AD* | The Southampton Harbour Hotel is a stunning hotel standing tall in Ocean Village right on the coast.
It’s built in the shape of a cruise ship and has become an iconic part of the city’s skyline.
The penthouse or top level is the hotel’s main restaurant HarBar on 6th with spectacular views out across the marina and the Solent, the stretch of water between the south coast and the Isle of Wight.
It’s a stunning hang out with a terrace, floor to ceiling windows and a beautiful balcony.
It has a recently launched a new seafood focused menu which I was invited to review.
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AD* | The Day of the Dead is all about celebrating life! This, along with Halloween, is definitely my favourite adopted seasonal celebrations and it’s a huge excuse to eat ALL the Mexican food!
Wahaca invited me to a Día de Muertos dinner party, creating a cosy corner where we tried some tasty tacos and quesadillas.
Naturally, I was there with bells on!
Like Mexican food? See the delicious dishes from Masterchef 2005 winner Tomasina Miers…
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こんにちは Kon’nichiwa sushi lovers!
From nori and maki rolls to tempura and nigiri…I always am in the mood for sushi!
If you love sushi you’ve probably had the same problems I’ve had finding decent maki rolls outside of London.
Thankfully a fantastic food scene is growing in Bedford Place where Nara, a Japanese sushi restaurant, is based.
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I love coffee, ok, that’s an understatement. Over the years my obsession with coffee, and different ways of brewing it, has grown exponentially and it’s a part of my day that I look forward to. It’s a warm, satisfying and comfortable pick me up that works whatever the season.
Are you a coffee fiend too? If you haven’t tried Monmouth before this post might give you a new coffee shop to head to when you’re next in London!
Monmouth Coffee is hands down my favourite coffee roasters. It’s been my number one for over six years years and I always get a large stash of coffee when we head to its HQ at Borough Market. Two of my favourite things Monmouth Coffee and Borough Market – a total match made!
Get your peaky blinders round this stellar coffee joint on the corner of my favourite market…
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Looking for a strong cup of coffee in Bristol? Want to support a local independent?
Head to Rod & Ruby’s down Cathedral Walk in the Harbourside area of Bristol.
It’s a great place to grab a drink on the walk into work, sitting watching the big screen in the square or while sightseeing and exploring the city.
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Southampton’s old archaeology museum has been transformed into a new arts space by A Space Arts with the support of a whole host of funders.
FINALLY! The city has been crying out for more art spaces, culture and a step away from the huge chains that fill our high street. While they have their place in Southampton, the city lacks balance – now is the time for more independents, retail and places for live music.
Take a look at this fantastic new addition to the city centre…
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AD | David Michaels’ Australian burger and chicken joint has hit English shores and found its way out of the big smoke to my corner of Hampshire, Southampton.
Bite me Burger Co and Get Plucked combines witty branding and a wide variety of mini burgers and fried chicken in a new restaurant in the heart of city near Bedford Place on London Road.
And, aren’t I glad it has! I love a BIG eat, especially a good burger.
Take a look at the mini burger revolution…
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AD | Whoop-whoop! It’s the sound of the BEEEEEFFFFFF!
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…
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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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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