Discover that perfect south-coast dish with our guide to eating out in Portsmouth – we’ve answered all of your most frequently asked questions.
Whether you’re serious about seafood or bursting for a burger, Portsmouth’s restaurants serve just about everything there is to satisfy your craving. Find your next foodie fix from our top picks in and around the city below.
Whether it’s served delectably deep or thin and crispy, pizza is a huge meal-time favourite in Italian restaurants across the UK. If you don’t know your calzone from your stuffed crust, read on to find out what tops the world’s favourite pizzas.
Everyone has their own personal preference – while some enjoy steak that’s well done to firm up the flavours, others prefer only the briefest of introductions between their meat and a sizzling pan. There’s no one way to answer this – especially if you’re visiting a quality steakhouse for the first time – so we’ve got a bit more info on each of the ways steak can be cooked below. And don’t be afraid to ask your server what they recommend.
Ask around for recommendations on Portsmouth’s best restaurants, and you’re sure to get a list as long as the South Parade Pier! Narrow down your list based on what you’re in the mood for, and check out reviews online. Whether you fancy French cuisine or have a hankering for some old-fashioned pub food, you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy. But we would make a special recommendation – seafood plucked fresh from the water.
The selection of seafood restaurants in Portsmouth is obviously top-drawer thanks to its enviable location, so check out The Roundabout Hotel, which offers an enticing fisherman's catch as their fish dish. Relentless HQ Port Solent has a signature lobster dish to die for.
Brunch is the most important meal of the most important part of the week - the weekend. Lazing and grazing is the only way for some weekend mornings or to kickstart a slow weekday. Right now, London loves brunch. And there are so many options, from super meaty to Antipodean (and lets be honest, they do lead the way). New Yorkers say we don’t do brunch properly, but really it’s just that we don’t do it like them. Brunch for us is more breakfast style; you’ll never see pasta on a brunch menu. And that seems right to me.
Cuddle up with Thai food and a movie or head out for a prix fixe meal and candlelit conversation? Here’s some ammo for your next date-night decision.
It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas... That’s right, nothing says seasons greetings quite like the warming aroma of orange, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. You can keep your pungent pot pourri because I’m all about the home baked goods. If I could bottle the smell of this baking, I would surely be able to retire and spend the rest of my days