Tea and cakes by the marina

DECADENT English afternoon teas and exquisite patisseries are on the menu at a marina's latest restaurant.

Wednesday, 29th March 2017, 5:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:08 pm
Paulo Martins, area manager Aya Kubincz and head chef Narcis Lefter Picture: Keith Woodland (170417-016)

Richoux opened its seventh venue and first outside London at Port Solent this month.

It is open all day and offers breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

General manager Claudio Silva said: ‘Since the opening of our Port Solent branch we have been greatly received by the community.

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The cakes at Richoux in Port Solent

‘We have a menu that can please different tastes.

‘There are no restrictions on guest choices, like breakfast, the traditional and accessible Richoux afternoon tea and a well-selected variety of starters, mains and desserts, at any time.

‘All our products are high quality and constantly being checked by our management team to assure that it is of high standard, as well as our food preparation is done in the morning by our chefs to guarantee full flavour quality and satisfaction of our guests.

‘There is a lovely atmosphere, our guests can enjoy high standard dishes at affordable prices at the best scenario, as our location in Port Solent is stunning.’

Richoux Picture: Keith Woodland (170417-023)

He said some of the favourites from the menu are the gateaux, sponge cakes, cheesecakes, eclairs, mousses and tarts, as well as the selection of teas, from classic English breakfast to Chinese pearl jasmine.

Waitress Ada Kubowicz said: ‘Working at the restaurant is great, there’s good friendly people and we are always busy so the day goes by so quickly.

‘We have about eight staff at the moment and team are great to work with.

‘All the food is very good, the cakes are the most popular as they’re freshly brought in from the London bakery, also the fish pie from the lunchtime menu has received many compliments.

The cakes at Richoux in Port Solent

‘So far the reviews are great.’

Lisa Fowler, from the Port Solent management centre, said: ‘Richoux is an excellent addition to Port Solent and has been incredibly well-received by our visitors even before it opened.’

The restaurant is open from 9am until 10.30pm.

Richoux Picture: Keith Woodland (170417-023)