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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Outside-In serves up street food in Portsmouth

Outside-In serves up street food in Portsmouth

Grab the napkins and prepare for big messy eats, a street food extravaganza has arrived in central Portsmouth!

There’s a storm being cooked up at Outside-In Food Court! Tacos, dumplings and fully loaded burgers are just a few of the foodie offerings on the menu at this market style dining experience.

Plus, Outside-In are going all out trying to tick all the boxes for our beautifully diverse society. I’ll round them up quickly in case on of them catches your eye, here we go…they are cashless, plastic free or recyclable, vegan friendly, gluten free friendly, family friendly and dog friendly. PHEW! Let me catch my breath guuuuurl!

Click on the image to take a look at what’s happening just a few short strides from Portsmouth Guildhall.

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Dinner and cocktails at Cosy Club, Portsmouth

Dinner and cocktails at Cosy Club, Portsmouth

[AD*] Looking for something new in Portsmouth? Is it time for cocktails over a hearty meal? It is? Oh good, then it’s time to get yourself down to the newest restaurant to open at Gunwharf Quays. Cheers!

Cosy Club has a setting that makes you feel instantly at ease. From the fancy lights dimmed low to the retro decor, it has a friendly attitude and a relaxed charm.

The lovely folks from Cosy Club HQ invited me to try the menu and a few tipples of my choice to review and share with you.

Come on in and take a look at the warm and welcoming Cosy Club…

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Making a leather satchel with The Makers Guild

Making a leather satchel with The Makers Guild

It’s not often you can say the garment or bag you’re wearing is one you’ve hand made yourself.

Henry (the taller, more numerically inclined, better half) very sweetly booked me onto a course at The Makers Guild – a leather workshop which teaches you how to make a satchel.

It was an incredible experience, take a look at the journey from punching holes to stitching the bag together.

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Picking up pastries from Bread Addiction in Southsea

Picking up pastries from Bread Addiction in Southsea

Cakes and buns by the sea! A short stroll from Southsea Beach will find you on Elm Grove at Bread Addiction, a cosy cafe that will satisfy all of your bakery desires.

Portsmouth’s foodie scene is an ever growing hub of independents offering treats both savoury and sweet. Take a look at my recent stop for croissants and don’t forget to let me know what you think if you decide to pop by!

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Bao buns at Two Doors Down in Southsea

Bao buns at Two Doors Down in Southsea

It’s safe to say I’m completely obsessed with bao buns. After having them at Wagamamas my obsession grew during my travels to Australia last year. I tried to eat as many as possible in China Town in Melbourne, in Sydney and Perth!

I haven’t found many places in the UK that do them yet, especially not in the south! Although I’m sure there’s loads of places that do them in London before you start @-ing me.

Anyway, you’ll imagine my surprise when Henry and I were walking through Southsea looking for somewhere to eat and stumbled on Two Doors Down. Continue reading “Bao buns at Two Doors Down in Southsea”

An evening of mindfulness with Wagamama at Gunwharf Quays

An evening of mindfulness with Wagamama at Gunwharf Quays

[AD] Recently I was invited for an evening of mindfulness and conversation to mark Wagamama’s partnership with mental health charity Mind at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth.

This was a gifted dinner but, all opinions are my own otherwise what’s the point?! You can’t buy my opinion and I firmly believe talking about mental health and that breaking the stigma surrounding it is very important!

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A cosy lunch at Salt Cafe

A cosy lunch at Salt Cafe

Looking for a cosy spot to hide away from the weather and grab a bite to eat? Salt Cafe at WicorMarine Yacht Haven in Porchester, is so warm and inviting, here’s my delicious lunch review from my first visit. Continue reading “A cosy lunch at Salt Cafe”

Pumpkin picking at Hollam Nurseries

Pumpkin picking at Hollam Nurseries

This year I went pumpkin picking on a farm for the first time ever. There’s nothing better than spending time with friends and family and I couldn’t think of anything more seasonal to do!

Here’s a look at my afternoon spent in the field picking pumpkins – it will certainly give you an autumn boost as the pictures are rich in colour and sum up this time of year perfectly.

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