Hubbox brings award-winning burgers to Portsmouth

Hubbox brings award-winning burgers to Portsmouth

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This is most definitely a public service announcement for those of you looking for a place to eat in Portsmouth.

Hubbox has thrown open its doors at new digs at Gunwharf Quays bringing amazing Cornish produce and charm to my sunny corner of Hampshire.

It’s won accolade after accolade and been on my foodie hit list for a while.

I was chuffed when the kind folk at Hubbox invited* me to its newest restaurant to try those famous dirty fries out.

Take a look at the dishes I picked from the menu, which is filled with award-winning epic big eats. If you like American street food this one is going to be a piece of you…

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An evening at Bill’s for Southampton’s Foodie Fortnight

An evening at Bill’s for Southampton’s Foodie Fortnight

AD | It’s a deal, it’s a steal, it’s the foodie sale of the century! Go! Southampton has encouraged all of your favourite Southampton restaurants to come together and put on special meal deals for two weeks only.

#FoodieFortnight‘, as it’s been dubbed by the city’s tourist information guide, starts from Monday 23 September 2019 and lasts for, you guessed it, two weeks!

I headed to Bill’s to try out the special menu and the offer it has put on for the two weeks, take a look at what two courses for £15 will put on your table…

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Fresh produce from Padstow Kitchen Garden

Fresh produce from Padstow Kitchen Garden

Fruit and vegetables straight from the field to plate. There’s something so appealing about that. Zero fly miles, self-sufficiency and food that’s really, truly fresh.

I found out about Padstow Kitchen Garden through Instagram, one of its images appeared when I was scrolling – what a great discovery that turned out to be! It supplies lots of great Cornish restaurants like Rick Stein’s, Jamie Oliver’s 15 and Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 restaurant.

On my latest trip to Cornwall I found it the best place to pick up some interesting veggies for dinner.

Headed to Padstow and are going to cook some of your own meals? Then you need to visit this place to pick up a few bits!

Enter the cabin and take a look at the incredible produce I bought (and scoffed) on my trip…

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Mussels on the seafront at Surfside Polzeath

Mussels on the seafront at Surfside Polzeath

Is there any better way to starting your seaside holiday than having a bang up meal of mussels and chips on the beach?

I think not!

Surfside Cafe and Bar is nestled at the base of the cliffs right on the beach front in Polzeath, take a look at this gem serving up hearty seafood. It’s a must visit if you’re in this neck of the woods.

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Doughnuts and coffee at Hideout Coffee Company in Portsmouth

Doughnuts and coffee at Hideout Coffee Company in Portsmouth

THIS. This is how you do doughnuts and coffee. Unique sweet treats, super strength caffeine and a beautiful aesthetic. Hideout Coffee Company has it all.

The doughnuts are out of this world. Go now and go early, they sell out so quickly so, do not go unprepared!

I visited after it had been open for six days, and it’s been selling out every single day. For a very good reason too, those doughnuts are AMAZING.

And yes, they are ‘The Finest Coffee Perverts’ in Portsmouth!

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Brunch at Becketts in Southsea

Brunch at Becketts in Southsea

Becketts is the restaurant in Southsea that’s been recommended to me over and over again. It’s been a Portsmouth staple for the last 30 years but came under new management in 2016 and is thriving in the city’s vibrant food scene.

It has an excellent reputation and now I’ve finally managed to visit I totally understand the hype.

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Cupcakes from Flour at Jersey’s Central Market

Cupcakes from Flour at Jersey’s Central Market

A good cupcake is hard to beat. Getting the ratio of topping to sponge is key. I’m a bit of a cupcake snob. For me to rave about a cupcake it’s got to be spectacular!

Take a look at the cupcakes I picked up from Flour. These treats made our journey home on the ferry back from Jersey much more bearable…

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The one where we had coffee from Bean Around the World in Jersey

The one where we had coffee from Bean Around the World in Jersey

So no-one told you life was gonna be this way 👏👏👏👏. This is the one where we had coffee at the closest version to a real-life Central Perk from Friends.

Take a look at Bean Around The World, an amazing coffee spot in Jersey…

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Cake from Cherry Trees in Padstow

Cake from Cherry Trees in Padstow

A big slab of cake from Padstow’s favourite cake shop Cherry Trees is the perfect pick me up mid-afternoon on your travels.

With a charming backstory and amazing produce, it’s easy to see why it’s a firm favourite with visitors and locals alike.

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Thoroughly good coffee at Dandy in Jersey

Thoroughly good coffee at Dandy in Jersey

Starting the day the right way is always important but, it’s particularly important when you’re on holiday.

I love seeking out the best coffee spots when I head somewhere new and I was thrilled to discover that Jersey has a thriving up and coming coffee scene.

Dandy needs to be high on your list when you visit the Channel Isle this sophisticated little shop produces a magic cup of coffee!

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