that Public Health England have made yet another misguided announcement over what we should be doing to curb obesity and avoid chronic disease.

Robert Dolling Project volunteers celebrate the launch of the Homeless Bus. Credit: Keith Woodland

Italian restaurants in Portsmouth are offering free meals to city’s rough sleepers

A PAIR of Italian restaurants are set to join forces with a homelessness service offering free meals.

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Turmeric pickled fennel, great with salami.

RECIPE: And you thought turmeric was just for curries

One of the ingredients I’m pleased to see has become more widely available is fresh turmeric which gives curry its orange/yellow colouring and distinct taste.
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Stephanie Moon

Celebrity chef will return to host dinner atop the Spinnaker Tower


La Vieille Ferme Blanc 2016, Vin de France

WINE AND SPIRITS: Mothers' ruin from Hampshire – ideal for your mum on Sunday

Mothering Sunday was traditionally the day when mum was banished from the kitchen and the rest of the house would cook Sunday lunch and, of course, do the washing up afterwards.
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Three Joes, West Street, Fareham Shopping Centre

FOOD REVIEW: New restaurant basks in five-star glory

It’s the day after the snow and everything is melting. You’d have thought the Beast from the East had trapped people in their homes for weeks judging by the number of people now queuing to get into Tesco’s car park at Fareham. There must be something about not being able to get to a supermarket for 24 hours that makes people yearn for fluorescent strip lighting even more.
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Ali Rupani, middle, with the staff at the new Warrens Bakery in Gosport High Street      Picture: David George

New bakery hopes to ‘bring tradition’ back to the high street

A BAKERY celebrating a new store opening says that engaging with the community is the secret to reviving the high street.

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