Here are the 21 restaurants in Hampshire which have been included in this year’s Waitrose & Partners Good Food Guide.
This year’s guide includes two Portsmouth restaurants – Abarbistro and Restaurant 27, while Spot in the Woods, in Woodlands, is named for the first time.
The guide is compiled by coupling reader feedback of eateries up and down the country with anonymous inspections by a team of experts.
Restaurants are given from a rating from 1 to 10.
A 1 is defined as: ‘Capable cooking with simple food combinations and clear flavours, but some inconsistencies’, 5 is ‘Exact cooking techniques, balance and depth of flavour. A degree of ambition.’ and 10 is ‘Perfect dishes showing faultless technique at every service. An extremely rare accolade.’
Ratings are not given to restaurants that have recently undergone major change, or are classed as ‘Local Gems’ – meaning they are among the best restaurants in their neighbourhood.
Rating – 6
JSW, Petersfield (Modern British)
Rating – 4
36 on the Quay, Emsworth (Modern European)
Chewton Glen, The Dining Room, New Milton (Modern British)
Pulpo Negro, Alresford (Spanish)
Restaurant 27, Southsea (Modern European)
The Chesil Rectory, Winchester (Modern British)
The Elderflower, Lymington (Modern British)
The Pig, Brockenhurst (Modern British)
The Terrace at The Montagu Arms, Beaulieu (Modern British)
The Wellington Arms, Baughurst (Modern British)
Verveine, Milford on Sea (Seafood)
Rating – 3
Annie Jones, Petersfield (Modern European)
Hartnett Holder & Co., Lyndhurst (Italian)
The Black Rat, Winchester (Modern British)
Spot in the Woods, Woodlands (British)
Rating – 2
Abarbistro, Portsmouth (Modern British)
La Perle, Milford on Sea (British)
The Greyhound on the Test, Stockbridge (Modern British)
The Hoddington Arms, Upton Grey (British)
Rating not provided (Local Gems)
Applegarth, Grayshott (International)
The Dancing Man, Southampton (Modern British)