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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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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Good Friday breakfast at The Winchester Orangery

Good Friday breakfast at The Winchester Orangery

The Winchester Orangery has recently opened and it’s as gorgeous as its Instagram indicated. Not only is it filled to the rafters with stunning material flowers but the black and white tiles, chic counters and glass topped tables will make you feel more like you’re on the King’s Road instead of the pretty lanes that frame Winchester Cathedral.

We started Good Friday right with a hearty breakfast, plenty of coffee and orange juice to set us up for a glorious four days free from work, commitments and poor weather!

Take a look around the newbie to Winchester’s foodie scene in a few of my snaps, I say a few…there’s ruddy loads. I couldn’t help myself it was so pretty and the staff were more than obliging – yes, I think I was indulged!

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Vegan treats at Cafe Thrive

Vegan treats at Cafe Thrive

Embracing a vegan diet? If you’re on the south coast of England you need to know about a great option for eating out and sticking fully to the vegan way of life.

Cafe Thrive has become a staple on the Southampton foodie scene. It is making sure those opting for a vegan lifestyle have just as many options as other non-vegan establishments.

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Cocktails, dinner and skittles at The Huntsman of Brockenhurst

Cocktails, dinner and skittles at The Huntsman of Brockenhurst

Find out what’s waiting for you at The Huntsman of Brockenhurst in the New Forest. Continue reading “Cocktails, dinner and skittles at The Huntsman of Brockenhurst”

Cocktails, dinner and cards at Grosvenor Casinos

Cocktails, dinner and cards at Grosvenor Casinos

It’s not often you get to learn a new skill, so when Grosvenor Casinos* invited me through the Southampton Bloggers for a roulette and black jack lesson, I thought it would be a great opportunity to perfect my card skills!

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Taco Bell is now in Southampton!

Taco Bell is now in Southampton!

An open plan kitchen, free refills and the famous laid back Californian attitude has changed the face of Southampton’s fast-food scene. Taco Bell has arrived in Southampton. Continue reading “Taco Bell is now in Southampton!”