Locke’s Coffee & Grub in Jersey

Locke’s Coffee & Grub in Jersey

Jersey’s restaurant scene is thriving and a heavy weight punching well above its size is Locke’s Coffee and Grub.

This glass fronted ex-record shop is now an awesome restaurant with a friendly team, incredible coffee and awesome food.

A trip to Jersey isn’t complete if you’ve not visited, and it easily shot to the top of my favourite restaurants on the island.

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Dinner at The Old Forge in Otterbourne

Dinner at The Old Forge in Otterbourne

ad* Nestled in the leafy Hampshire village of Otterbourne is the beautiful country pub and restaurant The Old Forge.

It’s recently just opened after undergoing a major transformation and I fell in love with the dreamy velvet, rich tones and metallic finishing touches.

This in addition to the open fireplaces, exposed brickwork and low beamed ceilings make it the perfect winter hideaway!

The mix of traditional English pub and luxury interior is a winning combination and I am so into its cosy vibes. With the festive season kicking in, it’s good to have a few places like up your sleeve when you’re looking for places to visit with friends and family.

I was invited to take a look around and try the new menu, take a look…

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Breakfast at Forte Kitchen in Winchester

Breakfast at Forte Kitchen in Winchester

Winchester has some incredible breakfast spots, you’ve just got to know where to look.

Tucked down a lane, just off the high street is a wonderful place to fuel up for your day.

Take a look at Forte Kitchen in Winchester

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Dinner at The Chilworth Arms in Southampton

Dinner at The Chilworth Arms in Southampton

ad*   What’s not to like about drinks with friends, hearty food and cosy fireplaces?

The Chilworth Arms is a real winter warmer, the place you could easily while away a Sunday afternoon after a long walk in the countryside.

With the festivities upon us, the nights drawing in and temperatures dropping – the restaurant and pub is a welcome escape capturing a slice of that seasonal magic.

Recently I was invited to try its new festive menu, take a look at what I dishes I tried and a peek at the interior…

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Bento Factory – Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese food in Winchester

Bento Factory – Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese food in Winchester

Bento Factory is serving up incredible Japanese and Vietnamese food just off Winchester High Street.

It’s also the only place in the city to serve traditional Vietnamese coffee.

What a great discovery! Say hello to fresh sushi, bao buns and bento…

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New Menu at HarBar on 6th in Southampton

New Menu at HarBar on 6th in Southampton

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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Celebrating Día de Muertos at Wahaca in Southampton

Celebrating Día de Muertos at Wahaca in Southampton

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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Sushi at Nara in Southampton

Sushi at Nara in Southampton

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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A late lunch at Caravan Bankside in London

A late lunch at Caravan Bankside in London

The trend for small plates is slowly coming over from Australia and New Zealand and it’s a foodie fashion I can get behind.

Caravan Bankside is a great place to experience this trend, it has a well-travelled menu, it’s based in an old metal box factory and it’s nestled in an emerging area of London.

Headed to London soon? Take a look…

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A seafood feast at Prawn on the Lawn in Padstow

A seafood feast at Prawn on the Lawn in Padstow

What happens when two seafood lovers who already have an insanely popular restaurant in London set up shop in Cornwall?

Well, critical acclaim, that’s what! Prawn on the Lawn take two opened in 2015 in Padstow and is so good that it’s featured in the Michelin Guide and it was named one of The Times Top 100 UK restaurants.

I visited on my last trip to Cornwall and it was, well sorry to ruin the rest of the post but, one of the best meals I’ve ever had!

Come and take a look at what I picked to eat, trust me, you’ll want to click just to look at the foodie pictures…

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