A taste of the south – and the world!
Top-end fine dining, adventurous independents and a great range of ethnic cuisine means you’ll never go hungry here.
Experience the relaxed atmosphere at Abarbistro – the perfect place to unwind and enjoy great food and drink. It’s one of Portsmouth leading restaurants and is proud to be good food 2014 guide recommended.
Bahar Tandoori is a restaurant that offers diners traditional Indian and Tandoori Cuisine, served in a comfortable setting and friendly atmosphere with fantastic, friendly and enthusiastic staff. Find it in Cowes.
Banana Wharf at Ocean Village is the perfect spot for so many occasions. It’s proud of being one of the region’s most exciting and innovative bar-restaurants and the premier choice for waterfront al fresco dining.
Bel & The Dragon
Bel & The Dragon is set in a Grade II-listed former inn with features dating as far back as 1540, in the historic village of Odiham. The picturesque village offers the perfect setting for good food and a warm welcome.
Bistro La Place
Enjoy an opportunity to visit La Place – make it your favourite restaurant in Winchester, also to be sure your friends and guests will agree. You are welcome anytime: for lunch, dinner or coffee, close to the cathedral.
The Michelin-starred Black Rat is set in the history-laden market town of Winchester where they grow vegetables and herbs in their allotment. The seasonal menu is proud to feature ingredients from local suppliers
Blacksheep Bar have introduced some delicious sharing boards; choose from cold meats and cheeses or mixed and delicious small plate dishes. Try the salt and pepper squid or slow cooked pork belly – superb flavours.
Blue Hayes Restaurant
This attractive thatched building is an excellent setting for a British dining experience. The head chef prides himself on delivering excellent food in the right proportion, presented elegantly in a traditional English style.
At Brasserie Blanc heritage colours transform the restaurant space whilst show-stopping feature chandeliers imported from France offer a real wow factor and create that authentic French dining experience.
Brawn’s is a modern European Restaurant and wine bar in a beautifully restored Georgian Butchers in Cowes Old Town on the Isle of Wight. People have fallen in love with the combination of a relaxed setting and food.
Café in the Clouds
Café in the Clouds offers a heady dining experience to diners. Portsmouth’s skyline is your view for the entirety of your meal, as the quirky café is situated on the upper level of the iconic Spinnaker Tower.
The Chewton Glen restaurant offers high-end, typically English cuisine. The dining experience is intimate and allows diners the opportunity to enjoy a sumptuous meal and sip an extensive number of fine wines.
Crab & Lobster Inn
The popular Crab & Lobster Inn just outside the Bembridge. The restaurant unsurprisingly specialises in locally-caught seafood, and also offers diners fantastic sea views in a relaxed dining environment.
Fat Olives Restaurant was originally a Fisherman’s Cottage and dates back to the 17th Century. All dishes are freshly prepared using many local suppliers as well as serving fish and seafood from sustainable sources.
The à la Carte Menu at Ganders Restaurant is varied and interesting, it includes meats from Island farms and locally caught fish. The specials have an emphasis on seasonal, local produce and are competitively priced.
Hampshire Food Festival
If you’re visiting Hampshire in July then don’t forget to pay a visit to the Hampshire Food Festival where you can enjoy farm tours, cookery demonstrations, tastings, sample menus and workshops, as well as getting tips.
Inn On The Beach
Inn On The Beach serve a menu packed full of home cooked food favourites, fresh fish and seafood, pizzas and seasonal produce. Set over two floors with views over the beach and sea from almost every place you sit.
JSW Restaurant features hearty seasonal British food and includes locally-sourced fish, Cumbrian meats and Hampshire grown fruit and vegetables. The eye-catching plates are created by a technically brilliant food artist.
Julia’s Tearoom Café is renowned for its high quality locally sourced food, tempting homemade cakes, delicious cream teas and traditional Sunday lunches. Find it at the Dimbola Museum and Galleries in Freshwater.
Legend’s by the Sea
The place has bags of atmosphere whether you want a relaxing meal or just a long cool drink with friends on the spectacular sun terrace with the sea breeze and panoramic views or in the movie themed dining room.
At Loch Fyne in Portsmouth, it’s all about great food and great flavours. All of the dishes are simply prepared with a focus on high quality, fresh ingredients and choices to suit all tastes and appetites.
Lockslane Contemporary Bistro
The focus at Lockslane Contemporary Bistro is eating and drinking, they create the right atmosphere for you to share their passion for good food, all made at the bistro using the best fresh and seasonal produce.
Manna Tea Rooms
Manna Tea Rooms offers a delicious and imaginative range of breakfast and lunchtime dishes, everything is prepared using wholesome ingredients. Enjoy a scrumptious selection of homemade cakes and pastries.
The Mayfly sits on the banks of the world famous trout stream, the River Test. Enjoy delicious home cooked food, and quench your thirst with some outstanding ales and wines in beautiful countryside surroundings.
Next Door is a small, friendly contemporary restaurant and bar situated in the centre of Odiham’s historic and picturesque high street. The restaurant opens at 9am everyday and serves everything all day long.
Oak Room Restaurant
Tylney Hall is one of England’s classiest hotels and it’s here that you’ll discover the Oak Room Restaurant. Serving classically British food, with innovative, modern twists, it is surrounded by fantastic countryside.
On The Rocks
If you fancy cooking your own, then On The Rocks in Yarmouth is the place to go. A choice of raw steak, lamb or fish is brought to the table and the rest is left to you to cook it exactly to your taste on the sizzling hot rocks.
At Pebble Beach there is a selection of Lymington dressed crab, Gigas rock oysters and whole local lobster are specialities often found on the menu – or take a gander at what else is on offer if shellfish isn’t your thing.
Pie & Vinyl
Pie & Vinyl is Southsea’s only record café. Created by music and pie lovers, for music lovers, who maybe also like to do pie. The cafe area will be serving a wide range of pies sourced from Buckwells of Osbourne Road.
Priory Oyster Restaurant
The Priory Oyster is a relaxed brasserie restaurant where fish and seafood are highlighted. It serves family style dishes including local fresh fish or a piece of meat to share. It’s open every day for lunch and dinner.
Kevin Bingham, Chef Patron at Restaurant 27, has a wealth of experience from Michelin star restaurants. He sources only the finest ingredients. Many of the ingredients come from high quality local suppliers and producers.
Royal China, a beautiful high class restaurant situated in sunny Sandown and just a minutes walk away from the beach, only a short distance from the pier. It’s open all-year-round with 25 years of experience in fine cuisine.
The fantastic and diverse menu is a combination of tradition Italian cuisine, local produce and the Chef’s modern contemporary flair, which includes a wonderful range of pizza, pasta, risotto, grills, fresh fish and seafood.
The Bargeman’s Rest
The Bargeman’s Rest is just a short walk down Quay Street or Holyrood Street from Newport High Street, so is perfectly placed for a hearty meal or a drink on the water’s edge. The pub and restaurant is open all day.
The Belle Isle
The Belle Isle is a relaxed cafe, bar and restaurant full of fresh produce and fresh ideas, open 7 days a week. Pop in for a leisurely coffee or full dining experience. Soak up the atmosphere of a locally run bistro.
The Bridge Tavern
Right on Old Portsmouth’s Camber Dock, The Bridge Tavern is a traditional country pub with a wonderful friendly atmosphere and a great menu of fine food and drinks. It is the only surviving pub on East Street.
The Bush Inn
Marine enthusiasts will be thrilled by a visit to The Bush Inn, found on the banks of the River Itchen. Enjoy the range of delicacies in this traditional 17th century pub while the sound of the water washes all your cares away.
The Dairyman’s Daughter
The Dairyman’s Daughter sits at the heart of Arreton Barns. The restaurant and pub offers great local live music, fabulous real ales and a delicious menu consisting of traditional home cooked dishes.
The Garlic Farm
The Garlic Farm’s renowned shop and restaurant make for a unique and memorable visit. Learn about the history and origins of the farm in the Heritage centre. Taste the amazing range of garlic inspired products in the Taste Experience.
The Hambrough has three AA rosettes serving up a la carte, a tasting menu, lighter lunch menu and champagne afternoon tea. Locally-sourced ingredients on the menu include Ventnor crab or duck eggs with Dorset snails.
At The Maypole they are strong believers in using excellent local meat, fish and vegetable suppliers to ensure top quality ingredients for all dishes. They offer traditional home cooked food with exciting daily specials.
A few moments’ walk from the magnificent marina at Lower Swanwick, The Navigator offers fabulous food. The private dining room fully embraces the iconic ambience associated with the seafaring traditions.
The Pointer Inn
The Pointer have a bartering system that allows local growers, gardeners and allotment experts to swap their home grown produce for beer or food – then they use the fresh ingredients to craft the daily specials.
The Pond Café
The Pond Café is the perfect place to while away the hours. The rustic Italian-influenced menu consists of delicious cakes, light lunch dishes with salads, platters and pastas as well as an Italian inspired a la carte menu.
The Reef pride themselves on the quality of their food and cook to order so you can enjoy the freshest local ingredients possible. The menu caters for everybody with fresh fish, pastas, salads, steaks and so much more.
The Royal is one of the oldest hotels on the Island, it was also the first hotel on the Isle of Wight to achieve four AA Stars. The restaurant has also had two AA Rosettes for excellent food for more than 16 years.
The Still & West
The Still & West is a relaxing country pub with stunning views overlooking the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour. Steeped in history, the pub has an impressive gastro-style menu and an excellent selection of real ales.
The Taverners is a real country pub that is popular with locals and tourists alike. They buy their produce daily depending on what is available at the markets, from the farms and what has been caught, foraged or hunted.
The Terrace Restaurant
The Michelin-starred Terrace Restaurant is renowned as one of the highest quality restaurants in the county. Roux scholar and head chef Matthew Tomkinson serves up a six-course tasting menu drawing on local produce.
Chef Robert Thompson’s style has always been a congenial one: his menus have remained brief and to the point, his style of cooking respectful of the old classics, yet mindful of a modern dining trend.
Three Buoys restaurant is a local family run business that overlooks the beautiful bay of Appley. The restaurants aim is to deliver elegant food with big flavours, complimented by the carefully selected wine list.
Thyme & Tides
Thyme & Tides in Stockbridge is a deli, bistro, fishmonger and also an academy. Offering many wonderful tastes, it promises to be a high quality food experience from the moment you step through the door.
The Tichborne Arms is a thatched, country Free House where their wide range of real ales changes regularly and is served direct from the barrel. The menu is seasonal and all meals are cooked to order.
The scrumptious hearty meals at the Yarbridge Inn are made from locally sourced produce and lovingly prepared by mother and son team. They hold a good selection of wines and well kept ales to compliment this.